Ministries

Christian Education

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Vespers is an intergenerational worship/prayer group focused on prayer, scripture, and everyday living. Using the Revised Common Lectionary, we engage in participatory worship by praying for our concerns, joys, church, and local community.  We listen and discuss small passages of scripture to hear God's voice.  All ages welcome. Vespers is every Wednesday from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday School is available for children and adults of all ages. Sunday School begins at 10 am on Sunday mornings prior to worship. Nursery is provided.  We offer two adult classes: Bethany: topical study; Disciples: "Uniform Adult Study Series."  Our youth group is studying using a small group study called NOOMA (practical applications to life).  Our combined children's group is studying "The Story."

 

Children's Church is held during worship following the first lesson reading and children's moment. Children's church exposes our children to worship through singing, prayer, bible lessons, and a relevant craft or skit. The fifth Sundays, or Special Sundays, children are invited to stay in regular worship so they can witness the traditions and worship elements as they are practiced by our church.  Quiet bags are available children who just need to move about.

 

 

Church Missions

Our congregation is involved in serveral community organizations in Pike County. Each member is encouraged to seek their personal mission and share in communal efforts.  Below are a few we are currently involved in supporting:

 

The Monthly Community Dinner is our largest mission.  On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we open our doors to the community for a hot meal and old-fashion fellowship. The homeless, jobless, lonely, and neighborhood gather for fellowship and food.  People on food stamps or fixed incomes, who need groceries, are offered a box of healthy food to meet about a week's worth of meals. Local businesses, like Shoney's and Hostess Bread, occasionally provide food and groceries when they can. Local churches are encouraged to participate in this event, as we need more volunteers to serve nearly 100 guests monthly.  Any agency or person's needing community service hours can also help and earn up to 3-4 hours of community service. Donations of food, time, and money are appreciated to support this mission.

 

Seniors' Luncheon offers seniors in our area good Christian fellowship and food.  The lunch is held the third Tuesday of each month at noon. Luncheons usually involve a devotional, lunch, and presentation.  Presentations include recent trips, community information that impact senior citizens, or simply sharing faith lessons.  The lunch may be a potluck or held at a local restaurant. October, seniors will be meet at the Pig-and-a-Poke restaurant.

 

Meals on Wheels provides a hot meal to residences in the area who need food assistance. Our church sponsors several persons who recieve meals daily. We volunteer one week each month to deliver meals. Other churches also deliever meals. Meals are cooked and packaged at Pikeville Medical Center. To help deliver meals, or suggest someone needs a sponsor, contact the church.

 

United Helping Hands is a non-profit thrift store providing emergency funds and clothing to households in Pike County.  In 2014, they were able to provide over $69,000 in assistance.  We send our community assistance funds to UHH to be distributed.  They also employee part-time positions when needed.  Our workcrew volunteers the first Saturday of each month, at 9am, to help sort clothing, clean the store, and whatever else they may need at the time.  Pastor Brian serves on the Board for UHH.

 

Habitat for Humanity is well-known throughout the nation providing housing to low income families. Several church members volunteer to build, provide financial assistance, or serve on the Board for this noble cause.

 

Other Information

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FCC History
The story of our congregation goes back 132 years! Read our History. Our church continues to leave a legacy of service and spiritual leadership.