FCC Abingdon February Newsletter 2016
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F i r s t C h r i s t i a n
C h u r ch o f A b i n g d o n
WHAT WE BELIEVE
1. We believe the Bible to be the one and only inspired Word of God.
2. We believe all men and women
are sinners and need to repent
and change their lifestyle for
3. We believe in baptism by
immersion as a part of the plan
4. We practice the celebration of
the Lords Supper each Sunday.
5. We believe we have the
responsibility to share the
message of Jesus Christ in our
Community and throughout the
Making a place for YOU!
TWO MINUTE TIMEOUT
A COUPLE WINTERS AGO I WAS HIKING ON THE CREEPER TRAIL IN THE SNOW. I WAS
ALMOST OFF ONE OF THE TRESTLES WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, A RABBIT RAN RIGHT AT ME.
HE STOPPED JUST A FEW FEET FROM ME AND JUST LOOKED AT ME, HIS LITTLE NOSE
TWITCHING. I WONDERED WHAT IN THE WORLD HE WAS DOING. SURELY THE RABBIT IS
NOT ATTACKING ME I THOUGHT. THEN HE RAN BACK INTO THE FOREST. IN JUST ANOTHER
FEW SECONDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRAIL I SAW ANOTHER CRITTER COMING OUT
OF THE WOODS AND STOPPED SUDDENLY. IT WAS A MINK! HE SAW ME AND JOE WHO WAS
WITH ME AND TURNED AND RAN BACK THE WAY HE CAME.
BACK HOME I STUDIED UP ON MINKS AND RABBITS. MINKS EAT RABBITS. RABBITS ARE
AFRAID OF MINKS. IN FACT SOMETIMES A MINK WILL FOLLOW A RABBIT INTO ITS OWN
BURROW AND THE RABBIT WILL DIE OF A HEART ATTACK BEFORE THE MINK KILLS IT. THE
RABBIT I SAW NO DOUBT SENSED THE NEARBY MINK AND WAS SEEKING PROTECTION. I
GUESS MY PRESENCE SCARED AWAY THE MINK. AT LEAST FOR A TIME.
IN THE SPRITUAL REALM, WE ARE A LOT LIKE THAT RABBIT. WE ARE DEFENSELESS
AGAINST OUR ENEMY, SATAN, WHO WANTS TO DESTROY US. HE EVEN FOLLOWS US INTO
OUR HOMES AND FLOODS OUR FAMILILIES WITH HIS LIES. WE NEED SOMEONE TO
PROTECT AND DEFEND US TOO. FORTUNATELY BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE HAVE SUCH A
DEFENDER. HIS NAME IS JESUS. WITHOUT HIM ON OUR SIDE, WE WOULD BE NO MATCH
AGAIST SATAN. BUT WITH JESUS, HE CANT DESTROY US. HARASS US YES BUT NOT
DESTROY. JOHN WRITES:
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one
who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
TAKE HEART! BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. WE ARE NEVER ALONE. WE HAVE VICTORY IN
GOD BLESS US ALL. I LOVE YOU!
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Tom Crise Senior Minister @ FCC
(276) 628-2225 (Office)
(276) 356-2444 (Cell)
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FE B RUA RY -B I RT H DA Y S & AN N I V E R S I R E S
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
8 9 10
11 12 13
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
2 Millie Hackney
4 Mary Stiltner
5 Robin Carmack
8 Shane Hutton
12 **David &
14 **Chad &
15 Betty Robins
17 Shannon Taylor
18 Susan Kling
23 Patsy Ballou
27 Hunter Crowder
28 **Clay & Dreama
Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday
Feb. 12 Lincolns Birthday
Feb. 14 Valentines Day
Feb. 15 Presidents Day
Feb. 22 Washingtons Birthday
Youth Director @ FCC
For Ages 3 & up
10:00 AM Sunday Mornings
Ages 3, 4 & 5
Ages 6 thru Elementary
Sunday Mornings @
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Activites for Elementary Age
FUEL for Middle & High
1st Wednesday Night of
each Month, our Youth go
To Faith In Action and do
Volunteer work during the
Wednesday evening service
Come join us!
@ 7:00 AM
20290 Wood Howell Rd.
Bristol, VA 24202
Skiing with God
Anyone who has been skiing before knows how important the ski poles are.
They help you start down the mountain, they help you control when you need
assistance, and can even help you stop if youre going slow enough. I relate the
poles to the Holy Spirit. It does the same things, helps your start your path to
God, you can always lean on the spirit to help guide you in the right direction,
and absolutely can prevent you from falling to sin. But most important thing is to
never lose your ski pole, you've lost a key piece of your ski outfit. It makes
steering and stop and going much more difficult if not impossible. Just the same
if you lose the spirit then you've really hindered yourself. They make straps that
go around your wrist to help hold on to them just like we have a cornerstone in
the bible for a secure way to hold on to his spirit. So if you skied before you
understand and if you haven't you need to search for videos and see how crucial
the ski poles actually are. Afterwards sit down and relate to the example of the
pole and Holy Spirit and see how bad a wipe out can be without either one.
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Laura Beth Gobble
Volume 1 , Issue 1
All Youth A Ski Trip is planned for
February 14th @ 2:00
(After the Fellowship Meal)
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FCC NE W ME MBE RS
Ronnie & Margaret Rose & Christian Wade
Baptized @ TCTC by Hunter Crowder
January 09, 2016
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BIBLE TRIVIA QUESTIONS 1. What type of tree did Zacchaeus climb to see Jesus?
2. When Jesus forgave the sins of the sick man let down through the roof to him, to what did the Pharisees object?
3. What was the name of Abrahams nephew?
4. Israel split into two kingdoms after the reign of King Solomon, with Israel in the north, but what was the name of the southern kingdom?
5. What did James and Johns mother ask of Jesus?
6. What did the dove bring back to Noah?
7. How many books are there in the New Testament? .
8. Who was appointed to replace Judas Iscariot as a disciple?
9. What did Abrahams son carry for his sacrifice?
10. In which book of the Bible would we find Haman, the son of Hammedatha?
11. What did Elisha do for the Shunammites son?
12. Which book of the Bible precedes Philemon?
13. What were the names of Elimelechs two sons?
14. Until when did Jesus remain in Egypt with his parents, when he was a baby?
15. In the parable of the sower, what does the seed represent?
Answers on page 15
If you take photos of any Church functions, we would
love for you to share with us.
Please send via email to:
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7:00 PM -FCC Gym
Hunter Crowder (423) 361-1368
If you would like to come
Walk for Exercise
@ 7:00 PM
February 01, 2016
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We will have a SoupSaladSandwich
& Dessert Lunch after the
Sunday Morning Service
Sign-up Sheet on the Table in the Lobby
Volume 1 , Issue 1
Its that time again for the
Souper Bowl of Caring
Bring Non-Perishable items
January 14th February 7th
Faith In Action Food Drive