Let the trickle of living water
cool cracked lips
and lay the damp cloth of hope
on those who will begin in these next days
to search for precious things,
to plan re-building.
—Maren C. Tirabassi
- Candy Donations
- A Renaissance of Wonder
- Young Adult Gathering
- Coffee, Tea, Chocolate & More!
- 2018 Nominating Committee Update
- Green Chalice Ministry Tips
Sunday, October 29 3:30 p.m.
Games, face-painting, snacks, and fun! Wear a costume! Bring a friend!
Especially for grade 5 and younger. Parents welcome. High school and middle school youth, along with adult leaders of First Christian Church of Orange Youth and Children’s Ministries, will gladly be your hosts!
Candy Donations Needed for
Sunday October 29 Halloween Party
Your candy donations help make the family Halloween Party a really sweet experience! We welcome your individually wrapped candy donations. Bring Sunday mornings, October 15, 22 and 29, to the basket in the courtyard/narthex. Grab an extra bag of candy at the store to fill the buckets of treats for Sunday’s Halloween Party!
If you would like to donate chocolate candies, we ask that they be only fair trade chocolate. Thanks for helping us honor our values considering what we’ve learned about child labor practices in the chocolate industry.
Painting the Stars
October 8 – A Renaissance of Wonder
Adult Study Class Sundays 8:30 a.m. – Fireside Room
Painting the Stars is a seven-week study that examines the intersection of faith and science.
Weekly course materials will be available in Church Life, emailed each Tuesday. Doubters welcome! If you need childcare, please contact the church office.
Click below for Chapter 2.
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and More!
The Youth will be selling Equal Exchange products in the courtyard on Sunday, October 15. You can purchase fairly traded coffee, chocolate, nuts, and olive oil to enjoy at home and know you are supporting small farmers and their families around the world. The Youth are happy to assist you in making selections and appreciate your ongoing commitment to this social justice opportunity.
2018 Nominating Committee Updates
At the Congregational Meeting in December, we will be electing Church Officers for 2018. We need candidates for these positions; Trustee, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Leadership Board Member at Large, member of the Diaconate, and Assistant Treasurer among others. The Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of candidates for our vote in December. The committee is – Natasha Corich, Tim Ringgold, Rose Thomas, Nita Warren, and Joe Quartucci (chair).
If you would like more information about those positions, or would like to volunteer as a nominee, or would like to nominate someone for a position, please either go to the “Opportunity to Serve” table in the patio after Sunday’s service or reply to Joe Quartucci.
Joe Quartucci, Nominating
Check out Pastor Dayna’s sermon “Cravings” from Sunday October 8, 2017.
Green Chalice Ministry News . . .
Monthly Energy Production Report for First Christian Church of Orange
The monthly energy report shows how the system performed and how much was contributed to offsetting the global carbon footprint.
Week Peak Power Energy Produced
09/01/2017 – 09/07/2017 34.9 kW 1.26 MWh
09/08/2017 – 09/14/2017 31.7 kW 1.32 MWh
09/15/2017 – 09/21/2017 32.6 kW 1.03 MWh
09/22/2017 – 09/28/2017 31.3 kW 1.43 MWh
09/29/2017 – 09/30/2017 29.0 kW 402 kWh
September 2017 Total: 5.44 MWh
Previous Month Total: 6.70 MWh
Year to Date: 50.2 MWh
Carbon Offset for this month: 3.76 tons
Offsetting the equivalent of: 96 Trees
Online Giving to First Christian Church of Orange
Online giving is now available. Online giving uses one’s debit card or credit card for contributions.
Donations to FCCO have never been so easy!
- Give tithes and offerings and other payments from your smartphone or computer
- Donate anytime, anywhere
- Track your donations
- Free to download and use
- Credit or debit card
To make an online donation using your computer please go directly to: bit.ly/FCCOgive.