We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.— Max de Pree

Practicing Resurrection

Happenings

  • All Church Work Day
  • Prayer Collage Session
  • Holy Saturday All Church Breakfast
  • Calling All FCCO Men
  • Have You Signed Up Yet!
  • Social Peace Activist
  • Women’s Day Baskets
  • Green Chalice Tips

Upcoming Events

  • Easter Décor Donations
  • Prayer Vigil – Good Friday
  • Egg and Candy Donations
  • Shoe Drive!
  • Sunday Night Together Restaurant Fundraiser
  • Home Communion
  • Opening News
  • Happenings
  • Upcoming Events

Living the Questions 2.0 (LtQ2) |Adult Study Class
Chapter 12 – Practicing Resurrection
Sundays 8:30 a.m. – Fireside Room

Focus for March 26: While much has been made of Jesus’ literal and physical resurrection being the core historical event of Christianity, the Biblical texts themselves present conflicting evidence. For many today, the resuscitation of Jesus’ body is less important than the idea of resurrection as a credible and meaningful principle for living.

Remember that you can drop in to any session of the Adult Study class at any time.

Click here to download a copy of Chapter 12. Or get a copy from the office.

All-Church Work Day
April 1 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

Come and give your time to this place that gives so much to you. Let’s spruce it up before Easter!  There will be projects for all skill levels and ages. (If you need nursery care, please notify the church office.) We will be planting flowers around the sign, building storage in the Fireside Room, polishing pews, making minor repairs and installations, and more. Snacks will be provided.

Call Cathy Perring, Buildings and Grounds Chair, if you have questions or ideas.


Prayer Collage Session
1st Wednesday of the Month –April 5
6:00-7:30 p.m., Worship/Wonder Rm

Gather in community for space to engage spiritual practice through art, with collage as the primary medium. You’ll be given some simple suggestions to guide the process, yet you are welcome to create “outside of the lines.” You’ll be given a brief devotional prompt at the beginning which might shape your prayer focus for the evening – or you may focus on something different. Supplies provided. No artsy inclinations needed.


Holy Saturday All Church Breakfast
April 15 8:30 a.m.

Come one come all! Free Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, coffee, juice and more. Watch the Disciples Men flip the flapjacks, it is a real sight to see!! It is as much fun for the Men as it is for the audience. There will also be hard boiled eggs for the kids to color, eggs and colors supplied. The breakfast is free but we do have the opportunity for a free will offering for those that can, to help defray the cost. For questions call Craig Vail or Mike Reynolds.

Any one that can donate hardboiled eggs for the egg Coloring at the All Church Breakfast April 15 please call Craig Vail.  Every dozen helps.


Calling All FCCO Men

If you can help at the All Church Breakfast April 15 with set up, cooking, flapjack flipping and cleanup please be at the Multipurpose room at 7:00 a.m. Saturday April 15. If you can help please call Craig Vail


Have You Signed Up Yet?
Family Promise Host Week Just Around the Corner!

Our next host week for Family Promise at the First Christian Church of Orange is coming up fast! Family Promise of Orange County is part of a nationwide program that helps families get into housing and work through other life challenges. Starting Sunday afternoon on April 2 and ending Sunday morning on April 9, our campus will have up to four families as overnight guests. Here’s how interested persons can help these families achieve their goal: a place to live of their own!

To be successful, our Host Week has several types of roles for volunteers, with many different time slots to be filled. Most of these interact directly with our guests in some way and are fun and easy: are Evening Hosts, Overnight Hosts, Breakfast Host, and Dinner Prep Crew. A few other roles instead focus on supporting the week’s activities: Set-up and Tear-down Crews, and Laundry Crew.

A brief description of all of the Family Promise job descriptions can be found on the Church website by clicking here: FP Roles Explained.

We have printed training materials and willing and experienced volunteers ready to help anyone new learn the ropes. Also, please feel free to contact program coordinator Henry DiRocco or our meals coordinator Suzanne Vaugine. Thank you in advance for making this outreach program a success!


Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari
Social Peace Activist—2011 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

The Founding Director of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices, Quratulain Bakhteari has dedicated her career to raising the next generation of social and political activists in Pakistan. Despite a tumultuous adolescence and young adult life that included living in a refugee camp near Karachi and the responsibility of three children by the age of 22, Bakhteari managed to earn her Master’s Degree from Karachi University and later, her Doctorate from the University of Technology in Loubrough, England. Passionately involved in bettering the community, and encouraging others to do the same, Bakhteari has worked with UNICEF and the Government of Balochistan, and founded the Institute for Development Studies and Practices. Her work has focused on health care, education, and social activism. Her organization, the IDSP, focuses on training students in learning centers and offering them the opportunity to be engaged in their local communities where they can think in innovative and creative ways to implement positive change.

Please Join Us! On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Avenue, Santa Ana
Sponsored by the Peace, Benevolence and Justice Ministry


Women’s Day Baskets

The Disciples Women are reaching out to bring comfort and support to the mothers of children registered with Orange County Center of Child Abuse. We will be creating baskets filled with needed toiletries.

Needed items:

Shampoo | Conditioner | Body Wash | Puffy Body Scrubber | Body Lotion | Deodorant | Bar Soaps | Hand Sanitizers | Toothbrushes | Toothpaste and Dental Floss | Lip Balm |         Small Tissue packs | Hair Brushes | Combs | Small Mirrors | Costume Jewelry | Diaries | Small Picture frames

Nice Extras:

Gently used Jewelry | Small candles | Compacts | Lipstick | Perfume | Hair bands and decorations | Scarves | Hankies

Please—full size containers only, NO travel sizes!  Items will be collected during the Sundays in April.

Thank you for your support of Disciples Women as we help those in our community!

Questions?  Call Cindy Hendershott


Green Chalice Tips

Pay Bills Online
By some estimates, if all households in the U.S. paid their bills online and received electronic statements instead of paper, we’d save 18.5 million trees every year, 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste.

Stop Paper Bank Statements
Some banks will pay you a dollar or donate money on your behalf when you cancel the monthly paper statements you get in the mail. If every household took advantage of online bank statements, the money saved could send more than seventeen thousand recent high school graduates to a public university for a year.

Easter Décor Donations

Help fill the Sanctuary with splendid color to celebrate the glory of Easter. Your donations are tax deductible. Use the special white Easter Décor envelopes found in the bulletin during the next few weeks. Thank you!


Prayer Vigil – Good Friday

The Elders are planning a prayer vigil on Good Friday April 14 from noon until 8:00 p.m.  You are invited to pray in the Chapel or off campus.  Sign-ups will start on Sunday the March 19.  Please pick a half hour time slot and/or leave a prayer concern at the sign-up table.

In addition, to the chapel or off campus, the garden on the west side of the sanctuary is also available.


Egg and Candy Donations

For the Holy Saturday Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt, we welcome your egg and candy donations!  Individually wrapped candy donations needed through April 2.  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!

We have plenty of plastic eggs, so none are needed!


Shoe Drive!

Skyview Elementary and Middle School is raising money by having a shoe drive through April 20. Christian Action and Outreach is supporting this event by collecting worn shoes here in the Courtyard on Sundays. Please clean your closets and bring your used shoes to place in the large box in the Courtyard through April 20.

Thank you for participating in this fund raiser!
Christian Action and Outreach Committee


Sunday Night Together Restaurant Fundraiser

Time for another tasty opportunity to help out Sunday Night Together. On Wednesday March 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. head on over to Ruby’s Diner and Streamliner Lounge, 186 North Atchison in Orange. 20% of your participating sales will be donated to Sunday Night Together. Pick up a flyer in the church office.


Home Communion

If you, or someone you know would like to receive home communion, it is available every first Sunday of the month. Please contact the church office. Orange1st@fccorange.com or 714.538.9681.