Rend Collective We can gather together each weekend to sing songs, worship God and leave feeling encouraged, but we can also create an evening that is transformational by bringing our friends who need to hear the good news of Jesus.  Rend Collective is bringing “The Good News Tour” to First Christian on Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 pm.  So here’s your challenge:  1. Go to our Facebook page (, click on “events”, then on “Rend Collective”, and then on “tickets”.  Buy two tickets–one for you and a friend.  2.  Pray over who God would have you bring, ask Him who in your life needs His Good News.  3.  Post a picture of your tickets with the hashtag #sharegoodnews so that we can be praying for you and your friend that night.  We love you guys and can’t wait to see what God’s gonna do!! #sharegoodnews Saturday, April 7 at 7pm.  Tickets online and in person.

Women’s Series “Identity in Christ”  Do you long to take the next steps Christ has for you in life?  Are you ever unclear or confused in your journey?  Join us beginning March 11, at 6 p.m., in the Chapel for a 3 week study on finding your identity in Christ.

Sharon Elementary Paper Drive FC is sponsoring a paper drive to benefit Sharon Elementary, and we can use your help. To participate, simply bring a ream of copy paper to the church office throughout the month of March.  Our last day to collect will be on Easter Sunday, April 1.

Easter, April 1  What if I told you the spiritual games you play are not unique to you?  That the games you’re playing end with no winner.  That your doubts, fears, and misunderstandings about salvation are common.  What if I told you that stories recorded years ago connect with your questions today?  That people still wrestle with salvation in the exact same ways.  This Easter, we are inviting everyone in our community to service on April 1, 10:30 a.m., to celebrate Jesus Christ.  On Easter, we will be starting a new series titled “5 for 5”, in which, we will look at the different games we play as it relates to our salvation.  Invite cards will be available in early March to give to your friends and family.

Noah’s Ark Fall 2018 Registrations are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.  Children who will be 3 or 4 by August 1 are eligible.  Before-school care is being offered next year.  Brochures are available at the Noah’s Ark Counter in the lobby.  Come by and check out our facilities and meet our teachers.  For more information, contact Karen Miller through email at or by phone (812) 858-7655.

FC Garden It’s time to be thinking spring and gardening!  We will meet in the Chapel, Sunday, March 18th, at 4 pm.  We will share lessons learned from last year along with thoughts and plans going forward.

Camp Illiana Registration is now open for Elementary kids.   Overnighter is June 8-9, for kids going into 2nd & 3rd grades.  Cost is $60.   Charlie Brown is June 16, for kids going into Kindergarten & 1st grade.  Cost is $30.   Junior Camp is July 1st-5th, for kids going into 4th & 5th grades.  Cost is $220.

Facility Team Our volunteer facility team continues to expand and have opportunities for people to engage and serve by doing light cleaning or maintenance within their schedules and physical abilities.  Contact Holly Gillespie at, notate on a Connect Card, or leave your contact info at Next Steps for more information.

Student Ministry HS/MS  meets Sundays 5-7pm.

Mom’s Morning Out has openings for Monday & Wednesday 9am-Noon.  Stop by the Nursery counter or email to request information.

Mom’s Morning Out is taking registrations for fall!  Email for a registration packet.

Communion Prep Volunteers needed Please consider volunteering to prep for communion.  The commitment is for one month during the year and one hour each week during that month.  That’s just 4 hours, and you  can volunteer at your convenience during the week.  We will train you!   This is an easy way to be involved behind the scenes that is meaningful to our worship experience. This can be done as a family, too. Please call Chris Steurer at 812-453-3910 or email if you are interested.

nine15 Class Lineup  

Room #216    God’s Divine Design (Jan 21-3/25)

Room #217    God’s Faithfulness, Our Obedience

Room #219    The book of Acts

Room #220    The book of Psalms

  Room #222     Job

Chapel               Feasts of the Old Testament  (Women’s Class)

 Dining Room    2 Timothy/Titus/Philemon 

Women’s Weekly Bible Studies Join us for any of the studies beginning in January to meet new people and study the Word together.  Pick up an informational flyer at the Next Steps counter or go online at

All Church Breakfast, Sunday, April 8, 9:15am  The All Church Breakfast is a fundraiser for our Student Ministry that helps offset the costs of camp for students.  We believe that camp is a dynamic experience for students to grow their faith, and we do not want the lack of funds to stand in the way.  Everyone is welcome, so bring a big appetite.  All donations go directly to students.  (If you have a student going to camp, then call the church office (858-5000) to make sure they are on the list to serve that morning.)


Women’s Prayer Join us monthly to meet new people and pray for FC and our community.

When:  Every 2nd Sunday of the Month

Where:  Prayer Room 101

Save the Date…

Spring Family Dedication  May 6   Inquiries or to sign up early, please contact Dana at

Super Sunday April 8 HS/MS

Women of Joy 2018 Come join us this spring for Women of Joy 2018 in Pigeon Forge, TN!  there are approximately 7 tickets left so reserve yours right away!  Cost will be approximately $175 (includes event ticket and cabin). Dates are Thursday, April 26-Sunday, April 29.  Speakers are Ann Voskamp, Lysa Terkeurst, Lisa Harper, Shelene Bryan & Sylvia Harney.  Worship Leader is Charles Billingsley and Musician is Jeremy Camp.  Contact Gina Scales at to reserve your spot TODAY!  NOTE:  A $75 deposit is due at time of reservation.

June 8-9 Overnighter at Camp Illiana for those going into 2nd & 3rd grade. Cost $60

June 16  Charlie Brown Camp for those going into K & 1st. Cost $30

June 17-22 Middle School Camp at Camp Illiana for those going into 6th, 7th & 8th grades. Cost $270

June 25-29 CIY for High School students in Holland, Michigan.  Begin now to save your money!  More info to follow at a later date.

July 1-5 Junior Camp for those going into 4th & 5th grades. Cost $220

July 23-25 VBS