Rev. H. Tom Chafin
Minister of Music:
Dr. Arabel E. Hatfield
Janet L. Browning
President of the Congregation:
Chairman of the Board:
Margaret "Dee" Ball
Chair of the Elders:
Chair of the Deacons:
Chair of the Trustees:
We Care Ministry Team Leader:
Stewardship Ministry Team Leader:
Dr. Arabel E. Hatfield
Evangelization & Membership Ministry Team Leader:
Education Ministry Team Leader:
Elizabeth J. Gillette
Worship Ministry Team Leader:
Sheila R. Riddle
Sheila R. RiddleLinks Section
|First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Logan, West Virginia|
|EVERYONE IS WELCOME! |
Nursery Provided - Front of the Sanctuary, through the double doors.
CALENDAR & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday - The Recovery Group Meeting is at 7:00 and the Serenity Group Meeting, an open AA meeting, follows at 7:30 p.m.
There will be Choir Practice at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th, followed by Bible Study at 7:00p.m. This month's study - "First Christmas - the Unfamiliar Story".
Christmas Poinsettias - This year we are offering the opportunity to order Christmas Poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary. These may be given in honor of or in memory of loved ones. They may be taken home on December 23, 2018, to decorate your home. They come in three colors: red, white, and pink. The cost is $25.00 each. Tom says you may call the church office on Monday or Tuesday if you haven't placed your order.
Advent Luncheons will be held on Wednesday, December 12th and 19th at 12:00 noon. There will be a devotion in the sanctuary, followed by a soup and sandwich lunch (organized by Suzanne Gertz) in Fellowship Hall. This week's devotion will be by Rev. Michael Hatfield from First Baptist Church. All are invited.
The annual CWF Christmas Party is scheduled for Monday, December 10th @ 6:00 p.m. at the home of Janet Browning. All the church is invited to attend. We will fellowship, eat, and prepare the shut-ins Christmas bags for distribution. (If you know of someone we should prepare a bag for, contact Suzanne Gertz.)
Jack Porter will be collecting money for the next two Sundays. It has been traditional for us to give this contribution to the Salvation Army. But there is no longer a Salvation Army post in Logan. It was decided that this year's contribution will be divided between two local charities - the Marjorie Oakley Home for Women and the Under the Bridge Ministry. Checks can be made to First Christian, and then will be distributed.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is having a special music service on Friday, December 14th. It is for those struggling with loneliness and depression at Christmas. There is a poster at our church with more information.
There will be a Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 23rd after the worship service. Plan to stay for fellowship and Christmas cheer! Elizabeth Gillette and the Worship Committee will be planning this event. Elizabeth says we will have finger foods, so please plan to bring something to share.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be Monday, December 24th @ 11:00 p.m.
The Regional Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will take place at United Disciples of Christ in Charleston on Friday and Saturday, January 11th & 12th, 2019.
Winter Retreat for the FCC of Logan Church Officers (to plan for 2019) will be held Saturday, January 26th at noon. The Board Meeting will take place at Winter Retreat.
Installation of 2019 Officers will be during the worship service on Sunday, January 13th.
We continue to accept donations for the Gabriel Project. There is a box in the sanctuary near the Stratton Street entrance for your gifts.
Here are the December needs for the Gabriel Project: baby clothes (newborn thru size 2T), baby lotion, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby wipes, diaper cream, diapers (all sizes), towel sets, and baby blankets.
Next opportunity for moms to receive needed baby items will be Thursday, December 27th, from 11:00-1:00.
|Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) |
The church is identified with the Protestant “mainstream” and is widely involved in social and other concerns. Disciples have supported vigorously world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled and aid to victims of war and calamity.
The denomination now counts about 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in about 3,700 congregations. Numerically, the strength of the Disciples of Christ runs in a broad arc that sweeps from Ohio and Kentucky through the Midwest and down into Oklahoma and Texas.
|Vision of the Church|
The Vision of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is to be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. (Micah 6:8)
|Mission of the Church|
This Mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is to be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
|Lord's Supper of Communion|
The Lord's Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion has become the central element of worship within the Disciples tradition.
Disciples' observance of the Lord's Supper emanates from the upper room, where Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the living Christ is met and received in the sharing of the bread and the cup, representative of the body and blood of Jesus. The presence of the living Lord is affirmed and he is proclaimed to be the dominant power in our lives.
The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.
Congregations and ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are free to use the chalice in publications, web sites and other media. Organizations not affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are asked to obtain permission for the use of the Chalice by contacting:
Communication Ministries, P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206, 317-713-2492, email@example.com
| Church Ministry Statement|
"Ministry is God centered and directed actions of love and service through acts of faith both great and small."
Pastor's Contact Information:
Pastor Tom's cell phone number is 304-360-6452 and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
|FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) OF LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA|
431 Main Street Logan, WV 25601