November 20 and 21

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Bulletin for First Church, November 20 and 21, 2021

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

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Please do not publish my prayer request.

I HAVE A PRAISE THIS WEEK! IT IS:

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WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PRAY FOR...

Melissa, Jason, grandchildren, Joyce, the McClellan family, Bette Peoples,

Judith K, 3M’s, church attendance, Dena and Chuck, those who lost loved

ones, Wendy Lapp, Pastor Tom Holman, Joyce Buchanan, Cindy Quinlin, Val,

Dale Croft, Mildred Moren, Dan Zimmerman and family, the Jacobson family,

Charlie Peach, Keith McLean, Bob Guntrum, Joe and Jim Sullivan, Danielle

Vogt, Colin Campbell, Susan Owens, Rich Critchfield, Edna, Evie, Terry Doller,

Elizabeth, Linda, Karen Smith, the Spithaler family, Margie Helgert, Marilee,

Walter Smith, Donnie Monn, Logan, Linda, Faye, Bill and Diana Sloan, Eric

Levin, Ron Henricks, Mike Winkle, Steve, Stephanie, Leanne, Vern Smith, Phillip

and Tony Cuccaro, James Brink, church staff, Linda F., Logan, Linda M.,

Mindy, Joey, Lorraine, Lori, Karen, Jordan, Landon, Dan Sickle, Tom and Lori

Turner, Kelly Stover, Jesse Carothers, Rick Fennell, Crysti and Ronald Rape,

Leslie Anderson, John Turner, Mr. and Mr. Greg Bitter, Trevor Bitter, Galvin, Don

Hixon, Dan Igo, David Steele, Matt, the Lapcevic family, Eugene, Phyllis, Ron,

David, Carol, Brandy, Dan, Marc, Robin, Cheryl, Curt, Arleen, Jen, Randy

and mom, Alice, Michelle, Kay, Audrey, Raymond and family, Pastor David,

our church, our country, the world, US Military, veterans, homeless, victims of

fire/flood/violence, school staff and students, Debbie, Kashen, Philip, Shawn

Phillips, Martha and Bill Morrison, Patty Grogan, Toni, Dennis, Jimmy Patton,

Michelle Benton, Patty, Cheyenne, Josh Lawson, Debbie and Russ, Linda and

Bob, Bill, Carole, Mike Walters

The flowers on the altar of the Downtown Campus are given In memory of

Howard Vensel and MaryAnne Jones by Norma Vensel and family.

CHANGING TIMES

Because Butler Hospital is no longer able to give us a call with the names of

members/attenders who are hospitalized, we have no way to determine

which of our First Church family may be hospitalized and need prayer. We are

honored to pray for you during your time of need, so please call the church

office at 724.283.6160 if you would like to let us know of an illness, a surgery or

a hospitalization. Thank you in advance.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, TALENTS, AND TREASURES!

To give with your treasures at First Church:

• On your phone...use the Church Center App, then choose your campus*

• Give online at www.butlerfumc.com/donate

• Mail or drop off your offering to the church office at 200 E North St., Butler,

PA 16001

To give with your time and talents, go to www.butlerfumc.com/ministry to learn

what ministry teams are in need of YOU!

*We have recently changed giving platforms from Pushpay to Church Center. If

you are having any diffulty transitioning, contact bmonfre@butlerfumc.com for

assistance. Check www.butlerfumc.com/donate for more info!

NOVEMBER 20 AND 21, 2021

WELCOME TO

SATURDAY SERVICES

6 pm, Downtown Campus, 200 E. North St.

7 pm, God’s Country, Rt. 8 Campus, 1802 N Main St. Ext.

7 pm, God’s Country Online, www.youtube.com/c/firstchurchbutler

SUNDAY SERVICES

8:20 am, Downtown Campus

9:45 am, Crossfire, Rt. 8 Campus, 1802 N Main St Ext.

9:45 am, Crossfire Online, www.youtube.com/c/firstchurchbutler

11:15 am, Downtown Campus

CHURCH OFFICE

200 E. North St, Butler, PA 16001

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

724.283.6160

www.butlerfumc.com

David Janz, Sr. Pastor............................................ djanz@butlerfumc.com

Tom Holman, Pastor .........................................tholman@butlerfumc.com


THANK YOU!

Great job, First Church!! There were a grand total of 116 shoeboxes filled and

shipped to share the love of Jesus with children all around the world!

CHRISTMAS GIVING FOR LOCAL KIDS

We are excited that for Christmas 2021, we are also collecting for Fishbone Ministries

– our local mission partner that serves kids in the Island area of Butler.

At the welcome center, you’ll find a gift bag for each child that attends the

Thursday night kids program at Fishbone. We would love to fill every one of

them!! Please take one, fill it with some of the suggested items, and bring it back

to the collection tables on the weekends of December 4/5 and 11/12. Financial

donations are also welcome! Notate “Fishbone Christmas” on the memo line.

HOW TO LOVE WELL IN AN ANGRY AGE?

Series of Talks - November 22 and 29, December 6 and 13

Downtown Campus, Ritts Chapel, 6 pm

Why does our world seem to default to anger, frustration, and hate? In the midst of

this age, the church and the people of God remain called to love even the most

difficult individuals.

CHRISTMAS DECORATORS NEEDED

Advent is quickly approaching, and we want our physical space at the Rt. 8 campus

to reflect the joy and hope of Christmas! We are having a decorating party on

Sunday, November 28, right after the Crossfire service. Lunch will be provided. If

you would like to take part in bringing Christmas to life in the Rt. 8 space this year,

email Sophie Lockhart at slockhart@butlerfumc.com. The more the merrier (pun

intended)!

CHRISTMAS DECORATORS NEEDED, PART II

As part of the next Fusion Serve Day, we are looking for any and all helpers from

our church willing to spread some joy and decorate others’ homes for Christmas

on Sunday, December 5th from approximately 12:30 - 3 pm. Please contact Alex

at aevanoff@butlerfumc.com for more information or if you are willing to serve in

this way.

TEXTING WITH FIRST CHURCH

We touch base with our texting family a couple of times a week to give you a

heads up of the worship services and ask for prayer requests. It’s super easy! If you

would like to hear from us, just text the word connect to 724.246.6816.

BROKEN THINGS: CONCEALED OR REVEALED

Matthew 12:9-14 (focus: verses 13-14)

Now the focus of the story moves to the man himself. Before this moment, the

man was an object of conversation. Now Jesus’s eyes focus on the man. “Yes,

your hand is shriveled – it’s not what I intend it to be – it’s broken. Will you keep

hiding it, or will you reveal it and let me heal it? Will you show it to this group as an

act of faith in what I can do?” Jesus doesn’t force the man to show his hand – it’s

an invitation for the man to be honest and vulnerable about his brokenness – to

not be afraid to admit it to Jesus and those he’s with. We’ve talked about all of us

being broken in some way. We’ve talked about the fact that our brokenness does

not make us less valuable to God in any way. Now, we must decide if we really

believe those things,and present our brokenness to Jesus expecting healing to

be given. Doug Witherup says it like this: “What we conceal, we continue to live

with. What we reveal to Jesus is exposed to his power and healing.” (Interobang

Preaching, p.42)

TAKING IT HOME

Our readings for the week ahead are:

MONDAY, November 22.....................................................................................John 19

TUESDAY, November 23...................................................................John 20; Proverbs 1

WEDNESDAY, November 24............................................................John 21; Proverbs 2

THURSDAY, November 25...............................................................1 John 1; Proverbs 3

FRIDAY, November 26.....................................................................1 John 2; Proverbs 4

SATURDAY, November 27...............................................................1 John 3; Proverbs 5

SUNDAY, November 28..................................................................1 John 4; Proverbs 6

SOME EVENTS IN THE WEEK AHEAD...

Sunday, November 21

• Friends in Christ Adult Sunday

School, 9:30 a.m., Dickson Room, DT

• Children’s Ministry, 9:45 am, Rt. 8

• Asbury Adult Sunday School, 10

am, Ritts Chapel, DT

• Lift Adult Sunday School, 10 am,

Pre-K Room, DT

• Children’s Ministry, 11:15 am, DT

• Kids Chime Practice, 12:15 pm,

Upper Fellowship Hall, DT

• ROOTS (grades 3-6), 5:30 pm, Rt. 8

Monday, November 22

• Knitters, 9:30 am, Ritts Chapel, DT

• Legacy Gymnastics, 5:30 pm, CC

Tuesday, November 23

• GED, 9 am, Connection Center

• Staff Prayer and Worship, 9-10:30

am (office closed during prayer)

DT (Downtown)

CC (Connection Center)

• Staff meeting, 10:30 - 12 pm

• Zumba Class, 5:30 pm, CC

Wednesday, November 24

• Quilting, 9 am, Upper Fellowship Hall,

DT

• Legacy Fitness Dance Class, 9:30 am,

CC

• Intercessory Prayer, 2 pm, DT

• AA, 6 pm, CC

• Bureman Small Group, 7 pm, Rt. 8,

Room 4, open to all

Thursday, November 25

• HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

• Church office closed

Friday, November 26

• Church office closed

Saturday, November 27

• Legacy Gymnastics, 12:30 pm, CC

NOVEMBER 20 AND 21, 2021

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please place this card in the offering or

hand it in at the welcome center before you

leave. Thank you!

Change in contact information

Name ____________________________________

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E-mail ____________________________________

I am a:

I attended:

First-Time Guest

Second-Time Guest

Regular Attender

Member

6 pm, Saturday

7 pm, God’s Country

8:20 am, Downtown

9:45 am, Crossfire

11:15 am, Downtown

I’M INTERESTED IN

Beginning a relationship with Jesus

Information on small groups

Information on serving in ministry

Helping First Church as needed

I AM WILLING TO SERVE

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