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November 2, 2014

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

115 W. Fifth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130

Brad Seevers
Senior Minister

David Tingler
Associate Minister

Sunday Services

Bible School
8:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Banquet

Sunday, November 16

5:00 pm

Tom Shelton in
(see Brads article for more information)

We need four turkeys
donated for the
Thanksgiving banquet.
If you can help, let
Brad know today!


Let me begin by saying, Words cannot convey how much
your cards, phone calls and encouragement have meant to us
during the past week. We appreciate your kindness and
covet your daily prayers in the weeks to come. As Ryland &
Jessica Newman begin their newly married lives together,
they would also covet your prayers for their baby boy, Kasen
Newman. Many of you have asked this week how things are
going so I will quickly say that he is progressing daily as he
breathes more on his own without the ventilator, and he has
gained a pound the first week in the hospital. The hole in
his heart has become much smaller and they hope it
eventually closes without need of surgery. Thanks again for all
your prayers. If you would like to send Jessica and Ryland a
note of encouragement, I would be happy to give you their

Allow me to say thank you for those who helped clean up after
our fun evening together Wednesday night. I hope you feel
you got your $2 worth at the potato bar. I know I did! It was
great hearing your laughter and seeing the smiles around the
room. All the preparation for the night was truly worth it!

My Wednesday night elective, Respectable Sins, will meet
this week in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:15. Remember
to come prepared to discuss chapters 11 & 12 of your book.

Dont forget to mark your calendar for our annual
Thanksgiving celebration. This year it begins at 5:00 p.m. and
will be followed by Tom Shelton in concert. We will take up a
love offering to offset the expenses for the meal and for our
entertainment. As an extra bonus during the weekend, David
Eubanks will speak at our morning worship.

We are hoping that four turkeys will be donated for our
Thanksgiving dinner celebration (sorry ladies that does not
mean your husbands). If you can help, please let me know
today. We will announce our menu soon. Please begin signing
up today as the clipboards are being passed during worship.

Finally, I do want to say again just how much I have
appreciated Dave being on staff here at Fifth since my return
to Lancaster. Although he will not be on staff any longer after
the end of the year, I am glad he is gracious enough to still
serve in some capacity as a volunteer here at the church.

In His Service,


NOTE TO MY FRI ENDS: In last weeks
Messenger, I shared with you my plan for
retiring (again) at the end of this year. In
this note, I want to reemphasize our
commitment to the Fifth Avenue Church
of Christ. My commitment began, in
1982, when I was called as Senior
Minister. After my first retirement, in
2002, we stayed in touch, and assisted in
various ways, until I was asked to return,
in 2007, as Minister to Seniors. (This
constitutes an association of just over 33
years.) This congregation has been very
kind to me over the years and I have a
deep appreciation and love for it. It is my
intention to support and give back
whatever I am able. I pray that each of
you reading this will do the same.

continuing our study titled A Brief Survey
of Old Testament History. This week we
will begin examining the era of the
prophets and kings. We meet at 10:00AM
and 6:30 PM. The same material is
covered in each session. Why not join us?

FUTURE EVENTS: Just a reminder that
our next event is our annual Thanksgiving
dinner on November 16. Our friend, Tom
Shelton, will be providing entertainment.
On that morning, Dr. David Eubanks will
be our special guest in my Sunday School
class and will be speaking at our morning
worship service. (Take note all you
Senior Saints in the Smokies fans!) . On
December 11, we are planning a special
catered lunch for our Keenagers and
friends. Watch for a sign-up sheet to be
posted in November.

FI NAL THOUGHT: A taxpayer is a
person who did not have to pass a test to
work for the government.


Sunday School n/c
Morning Worship 115
Evening Worship 31
Wednesday (10/29) 42
Weekly Budget $ 4,790.00
Budget Received $ 4,501.83
Furnace Repair $ 1,000.00
Jane King Memorial (Building Fund) $ 356.00
Building Fund $ 25.00
Van Fund $ 40.00

SERVING SCHEDULE November 2, 2014

At the Table Fred Griffith and Ralph Conrad
Bob Neff, Dick Shumaker,
Ned Tomlinson, Hank Wellman
Pastor of the week Fred Griffith
PM Deacon Bob Neff

Mike and Tina Milbaugh

GREETERS Dick and Marg Shumaker

Sunday School Volunteer Needed
Worship Marie Huffman


Bible School Ray Coats
Worship Tim Huffman
Evening Worship George Lambert

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 5

Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm

Thursday, November 6

Foundation Dinner
Self-Defense Class, 6pm

Saturday, November 8

Craft Corner, 9-noon

Sunday, November 9

Carriage Court Service, 2pm

Wednesday, November 12

Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm

Jim Hoff Betty Sparks Naressa Allen Marianna Gall Camille Stiverson
Millie Hoy Our Troops Jeane Goldfarb Mark Seevers Carolyn McKenzie
Carter Alberta Ellis Judy Fricker Norma Bullock Kenneth Dusthimer
John Hill Connie Lane Emerson Wagner Marlene Simmons Don Wallace
BJ Hoff Jeanne Noble Pat Schlosser Wib Sparks Kasen Newman

Craft Corner
Saturday, November 8


Bring any craft project you
are working on and join
Christian sisters in a morning
of fun and fellowship.

SERVING SCHEDULE November 9, 2014

At the Table Ned Tomlinson
Tim Huffman, Ray Ayers,
Richard Boyer
Pastor of the week Fred Griffith
PM Deacon Tim Huffman

Mike and Tina Milbaugh

GREETERS Carmel and Shirley Marsh

Sunday School Brenda Hines
Worship Jean Azbell


Bible School Carmel Marsh
Worship David Will
Evening Worship Dick Shumaker

After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never
be the same.

Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill,
Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far
between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family,
they happen all at once during the humid summer of
1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it
seems like everyone in Jocie's life has something they're
not saying, something they're hiding from her--and from
themselves. As Jocie digs into her family's past, she stirs
up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers
everyone so desperately needs? Or will her questions
lead to truths better left hidden?

Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life
struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia,
this riveting story from bestselling author Ann Gabhart
explores the very essence of new life and love.

Book Nook
November 17

6:30 p.m.
The Scent of Lilacs
by Ann Gabhart

800 W. Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130

The Foundation Shelters are a Gospel-driven, tax-
exempt, non-profit corporation. They can share their
beliefs in the Christian Faith because they receive no
funding from any government source. They depend upon
charitable gifts churches, businesses, and individuals.
We support them with a $150.00 donation each month.

Their mission is to provide meaningful relief to the
suffering part of our community and given an opportunity
to the community to serve the community.

The Foundation was started in 1990 as the vision of Ed
and Carol Clum. Gary, Eds son, felt compelled to Jesus
parable of the Fest to have a banquet for needy people in
Lancaster. Seeing the need of shelter for the homeless,
Ed opened the Foundation Shelters in 1995. Gary took
over the Dinners in 2006. (When you serve the least of
these you are serving Jesus Matthew 25:31-46.)

They can house 25 residents, but recently have had as
many as 40. Most residents are men but the facility
offers a totally separated location for women and
children. Most of men with long-term social and health

A bed is supplied in a warm, safe environment free of
cost. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided free of
charge at the Foundation Dinners, located two blocks
from the Shelter 1000 W. Fifth Ave. (653-3233)

Another Homeless Story
My life started from a broken family. My Mother passed
away when I was 6 years old and my Father left. My
brother and I were adopted by our Grandparents. My
Mother was addicted to morphine when I was born and
Im pretty sure that is why when I was hurt in an accident
at work and was put on pain pills I became addicted right
away. I ended up going to prison and lost everything I
had, wife, job, and family were all gone. It has been a
struggle for me ever since. I am still homeless and have
health problems but so far Im drug free and trying to re-
establish a relationship with my children. It has been a
hard battle but I know it is one I can win. I have God in
my life now to help me and I do not know what I would
have done without the help of The Foundation Shelters
and Dinners. . Charles

At FACC, we focus on loving God,
loving people, and turning the
world upside down.

We are happy you chose to worship with
us today. We hope you return next week
and bring your friends with you. If you
would please take a few minutes to fill out
a Silent Roll Call Card, located on the
back of the pew, you can then place it in
the offering plate as it is passed. Thank
you. For more information about our
great church, contact our minister, Brad
Seevers at or
call him at 740.550.9882. Have a great
week and may God bless your life.

Sunday School Classes for All Ages

Classes at 8:45 unless noted

Nursery (Birth through 3 years old)
Jesus Loves Me
Room 102

Preschool (Ages 3-6)
Bible Friends
Room 105
Marie Huffman, Teacher

Early Elementary (Kindergarten 3
Jesus, Our Example
Room 101
Deborah Will, Teacher

Upper Elementary Class (4
Jesus, Our Example
Room 106
Larry King, Teacher

Junior/Senior High
I Timothy
Josh Czich, Teacher

Ladies Class
The Storm Inside
Room 209
Beverly Puckett, Teacher

Adult Class
Room 214
Brad Seevers, Teacher

Harmony Adult Class
Sustaining Hope
Room 204
Dave Tingler, Teacher

Philothean Adult Class
Room 108
Jim Love, Teacher
Carriage Court Service
Sunday, November 9

2:00 p.m.

We invite everyone to worship next
Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with the residents of
Carriage Court. We encourage you to
come for a time of singing, prayer, and
communion with the residents. We
worship with them on the 2
Sunday of
each month. If you cant come next
week, please plan on coming with us next
month! All are welcome to participate.

See Chris Crook if you have any

Core Values...

Values central to the life, mission and
vision of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ are:

Christ-Centered Worship
We make it a priority every Sunday to celebrate Jesus through our
music. (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We focus on Jesus through grace-
based preaching and teaching & understand the Bible is our
authority (2 Timothy 3:16).

Church Health and Biblical Balance
Church health becomes reality when God's people seek harmony &
live consistently. We expect every member to protect the unity
of Christ's Church. (Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8)

Global Evangelism
We are constant to our founding call to worldwide evangelism,
proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Healer, and Soon-
Coming King (Acts 20:27).

Fellowship and Ministry
After people begin their journey with Jesus, we will equip them to
find a ministry based upon their strengths. We want everyone to
serve in some capacity. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) We also want His
church to be the living evidence of His love and power to the world.

We do not want you to "get religion" here at Fifth Avenue Church of
Christ in Lancaster. We are all about teaching you that Jesus seeks
a daily relationship with Him through a life of obedience. In other
words, we want to see the things you are taught actually change
your lifestyle & your daily decisions.

Social Conscience
We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of Biblical
marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah
56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).



Exalt Gods Greatness;
Evangelize Gods Work
Equip Gods People
Express Gods Love through Jesus Christ

To Love God and Love
How Can I Respond Today?
At FACC we look to the Bible for guidance on all
issues. We believe that Gods Word is clear
concerning what a person must do to become a
Trust that Jesus can bring you to salvation.
Turn (repent) from the sin in your life.
Confess your desire to make Jesus the Lord
of your life.
Be baptized (immersed) in water for the
forgiveness of sins and to receive the Holy
Spirit into your life.
To make this life decision for Christ, we ask that you
come forward during our commitment song at the
conclusion of the Sunday message. Baptized believers
are welcome to become members at FACC by coming
forward on Sunday morning or by seeing our Senior
Minister to discuss this further. We ask that you
complete a series of Curious classes to help you
better understand what you are committing to as a
member. If you would like to take a Curious class,
please indicate this on your Silent Roll Call Card.
You and I Were Never Meant to
Hold Anything Back"
Luke 12
Brad Seevers preaching