The Weekly: August 14

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Financial Update
August Giving Goal:* $226,128
Received as of 8/7: $57,398
Still Needed to Meet Goal: $168,730

*Based on past giving trends.

General Fund Giving 8/7: $57,398
Building Fund Giving 8/7: $485


Fall 2022 Guide
Find your guide to all things fall at First Free over on our blog! We'll keep highlighting events in The Weekly as we move into fall, but this post has the information all in one place about all our programs and upcoming events heading into a new ministry year. Fall 2022 Guide>>>

A Closer Look
Begins Sunday, August 14, 10:45 am, Room B2
Take a closer look at First Free! This 3-week intro class covers our mission—what we do; our methods—how we make disciples; and our message—what we believe. If you’re looking for ways to engage in the life of our community, this is a great next step. Our next session begins August 14. Please let us know you’re coming by signing up online.

Fall Block One Adult Classes
Begin Sunday, August 14
Our Block One classes for adults begin August 14 with a number of new topics. You can find class descriptions and more information on our classes page or at the Welcome Desk!

9:00 Classes:
Adults with Special Needs Class 
The Book of Mark
Faithful Living in a Strange New World
Kingdom Living
Reading Through Judges and Ruth
Tough Questions from Ecclesiastes  

10:45 Classes:
A Closer Look (August 14-28)
Enlightening Epitaphs of the Kings and Prophets
Pondering Proverbs

Missions Sharing & Members Meeting
Sunday, August 21, 4 pm Missions Sharing, 6 pm Meeting
Plan on attending our upcoming Members Meeting and come early to hear updates from our short-term missions teams with snacks in between! At the meeting, we’ll be sharing updates on what’s happening at First Free with staff, elder, and financial reports. The missions sharing will be in the Chapel at 4:00, snacks in the Courtyard at 5:00, and the meeting in the Worship Center at 6:00. All are welcome to attend. Childcare is available during the meeting for kids up through 5th grade. Register for childcare online by Monday, August 15

ISI Friendship Partner Training
Thursdays, August 25 - September  15, 7-9 pm, Room A6
When new international students arrive in the US, they leave behind family, friends, and most everything familiar. We have the opportunity to fill some of those gaps and share the love of Christ with students. Our missions partner ISI will be leading a four-part training to equip you to be part of their Friendship Partner program and be matched with a student. For more information or to sign up, visit the ISI website.

The Great Giveaway
Drop-off Saturday, August 27, 9 am to noon
The Great Giveaway, a ministry to internationals in the community, is coming up on Sunday, August 28. As a church, we have the opportunity to extend hospitality to students from around the world by donating household items and furniture or by helping put on this event. Learn more about donating or serving>>>

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way
Begins Sunday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Room B2
We deal with money every single day, and the financial changes that we are living through create extra challenges in dealing with money. Join us for a six-week, Sunday evening class to hear what the Bible has to say about money, personal finances, debt, saving, investing, and generosity. Led by Pastor Ron May and Susie Lavender, this practical class is for any adult, single or married, young or old, in debt or debt-free. Cost is $10 for the workbook and you can register online through September 5.

First Friends Is Hiring
Thursdays, September—May
First Friends, our kids-day-in program, is hiring teachers for the upcoming school year. These are paid positions and benefits include free or reduced tuition for teachers’ children. If you are interested in applying please contact First Friends Director Erika Duncan.


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