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					                                                     The Church

Volume 71, Issue 1
                                                  Visitor                                               January 6, 2010


Be It Resolved:
In 2010 Grow
As A Disciple
Dear Friends:
     Happy New Year! I pray
2010 will be a year in which
God’s blessing abound.
• I am not much on New
Year’s Resolutions, but if you
are resolved to resolve
something, how about resolv-
ing to grow as a disciple of
Jesus Christ. Let me offer
two ways to do so.
     One, do you read the
Bible every day? If not, why
not resolve to read one chap-
ter every day. It is easy to
do. Start wherever you are
comfortable and enjoy. (I
can even provide a guide to
help you along.)
     Two, do you pray every
day? If not, why not resolve
to do so. You don’t have to
do it “right,” as if it were a
matter of technique. Just do
it. Each day thank God for
                                  27th Festival Honors Harrisons,
the goodness you experi-
ence, ask him to forgive your     Brings Christmas Season to Close
failings, and share with him
your hopes and hurts as well         The 27th annual           years, Dr. Harrison gave     season in Corpus
as the hopes and hurts of        Boar’s Head and Yule          selflessly to the church     Christi. It also provides
those you love. Like any         Log Festival will be pre-     and the community.           a great opportunity to
discipline, the more you prac-   sented by First Christian         His family, along with   invite family and friends
tice, the easier it becomes.
• I want to thank Dr. Scott
                                 Church at 5 and 7 p.m.        church members, make         to share in a beautiful
Smith, Rick Dupriest and         January 9 and 10.             this gift to the community   time of pageantry.
Sharon Heilman for leading           The Festival is a trib-   possible.                       Admission to the
worship Sunday. It was nice      ute to Dr. Oliver and Nell        The festival, which      Boar’s Head and Yule
to take some time off after a    Betty Harrison. Dr. Har-      features Renaissance         Log Festival is free, al-
hectic Advent and Christmas.     rison was the senior          music and costuming,         though non-perishable
• I also want to thank so
many of you for your sweet       minister of First Christian   retells the story of         food items and canned
cards, gifts and holiday         Church from December          Christ’s birth and           goods for the FoodBank
wishes. You are a blessing       1941 to January 1978.         provides the traditional     of Corpus Christi are
to our family.                   During those these            close of the Christmas       collected.
                 —Don Tuttle
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                                   Unified Worship Set for Jan. 31                                                   Women’s Group
                                        First Christian Church’s first
                                   unified worship experience of
                                                                              month joined the staff.
                                                                                   Plans are being made for a
                                                                                                                     Dancing into ’10
                                   2010 will be at 10 a.m. Sunday,            fellowship dinner following wor-           The Christian Women’s Fellow-
                                   January 31. Sunday School                  ship. More details will be pro-        ship General Meeting will be Janu-
                                   classes will meet at 9 a.m.                vided soon.                            ary 19, at 10 a.m. in the Parlor. The
                                        This will be the first opportu-            While the change in time is       program, “Dancing Our Moments
                                   nity many who regularly attend             an inconvenience to some, many         with Joy,” will be presented by Lisa
  Sunday Worship
                                   the 9 a.m. service to hear organ-          have found the joy of worship-         Sheppard. At this meeting birth-
       9 a.m.                      ist Leslie Peart, who only last            ping together worth it.                days will also be celebrated.
    Contemporary
                                                                                                                         Come and bring a friend.
       11 a.m.
     Traditional                   Study by Smith Begins Next Month                                                      An Evening At CWF will have its
   Church School                       Dr. Scott Smith will explore           Each class will begin at 7 p.m.        second meeting Thursday, January
      10 a.m.                      the book What Bothers Me Most              and end at 8:45.                       21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
     Fifth Sunday                  About Christianity, written by Ed              If you are interested, please          We invited all ladies to come to
       Schedule                    Gungor, beginning February 4.              call or email the church to regis-     one or both of these meetings and
 9 a.m. Church School
                                   The course will be Thursdays for           ter. Let us know if you need a         enjoy the fellowship with other
10 a.m. Unified Worship
                                   six weeks, ending March 11.                book ordered for you.                  Christian women.
         Staff
         Pastor
    Donald M. Tuttle
 fcc_pastor1@grandecom.net
                                   News from the Pews
   Church Secretary                    In the Mail...“Dear Don, To you        Lucille Morris were excited about      December 27.
       Linda Butler
fcc_secretary@grandecom.net
                                   and to all of our church family, I thank   having all of their family here for         Please keep in prayer…Marie
                                   you for being there for me in 2009.        Christmas, including Stephen from      Pennington (MD Anderson Houston),
  Financial Assistant              The flowers, cards, calls, visits etc.,    Houston. Wayne and Lucille were        Jason Johnson (Shoreline), Marga-
      Mary Grimsbo
fcc_financial@grandecom.net        were all appreciated. I am looking         able to dote over their two young      ret Russell, Bob Jackson, Beth
 Day School Director               forward to a happy New Year. God           granddaughters….It was also great to   Wollitz, Kathryn Williams, Ruth &
        Pam Forni                  Bless You All!” —Irene Moore               see Dee Stalter on Christmas eve.      Raymond Beal, Phyllis Sallee, Keith
fccdsdirector@grandecom.net
        361-854-1241                   This and That: Christmas proved        She came with husband Bill and         DeAtley, Irene Moore and Bob
     Fax: 361-854-3062             a great time for family to get together.   daughters Carrie Hiser and Laurie      Sumpter (all at home); Cecille Cole-
       Address                     On Christmas Eve, Reba and Kenny           Lawhorne to hear son-in-law David      man (Northwest Medical Center), W.
     3401 Santa Fe                 DuBeau had both of their daughters,        Hiser and grandson Nick sing. Lori’s   L. Bates (Holmgreen Center), Paul
 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
     361-854-3044                  Cholly and Meagan, with them….             husband, Donald, was also there.       Giraudin (Wooldridge Place), Cecil
   FAX: 361-854-3062               Likewise, Nancy and Clyde Ruther-              Christian Sympathy...is ex-        Lloyd, Hazel & Bob Andrews (The
 www.firstchristiancc.org
                                   ford had all three of her daughters—       tended to Tommy and Judith             Villa), Nick Livingston (Homewood) ,
  Visitor Deadline                 Jessica, Kate and Lara—                    Whitlock on the death of Tommy’s       Maxine Clanton (Harbor Place), Irma
Monday, January 18, 2010           worshipping with them….Wayne and           stepmother, Dorothy Whitlock, on       Nolte (Trinity Towers).




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