Trunk Or Treat

Bring your family and friends for a candy-crazed afternoon of trunk or treating! Costumes encouraged.

Sunday, October 30 from 2pm-4pm at the Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus (339 Frank Scott Parkway East, Fairview Heights, IL 62208).

Trunk or Treat was a wildly successful evangelism event last year that served over 1,000 members of our local community. Christ Church congregants, ministries, and small business owners are invited to host a trunk!

Please keep in mind that we want to maintain a strong Christian witness, so please nothing scary or dark. If you would like to reserve a spot please follow the link below to complete registration by 10/15/2022. 

Contact AmandaCates@mychristchurch.com with any questions.

Sign up to host a trunk here:

https://forms.gle/ikpUsDKRTPm5nXZM7

  • Hosts decorate their own vehicles.
  • We recommend being prepared for up to 1000 visitors to your “trunk”.
  • Vehicles need to be in place by 1:15pm the day of the event and will need to stay in place until all families in attendance have cleared the area. This is for safety reasons as we prepare for many excited children.

Fill The Pantry – September 2022

The September 2022 “Fill The Pantry” Food Drive is just around the corner. The Fairview Heights Food Pantry continues to need our help to get them restocked for the Fall needs of the community. The Pantry is sustained by local churches such as ours and serves many who are in need of food.

Each Sunday and Wednesday in September 2022 we will be collecting items at the Fairview Heights Campus.

The Pantry is in particular need of Soups that are not chicken noodle or tomato. In need of Cream of soups etc. and in need of Regular Peanut Butter.

Please bring your non-perishable food items, canned or bottled goods, and basic supplies to all services in September or to the FH Campus during office hours.

One can. One box. One case. It all matters. Let’s Fill the Fairview Heights Food Pantry this September!

If you have any questions about monetary or food donations or would like to help with this effort please contact:

Kevin Nowak at kmn61@hitmail.com

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
Isaiah 58:10 NLT

The Chosen – Season 2

The Chosen is back at Christ Church! Join us this fall as we continue the journey of the life of Jesus as told by The Chosen. The second season carries forward the public ministry of Jesus and what happens as His ministry and influence begin to spread. 

Each week we will watch one of the episodes and have a discussion from the Season 2 guidebook. The Chosen Season 2 will be available at all four Christ Church locations and online. 

You can find the study guide for this study at the Fairview Heights Campus Bookstore during worship service hours, or you can order the guide online at https://mychristchurch.shopsettings.com

Fairview Heights Campus Or Streamed Online – The Chosen Season 2 Study

Sundays at 4pm in the FH Campus Chapel. Beginning September 11.

CM Campus – The Chosen Season 2 Study

Thursdays at 6:30pm at the CM Campus. Beginning September 15.

Millstadt Campus – The Chosen Season 2 Study

Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Millstadt Campus. Beginning September 14.

Scott Campus – The Chosen Season 2 Study

Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the Scott Campus. Beginning September 13.

Men’s BBQ

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 26 at 5:30pm for the Fall 2022 Men’s BBQ at the Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus.

Registration for the Men’s BBQ is closed! Praise God that we have maxed capacity for the events and the dinner. HOWEVER, if you would like to join us at 7:30pm for the message from Rev. Shane and Rev. Mike, please join us! There is no cost to come for the message alone. 

Ministry leaders and business owners, you can advertise at the Mens BBQ. Sponsorship tables are available to promote your ministry or your business. Event sponsorships are also available. Contact Kevin Nowak at kevin@affordablechoiceins.com.

Rock Solid Finances

Are you tired of always worrying about money? Do you know what the Bible says about money? This class will teach basic financial strategies based on the truth of God’s Word. In it, we will cover the topics of budgeting, debt elimination, savings, and honoring God with our finances.

Candy Niemeyer and Jill Rice, both financial coaches for Crown Financial will be leading this course and can help you take control of your finances in a godly manner. 

This class will be held at the Fairview Heights Campus beginning September 11th from 4pm – 6pm and will run for 6 weeks. The final session will include some individual guidance from financial coaches.  

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Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks through 3rd Grade at the Fairview Heights Campus. 

Awana

Join us for Awana!  The Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world starting in Chicago and growing internationally for over six decades. The unchanging truth of the Gospel drives us to reach children to walk boldly into the future and continue to be used by God to help change the world. Awana gives children ages 2 through High School the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus.

Each night consists of a Gospel Message, Bible memorization, and Game time.

Volunteers still needed to listen to verses for most clubs as well (no need to have children in club to volunteer)

Awana starts back with a Kick-off event Thursday, August 25th.  This is an Open House style event to register for club and meet the leaders.  You will be able to order books and uniforms at this time.

1st Club Night will be Thursday, September 8th.  Awana meets at Scott Campus on Thursdays September through May from 6:30-8:00.

For more information about registration or to volunteer to be a leader email awana@mychristchurch.com

Faith and Friendship 2022 Fall Session

Ladies,

You are invited to get together every week with women of all ages for a time of encouragement, prayer, friendship, Scripture study, and faith conversations.

Tuesday Groups – 3 different study options

AM – Online via Zoom (10am–11:30am)

PM – 2 groups meet at FH Campus Coffee Café (6pm–8pm)

Wednesday Groups – 7 different study options.  Brunch every 4th Wednesday & Art Workshop every 5th Wednesday

All groups meet in person from 10am–12pm at the FH Campus. Coffee Café tables are open for coffee and chat time from 9:15am–9:45am. CHILDCARE (ages 6 weeks through 6th grade) is available with pre-registration from 9:45am–12:10pm).

For more information contact:

Linda Duncan, Faith & Friendship Coordinator
thefourduncans@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Option A: Women Of The Bible – led by Pati Church
Book titled: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, by Jean E. Syswerda (blue edition).” Focus on 52 female heroes in Scripture. Each timeless biblical story mirrors the challenges and changes today’s women face. Through understanding these women’s lives, this easy-to-use study resource will help you discover the God behind their stories—and yours.” The devotion and scripture are presented by a table facilitator in a discussion table format. *No weekly preparation or book purchase required.

Option B: Miracles Of Jesus – Video Study – led by Micki Classen
Study titled: MIRACLES OF JESUS. Miracles of Jesus explores all four Gospels with teaching from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, Jada Edwards, and Sadie Robertson. Discover the ways Jesus healed, provided for, calmed, and resurrected the people he encountered. When we take time to learn about the overflowing kindness Jesus demonstrated to all kinds of people through miracles during his time on earth, we realize that he is radically generous, compassionate, and honoring toward all people. As you watch teaching from the places in Israel where Jesus performed miracles and dig into God’s Word, you will end the study in awe of the Messiah who relentlessly seeks, saves, and restores us. *Little preparation is required. Study materials are provided by leader.

Option C: Stumbling Into Grace – led by Becca Cumpton
Book titled: STUMBLING INTO GRACE, by Lisa Harper. “Part diary, part devotional, it weaves hilarious and poignant stories from her own life with intimate and transformational encounters from the life of Christ. Prayers, reflection questions, and journal prompts help women dig deep into biblical truths to better understand how our Redeemer’s compassion, affection, and constancy make every single moment of life not only more enjoyable but well worth living!”

*Some preparation is required. Book purchase required.

Option D: Art Of Parenting – led by Kristina Mueller
Book titled: ART OF PARENTING, aiming your child’s heart toward God, by Familylife. “Every parent needs help and encouragement along the way. There is an approach to parenting that can reduce the stress and increase the harmony in your home. The material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate. 8 study sessions: The Goal of Parenting; Forming Character; Applying Discipline; Building Relationships; Understanding Identity; Nurturing Identity; Preparing for Mission; The power of Family. WorkBook purchase required.

Option E: Trustworthy – led by Vicki Hake
Book titled: TRUSTWORTHY, by Lysa TerKeurst. Through this study of 1 and 2 Kings, you’ll learn to: Loosen your grip of trying to control people and circumstances in your life by taking steps today to truly rely on God. Identify your own trust issues with God and how to overcome them by unpacking pivotal, relevant life lessons from the kings of the Old Testament. Find relief from fear or doubt about how things will turn out with then scriptural truths you can declare over your situation right now. *Preparation required. Book purchase required.

Option F: Gospel Treason – led by Eileen Burris
Book study: GOSPEL TREASON betraying the Gospel with hidden idols, by Brad Bigney. “Using real-life stories and examples, Brad Bigney shows us how the idols we might not even recognize can still have devastating effects in our lives. In this transparent, honest book, he helps us to identify our idols, understand how they lead us to commit treason against the gospel—and finally repent of them and root them out forever by turning to the only One who can fill our every need.” Book purchase required.

Option G: New Testament Book of James – led by Shelley Baty
The book of James, filled with wisdom, challenges us to walk out our faith. While studying this text, we will examine the problems James is addressing within the church, consider the way believers should conduct themselves, and challenge the heart attitudes that keep us from doing so. Each week will include a lesson, discussion, and prayer. This class will involve regular Bible study along with completion of weekly study materials and is ideal for those desiring to grow in spiritual maturity. *Preparation required. Bible needed.

CHILDCARE OPTIONS ON WEDNESDAYS

Childcare is available during our Wednesday sessions for infants 6 weeks through preschoolers up to 5 years old from 9:45am to 12:15pm. Parents must stay on campus and register weekly.

6 weeks- 5 years old
Parents must stay on campus and must register their child.

Kindergarten – 6th grade
2 ½ hours of fun learning about the Bible, life skills, art, science, games, character building story and skit/improv, and indoor/outdoor active time. Parents should provide water bottle & nut-free snack for their child. Parent must register their child for this group.

TUESDAY STUDY OPTIONS:

Option H: What Happens When Women Say Yes To God – led by Sandy Hodel – Online Zoom Meeting AM
Book Titled: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN SAY YES TO GOD, by Lysa Terkeurst. “Your job is obedience. God’s job is everything else. We were absolutely created to participate in God’s divine activity and experience His rich blessings. We just have to say yes to Him! Get ready for a journey of joy and purpose—one that will radically bless you beyond what you can ask or imagine!” Book purchase required.

Option I: Gospel Treason – led by Eileen Burris – PM
Book study: GOSPEL TREASON betraying the Gospel with hidden idols, by Brad Bigney. “Using real-life stories and examples, Brad Bigney shows us how the idols we might not even recognize can still have devastating effects in our lives. In this transparent, honest book, he helps us to identify our idols, understand how they lead us to commit treason against the gospel—and finally repent of them and root them out forever by turning to the only One who can fill our every need.” Book purchase required.

Option J: Women Of The Bible
Book study: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, by Jean E. Syswerda (blue edition). “Focus on 52 female heroes in Scripture. Each timeless biblical story mirrors the challenges and changes today’s women face. Through understanding these women’s lives, this easy-to-use study resource will help you discover the God behind their stories—and yours.” The devotion and scripture are presented by a table facilitator in a discussion table format. *No weekly preparation or book purchase required.