December 2017 Calendar

Dec 6       Pick up shoes for Angel Tree
Dec 6       Area Preacher’s Lunch @ Cafe del Rio  [11:30 a.m.]
Dec 9       Men’s Breakfast  [8 a.m.]
Dec 9       Christmas in Orangefield  [10 a.m.]


Christmas Cards

Could I get my husband to address the Christmas cards?


I wondered.  The family was coming.  There was shopping to do, gifts to wrap, the tree to decorate, cooking, cleaning.  I arranged the cards, stamps, and address book on the table, then hopefully pulled up a chair and said, “Come on, Dear, let’s get these out of the way.” 


First Grade Class Presents

The first-grade class presented a nativity play shortly before Christmas.  When Joseph came to the inn and asked if there was room at the inn, the little boy playing the innkeeper replied, “You’re lucky.  We just had a cancellation.”

Christmas Wish List

Small boy giving his Christmas gift wish lists to his parents:  “Fax this list to Santa Claus, e-mail this one to God, and I want to talk directly to Grandma.” 

Come Join Us

The cold weather is finally here . . . and on a weekend with the Orangefield Christmas Parade.  Our church will have a float and booth in this year’s Christmas in Orangefield.  We would love for you to help us or come out and support us this year.  The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and the festival opens at 11:30 a.m.  Admission to the festival is $2 for adults and $1 for kids and will be at the football field.  Come join the Christmas fun!



As a little girl climbed onto Santa’s lap, Santa asked the usual, “And what would you like for Christmas?” 


The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped, “Didn’t you get my E-mail?” 

Bible Reading Plan December 2017

Read the following at your own pace during the month of December:

  • Psalms (3 chapters per week)
  • Proverbs (1 chapter per day)
  • Matthew (entire book for month)
  • Mark (entire book for month)
  • Luke (entire book for month)
  • Acts (entire book for month)

But This Dog Can Talk

A fellow walked into an ice cream parlor with his dog under his arm.  “No dogs allowed,” said the owner. 


“But this dog can talk,” said the man.  “Listen, I’ll ask him three questions and if he answers, I eat free here tonight.”


The owner agreed.


“Spot,” called the man, “what’s the opposite of smooth?”


“R-r-ruff,” barked the dog.


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving is coming up this week and there will be a reduced schedule here at FCC_OF so our staff can spend time with their families.  The church offices will close up at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd and will reopen on Monday, November 27th.  There will be no Wednesday night Bible Study and Prayer meeting on the November 22nd.  
We hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving.


On their honeymoon, Eric took Louise by the hand and said, “Now that we’re married, dear, I hope you won’t mind if I mention a few little defects that I’ve noticed about you.”


“Not at all,” Louise replied sweetly.  “It was those little defects that kept me from getting a better husband.”