JOY
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to you glad.
—John Greenleaf Whittier

​       Mount Vernon First Christian Church 

Disciples of Christ 

MVFCC Volunteer Opportunities:

1. The Friendship House needs you the last Friday of every month. Sign up at church this Sunday.

2. Neighbors in Need Food Bank is looking for donations of canned and dry foods. Place in the bins provided this Sunday.

3.  Our Common Table requests financial donations for growing their congregation.

4. Family Promise: We partner with Salem Lutheran Church on a rotating basis to provide food, shelter and support for families who are struggling to find affordable housing and employment opportunities.

Our Denomination

As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we believe our only creed is Christ. We shouldn't burden our lives with confusing rules of fellowship. There is no test of membership beyond faith in God's love and the Christ we have in Jesus, who leads us to reconcilliation with God and each other. Our emphasis is placed on living in ways that confirm our beliefs and understanding. At our best, we carry out a ministry that makes a difference in the world and reflects the good news of God's grace extended to all people.

Fellowship Hosts:                             
Dec. 2, Birthdays-Mary & Friends 
December 9, Marcie & Sharon 
December 16, Joyce & June                      
December 23, Cookie & Nativity Sunday-Bev & Wilma               December 30, Jeanne & Joyce
December Diaconate: Kerri & Jeanne
Elders:                                                
December Homebound: Jim Paget                     
December 2, Jill Allen                                                                   December 9, Art Neumarkel                       
December 16, Joyce Leak                               
December 23, Lela Coleman
December 30, Don Leak


Birthdays:
December 8-Jake Serna
December  9-Robert Serna
December 10-Susan Rodney
December 21-Kaydance Hayes
December 21-Joyce Crock                                  
December 23-Shirley Stirling

Anniversaries:
December 11-Al & Nona Carter                 

Visit us at:

900 Skagit Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Call us at:

360.336.2737

Email us at:

 disciples@mvfcc.comcastbiz.net


Schedule of  Weekly Events
Sunday Class - 9:30 am

Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 am
Sunday Fellowship Time - 11:30 am






Community Outreach
Jesus calls us to service. In answering his call, we support a number of community service organizations and projects. Among these are the Friendship House, Skagit County Community Action Agency, Domestic Violence Women's Shelter, Everett's Common Ground and Common Table, Family Promise, Neighbor's in Need, Samaritan's Purse Shoe-box Project, and Lincoln Elementary School.

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Look What’s Happening in December:  
Lincoln School Family Christmas Gifts: Sign up today! Thank You!       Sunday, December 9, Board Meeting  following worship.                     Sunday, December 16, Congregational meeting following Worship.    Tuesday, December 18, Men’s Breakfast at 7:30 am.  Sharis.              Sunday, December 23, Christmas Worship Service at 10:30 am.         Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve Candle Light Service at 6:00  Friday, December 28, Friendship House Meal prepared and served 


Special Dates

:• First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018
• Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018
• Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2018
• First day of winter, December 21, 2018
• Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018
• Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018
• Christmas Day, December 25, 2018
• New Year’s Eve/Watch Night, December 31, 2018

Remember: 
Everyday is not a good day, but there is good in every day.

Partnering with Our Common Table and Our Common Ground: 
Our Common Table is a new Christian Community seeking to cultivate spaces of welcome for all people where we can explore and practice life in the way of Jesus together, seek holistic justice, and love and celebrate our neighbors and neighborhood.

Donate to Our Common Ground:
Here is a current list of needed items at Our Common Ground:
Socks (new crew socks are preferred)
Gift Cards to grocery stores and restaurants in Everett
Coffee (preferably ground)
Snacks (protein rich and non-perishable are best)
Plastic Tarps
Razors and Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Bottled Water
Blankets

Foot Powder