Dear Friends,

The sanctuary at First Christian Church at the corner of Locust and
Maple (across from the High School) has been beautifully decorated
by the congregation for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  The
huge tree is beautifully hung with Chrismons and lights, the large
Advent Wreath with its four candles for each Sunday of Advent and
the Christ Candle at the center focuses our worship on all of the
advent themes as we light a new candle each Sunday, the balcony
is strung with greens, and we will be place the candles on the pews
for our candle light Christmas eve services.  All of you are invited to
share in worship each Sunday of this season and to join us for the
candle light communion service at either 7 p.m. or 11 p.m. on
Christmas Eve.  

The sermons for the next two Sundays will look at the way John the
Baptist's ministry of preparation for the coming of the Lamb of God
unfolded and how his ministry helps us as we prepare to receive
Jesus Christ.

Special music this Sunday, December 4, will be provided by our
Men's Chorus singing "Mary, Did You Know?"

Gospel Text for Sunday, Advent II:  Matthew 3:1-12.  Sermon:  
"John's Public Sermon"

See you Sunday!
Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter
Pastor, First Christian Church
We gather for Worship and Communion on Sunday:
  • 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service  
  • 10:45 a.m.  Traditional Service  
  • Combined services periodically - check our
    calendar for details

Children's Sunday School, for younger children, is offered
during these services, but young children are also welcome
in the worship gathering with their parents, and a mid-week
First Friends group for elementary students builds on
those foundations.  
Youth Groups for Middle-school
("ChiRho") and High-school ("Christian Youth Fellowship")
meet regularly.  Contact the church office for current

Other gatherings, engaging the lives of people of all walks
of life and of all ages are offered throughout the week.  
Check our current calendar or contact the church office for
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)                 
521 Maple Avenue
New Martinsville, WV  26155
Contemporary Worship 9:00am
Traditional Service 10:45am
Photo by:  John Running
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2016 Disciples
Men's Retreat
Oct. 2-4
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You can now get recordings of sermons you have missed or would like to share with someone. The
$1.00 per CD (to cover the cost of CD). To place your order please click link below:
NMFCC Sermon Recording Request Form

2016 Disciples
Women's Spiritual
Life Retreat Aug.
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There have been those in our congregation that have expressed a desire to help with our funeral
dinners. If you would like t
he opportunity to prepare a dish or help serve, please sign the sheet across
Funeral Dinners
Vacation Bible School Page Update
The VBS page has been updated with links to years past pages including videos of that years VBS.You
can access the page by clicking th tab in the menu bar or
Greetings From Pastor Hunter
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter                       Secretary: Orvella Neff                        Website Design: Patrick Norton
Support Groups

  • First Light A Support program designed for individuals (confidential and supportive) considering
    and seeking entering into a program of addiction retreatment.
  • Gabriel Project Meeting babies and young families needs for support, diapers, clothes and baby
    care product, including cribs and car seats.
  • Support Group for Families Dealing with Addiction Meets the second and fourth Mondays of
    each month at 6:00pm.
  • Mental Health Support Groups
  • Senior Access Point
  • Depression and Anxiety Wednesdays at 1:00pm ~ Disciples Center For Human Wholeness ~
    515 Maple Ave., New Martinsville, WV
Our Sunday Night Bible Study meets each Sunday evening in our Fellowship Hall. We are doing group
Bible study in which everyone is incited to participate in the transformational study of getting in touch with
and listening to the stories in scripture and the stories of our own lives. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.
December 11,  ONE COMBINED SERVICE AT 10:00 a.m

Sunday, December 18, 10:45 a.m.  Special Christmas Contata with FCC Chancel Choir:  "PROMISED

December 24, 7:00 p.m.  Early Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship and Holy Communion

December 24, 11:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship and Holy Communion

December 25, Christmas Day:  ONE COMBINED SERVICE AT 10:00 a.m.

 Please make plans now to attend these services.  All are invited and welcomed.
We remember our members who cannot
worship with us as often as they would
like.  Please pray for their encouragement
and well being: Anna Lee Emch, Eddie
Green, Don and Shirley Hyer, Junior
Ingold, Helen Loy, Dorothy McDougal,
Lloyd Miller, Sue Morris, Bob Myers, Scott
Richter, Ruth Stine, and Barbara Yoho,
Everett McDougal, Danny Ross, Rose
Dolan, Margaret Null, and Martha Moser.  
We are happy when they can join us but
want them to know they are not forgotten
when they can't.
In Our Thoughts