Connector for November 20

This Sunday: Be Present,
for the Extraordinary is Working in the Ordinary

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Ruth chapters 1–4 as a part of our Here, There, and Everywhere Sunday.

Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online

Next Gen Services
9:30am – In-person, all ages
11:00am – In-person, birth through 4th grade

If you or a family member are feeling unwell over the weekend, please worship with us online.

Our annual Here, There, and Everywhere offering is this Sunday! Your generous gifts will go towards three main areas. We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can join with us, whether in person or online.


  • Ministry investments that help us reach our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation


  • Helping the Alliance as it transitions its headquarters to Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Providing for our local partnerships and other ministries


  • Giving to Alliance Missions
  • Providing for our missionary partners

Christmas Service Opportunities

Drop-offs begin December 4

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas!

Option 1

Help us provide meals for over 80 families this Christmas season with our partners Wellington Elementary, Booker T. Washington Elementary, and Russell Cave Church of Christ. As in previous years, we have a set menu for the meals which costs about $60 for a family of 4–6. You will receive the list by email once you sign up.

Option 2

Help us provide gifts for 25 students at Wellington Elementary through their Angel Tree program. You will receive your student’s name and wish list once you sign up.

Option 3

Donate $25 towards a gift for 30 women through our partner Natalie’s Sisters.

We will be collecting items at the gym/dining room entrance at the times listed below. Ring the doorbell and a volunteer will help you unload.

  • After services on December 4 and 11
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9am to 4pm from now until December 8

The deadline to receive all items is December 11. If you have any questions, please contact DJ Rinehart.

Women’s Christmas Event

Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of worship, food, and joy-filled messages from some of the women here at FAC as we rejoice in the coming of Jesus.

Peru Mission Trip

June 9–18, 2023

We are headed to Peru in 2023! Anyone is welcome to apply—we’ve led teams with 13-year-olds, 70-year-olds, and every age in between. Cost is still to be determined but will probably be $3,500–4,000.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.

Next Gen Ministries

Oh Boy! We Can Hardly Wait!

Saturday, December 10 at 9am

Breakfast at 8:30am

Join us for this fun, interactive way for the whole church to celebrate Christmas together. We’ll play games, sing some songs, tell the Christmas story together, and do a project to benefit our local partners! Along the way, we’ll discover that sometimes the gifts we have to wait for turn out the be the greatest gifts of all.

To make the morning even sweeter, you and your family can join us at 8:30am for a family breakfast hosted by our Men’s Ministry Service Team!

This event is for everyone—from the littlest members of FAC to our 99-year-old kids-at-heart. Registration closes Sunday, December 4. You’re not going to want to miss it!

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am

Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

High School – 9th through 12th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

The church office will be closed on November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Boomers and Beyond Thanksgiving Feast

This Sunday at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we celebrate all our Father’s goodness to us with a Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or snack to share.

We’ll be joined by special guest speaker Jessie Chapman, daughter of Gary and Mary Chapman and Senior Director of Outpatient Services for Re-group Outpatient Behavioral Health Services in Ashland. Jessie will be sharing her story of redemption and recovery from substance abuse and offering hope for those who are or know someone who is oppressed by addictions.


Mondays at 6:45pm

Join us for a time of corporate prayer as we intercede for our church, community, and world. Learn more.

By the Numbers

October 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,1675 weeks
Online3115 weeks


General Fund$146.1k86% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$10.0k

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