Connector for December 10

This Sunday:
A Shoot Has Come From the Stump of Jesse

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Isaiah 11:1–10 as we continue our series The Christmas Tree.

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

Next Gen Services
8:15am – Birth through 4th grade
9:30am – All ages
11:00am – Birth through 4th grade

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

In the event of inclement weather, we will post any service delays or cancellations on our website, our Facebook page, and TV channels 18, 27, and 36.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for easy access to videos of our services, including live on Sunday mornings! It’s a great alternative if you run into trouble with or Facebook.

Christmas Eve Sunday Services

Join us for one of our four identical 45-minute candlelit services at 9:30am, 11:00am, 3:30pm, or 5:00pm. All services will have kids programming for birth through 2 years.

Click here to check out our full Christmas schedule

Christmas Service Opportunities

Last day for drop-offs is Tuesday, December 12

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas!

Option 1
Help us provide meals for 62 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 $70 for a family of 4–6. You will receive the list by email once you sign up.

Option 2
Donate $15 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 10
  • Monday, December 11 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 12 from 9:00am to noon

The deadline to receive all items is Tuesday, December 12. If you have any questions, please contact Tyrone Vinegar.

24 Hour Prayer

This Monday starting at noon

Sign up for one or more 30-minute time slots from 12:00pm on Monday, December 11 to 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 12 as we join with other churches in Central Kentucky to pray for our city and nation. Pray individually, as a family, or with a small group either here at the church or from home. A prayer guide and journal will be available.

As a church, we value and champion expectant prayer. Join us in this important work!


Mondays from 6:30 to 9:15pm
Starting January 15

Perspectives is an awe-inspiring course that has profoundly impacted hundreds of thousands of students during the past 45 years. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus to the early Church, and St. Augustine to the present, students learn how God moves, how the global Church responds, and the remaining task of world evangelization. Perspectives isn’t a course solely about world missions. It’s a study program rooted in Scripture, clarifying each believer’s remarkable opportunity to co-labor with God in His global purpose.

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals into membership!

Delorges Lavra
Kris and Beth Watson

This Saturday


Frosting Fest Breakfast

Family Life Center (Gym)

For those attending Frosting Fest, join us for a family breakfast hosted by our Men’s Ministry Service Team. Registration for this event is now closed.


Frosting Fest Main Event


FAC Kids is back with another deliciously fun Christmas experience! We’ll play games, sing some songs, tell the Christmas story together, and finish our time in the Gym decorating sets of Nativity cookies.

Men’s Breakfast

Panera in Palomar Centre

We will have an informal gathering at Panera instead of a full breakfast this month. Join us for conversation and fellowship!

This Sunday


Open Word

Family Life Center Room 203–204

This long-standing class is centered around an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Join us as we study 1 and 2 Peter and 1, 2, and 3 John. Learn more.

Young Marrieds and Growing Families

Dining Room

This class is aimed at helping those in this season of their lives with biblical teaching and community. Learn more.


Deeper Walk

Dining Room

Pursue spiritual maturity and claim the spiritual freedom afforded you in your relationship with Christ. Learn more.


Boomers & Beyond Christmas Gathering

Lower Auditorium

Celebrate with us as we sing carols and songs of the season, hear a devotional from Bill Richardson, and enjoy a meal together. Lasagna, salad, bread, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your favorite appetizers and desserts to share!

This Week


Monday at 6:45pm

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


Tuesday at 6:45pm

Join the Grandparents and Parents of Prodigals prayer group in the Prayer Room as we pray for our children and grandchildren to come to know and love Jesus.

Next Gen Ministries

FAC Kids needs volunteers!

A growing number of families are attending our 11:00am service, and we need your help to serve them well. If you would be interested in serving once or twice a month with our toddler or 2–3 year old classes, contact Hannah Meredith.

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram | Facebook

Sundays at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am

Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | Spotify | Text @midupdate to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

High School – 9th through 12th Grade
Newsletter | Instagram | Text @facparents to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Year-end Stock Donations

If you would like to make a year-end stock donation to the church, please do so by Monday, December 4 to allow time for processing. Thank you for being resource-generous!

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