Category: Connectors

Connector for August 7

This Sunday:
Jesus is Challenging

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Luke 4:16–31 as we begin our new series Jesus Is.


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.


Eastern Kentucky Outreach

Many of you have asked how we can help our brothers and sisters in Eastern Kentucky after recent flooding. We are partnering with Christian Appalachian Project, a like-minded organization that already has structure in place to provide support. Learn more here.


Ministry Fair Starts this Sunday

Every Sunday this month we are hosting a Ministry Fair in the Lower Atrium. Each week will feature different ministries and opportunities as we head into our fall quarter. Learn more here.

This week:
UP Towards God in Worship

  • Vertical
  • Grandparents & Parents of Prodigals
  • Sunday Prayer Team
  • Baptism Team

Fall Quarter Sign-Ups

For more, check out the latest issue of Engage Magazine


Launch

Sunday, August 28 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us for Launch in the Lower Auditorium. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Thursdays from 7–9pm
From September 15 to November 3

Join us as we explore how it is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature, and how knowing God and knowing ourselves cannot be separated. Cost is $35. Learn more.


Next Gen

Step-Up Sunday

This Sunday

FAC Kids Step-Up Sunday is this Sunday. Children born August 1, 2020 through 4th grade will move up to their new classes, meet their new teachers and leaders and see their new rooms. We can’t wait to kick off the new school year with your kids!


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Newsletter | Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

GPOPs

Tuesday, August 9 at 6:45pm

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

Boomers and Beyond Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, August 9 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is Bru Burger. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, August 13 at 9am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects. RSVP now.

Come to the Banquet

Sunday, August 14 at 6pm

Join us in the celebration of Holy Communion led by members of our church family of all generations. It will be a time of reflection, corporate prayer, and music, using elements of both communion liturgy and personal response. Families and people of all generations are invited to share in this time of prayer, worship, and sacrament.


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Connector for July 31

This Sunday:
A Stained Beauty

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Ephesians 3:7–12 to conclude our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.


We’ll be sharing communion during services this Sunday. If you watch our livestream, we hope you’ll gather the elements and join us from home.


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 8:15am service returns this Sunday!

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Thursdays from 7–9pm
From September 15 to November 3

Join us as we explore how it is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature, and how knowing God and knowing ourselves cannot be separated. Cost is $35. Learn more.


Next Gen

Step-Up Sunday

Sunday, August 7

FAC Kids Step-Up Sunday is August 7. Children born August 1, 2020 through 4th grade will move up to their new classes, meet their new teachers and leaders and see their new rooms. We can’t wait to kick off the new school year with your kids!


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Newsletter | Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

Come to the Banquet

Sunday, August 14 at 6pm

Join us in the celebration of Holy Communion led by members of our church family of all generations. It will be a time of reflection, corporate prayer, and music, using elements of both communion liturgy and personal response. Families and people of all generations are invited to share in this time of prayer, worship, and sacrament.


Helpful Links

Connector for July 24

This Sunday:
Jesus’ Last Words to the Church

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Revelation chapters 1–3 to conclude our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Five people will be baptized this Sunday! Come early so you don’t miss out!


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.


☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services next Sunday, July 31.

Membership Class

This Sunday at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.


Russell Cave Back to School Rally

Saturday, July 30 from 8am to 1pm

Join us in serving Russell Cave Church of Christ as they host their annual Back to School Rally for Fayette County Public Schools! We need 15 to 20 volunteers to help run game stations. Contact Tyrone Vinegar for more information.


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

GPOPs

Cancelled this week

The Grandparents and Parents of Prodigals prayer group will not be meeting this Tuesday, July 26.


By the Numbers

June 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person8464 weeks
Online2524 weeks

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$187.1k140% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$13.7k

Year to Date (July-June)

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$1,964k118% of YTD budget
Alliance Missions$196k

Helpful Links

Connector for July 17

This Sunday:
Jesus is Greater Than Everything

Join us as our High School Pastor Dan McPherson shares takeaways from LIFE Conference. Hear how God answered our prayers and used the conference to further our vision of raising up the next generation.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.


☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.


Russell Cave Back to School Rally

Saturday, July 30 from 8am to 1pm

Join us in serving Russell Cave Church of Christ as they host their annual Back to School Rally for Fayette County Public Schools! We need 15 to 20 volunteers to help run game stations. Contact Tyrone Vinegar for more information.


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

Boomers and Youth Group Game Night

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30pm

If you’re part of Boomers and Beyond or FAC Youth, we hope you’ll join us in the Gym for food, games, and fellowship!


Helpful Links

Connector for July 10

This Sunday:
The Church at Crete

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from the book of Titus as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.


☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

High School Ministry activities are cancelled this Sunday due to LIFE Conference.


Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.

Russell Cave
Back to School Rally

Join us in serving Russell Cave Church of Christ at their annual Back to School Rally! We need 15 to 20 volunteers on Saturday, July 30 to help run game stations.

Contact Tyrone Vinegar for more information.

Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, July 9 at 9am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects. RSVP now.

Boomers and Beyond Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is Lexington Diner. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.

GPOPs

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:45pm

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


Helpful Links

Connector for July 3

This Sunday:
The Church at Colossae

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Colossians 1:15–20 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.


☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Join us in praying for our high schoolers

85 students and 15 leaders are heading to Orlando, FL from July 5–9 to take part in the Christian and Missionary Alliance’s LIFE Conference.

Join us in praying for them daily with the prayer prompts below.

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.


Upcoming Events

The church will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Vertical will resume Monday, July 11.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, July 9 at 9am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects. RSVP now.

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations over the past few months! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting:

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Clothes (sizes newborn to 24 months)

Helpful Links

Connector for June 26

The Church at Rome: Characteristics of a Church that Lives on Mission

Join us as our Pastor of Outreach and Missions Tyrone Vinegar brings a message from Romans 1:16–17 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.

☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us for Launch in the Lower Auditorium. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.


Upcoming Events

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

GPOPs

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:45pm

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

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


By the Numbers

May 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,0035 weeks
Online2774 weeks (data reporting issue)

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$149.0k103% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$27.7k

Helpful Links

Connector for July 19

This Sunday:
The Church at Ephesus

Join us as our High School Pastor Dan McPherson brings a message from the book of Ephesians as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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.

We’re moving to
2 services starting
☀️ this Sunday! ☀️

  • No 8:15am service in person or online.
  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Annual Meeting Election Results

The following members were elected to the Leadership Board (2 year terms):

  • Damon Mazza (Vice Chair, elder)
  • Susan Sallee (Secretary, non-elder)
  • Todd Banus (elder)
  • Tim Woods (elder)
  • Amy Long (non-elder)
  • Daniel Rehner (non-elder)

The following members were elected to the Nominating Committee (1 year terms):

  • Sue Cook
  • Mark Fischer

The budget for fiscal year 2022–23 was affirmed.


Please join us in welcoming
Dan and Stephanie Lintemuth
into membership.


Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us for Launch in the Lower Auditorium. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


Helpful Links

Connector for June 12

This Sunday: CALLED

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration during all three services! We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.

The Annual Report, Financial Summary, Treasurer’s Report video, and Slate of Nominees are available on our website.

If you are a member, you will receive an email with voting instructions on Sunday morning. Voting will be open until the end of the day on Tuesday.


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.


☀️ Summer Sunday Schedule Change ☀️

June 19-July 24

Because of summer traveling and as a thank you to our dedicated volunteers who show up early every Sunday, we’re going to move to 2 services for a few weeks starting Sunday, June 19.

  • There will be no 8:15am service in person or online.
  • Our 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us for Launch in the Lower Auditorium. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.


Join an Affinity Group

We are excited to have Affinity Groups back again this summer! They’re a great opportunity to connect with others in the First Alliance family to do something fun. Groups will meet about once a month in June, July, and August.


Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, June 11 at 9am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects. RSVP now.

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

We will be meeting in Room 12 in the Lower Auditorium this week due to VBX!

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

Boomers and Beyond Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, June 14 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is Papi’s Mexican Restaurant. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.

GPOPs

Tuesday, June 14 at 6:45pm

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

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!


Helpful Links

Connector for June 5

This Sunday:
The Church at Corinth

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


☀️ Summer Sunday Schedule Change ☀️

June 19-July 24 (6 weeks)

Because of summer traveling and as a thank you to our dedicated volunteers who show up early every Sunday, we’re going to move to 2 services for a few weeks this summer!

  • There will be no 8:15am service in person or online.
  • Our 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31!

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.


Annual Business Meeting Celebration

Sunday, June 12 during all three services

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration! This year it is being held on a Sunday morning so everyone can be a part of it. We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.

The Annual Report, Financial Summary, Treasurer’s Report video, and Slate of Nominees are now available on our website.

If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting materials, join us at our Dialogue Session this Sunday at 6pm in the Lower Auditorium!

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us for Launch in the Lower Auditorium. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.


Join an Affinity Group

We are excited to have Affinity Groups back again this summer! They’re a great opportunity to connect with others in the First Alliance family to do something fun. Groups will meet about once a month in June, July, and August.


Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, June 11 at 9am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects. RSVP now.


Young Professionals Ministry

Thursdays at 7pm

Enriching community and impactful discipleship are two things that can seem fleeting when you enter into post-college adulthood; it’s not unusual to become overwhelmed when searching for these two vital aspects of the Christian life.

Come join our Young Professionals Ministry as we eat, grow, and serve the community together. We meet on Thursdays at 7pm.


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations over the past few months! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting:

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Clothes (sizes newborn to 24 months)

Helpful Links