Tower Tidings for the Week of February 11, 2018

Annual Lenten Organ Recital Series
Begins Thu, Feb 15th 11:30a-12p

Join us as we look forward to seven organists giving Lenten organ recitals starting Feb. 15th! Dr. Ed Yarnelle will lead off the seven weeks on Feb. 15, followed by Dr. Stephen Moore on Feb. 22. The five March dates begin with Kristen Cameron on March 1; Sally Rehfeldt on March 8, Philip Hoch on March 15, the duo of Jeffrey Rickard and Irmengard Jennings on March 22, and Dr. Kimo Smith on March 29. Come out and join us each week in Lent!

Men's Pancake Breakfast
Feb 13th 6:30a - 7:30a, Kimberly Hall

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday on Feb 13th with a Men’s Pancake Breakfast at 6:30a. Pastor Jon MacDonald from Restoration Covenant Church will be our guest speaker, and he will be leading us in a conversation about what happens when men get together to pray. As part of our Lenten series, First Congregational Church is inviting our congregation to deepen our relationship with God by developing a rich and joyous prayer life. All the men of our church and community are invited! To sign up, call our church office at 909-793-3157.

Our Church Community

(Click on the links below for more info)
Worship Service
  • Sermon this week: "Growing in Faith & Love"
  • Scripture is Eph 4:14-16
  • Flowers given by Ken Hendershot, in loving memory of Madeline and their 52nd wedding anniversary
  • Last week's sermon: "Responding to God's Touch"
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk
    Tuesdays 6:30a - Basement
  • Adult Bible Study, Sundays at 8:45a - Church Library
  • Bethel & Alpha Studies, Wednesdays at 6p
  • Take the S.H.A.P.E. test
Youth Ministry
  • 252 KIDS! (Sunday School)
    Sundays 10:00a - K. Hall
  • Youth Group: Sundays at 6:00p in the Basement, Bowling Night is FEB 11th!
  • Tod Bolsinger Talks about his Book: Canoeing the Mountains, Magnolia Presbyterian in Riverside on Feb 24th 9a-noon. Sign up on the patio after church.
  • Kirk Night Dinner on Wednesdays at 6p, please sign up on the patio after church, or call our office
(Your contributions support)
Remembering Peggy Hartzell, Feb 17th 10:00a
We will be having a service in memory of Peggy Hartzell on Saturday, Feb 17th at 10am. ​All are cordially invited to the reception in Kimberly Hall, immediately following the Service. Peggy's family is hoping many will share their stories and memories of Peggy, during the reception. Please come and join us as we remember her.
Receiving Ashes on Wednesday Feb 14th
Join us at Ed Hales Park, Downtown Redlands on State St and 5th, on Ash Wednesday, February 14th between 11:30a - 1:30p. First Congregational Church of Redlands and other Christian churches in our community will be offering ashes and prayer to anyone who would like to come and receive them. Come and be given a blessing at the start of the Lenten season!
2018 Flower Calendar
The 2018 Flower Calendar is now up in the church office. If you would like to sign up for a specific date, please write your name on the calendar, or you may call the office at (909) 793-3157 to select a date. Thank you for your generous support!

Women's Book Club March 11
The women’s book club is reading the classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis for its next meeting on March 11th at 11:15a in the church library. There are a couple of extra copies – see us at the Welcome/Information table after second service if you would like one.
Cooking for Youth Hope
​We are starting a new group who can cook dinners for Youth Hope 3 times per year (April, August, December), on the 4th Monday of those months. The group begins this April. Please contact Lisa Soria if you wish to be a part of this special ministry! We need 3 - 5 people to form this group. Gather some friends or come on your own and make new ones!
2018 Committee Meeting Schedule
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Prayer List
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Mary Clegg
Weldon Clegg
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Seve Garcia
Jean Harp
Athene Johnston
William Vander Lugt
Bud Miner
Don Nydam
Rev. Alicia Riedy
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
David Swanston IV
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Grace Wilson
Mike Wirz

Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Roy Sheeley
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Hoffman Family: Jim, Kenny, Brian, & Laurel—John Grossman's sister-in-law's family
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

Feb 12:
Jan Jacobson
Jay Sholes

Feb 13:
Dana Gonzalez
Feb 15:
Chris Lyford
William Vander Lugt

Feb 17:
Rhonda Johnson

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