2014 Pictures Bonita Summers signed the song "A Baby Changes Everything" at our Christmas Eve Service. Isaac Myers lit the candles for our Christmas Eve Service. Our last stop of the night caroling was at Tom & Jeanne Mariet Gadient's marvelously decorated home. All the carolers sang to were blessed. The carolers, likewise, all received a blessing. The carolers paused for a moment to take a group picture at Colonial Assisted Living. On December 17 about 30 members from the church went caroling to Redbanks Nursing Home and Colonial Assisted Living. Our new Young Adult Sunday School class met for a Christmas dinner and party at the pastor's home on December 14. The Young Adults had some fun playing games at their party. The Membership/Hospitality Team did a marvelous job preparing things for this year's Christmas Dinner on December 14. Around 160 people stayed for our Christmas Dinner this year. The feast we had to share at our dinner was fantastic! Melody Fisher got the kids ready for a very special guest. This year we were privileged once again to have Santa Claus visit us at our dinner. Each child got a chance to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and received a treat bag. The children enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus. Our Children's Choir helped to lead us in worship on December 14. We had a great group of children on hand for the Children's Moment on December 14. The CMF had their December men's breakfast on December 7. Country ham was served. Don and Janetta Lacer hosted the Senior Saints Christmas Party on December 4. Senior Saints Christmas Party. Senior Saints Christmas Party. Senior Saints Christmas Party. Senior Saints Christmas Party. We had our annual Hanging of the Greens service on November 30. The elders provided food baskets to needy families once again this Thanksgiving. We participated in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry again this year. We filled approximately 90 boxes! The children had fun putting together the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year. The sanctuary was beautifully decorated for our Thanksgiving celebration. The Children's Choir sang for us on November 14. We had our annual churchwide Thanksgiving Dinner on November 14. There was an incredible feast to be had at our Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanksgiving Dinner John Edwards was kind enough to record our November radio ad. The CMF had their Boston Butt fundraiser on November 8. The CMF had a men's breakfast on November 2. Crayfish was on the menu! Our annual CWF Christmas Bazaar was held November 1. It took a lot of work just getting ready to serve lunch at the Bazaar. As usual, there was a great crowd at the Christmas Bazaar. Everyone seemed to enjoy the soup and sandwiches at the Bazaar. The homebaked goods were a hot item at the Bazaar. The CWF ladies did a great deal of work getting ready for their annual Christmas Bazaar. On October 28 the two Pastor's Bible Study groups met at Chuck's home for a meal and to finish their study of the Gospel of John. On October 25 we did a one day mission trip to the Christian Care Communities facility in Louisville, KY. It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved! Lots of work went into putting on our Fall Mission Trip. We provided balloons for all those who came to our Fall Carnival. The residents at CCC got a chance to paint pumpkins. The pumpkins were donated to us by Cates Farm. Debbie Enyart had the opportunity to paint the nails of several residents. Barbara Chaney spends a tender moment with a resident of the Chapel House as we sang Amazing Grace together. On October 21 the Senior Saints had a potluck dinner at the church. Chuck did a program for them after the meal called "Autumn Across North America." We had a Gospel Sing at the church on October 19. The chancel choir performed several pieces for us. The children's choir was on hand to sing for us too. Ken and Robin Sumner and Susie Middleton did a trio for us at the Gospel Sing. Chanda Pfingston shared a beautiful solo at our Gospel Sing. On October 8 the Cookie Brigade delivered home-baked goods to the Hugh Sandefur organization. At this year's Regional Assembly, held September 15-17 in Hopkinsville, Debbie Enyart was able to present a check to the Region from Camp Kum-ba-Ya. Three of those who have served as pastors of FCCH gathered for a picture at this year's Regional Assembly. Pictured with Chuck are Lon Oliver and Don Nunnely. The Senior Saints went to Cates Farm on September 23 to eat and enjoy a hayride. The senior adults enjoyed visiting with one another at Cates Farm. Sonny Beaven and others helped change out light bulbs for us. The sanctuary is definitely brighter now! Our Chancel Choir participated in the West Area All-Sing on September 21. It was held this year at FCC, Madisonville. Bonita Summers and members of the youth group signed a song on Youth Sunday, September 22. Our youth did an awesome job leading us in worship! The youth performed a number of skits on Youth Sunday. Estee Hazelwood played the piano for us on Youth Sunday. The youth gathered on Saturday, September 21, to practice for Youth Sunday. The Deacons held their annual Pork Chop Dinner fundraiser on September 10. This group showed up to help deliver commodities on September 10. On September 7 the children received their new "First Kids" shirts. The CMF had a Men's Breakfast on September 7. Carson Cowan was the guest speaker. We held our first "Reach Out and Touch Someone" event on September 4. The CWF had a General Meeting on September 2. They were able to present school supplies to representatives from Jefferson St. School at this time. These were some of the items that were donated to Jefferson School by the CWF. We had 30 participate in the Senior Saints roadtrip to the Haub House on August 19. On August 17 we were blessed to have Alan, Sarah and Jane Emerson become a part of our church family. Our annual church picnic was held August 17. Both the food and the fellowship were fabulous at our picnic. Following our meal several people enjoyed playing Bingo. We had a dunking booth on hand for our summer picnic. H. P. Hazelwood seemed to actually enjoy getting dunked. Several people seemed to find delight in dunking the pastor. The children had a Hawaiian Luau on August 9. They certainly enjoyed swimming together. We are very grateful for A.D. & Barbara Sprague hosting the children's luau. The adults had a great time playing "Bible Trivia" during Sunday School on Aug. 3. The "Senior Saints" had a potluck dinner at the church on July 15. Following their meal, the senior adults played Bingo. We had our second inter-generational Sunday School class on July 6. Everyone had a great time playing Bible Trivia. Amber Byrne and Jim Gatten were married at our church on June 28. Several of our children have gone to Camp Kum-ba-Ya this summer. Tori Hester has also served as a camp counselor. On June 22 the mission team gave a report to the church of their work in Louisville. We held our Summer Mission Trip June 16-19. We had a great team go to Louisville. Our Summer Mission Trip focused on helping the residents at the Christian Care Communities facility in downtown Louisville. The team members had numerous opportunities to hang out with the residents at CCC. Barbara Kammerlohr and Matthew Watkins cleaned one of the courtyards at CCC. Austin Chaney, Sage Rumans and Matthew Watkins helped move supplies where needed. Anita Watkins returns a nursing home resident to her room following an ice cream social. One of the service projects on the mission trip was helping to repot some plants for the residents of CCC. Team members sang for the residents at the nursing home at CCC. Barbara Kammerlohr, Hannah Watkins and Anita Watkins pack boxes of food for CCC residents. On the final day of the mission trip the team washed wheelchairs and walkers for the residents of CCC. Bonita Summers is leading the opening and closing assembly for our VBS. We do our VBS jointly with three others churches. Anita Watkins, Gail Myers and Sally Bird register kids at this years VBS. Austin Chaney is one of the youth helping with this year's VBS. The kids always have a great time at VBS. We were blessed to have Tom & Phyllis Antonini join our church on June 8. On June 8 Meredith Gold did our children's moment and told us how we can save lives by simply donating our old and used shoes. These are among those from the church who were on hand to help serve at the Salvation Army on June 7. Our church fed over 110 people at the Salvation Army on June 7. Our children recently went to the Evansville Zoo. A good time was had by all. Our two graduating seniors this year were Caitlin Myers and Tori Hester. We are very proud of these two young ladies. Branson Woodard, director of Harbor House, was the guest speaker at the CWF meeting on June 3. On June 3 the CWF met for one of their general meeetings. Rev. Amy Cates, who grew up in our church, led us in worship on June 1. On June 1 the Renovation Team recognized our children's Sunday School teachers. We had our first Inter-generational Sunday School class of the Summer on June 1. Our annual Mother/Daughter Banquet was held on May 11. There was a great crowd and everyone had a good time. We had a great group of models for the Mother/Daugher Banquet Fashion Show. A reception was held May 10 to welcome Jimmie Riley as our new director of children and youth ministries. At the Family Fun Night each family or person got to decorate horse shaped cookies. The theme for the May Family Fun Night was the Kentucky Derby. We had a Family Fun Night on May 4. On May 4 we welcomed Jimmie and Heather-Shoulders Riley into our church family. Jimmie also began his work as our director of children and youth that day. On May 4 we welcomed Martha Watson into our church family. The CMF held their monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 4. The CMF provided the meal for the women at their Spring Conference. Our church hosted the 2014 Disciples Women's Spring Conference this year on April 27. We held our 2nd annual Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, April 27. Two truck loads of items were brought in for recycling. The sanctuary on Easter was beautifully decorated with flowers donated in memory or honor of loved ones by the congregation. We had a great crowd on hand for our Easter Celebration on April 20. The children's choir helped to lead us in worship on Easter. The choir sang of the resurrection of our Savior during our Easter Celebration. Our accompanist, Chanda Pfingston, always adds much to our worship experince. On April 17 we held our Maundy Thursday service. We focused on Jesus' call to love one another as he has loved us. Rick Chandler read the Old Testament passage for our Maundy Thursday service. Robin Sumner read the New Testament text for our Maundy Thursday service. On Good Friday we had our annual Prayer Vigil from noon to midnight. There was a great turnout for our Easter Dinner held on Palm Sunday. The meals at FCCH are absolutely incredible! The handbell choir helped to lead us in worship on Palm Sunday. On April 13 we had our Palm Sunday service. The children helped out by bringing palms in during the processional. On April 10 the youth went to see four contemporary Christian artists in Evansville. A few of them got their picture make with the group Kutless. On March 30 the children took a trip to John James Audubon State Park. On their ranger-led hike the children learned about nature and the importance of caring for God's Creation. On March 30 we were blessed to have Jim Gatton and Amber Byrne join our church. Jim and Amber will be married later this summer. The children's choir did a marvelous job singing for us on March 30. On March 30 it was our privilege to install Hannah Watkins as our newest junior deacon. During March the CWF collected items to be given to St. Anthony's Hospice. We had a great Family Fun Night on March 23. During our Family Fun Night we played a special version of "Let's Make a Deal." On March 23 we were blessed to have Barbara Kammerlohr join our church. On March 23 we started collecting shoes to help the WaterStep organization purchase water purifiers for Third World countries. Our "Senior Saints" group took a trip to Owensboro on March 18 to eat lunch at Moonlite Bar-B-Que. The youth went to see Matthew West in concert at the Fine Art Center on March 15. We had a packed fellowship hall for the Lenten meal. The CWF ladies, with the help of a few of our men, did an incredible job serving everyone. Our pastor spoke at the community Lenten service on March 12. We had approximate 185 in attendance. The CWF ladies did an awesome job preparing for us to host the community Lenten service and meal. On March 9 we were blessed to have Mike and Melba Smith become a part of our church family. We thank God for leading them our way. We began the season of Lent on March 5 with our Ash Wednesday service. Despite bad weather we had a good turnout for our CMF breakfast on March 2. The church board met February 27. Our board officers for 2014 are Steve Gold, chair; Beth Bird, Vice Chair, Lyndsey Womack, secretary, and Sonny Beaven, treasurer. The 2014 Regional Women's Chorus Retreat was held in Lexington February 21-23. Those from FCCH attending were Debbie Enyart, Alice Myers, Gail Myers, Libby Brown, Nancy Rumans and Sue Wilson. The elders of the church met for a meal and time to discuss their work Sunday evening, February 16. The children of the church went bowling on February 16. Brandon Gilvin, Associate Director of Week of Compassion, preached for us on February 16. Brandon Gilvin gave a wonderful presentation on Week of Compassion following our Valentine Breakfast. The CMF proided a wonderful Valentine Breakfast for approximately 70 of us on February 16. We are pleased to welome Linda Glick as our new administrative assistant at church. On February 12 these brave souls got out in the cold to deliver commodities to Redbanks Towers. Linda Danheiser and Joyce Chandler delivered Valentine gifts to our shut-ins on February 11 on behalf of the CWF. Elliot Myers, Terry Cobb and Ken Enyart participated in the 2014 Kentucky Regional Men's Chorus Retreat February 1-2. The Youth had a Super Bowl Party on Sunday evening, February 2, at the home of Mike & Johnda Hazelwood. On February 2 we were blessed to have Marie Rushing join our church by transer of her membership. We give thanks to God for leading Marie our way. Despite the frigid temperatures we had a large number of our Senior Saints show up for lunch on January 28. Sunday evening, January 19, we had our annual visioning session where we worked to set goals for the coming year. A lot of wonderful ideas were shared. On January 19 we were blessed to have Patrick and Sarah Bassett join our church. We had a "Visioning Retreat" for our children's and youth ministry January 12-13. At our annual congregational meeting on January 12 we recognized Barbara Sprague for her outstanding leadership at board chair the past two years. Steve Gold was also elected to serve in that position for 2014. On January 12 we had the privilege of witnessing Isaac Myers baptism.