Monthly Archives: December 2011

December Devotion by Harry Shields

Devotion: Harry Shields Harry read a quote from the James Emery Church and Culture blog,, entitled The Importance of Saying “NO”

Acts 6 principle –  We must say no to certain things, so we as leaders can say yes to the few things that only we can do.

Acts 6:1-4         1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenistst arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.3 Therefore, brothers,t pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Discusion :

What things do you say no too?                                                                                                    What things do you say yes too?                                                                                                  Why don’t you say no more often?    –  Pay attention to your motives !

Feedback :   People Pleasers – Hero Mentality – Decernment – Honey Don’t List –

Ask yourself: “What are the things you must do? “




Next Meeting – January 3rd, 2012

Join us at “The Family”  on  1909 W. Second Street in Appleton.  Paul Cameron will be our host.

Together we are better !

Hello FCEMF members,

We are expecting great things to happen in 2012.  We don’t want you to miss out. If you are currently a member of the FCEMF that just hasn’t been able to attend a meeting lately we want you to know that you have been missed.  For this Fellowship to be healthy we must create a culture of trust and participation.

Expectaions of the Fellowship

1. Members must agree to the statement of faith outlined in Article V.                         ( see about FCEMF page)

2. Members must be willing to participate in and support programs of the fellowship.

3. Members failing to attend the regular meetings, or to support the fellowship programs for a period of three months will be contacted by a member of the Hospitality Committee to discover their intentions.

Each minister is a valuable part of the Fellowship, let us keep our commitments to the group by praying, encouraging and gathering with each other.