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Train Them Up…

I put our two-year old granddaughter to bed. “You would be so proud of your cousin”, I remarked to the four year old granddaughter, “She is closing her eyes and folding her hands now for bedtime prayer.” She asks, “What prayer do you say with her?” I was shocked. I had taught her the same,…

It’s All Good…

Every half hour on this quiet Good Friday, I hear the door opening, signaling the arrival of the next “link” in our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil. When I arrived, I was greeted by someone just finishing their time in prayer. As we hugged she said, “I was so refreshed by that time. I had so much…

Going Where God Leads Us…

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”– Thomas A. Edison On June 12, the FCC Youth Mission Team will head for the Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas. Not only are we preparing for the ‘hard work’ of painting, cleaning…

In the Quiet

I love to sing. Sharing that passion at Saturday Night Alive Worship and helping lead others in worship of our sweet savior Jesus is often the spiritual anchor for my week. Last Thursday a cold was setting in, but I could still talk. So I showed up to practice and the voice that I heard…

Repeat After Me…

Closing Prayer Circle in CYF is tradition. It’s an unbroken circle where we encourage verbal prayer, even when all we have to offer is “Thank You God”. Sometimes, for the sake of time, I have been known to offer up a “repeat after me” prayer; it’s not my favorite way to end our night, because…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

As I listen to others who do not attend FCC Keokuk choosing between family travels, activities and weekend worship, I am reminded of how incredibly blessed we are to have four weekend worship services! As the end of school year and summer are approaching, decide right now that you will commit to attending your activities without missing weekend worship.  Joining others in…

Coming Back to Say Thanks!

I love the reminder in Jesus’ parable of the Ten Lepers that we should be grateful people.  So here’s my chance to come back and say thanks… *For supporting the Youth Mission Trip by attending their dinners and for encouraging the youth to serve. *For giving items to the Bless this Dress ministry…your generous hearts bless many in the Tri-State area through…

Tag Me, Please!

Little sheep, bunnies and bears – have you seen them anywhere around the church? Our nurseries have room-specific nametags for our kiddos (plus sticker-type tags for our new visiting friends)! We are so blessed to be a community where our volunteers strive to know each child by name. Our nursery folks are incredible! But did you know that the tags we provide…