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Behind the Scenes from the Staff

We have made a decision of living in the beautiful Midwest, experiencing different weather seasons. We also experience seasons at church.  In the fall, we have the hustle and bustle of getting our kiddos ready for school.  The joy of new school supplies, new clothes, new shoes and the list goes on.  Currently we are experiencing the lazy days of summer; we…

The Last Word

We’ve been in our home off of River Road now for about 2 ½ years.  The first summer, we noticed a few hummingbirds would stop by our window to inform us the previous owners had been thoughtful enough to put out feeders for them.  This summer, we finally got with the program and have been enjoying watching them come and go ever…

The “Cluttered” Calendar

Each week the staff gets together for a meeting so everyone can be on the “same page” – whether it is being briefed on a new sermon series, L.I.F.E. group updates, VBS, etc. we also go over the CALENDAR.  If you’ve ever stopped by Mitzi’s desk and looked at the office calendar, it is FULL!  From ministry group meetings, building usage requests,…

The Last Word

For the past year or so, I’ve been following a new show called “Turn: Washington’s Spies.”  It tells the story of the Revolutionary War from the perspective of ordinary people (many of them civilians) who helped win America’s freedom.  The show is based on actual historical figures. As I’ve watched the dramatic inner workings of America’s Revolution, I get the same feeling…

VBS Is For Adults Too!!

I love walking into the sanctuary this week and seeing the mountains on the stage with the huge Everest banner. I love seeing the bright eyes of each child as they look forward to meeting a new memory buddy animal and learn about how God has the power to provide, comfort, heal, forgive and love us forever. As adults, we have mountains…

The Last Word

During the summer months, some things on our church calendar take a break.  For instance, Wednesday night L.I.F.E. Groups and youth groups won’t start up again until September.  However, other things take off!  Indeed, summer might just be the best season of the year to see the heart of First Christian Church at work. I believe one of the reasons God has blessed…

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…

The Last Word

The other day I ran across a word I’d never seen before: “lifewithoutspacemakesnosense.” Of course, it didn’t take me long to realize the spaces had been left out.  Add the spaces back in and you have the makings of a great sermon: “life without space makes no sense.” As we enter into the summer months, many of us will make time for…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

In our scripture this week of Pentecost, from Acts 2:17 God declares, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Through the power of God’s Spirit among the people, young and old alike are having visions and dreaming dreams.…

The Last Word

Pentecost seems to be one Christian holiday Hallmark just doesn’t know what to do with.  Christmas has Santa and Easter has the Easter bunny – but what about poor Pentecost.  I read about one preacher who went out shopping on the Friday before Pentecost and noticed there was no indication whatsoever that there were only two shopping days left until Pentecost.  He…