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The Last Word

This past Sunday, we began a two-week sermon series called “The Power of 12 Revisited” exploring Romans 12.  Last fall, we kicked off the year with a similar series on 1 Corinthians 12.  In both of these chapters, Paul addresses the importance of believers working together in love in the body of Christ.  It seems providential that both of these chapters lifting up…

Trust is the Way…

The world of today is hard to understand – shootings, beheadings, sickness, no morals–so many hurting, because of pain in their heart or physical pain. I believe one of my lessons that I have learned is to just trust God. He is in control, He is sovereign, He loves us and wants what is best for us, so we have to trust.…

The Last Word

As I write this week’s column, the General Assembly of the Christian Church is already well underway.  I’ve had the opportunity to attend amazing worship services and challenging workshops. Something I’m hearing over and over again is that we can no longer afford to wait in our buildings for people to come to us.  In the same way Jesus and his disciples…

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…