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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…

The Last Word

We are in the midst of updating our church website and I was given the job of writing the “Who We Are” section.  It has turned out to be more difficult than I thought it would be.  Do I focus on the variety of worship services we offer?  Do I highlight the amazing music we have at all our services?  How about…

THE DISCIPLE WOMEN WAY

When I was secretary for First Christian, I was unable to participate in the women’s ministry of Disciple Women.  I was not really aware of the fellowship I was missing. I would invite all women of the church to come and get involved. On the outside, it may just seem like a social gathering, but the service that is given is remarkable. …

Summer Spirit Newsletter

Bi-Weekly via E-Mail Have you ever been challenged to be creative by a person you admire and respect and do not want to disappoint?  I have been given a challenge by Tammi, whom I admire and respect and do not want to disappoint! My challenge, you ask?! My challenge is to create an “email newsletter” to keep communication open during the summer…

The Last Word

A wise pastor once told me he never used his newsletter column to talk about events that had already occurred because it was too late for folks who hadn’t attended.  He told me, instead, to use my column to increase excitement about events still to come.  Well, I’m going to break this unwritten rule and brag a little bit about the children…

The Last Word

This year, in addition to all of my normal spring yard work, I’ve also taken on the task of refinishing our deck.  Needless to say, my body isn’t used to this kind of activity. My dad worked hard as a print shop mechanic and small business owner all his life.  Even though he had polio as a child that just about crippled…

Sharing Your Time & Talent!

It’s an exciting time of the year at FCC.  This weekend is not only graduation weekend, but also Youth Sunday. There has been so much planning, practicing and giving of time to make Youth Sunday a success.  Hats off to Miss Janel and the youth/music leaders for making it all “come together.” Weekly I spend Monday evening preparing the worship slides for 8:00 and 10:05…