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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…

The Last Word

There were a couple of things I heard a lot as a kid.  The first was, “If you keep that up, somebody’s going to get hurt.”  And the second was, “If you keep that up, you ARE going to get hurt… and I’m going to be the one who does it!”  Either way, I knew there were probably going to be consequences coming.…

Got Fruit?

A neat part of my job is organizing Youth Sunday, which will be May 3 at the 10:05 service this year. This special service gives the next generation of Christ followers the opportunity to serve and share their talents with the congregation.  Our youth have been learning the importance of producing spiritual fruit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

The Last Word

I was reading something the other day about “confirmation bias.”  Maybe you’ve heard of it.  Confirmation bias is a psychological phenomenon that explains why people tend to seek out information that confirms their existing opinions and overlook or ignore information that refutes their beliefs. Unfortunately, almost everyone does it.  For instance, we tend to “tune in” to news that confirms things we already believe…

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…