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The Last Word

For those of you who are tied up with work or other responsibilities during the week, I can assure you there’s always something going on at First Christian Church. Right now, the line dancers are keeping fit in our fellowship hall (and obviously having a lot of fun doing so). There’s a crew of volunteers working on the new family/handicapped accessible bathroom…

“Here I am, Lord…”

I love to sing this hymn. It stirs up memories of hearing God’s call and times He prompted me to serve. It also reminds me of the work our Nominating Committee is preparing to undertake; being charged with prayerfully seeking out Ministry Group chair people, Deacons, Elders, Treasurers and special Committee members. Please pray for them. I also ask that you pray…

The Last Word

I’ve seen it many times on church signs: “What is missing from ch__ch? UR!” That’s a cute way of saying that everybody has a place in the church and when you’re absent, you are missed. But for the Apostle Paul, this wasn’t something trivial. It was a serious spiritual issue. He described the church as a human body and each member as…

Our First “Gathering”…

This week we began our first “Gathering” of 20, 30, 40 somethings! We read together Acts 2 which spoke to early Christians about the purpose of gathering in community and Hebrews 10:24-25 which says “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together.” The question “Can I be a Christian without…

The Last Word

This week our annual Stewardship Devotional guide and faith card for 2015 were mailed out (if you didn’t receive one, call or pick one up in the church office). The theme for this year is “Test and See That the Lord is Good,” which is a mash-up of Malachi 3:10, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse… Test me in this and…

Fear Ruins Lives

Fear takes away the good life. I have seen friends lately who on vacation, have gone on Zip Lines and had so much fun. While I was on vacation recently, I saw the advertisements for these and thought to myself “No way am I going up on one of those”. Too scared to try! How much life do we forfeit by being…

The Last Word

I just read an article in the New York Times that begins: “ONE of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance boosts the immune system and decreases blood pressure. It may add as much as two to three years to your life.” My unscientific intuition is that…

The Info Wall

The success of the First Christian Church mission projects sign up wall has now inspired us to rename this space “The Info Wall”. It is located in the front gathering area. This is just another way to let our congregation become aware of the “happenings” in the life of First Christian Church. If you need to register for your L.I.F.E. group class,…

The Last Word

When the Disciples of Christ movement rolled across the country in the early and mid-1800s, one of the central messages was that even though we are different from one another in many ways, we are all a part of Christ’s church. It was an idea that echoed Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians: “For just as the body is one and has many…

A Facebook Fan

Time to talk Facebook. In full disclosure, I love Facebook! I’m “Friends” with old classmates. I can “see” what family is up to—especially those out of town. It also gives me an opportunity to share with my “Friends” exciting things happening in the Kircher household. With Facebook there are many opportunities where “Friends” seek guidance and prayer. A “friend” shared that her…