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Behind the Scenes from the Staff

Hello…. See Ya Later…

A Little Introduction… Pictured is our new Administrative Assistant of First Christian Church! Her name is Amy Garmoe, and she lives in Montrose, IA. She is coming to us from Burlington First Christian Church and has worked there for three years.  She will tell you more about herself and family in her next Behind the…

Sisters…

Sisters are the best! This past weekend I traveled back “home” for my niece’s bridal shower.            Prior to going south my sister Julie, aka “Jules”, invited me to stay with her if I was planning to stay the night. My original plan was to make the trip in one day, but who can turn…

Crazy Brave

Last month, I had the honor to join the 5th-8th grade youth groups at the Grand Theater to hear Former American Idol contestant, Dave Pitmann in concert. Dave wrote the song Crazy Brave after he went to audition for season 9 of American Idol. He shares that we have a purpose to step out of…

On Not Going Home

Last week a prominent theologian was asked to offer a two word opinion of the preacher Beth Moore. And in response, he said “Go Home.” This is enough to get me a bit worked up. But Moore responded with compassion and grace, saying her calling is not to man, but to God.             We here…

The God of Restoration

Lately, refinishing doors has been my project.  I have been sanding to remove varnish but leaving the stain and adding new polyurethane.  After sanding the first door, it looked damaged beyond repair.  I reluctantly went to my husband to admit my error.  He walked out of the room, got a rag and some water, and…

With Thanks

With thanks I give to our Pastors of our church for all they do on a regular daily basis.             Senior Pastor David Turner: We share almost the same date of birth. He is a day older than I! He has a generous heart, he brings the Word every weekend, he is full of grace…

Spiritual Milk

Have you ever been around a hungry new born and their relentless hunger for their mother’s milk. Nothing outside of being fed will satisfy that baby’s desire. Many new Christians experience a similar hunger for the spiritual milk found in the Bible and like a child getting older, some Christians lose their thirst for milk…

Taste and See!

During our Homecoming celebration, we enjoyed grilled burgers and dogs, ice cream and cookies and the joyous sounds of chatter and laughter in the Fellowship Hall. After Pastor Brian and the children led our worship time of joyful songs, more jubilant visiting spilled out into church as classrooms were visited and games were played. Then…popcorn!…