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Behind the Scenes from the Staff (Page 14)

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…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

I’ve so enjoyed our time throughout this Lenten season being in our class of young adults during the process of discovering each of our SHAPE’s for ministry. Everyone is gifted uniquely by the Spirit, everyone has different passions, abilities, personalities and experiences. And it’s beautiful to see how God’s people may be used in different ways in our world, each according to…

The Amazing Easter Race

I am so excited for this upcoming Easter plan, the Amazing Easter Race, which the staff, elders and Outreach ministry group members have been plotting to create for the families in our church and community. Family teams of two people or more will face family-friendly challenges to earn clues for their next destination. I can’t wait to hear the laughter fill the…

Tag Me, Please!

Little sheep, bunnies and bears – have you seen them anywhere around the church? Our nurseries have room-specific nametags for our kiddos (plus sticker-type tags for our new visiting friends)! We are so blessed to be a community where our volunteers strive to know each child by name. Our nursery folks are incredible! But did you know that the tags we provide…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and covers approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday.  At First Christian we emphasize this time on Wednesday evenings, with a Lenten meal at 5:30 pm and then special study groups.  If you are already attending a group on Wednesday evenings, those will continue, and we have two new groups that will be offered on Wednesdays.…

Newsletter Ladies…

The love our “newsletter ladies” have and show each week is immeasurable. They come in smiling and chit chatting, always wanting to know how everyone is doing. They are like a little ministry amongst themselves. Each week one of them signs up to bring treats and I provide coffee for them always knowing who takes cream and sugar. These ladies are an…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

An afternoon of cooking led to the special occasion of an entire family dinner. Extra hands made the meal happen and gave me time with our granddaughters! Additional hands handled after dinner details, giving Papa time with the “girlies”. When the day was over, I was not exhausted, I was exhilarated! As Nominating Committee work heads into full swing, I am reminded…

A NEW BEGINNING!

January 1 of each year brings to our attention that we can have a new beginning. We Christians know that we each have had a new beginning when we accepted Christ into our lives, repented, and began all anew. As far as He is concerned our slates are clean and there is no memory of our sins. What a wonderful word is…