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Behind the Scenes from the Staff (Page 14)

The “Cluttered” Calendar

Each week the staff gets together for a meeting so everyone can be on the “same page” – whether it is being briefed on a new sermon series, L.I.F.E. group updates, VBS, etc. we also go over the CALENDAR.  If you’ve ever stopped by Mitzi’s desk and looked at the office calendar, it is FULL!  From ministry group meetings, building usage requests,…

VBS Is For Adults Too!!

I love walking into the sanctuary this week and seeing the mountains on the stage with the huge Everest banner. I love seeing the bright eyes of each child as they look forward to meeting a new memory buddy animal and learn about how God has the power to provide, comfort, heal, forgive and love us forever. As adults, we have mountains…

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…

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 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…

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…

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,…

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…