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We hope the information you find here will help you learn
about our congregation and our church.
First Christian Church is progressive in viewpoint and policy.
We are a freedom-loving body of people, seeking to be Christian in all that we say and do.
There is no attempt to dictate in Biblical interpretation or in theological thought.
In such matters members have the freedom and responsibility of private judgment.
We strive to encourage understanding and cooperation
among ourselves and all Christian believers.
We are enriched by the diversity of our congregation
and we celebrate unity in the midst of our diversity.
We seek to show a religious faith that is
intelligent, rational, practical and vital to life in the world.
People with varying beliefs and religious backgrounds find meaningful fellowship
and opportunities for service to God in First Christian Church.
We would love to have you come worship with us.
Worship Service is held every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
By partaking of the Lord's Supper, by the singing of great hymns of faith,
through prayer and through study of the scriptures,
and with inspirational preaching that springs from the Bible,
we attempt to build spiritual strength for the challenges of life.
Children are actively included in worship each Sunday.
Nursery and toddler care is provided.
A special program of worship and activity is provided for children ages
three years old through kindergarten during part of the worship hour.
We invite you to share with us in the rewarding experience of worship.
Our doors are open to everyone, and our expression of faith is one of openness.
All are truly welcome here!
Sunday, November 23,
following worship service.
Turkey, Ham, Italian chicken, bread and drinks will be provided.
Please bring two of the following: vegetable, salad or dessert and tableservice for your family.
Join us as we count our blessings with our families and friends.
Please plan on staying after the luncheon to help us decorate for the upcoming advent season. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, Nov. 23 is your opportunity to give your Thanksgiving Offering. Your gift helps underwrite the education of students attending the Colleges, Universities, Seminars and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (DOC). Most importantly, your support helps Disciples Come Home! See the insert for more information.
The church office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in celebration of Thanksgiving.
We will open our regular time on Monday, Dec. 1.
We will not be meeting this Thursday, Nov. 27 to allow everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will start back on Thursday, Dec. 4. Snacks will be served from 3:30-4:00pm and then bible studies and other activities will be from 4:00-5:30pm. Kindergarten thru 8th grade are welcome.
Poinsettias will be available to purchase in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones to decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas holiday season. The poinsettias will be $10.00 each. All money received beyond cost will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack. If you would like to order a poinsettia(s), please contact the church office by December 7.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING OPPORTUNITIES
We are teaming up with Salvation Army to man their collection booths for the upcoming holiday season. The dates are Tues, Nov 25 at K-Mart, and Tues, Dec 2 and Tues, Dec 9 at IGA. It is for one hour time slots: 2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm and 4pm-5pm. There is a sign up sheet located on the bulletin board. See Janet Cunningham for more details.
John Williams and Pat Bennett
Ron Bell and Treva Olson
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