“SOMETIMES GOOD NEWS STINKS”
AMOS 7.7-17 July 14, 2019
He is a simple man of less than average means. Okay, let’s be honest, he is poor. Most of us would call him “dirt poor”. He works on land that others own. He was born in a country to the south of the very rich nation in which he now finds himself. Long before he was born, the larger, more powerful country to the north had subdued the political leaders of his country into submission. And in his search for work, food, basic survival; for himself and his family, he has been forced to cross the border, into the land of prosperity. It is called a land of promise and hope.
First Sundays at First Christian
August 4th - Bluegrass
October 6th - Jazz
December 1st - A Classical Christmas
Sundays at 9:30 am - Southern at 29th - www.fccparsons.org
Cookie Bazaar coming in December
First Christian Church will host a cookie bazaar in December featuring our gingerbread mascot "Crumbles" named by Reegan Campmier.
I just love the summer and how relaxed we all get as we unwind from the hustle and hurry of the school year. Maybe it’s the sweet corn and all the barbecuing on the grill, or maybe it is vacations, reunions and getting away for a while; but most of us seem to smile a little more and breathe a little better. I thank God for the miracle of the changing seasons.
I am also very excited for our First Sundays at First Christian worship experiments. Our 1st one will be August 4th and the music is going to be Bluegrass. Paul Martin, Tim Anderson, Dawna Dee Farran and her brother Rusty Farran will be leading us in all aspects of our worship. Paul said, “better tell folks to wear their tapping and dancing shoes!” Invite friends and family alike it’s going to be a great time at First Christian.
Our next worship series will follow: Prophecies and Pottery: Journey with Jeremiah. It should be inspiring. I love the metaphor of God as the potter and creation being the clay.
The regional gathering Connect and Equip is August 10th at Camp Tawakoni from 9:30 to 3:30. There will be activities for all ages, delicious food prepared by various men and women groups served in the food court. For the youth there will be swimming, archery, high ropes and more. The children will experience a “Day at Camp”. For those who have never attended camp, they can see what all the excitement is about. There will be lots of good information to bring back to Parsons, and new friends to meet. Joyce McEwen Crane, from Kansas Leadership Center, will lead two workshops. In the morning she will help us fill the gap between expectation and reality. That afternoon, she will lead a discussion on identifying what different groups of people bring to the table. Those of us who attended last year had a blast.
The cost of the event is only $10. You can register online at www.kansasdisciples.org or pick up the registration form on the table in the Narthex (Welcome area).
I hope you will enjoy every day this summer, take some time to breathe and relax. It will be fall soon enough! See you at the Table, Laurie
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Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
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