November 2018 Newsletter
A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR
The season of thanks-giving and we have so much to be thankful for at 1st Christian. What a great community of caring, loving Christians. There are all kinds of ways to give your time and talents during this time of year. One is to help with decking the halls of the church. It is fun to decorate our own houses, but it is a wonderful feeling to be a part of decorating God’s house for the coming Messiah. The Christmas season is almost upon us! So save the date for Sunday, Nov. 25th. We will decorate and then fellowship together over a light lunch.
I can hardly wait to sing the old favorites and maybe a new one or two. Our worship series for the season is Calm and Bright, a celebration of the 200th birthday of the cherished Silent Night. I think you are going to love it. Last year it was feathers, this year stars will abound! I am excited too, because the Sanctuary in all its festive glory is simply gorgeous; a gift in itself for the Christ-child.
Then, when all the presents have been unwrapped and the food in the refrigerator is all leftovers, we will be having our December 3oth service in the Fellowship Hall. Bring the goodies you have too much of and we will enjoy a casual worship service in the Fellowship Hall.
See you at the Table! Laurie
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples of Christ identity statement
Sharing the Lord's Supper each Sunday as we gather around the Lord's table, open to all who confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Join us in worship this Sunday!
Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a community of about 850,000 Christians in 3,800 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Two groups of frontier Christians came together in 1832 to form the foundation of today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
They shared the view that people should not be excluded from fellowship in the church because they didn't adhere to a particular human-made creed.
They used to say there is "no creed but Christ." Today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) still thinks that way.
We study the Bible to deepen our connection to God through Jesus Christ, and to discover what God wants us to do.