Reconciliation Special Offering Sept. 17 & 24
The Special Offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become an pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing experiential education, inclusive worship and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing, relationship and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. Through it we are able to provide programs for leadership development, curriculum for dialogue and learning, and partnerships within the Church and our communities.
Recent events have reignited the conversation about human brokenness evidenced in the sin of racism and perpetuated in our institutional structures and systems. Your generous giving to Reconciliation Ministry is transforming lives and strengthening Christ’s witness in the world showing that we love one another, even as Christ continues to love us! Read the bulletin here.
Thursday, September 21 – It’s Movie Night!
We will be showing the Sight and Sound Theatres in Branson’s DVD “Moses” at 6 pm on Thursday, September 21 in the church sanctuary.
“A production of immense scope. Be immersed in this vibrant, original musical that surges through landmark moments – the awe-inspiring burning bush, the plagues that batter Egypt, the Raging Red Sea that parts on an overwhelming scale. Experience the heart of this adventure: The journey of a broken man and the enslaved Isralite People, who find their identity and freedom in God.” Read More.
Youth Ministries Have Begun!
CCF is during the Sunday School hour. Come prepared to laugh, pray, play and to get to know each other. Christian Children’s Fellowship is the younger version of Chi-Rho and CYF. It is for kids K – 5th grades and who knows what kind of fun things can happen at church!
CYF is every Wednesday at 6pm. We will have a snack supper and then meet. We already know that this summer we are going to want to take a work trip down to help with all the damage from Harvey. We are going to take a stab at upgrading the church’s non-Facebook social media, and we are going to give bells a try. Youth group is always more fun when you bring your friends. See you on Wednesday. Read the bulletin here.
Installation Service for Rev. Laurie Lewis Sunday, Sept. 10th
Y’all come right in and sit right down and join with us to officially welcome our new minister, Laurie Lewis, into our community of believers. After worship, we are having a county fair themed lunch – peanuts on the table, hay bales on the floor. Fried chicken, pulled pork and homemade ice cream will be provided. Please bring yourself and those who would like to share their talent for entertainment – put your self on the list. Casual attire – jeans, boots – you bet! Worship at 9:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am. Read the bulletin.
We would love to have more choir members.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the choir, contact Warren Townsend at 620-423-3994 or cell 620-778-3754, or just come to choir practice! Choir practice is every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Read the bulletin here.
Some advantages of singing in the choir:
1. You never have to worry about what to wear.
2. You have excellent seats and are assured of a reserved seat for Christmas and Easter.
3. From your seat in the choir loft you can gawk at, smile at, ignore, and otherwise enjoy the rest of the people in the congregation.
4. You’re in an excellent seat to see all the activity, such as baptisms, new members, installations, etc.
5. The pastor is nearly always looking the other way.
6. The cost for all these benefits is low. Just one evening a week for a rehearsal.
I am so excited to be here with you.
What a wonderful welcome! If you treat everyone who comes to visit us on Sunday mornings, like you have greeted me, we will run out of room in the Sanctuary. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. In the meantime, I am really appreciating the nametags! There is such an energizing spirit in this congregation. Soon, I will be working with our committees to plan for the Fall and Advent seasons. I know we are going to have fun aiming at the moon together! Laurie Read Newsletter here
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- 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.
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Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
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