Parsons Ministerial Association’s
Community Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 25 th
11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
First Christian & First Presbyterian Churches-29 th St. & Southern Blvd.
DINE-IN, CARRY-OUT, & DELIVERY MEALS ARE AVAILABLE.
Delivery is by pre-order only (no pre-order is required for dine-in or carry-out).
THE DEADLINE FOR DELIVERY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 TH AT 11:00AM.
You may also call 620.421.4790 to place a delivery order. Please leave a message with your name,
physical address, and number of meals if no one is available. There is no charge for the meal.
Any donations are voluntary and will be used for dinner expenses and to continue this great community tradition.
We live in a culture bent on definitions of a good life as continuous upward mobility–climbing ladders of prosperity with increasingly fabulous experiences that we can post to ever-more-likable social media accounts. We may comb the shelves of the self-help section in search of just the right formula to gain success. Perhaps we even gravitate towards spiritual leaders who promise great rewards if we only do “the right thing.” But life happens, right? Most times we are not moving upward but trying to repair the rung we’ve just slipped from. So what if we stopped climbing and started fertilizing, watering, and blooming right where we find ourselves? Welcome to a Lent of affirming a faith in which we are blessed, regardless, and where we can lean into embracing our “good enough” lives.
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.
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