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ForeThoughts August 2015

201508thumbnailFCC will host Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am with lunch to follow from 11:30 am to noon. Our theme this year is “This in My Father’s World.” There will be bible lessons, fun music, demonstrations and crafts dedicated to making us better caretakers of our world.

 

APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOR THE ARMY RESERVE
First Christian Church will host a breakfast for the Army Reserve on Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 am in Fellowship Hall. This is a way for us to thank our neighbors to the east for serving our country. We have a hearty menu planned for all 60 of them. We are asking the congregation to contribute. Please sign up in the narthex or call the church office 421-4790, Peg Cramer 421-4252 or Sharon Ryan 421-6729.

If you wish to make a monetary donation please put it in a pew envelope and mark it ARMY RESERVE.
There are only a few items left to be donated for the breakfast. Items are 2 bottles of sugar free pancake syrup, large bottle orange juice, large bottle cranberry juice, 3 lbs fresh strawberries, 8 peaches, 3 cantaloupe and 10 plums. Please have donations to the church by Friday morning (July 31) so we can prepare part of the meal Friday afternoon. Egg casseroles can be brought Saturday (August 1) before 7:30 am. Thank you to everyone for their donations of food and money!

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Forethoughts September 2014

John's Place

I am beginning to think the world has gone mad and is in a pretty volatile place right now. The news from this morning was very sad and disconcerting. The horrific shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in the rebel-held Ukraine has brought us to a place of shock, dismay and much finger pointing. The conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East has escalated once again to a place of heightened bloodshed and despair, with many innocents caught in the middle, again with accusations flying back and forth about who is responsible for this most recent onslaught. The situation on our own border with Mexico and the thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who are arriving there, trying to escape the dangerous situations of their native countries and the frozen politics of our country has infected many with fear and hate.

I heard this all this morning on CBS This Morning as they took a look at the world in 90 seconds. I turned off the television, hoping to escape any more bad news and went online. The first article on my news feed on Facebook was about yet another city cracking down on homelessness in a far less than compassionate way by banning them. That remote, desert island is looking better every day! Read More


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