A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Nearly 2,000 years ago a birth occurred, a very unique birth with worldwide and everlasting ramifications. This birth came seven Sundays following Easter Sunday. It was the Day of Pentecost and as the believers of Jesus Christ were gathered, something amazing happened. God poured out His Holy Spirit. We mark this day as the birth of the church universal. We invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4th as we celebrate this special day.
Through the centuries, the church became known as the Body of Christ. In our community of Parsons, the early Christian settlers gathered informally in homes to study the Bible and enjoy fellowship. The birth of our congregation came 145 years ago when the formal organization of “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Sunday School” was established. This first Sunday School met in a real estate office and later a lodge and a one-room frame structure. Baptisms took place in Labette Creek and an old mill pond located on 21st between Main and Washington Streets. The exact birth date was August 4, 1872.
A charter was granted in 1878 and 35 members participated in both worship services and a Bible School.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
It’s that time again! The Red Cross Bloodmobile is scheduled to be at the First Christian Church on April 27th from noon until 6 p.m. and April 28th from 8 a.m. until noon. Please take the time to schedule an appointment to donate. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Many time slots are still available, but the sooner you schedule, the more likely you will get the time slot you prefer. And don’t forget that you can speed up the donation process by using Rapid Pass the day of your appointment. If you require assistance in scheduling an appointment, please call Dean Cramer at 778-6483.
As always, walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments get first priority. We hope to see you all at the blood drive, and bring a friend – show them how easy it is to save lives. Read More.