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Marriage Night June 15th

Marriage Night is an event sponsored by Right Now Media that FCC will be hosting on June 15th from 3-7pm. First there is a media presentation that will be played from 3-6pm that has Michael Jr., Les and Leslie Parrott, and Francis and Lisa Chan teaching about how to have a marriage that is not …

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Ladies Banquet June 6th

It’s not too late to get your tickets for the annual Ladies Banquet program scheduled for this Thursday, June 6th at 7pm. The deadline for dinner reservations has passed but the program by Valerie Funk is available to everyone interested.  Valerie is a popular lecturer with a diverse background as an artist, quilter, veteran, and …

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Community Handbell Concert

Prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in a very special way this year! On Saturday, May 11th the handbell choirs of Lake Ridge Christian Church, First United Methodist Church and our own First Christian Church will share sacred and secular music in a free concert at the Paris Center of Fine Arts at 3:00 p.m. …

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Elsie Jane Jackson

At 104 years young Elsie Jane Jackson took some time on the afternoon of April 23, 2019 to share her life experiences with the FCC Golden Age Club. Elsie Jane, a life-long member of First Christian Church, was born in Paris, Illinois and spent all but the first five years of her married life living …

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Ham Loaf Orders Due Wednesday

The deadline for ordering your Ham Loaf is approaching quickly! Get your order in by noon this Wednesday, April 3rd to reserve a delicious one-pound or two-pound loaf. Your generosity supports the FCC Disciples Men and their benevolent causes. The loaves will be made fresh this Saturday, April 6th for pick-up on that day (10am …

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Disciple Men Accepting Ham Loaf Orders

The FCC Disciples Men are currently taking orders for their annual Ham Loaf fundraiser. The loaves are available in one-pound and two-pound sizes and are made fresh on Saturday, April 6th for pick-up on that day (10am until 12noon) or the following Sunday, April 7th after services. Cost is $6 or $12 depending on your …

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God’s Gang/Crossroads Resumes the 13th

CALLING ALL KIDS! – FCC’s weekly after-school outreach for Kindergarten through 8th-graders resumes on Wednesday, February 13th! God’s Gang is for elementary school youngsters (Kindergarten – 5th-grade) while the Crossroads program is geared for middle school youth (6-8 grades). Both groups meet at 3:30 for a snack and some homework/chill time, then the respective programs …

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Welcome, Pastor Mark Parkinson!

During our Congregational meetings on Sunday, Pastor Mark Parkinson was called upon to serve as interim minister for First Christian Church Paris. Pastor Parkinson is a native of Yorktown, Indiana and a graduate of Ball State University and Christian Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kendala, will be making the move to Paris within the next …

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Interim Minister Information

We will be having two congregational meetings this Sunday, January 20, following each service at 9:00 and 11:15 AM, to vote on the hiring of the Interim Minister. Elisabeth Johnson, chairperson of the Interim Search Committee, shares the following information: “Finding an Interim Minister has been a job none of us took lightly. We asked …

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Rend Collective Concert

Ever been to a Christian concert where the band goes crazy every song (“going crazy” includes but is not limited to: jumping on and off everything, having twice as many instruments as players and interchanging them throughout the whole shebang, shooting smoke and confetti and bubbles at the audience, etc.)? Well I have! This weekend …

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