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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YOUTH Sunday! February 3rd

As has become our tradition here at FCC, the first Sunday in February is designated as Youth Sunday. Under the guidance of Pastor John, our youth will be leading every aspect of this Sunday’s worship from the Welcome to the Benediction. They have been working hard in their preparation. Aubrey Sanders and Brooklyn Ward have …

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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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Due To Weather, January 13th Services Cancelled

At 7pm Saturday evening, FCC Board chairman Steve Webb reports the following: “Due to the impending inclement weather, tomorrow’s worship services for Sunday, January 13th have been cancelled. Our speaker would have to make the early morning trip from Robinson. He has cancelled. The Weather Service is calling for sleet to move in after this …

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From Dreading To Becoming

Christmas Day 2018 by Rev. Mike Dixon “And we all… beholding… the Lord, are being changed into his likeness….” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18 Sometimes I love it – when I initiate it; usually I dread it – when Peg or others promote it. Change is hard for some of us, because we like the familiar …

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The Struggle Is Real

Monday, December 24, 2018 by John Snidle “We boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” ~ Romans 5:3-5 (NRSV) “The …

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First Christian Church Congregational Change

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Anonymous Each of us is about to find out “How We Move Forward in the Midst of Change” as we go from being comfortable with current worship services, Sunday School classes, Bible Study, Men and Women groups, Community Service projects and on and on that we’ve done under the strong leadership …

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The Church Pew

Saturday, December 22, 2018 by Cody Vaughn My wife has a refrigerator magnet that says, “I WELCOME CHANGE… as long as nothing is altered or different.” Little did I know when I married her, she got that from her Grandpa, Paul Colter. I love having conversations with Paul; he has a story for everything and …

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The Mission Is the Same

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Rick Kennedy During my 25 year career at the Sheriff’s Department, I had the opportunity to work for 6 different men that held the title of Sheriff; some of them better than others, each one had their good and bad points. They each had their own ideas on how things …

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