Category: Announcements

April 2nd Update

Please remember to pray for those in your Lenten Prayer packets. Please be praying for Dennis Thiel’s son-in-law, Raj, who remains hospitalized. Please also pray for Martha Stephen who is improving at Burnside Nursing Home. Home from the hospital is Bob Martin who we’re told is on the mend. Offering total for the week was …

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Deadline for Scholarships is April 15th

For many years FCC has offered a number of scholarships for church members as well as for the community-at-large. Do you know someone who is attending college and could use some extra financial help? Perhaps you know an adult who is working on an advanced degree or planning on attending an instructional workshop. Grandparents! – …

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Your Weekly Offering

First Christian Church treasurer, Daryl Bridwell, brings us this message. Dear First Christian Church Family, We hope everyone is staying safe. Since we are unable to meet on Sunday I wanted you to know that we will be accepting your offering envelopes by mail. Offerings mailed to 201 S Main St., Paris, IL 61944 will …

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Video Gathering for Prayer and Fellowship

On Sunday morning, March 29th Rev. Mark and elder Kim Woods will host a video gathering with prayer, hymns and communion. Participants will be invited to share prayer concerns. There will also be time for fellowship at the end for those who want to check in with each other. This gathering will take place at …

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Church Family Updates

This is your weekly update for Thursday, March 26th. Nancy Mink is home from the hospital & Martha Stephen has been discharged to Burnsides Rehab. Prayers are requested for Martha Stephen as she recovers from blood clots in both lungs. Please also pray for Dennis Thiel’s future son-in-law, Raj, who is recovering from brain surgery …

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WORSHIP ON THE HOMEFRONT – Thoughts from Your Board Chair

I remember watching old home improvement videos from Don Zeman, whom some of you may remember as Nancy (Roberts) Zeman’s late husband. In his “Homefront” video clips, Don would teach a short home maintenance lesson and end with his reassuring catchphrase, “Trust me – you can do this stuff!” It made amateurs like me with …

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Trust Me and Don’t Be Afraid

As these difficult times challenge us in our daily lives, this Sunday’s Elder, Daniel Smittkamp, would like to share a devotional from a book entitled “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. Although we will not be meeting at FCC on Sunday, please take a moment to read this powerful message HERE. Please know that Rev. Mark …

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Inspirational Message From Rev. Mark

In light of the need to cancel worship services this morning, Rev. Mark Parkinson has video recorded an abbreviated version of the sermon that he planned to deliver this morning. That video has been uploaded to our website. To hear his words from the FCC sanctuary, click on “Sermons” from the main menu and choose …

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Worship Services Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The following information comes from board chairman, Pete Templeton: “On Friday evening, March 13, 2020, a contingency consisting of Rev. Parkinson, the Elders, as well as representatives of the deacons, deaconesses, and the worship committee gathered faced with the task of determining how to move forward in the face of the current Coronavirus health crisis. …

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FCC Youth Lead Worship Service

On February 2nd the youth of First Christian Church combined their leadership skills and love of Christ to lead the congregation and community guests in a combined worship at 9am. Elementary through high school age youth contributed to every aspect of the service including the calls to worship and giving, prayers for the sick, scripture …

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