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Good Friday Service

As we prepare for Easter, Rev. Mark brings us a Good Friday video message entitled “Betrayed” with scripture coming from John 18:1-8a. This and all previous video messages can be found by hovering over the “Sermons” menu at fccparis.org/ or by clicking HERE. Don’t forget to tune to 91.1 FM at 9am on Easter Sunday …

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Weekly FCC Update

Update For April 9, 2020 Please pray for Dennis Thiel’s future son-in-law, Raj, who remains in critical condition. Hats Off to all those who participated and made our 24-hour Prayer Vigil a huge success! Hats off to Disciples Men and all who ordered ham loaves, as well as to Dean & Coralie Smittkamp and Deena …

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Maundy Thursday Service

On Maundy Thursday evening, FCC family traditionally gathers around the Lord’s table. In light of our current stay-at-home circumstances, Rev. Mark B. Parkinson invites us all, through this video, to participate tonight in the opportunity to take communion at home. Take a moment to prepare your elements and open your bible. Tonight’s message is “Passover …

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Lenten Prayer Program

During the season of Lent many of you have prayed for members of FCC, family and friends by way of the annual “Lenten Prayer Program.” As we approach Easter, those of you who participate typically send letters or cards to those individual for whom you have prayed. This is the week to let those individuals …

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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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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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The need to be normal when surrounded by chaos

We are in the midst of something totally unheard of before – in our lifetime. I am sure major outbreaks of diseases long ago had as much impact but few who are still alive today, remember them. We don’t get to come to church on Sunday morning. Some would say, ‘Ah, a welcomed break.’ Others …

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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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