We share the death of Clarence Jorgensen - the father of Barbara Brezavar, church member and wife of our senior minister Dr. Don Brezavar.
The death occured May 14th.
Clarence, 83, lived in Watford City, ND was a rancher and cattleman.
Read a full obituary.
We share our love and condolence to Barbara and her family upon this loss.
First Christian Church and Speaks Funeral Home will over a free seminar on dealing with grief.
The initial session is Saturday, May 18 at First Christian Church. Registration is at 8:30 am and the seminar is from 9 am to noon.
The seminar is free and will be led by Rev. Gary Armour, a pastor for 35 years.
Please register by Monday, May 13th by calling the church or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seminar is for those going through the journey of grief. Download flyer with more details.
Grief is always experienced in unique ways by those who suffer loss whether it is from death or separation.
This seminar will help provide a framework of support for the journey of grief. Following the Seminar, seven follow-up sessions will be offered to help those through their journey.
Participants will receive the seminar outline and resource notes and the book Good Grief by Granger Westberg)
The May 14th edition of The Visitor is available online and contains important information about upcoming events and church news during the Lenten season.
There is lots of information about upcoming events.
Read a copy now.
Many of the 2013 projects identified by the Property Committee are underway or been completed.
The most visible project is the new retaining walls on the Kansas Street side which should be completed by mid-April.
Also plaster repair projects in the sanctuary, the prayer room and the kitchen have been completed.
Also we have a new refigerator in the kitchen to replace the old one which died a noble death.
Thanks to all involved who have shepherded these various projects to completion.
Some of the projects already have some identified funding, the Finance Committee is working on other sources and contributions from church members would be greatly appreciated and exceedingly helpful.
This effort continues the earlier approach of the Stepping Forward in Faith effort in 2011-12 which identified several achievable projects which have been successfully completed. Over $100,000 in improvements were made in the church.
Estimates for the 2013 current list are approximately $20,000.
For more details, contact Jay Crowley chair of the Property Committee.
The popular Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus performed Sunday April 7 at First Christian Church and raised over $2,200 for Tabitha's Closet.
This is the third time the group has performed at First Christian Church to benefit Tabitha's Closet.
The 80-voice male chorus was formed in 2002. The chorus gives 100% of the offering collected during their concerts to charities.
Also the Junior Service League gave Tabitha's Closet a $3,000 grant this week.
All these efforts show growing community support for the church-organized outreach ministry to provide shoes and clothing to Independence school children.