This is the offering meditation given by Elizabeth Evans during the Jan. 28th worship service.
In preparation to be a newly elected, first-time trustee of this congregation, I read something that I have not read in a while and I want to share it with you.
The mission of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Independence, Missouri, with our long tradition of Christian service, is to reach out creatively to people in our community as servants of Jesus Christ; to compassionately meet the needs of all people in body, mind, and spirit; and to work together in unity while respecting our diversity.
What does or should this tell the world and community about us?
First, who or what are Disciples of Christ?Read More
Woody Cozad shared the story (Matthew 19: 16-24) of a rich young man asking Jesus what he needed to do to attain eternal life.
Jesus responded: “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
And he rich man "went away because he had great wealth."Read More
This is a return concert for the popular jazz/blues group which has performed several benefit concerts at the church for the children's clothing closet.
There is no charge for the concert but a free will offering will be taken to support Tabitha's Closet.
There is no charge for the concert but a free will offering will be taken to support Tabitha's Closet.Read More
That is the theme of our October stewardship campaign being led by John and Susan Marquardt.
The stewardship campaign theme or stewardship moments will be shared on three Sundays - Oct. 8, 15 and 22.
Also look for more information in the mail, in the newsletter and online.
This is an important time for the church and a solid response to the stewardship campaign is important.
The stewardship campaign suggest several ways to “move forward”:
- Bring someone to church
- Volunteer and get involved
- Make a monetary pledge
- Consider remembering the church with a legacy gift
This is the offering meditation given by Elizabeth Evans on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Tall Oaks is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City to provide a natural sanctuary for its constituents where life-changing and enriching encounters with God and a belief in Jesus Christ are sought.
Reflecting the ecumenical spirit of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Center also provides facilities for outside groups to host meetings, camps, and conferences that promote a subtle, harmonious encounter with the natural environment in a retreat setting.
Church camps all over the U.S. are closing for financial reasons or lack of support. Tall Oaks has been around for a very long time and is an amazing and important ministry. Many of us have been there for different events and some of our regional ministers received their call to ministry in that space.Read More
Make plans now to attend the coolest event of the summer Sat., Aug 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. on the North Lawn at the “Annual Cool Treats and Hot Beats” community ice cream social.
In addition to the “cool treats”, the Hillen Brothers will provide the “hot beats” entertainment with a tentative appearance by Rod Stewart and his pals.
This promises to be an event you don’t want to miss as well as your friends and family.Read More
There will be a congregational meeting Sunday, July 2nd at 9:30 am to share important discussions about church ministries and congregational life.
The meeting will include a report from the Visioning Committee which has been meeting weekly.
Their report will included discussions on:
- potential for effective ministry focusing on youth and young adults,
- possibility for new ordained minister to be added to staff to implement new ministry
- focusing on youth and young adults,
- current building maintenance needs,
- anticipated future building maintenance requirements,
- plans in place to work with denomination program New Hope Partnership to secure comprehensive building and systems audit and to develop detailed congregational assessment