Wild Women of Kansas City to perform benefit concert for Tabitha's Closet

The Wild Women of Kansas City will perform a benefit concert for Tabitha's Closet on Sunday, Oct. 22nd at 3 pm at the church.

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.

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Summer ice cream social Aug. 5th

Summer ice cream social Aug. 5th

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.

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Congregational Meeting Set for July 2nd

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
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What does it mean to be a Timothy of First Christian Church of Independence

What does it mean to be a Timothy of First Christian Church of Independence

I was glad to have the opportunity to worship at First Christian, Independence, on Sunday, Aug. 14, and to see friends I have known from my youth.

It brought back many memories and warmed my heart. 

Margaret Shields took my picture in front of my Timothy picture in the hall way. Brent Schondelmeyer asked me to write an article on what it means to be a Timothy of this congregation. 

I grew-up in this congregation with my mother and father, Hazel and Lewis McNeill, and my two brothers, Russell and Rodney.  I was baptized and joined the church on March 22, 1959, by Dr. Donald McKay; I was ordained at First Christian on April 28, 1974.

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