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

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 Concert on Sunday, Oct. 9th at 4 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.

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With these hands

With these hands

It has been an honor to be a deacon for the church in which I was baptized.

Presentation of the communion and offering plates is a service which I always watched and experienced from the pews, but never totally shared until last year. The solemnity of presentation of the communion to members of the church is always very close to my heart. But what I have noticed when I pass the collection plate is the beauty of the hands which take the plate and always present something for it.

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Church will refurbish historic marker

Church will refurbish historic marker

The church will refurbish the historic marker located in front of the church sanctuary.

The marker, installed as part of the nation's 1976 bicentennial, will be sent to Ohio where it will be refurbished by Sewah Studios - a national company which manufactures historic marker.

The marker shares the earlyhistory of the congregation and its founding in 1835 and its early relationship with leaders of the denomination.

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Colby Smith is new church minister; starts July 1st

Rev. Colby Smith will become out new church minister following an extensive search process and approval by the congregation. He officially starts July 1.

Colby was born and raised in the north Texas city of Wichita Falls.

In the midst of a summer ministerial internship Colby met Suzy Franklin. After a two year courtship between Texas and Oklahoma, a marriage took place in First Christian Church of Wichita Falls on May 25, 1991.

Colby attended Brite Theological Seminary at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. and received a Masters of Divinity with Pastoral Care & Counseling Emphasis.

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Celebrate the church's birthday with a special gift

This July 4th will be the 181st birthday of First Christian Church – an occasion of note marking a long history of faithfulness and service.

Several years ago we started an annual tradition of marking the church's birthday with a special gift to the church.It seems only fitting.

We give birthday gifts to others - a spouse, a child, a grandchild and others. We even give gifts when politely informed NO GIFTS please.

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FCC to celebrate 181th birthday

FCC to celebrate 181th birthday

First Christian Church will celebrate its 181st birthday on the Sunday, July 3rd.

The Sunday will be the first worship service for the new church minister Rev. Colby Smith.

The church is also planning an event on July 4th with a tail gate party in the west church parking lot. Look for more details in the next church newsletter.

First Christian Church was founded on July 4, 1835.

 

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