Who we serve

This is an offering meditation given by Linda Cozad on April 20, 2018.

A minister I heard several years ago gave a sermon discussing the plight of the beggars we see so often on the streets and what might be ... and should be ... our response to them.

As Christians, it is very difficult to walk by and ignore them, yet I think most of us are pretty sure that giving them money only enables the habits which have landed them in their current state in the first place.

His suggestion was a good one. He said: "At least, look them in their eyes. Acknowledge their humanity. Say hello."

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Thoughts on stewardship and being a Disciple

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?

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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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Moving Forward: October Stewardship Campaign Theme

Moving Forward.
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
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We need to have difficult conversations

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. 

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