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Friday
Mar282014

Church holds fish fry April 11

The church will hold a Fish Dinner Friday April 11 from 5 to 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

The dinner is open to the public.

Dinner choices include whole breaded catfish, 2 catfish fillets, 2 baked tilapia fillets, or 2 fried tilapia fillets.

The cost is $7 for dinner which also includes boiled potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, cornbread and drink with all meals. Desserts are extra.

For more information, contact the church office.

Thursday
Mar062014

Join us in church this Sunday

Dr. Don Brezavar sermon this Sunday is "The Final Words of Christ: “Freedom of Forgiveness”” based on Luke 23:32-38.

Join us at either the 8:30 or 10:45 am worship services.

Both services will include special music by Susan Lundquist.

All our welcome.

Monday
Mar032014

Combined Ash Wednesday service at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church will host the Ash Wednesday service (Wednesday, March 5) at 7 pm in their sanctuary.

This is a combined worship involving First Presbyterian, First Methodist and First Christian churches.

The service will be a meditation service of flute, cello and vocal music matched with prayer and scripture.

Please plan to attend as we seek a simpler more peaceful entry in the Holy season of Lent.

The public is invited.

 

Saturday
Mar012014

March 2nd worship services canceled due to snow

The March 2nd Sunday worship services are canceled due to the weather.

Dr. Don Brezavar shared notes from his planned sermon and thoughts for the day.

Be safe.

Be in prayer.

Be inside.

Friday
Jan312014

Event will recognize Habitat for Humanity volunteers

Independence Unit of Christian Women United will give its fourth annual Human Rights Award to Doug and Rose Allen, long-time volunteers for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.

The event will be held Feb. 6 at First Christian Church of Independence.

The theme for this year's event is “Breaking Down Doors.”

The Allens were featured in an Independence Examiner story.

Friday
Jan242014

Join us in worship Sunday

 

Join us in worship this Sunday at either the 8:30 or 10:45 am worship services.

Dr. Don Brezavar's sermon is “Finding Life In The Midst of Death” based on 2 Kings 7:3-11

All are welcome.

Monday
Dec162013

Parents get a special holiday night out

The church is planning a special Parents Night Out on Friday, Dec. 20th from 6 pm to midnight.

Chlidren will have a full night of fun.

Parents can enjoy the night out to shop, go out to dinner, go to a movie or spend time with each other.

Please bring PJs, pillows, blankets and flash lights. There will be games, crafts, devotions and Christmas movies.

Please contact Kari Thomas (816) 872-5853 or kari@fccindepmo.org to reserve a spot.

Monday
Dec162013

Church plans special Christmas Eve service

The church will hold a special Christmas Eve service at 9 pm in the sanctuary.

There will be special music and a time of worship and celebration.

Family and friends are welcome.

Please join us.

Tuesday
Dec102013

Former church member Helen Grace Gardner died

Helen Grace Gardner, former church member, died at age 103.

She was a long-time member of First Christian Church prior to moving to Foxwood Springs.

Read a full obituary.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet G. and Tom A. Smith Jr. of Greenwood, Mo.; a son, James E. Gardner Jr., of Ithaca, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Laura (Benjamin) Fillmore of Gardnerville, Nev., Melissa (Aldo) Rigamonti of Milan, Italy, Julia Gardner Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Jennifer (Tim) Fortier of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at Bromwell Lounge in Foxwood Springs Living Center.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet G. and Tom A. Smith Jr. of Greenwood, Mo.; a son, James E. Gardner Jr., of Ithaca, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Laura (Benjamin) Fillmore of Gardnerville, Nev., Melissa (Aldo) Rigamonti of Milan, Italy, Julia Gardner Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Jennifer (Tim) Fortier of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at Bromwell Lounge in Foxwood Springs Living Center. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/examiner/obituary.aspx?n=helen-grace-gardner&pid=168445741#sthash.YT8XxvtW.dpuf
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet G. and Tom A. Smith Jr. of Greenwood, Mo.; a son, James E. Gardner Jr., of Ithaca, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Laura (Benjamin) Fillmore of Gardnerville, Nev., Melissa (Aldo) Rigamonti of Milan, Italy, Julia Gardner Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Jennifer (Tim) Fortier of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at Bromwell Lounge in Foxwood Springs Living Center. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/examiner/obituary.aspx?n=helen-grace-gardner&pid=168445741#sthash.YT8XxvtW.dpuf
Sunday
Dec082013

Choir prepares a Christmas cantata

The church choir will perform a special cantata - The Heart of Christmas - on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the 10:45 am worship service.

The cantata is by Pepper Choplin a contemporary Christian composer who also was wrote last year's well-received cantata.

The cantata includes a special recorded accompaniment featuring wonderful orchestration and incorporates some traditional Christmas hymns.

Listen to one of the selections Joy on the Mountain.

Several folks have joined the choir to perform the cantata so the choir will be in full voice.

Plan on attending and inviting friends and family.

Sunday
Dec082013

Annual congreational meeting

First Christian Church will hold is annual congregational meeting on Sunday, Dec. 15th.

Congregational meetings will occur following both the 8:30 and 10:45 worship services.

Wednesday
Nov272013

We have much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving Dinner - Nov. 24, 2013We pause to share this simple thought: We have much for which to be THANKFUL.

We each may share and express that in our own way.

So let us enter the Advent season with a spirit of Thanksgiving.

And may we experience and share ...

JOY

HOPE

LOVE

PEACE

We are a loving and giving congregation.

This week we were told our church provided 2,300 items for the community food drive.

We also have helped over 1,000 Independence school children through Tabitha's Closet.

So let us enter this season with gratitude and joy in our hearts.