Church to Explore Sharing Space with Drumm Farm for Children

The First Christian Church Board of Directors voted (Aug. 27) to enter into a formal consultation with Drumm Farm for Children to share space in the church building.

Here’s the motion that was approved:

The Board of First Christian Church of Independence agrees to enter into a formal consultation with Drumm Farm for Children on sale of the building to Drumm Farm to provide housing for unaccompanied youth while providing separate dedicated space for First Christian Church functions.

The consultation would determine whether it was appropriate to proceed in developing formal plans and appropriate documents that would be subject to approval by both Drumm Farm and First Christian Church.

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Joey Jeter church historian and theologian dies

Joey Jeter church historian and theologian dies

Joey Jeter, church historian and theologian, recently died after a long and distinguished career as a preacher and teacher.

Jeter was familiar to First Christian Church of Independence because he wrote his dissertation on the life of Alexander Procter who was minister of the church for a 40-year period.

His academic work was later published in a volume titled Alexander Procter: The Sage of Independence.

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Jim and Melissa Brady Concert Set For Sunday Oct. 20th

Jim and Melissa Brady Concert Set For Sunday Oct. 20th

The concert will be Sunday, Oct. 20th at 4 pm at the church. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at church office or at the door. Tickets are also available online for purchase.

Please promote this event to friends, families and neighbors.

First Christian Church and Drumm Farm are hosting a youth drop-in center at the church Thursdays after school.

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Church will host drop-in center for homeless youth

The church will provide a drop-in center for Independence homeless youth who are still attending school working in partnership with three major non-profits.

A pilot program, starting in May, was approved by the Administrative Cabinet and the Trustees during a joint meeting April 7.  Mission Committee members also participated.

The drop-in program will be a couple of hours after school on Thursdays during May while school still in session.

The church will provide space, food and hygiene products. Program support will be provided by Drumm Farm Center for Children, reStart and Synergy. The three groups support similar drop in efforts in Blue Springs and Kansas City and were looking for an Independence location.

 

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Giving Thanks a Thousand, Including God

Giving Thanks a Thousand, Including God

Last Saturday in the Wall Street Journal, A.J. Jacobs wrote a tribute to his freshly brewed cup of coffee.

He realized as he was drinking the morning treat that he was greatly enjoying it, and that he should thank the person who had prepared it for him, which he proceeded to do.

Then, as he thought about what goes in to making this common morning drink, he said: "I pledged to thank every person who had even the smallest role in making my cup of coffee a reality: the barista, the farmer and everyone in between."

He thanked the driver of the truck which brought the beans to the coffee shop; the paver of the road's asphalt on which the truck traveled and the person who striped the road, making it safe; and the paint makers;

He thanked the pest control workers in the warehouse which stored the coffee; the cup makers and the lid makers for the cups; the special machine tools which made the lids;

He travelled to Colombia to thank the coffee bean farmer; the maker of the depulping machine from Brazil; the auto workers who assembled the farmer's pickup truck;

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Yarn Ministry in September

Yarn Ministry in September

The Yarn Ministry fellowship will meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (Sept 8 and 22) in September as we continue to make prayer shawls, baby blankets and prayer cloths along with hats, mittens and scarves for Tabitha’s Closet. 

Many prayers shawls have been given in recent months but there are still many that have been blessed and labeled and are waiting to a recipient. 

So if you have a family member or a friend (within or outside of the congregation) who is in need of prayers, please do not hesitate to ask for a shawl to take (or be sent) to them. 

This is a ministry of the entire congregation so please join us in sharing God’s love

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