First Christian Church
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
211 S. Walnut Crawfordsville Indiana 47933
Phone: 765-362-4812 Email: email@example.com
Pastor: Keith D. Strain
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Impending Retirement Announced
Sunday, Pastor Keith Strain informed the congregation of his intention to retire from the ministry at the end of January, 2016. Since this is an unusually long time for releasing such plans, Keith explained he did so in order that the church might engage in an orderly transition. This public announcement followed his sharing the same with the staff and then with the Governing Board at its regular monthly meeting.
These twelve months will allow the congregation to move steadily forward in the process of selecting a new pastoral leader and, hopefully, avoid a lengthy interim period. Keith added he plans to devote this year toward both strengthening the congregation and aiding it in the process of transition.
Since Keith and Betsy plan to remain in Crawfordsville and be a part of this congregation, time will be spent this year on preparing to make that work to everyone’s benefit.
In the sermon which centered on the topic of his retirement, Pastor Strain emphasized that the two watchwords for this period should always be "hope and anticipation."
Souper Bowl to Warm Tummies Feb. 1
Immediately following the 10:40 service on Feb. 1 - Super Bowl Sunday - families with young children will treat us to a soup luncheon. The families will gather the Saturday before to "cook from scratch" and then be on hand to serve us.
There is a cost of admission - one can of SOUP which will go to FISH.
Plan to stay for good soup and great fellowship.
As part of your table talk, you will get to compare the extravagant excess of the Super Bowl in comparison to the needs of human life.
Families preparing this for us include The Hutchisons, Mortons, Rohrs, Venis, Hintz, and Welivers.
Our Week of Compassion Offering each year goes to help the most needy and to assist those facing both natural and man-made disasters. We will bring our Week of Compassion Offering on February 15 and 22.
We will skip a Bake Auction during the Week of Compassion this year, but will instead emphasize the stewardship and generosity between now and then. We trust that you will be as generous as you were last year because the needs are even greater this year.
Here is link to photos of the 7pm Christmas Eve Service
Join us on Thursdays at 6 pm for Scripture and Salsa at Little Mexico Restaurant!
Associate Minister Peter Harper leads us in an interactive discussion of scripture and its everyday application, while we enjoy a delicious meal. Come be a part of this fun and informative fellowship! Also, please invite those in your life for which a restaurant setting may be a better fit for hearing The Message. ~New Ministries Team~
†Good News Café
Sunday Mornings at 9:22 a.m.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
We encourage you to drop by and join us at 9:22 on Sunday mornings. Enjoy some coffee and pastries, and see what the †Good New Café is all about. If a casual, interactive service might be a good fit for someone you know, please send them a †Good New Café postcard invite, which can be found on the table under our banner in the chapel. School aged youth are also encouraged to join us! After singing and prayer, the youth will move to the room adjoining the Chapel, for their own activities and interactive discussion session.
Hope to see you there!
All are welcome!
You know themessage he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. (Acts 10:36)
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