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IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH

Sunday May 9
Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) 9:00 AM
Online Worship via YouTube 10:45 AM
PFLAG (lgbtq+ allies support group) via Zoom 1:30 PM

Tuesday May 11
Book Discussion group 9 AM (via Zoom)
Church Board Meeting 4:30 PM

WORSHIP SUNDAY MAY 9
This Sunday we start a new message series in worship focused on some of the hardest parables in Matthew's gospel. We'll explore the common interpretations that often see these as "parables of judgement" and wonder if there are other ways to understand these texts, more centered in God's grace. This Sunday we look at "The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard." 

As usual, our online service premieres on You Tube at 10:45 AM and can be experienced at the same ink any time after that. 

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Experience our 10:45 AM Sunday service at this link:  YouTube

Download/view the bulletin for Sunday's service here

(Note: You will also always find the link for the current week's online worship service pinned to the top of our page on Facebook.)
Each summer our church hosts Royal Family Kids Camp,  a free one-week camp for local at-risk children, many of whom are in foster care.  Held at a local campground, the week includes crafts, worship, singing, swimming, nature hikes, and special events like an all-camp birthday party, a carnival, and a visit from the Mustangs baseball team. This special camp is only possible through the generous outreach giving of our church and the community. Our cost per child is $350.00. If you'd like to make a financial contribution to ensure all eligible children can attend Royal Family Kids Camp this summer, please send your donation to the church or use our online Tithely giving app. Simply choose "RFKC" from the drop down menu.  Any amount will help us make this camp for these special kids a reality. And if you'd like to volunteer to help out in other ways, please contact Theresa Pinson, co-director of our Royal Family Kids ministry. 
CHURCH CAMP OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER 2021
Our regional children and youth church camps are happening this summer, observing special Covid safety guidelines. A reminder that First Christian offers scholarships to all our children and youth to cover the full cost of one summer camp. For more information on camp descriptions and dates go here. Once you have registered online, contact Kenny in the office so he can arrange for registration payment from the church to the regional office. 
Our in-person worship gatherings in Krug Park will continue the first Sunday of each month throughout the spring and summer, or until we return to our building.  All services will be at 10:45 AM. 
It's so easy to give online to support our ministries.  Either use the link on our website or simply download the free Tithe.ly app to your phone, tablet or computer. Then select our church by name or zip code (64501), connect your bank or credit account and start giving. Use the drop down menu on our Tithe.ly app to let us know which fund or ministry you are supporting (and consider checking the box labeled "cover fees" to help us cover the processing fees.) 
WE HOLD IN PRAYER
All the medical and health care professionals serving during this pandemic.
Global Ministries: Pray for our partners and projects in Lesotho. Learn more here.
Carla Willis, a prayer of celebration in the birth of her new grandson Elliot. 
A prayer of gratitude for all the teachers in our congregation and communities. 
Susan Zion, recovering from knee surgery. 
Jessie Lent, recovering from a fall and injury.
Kristi Bartlett, recovering from recent surgery.
Suzanne Shay, recovering from a foot injury
Carole Walters, now living at the Riverside care facility.
Beth Kar, daughter of Bev Grienke, living with cancer
Arlene Sollars, living with cancer

Steele, teenage son of Sara McLaren's cousin, recovering from a serious head injury.
Bette Lampton, in care at home
Sandy Hamlin’s father, Wiley Wilson, dealing with health issues

Judy Spencer,  continuing cancer treatment.
Kathy Long, friend of Janet Pullen. 
Carolyn Koftan, sister-in-law of Sandy Hamlin, in hospice care.

Robin Knotts, mother of Kayla Ann Harris, living with cancer. 
Our foster parents, Mark & Miranda Virden, Chuck Vaughn & Chris McCarty, and Derrick & Molly Ring. 
Our Homebound:  Frances Hesnault, Bette Lampton
 
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