'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

December News

First Church Family,      It’s a beautiful time of the year.  I remember thinking, back in July:  “Wow, half of the year has gone by… in another five months, we will be celebrating America’s most beloved holiday, Thanksgiving, and then preparing for Christmas.”      And that time has come.  But no matter what we do during Advent, the truth is that the days will tick by, faster and faster, until December 25.  And then, in almost anticlimactic fashion, it will…

Happy Thanksgiving

First Church Family,      Happy Thanksgiving! If you participated with us on our “Bless This Meal”  Thanksgiving project, either by contributing financially or working on Thursday or  Saturday, you blessed others and were blessed yourself!     This past weekend, our volunteers: unpacked trailers of food; packed boxes with meals and carried them out to people’s cars; delivered boxes to persons who didn’t have transportation; visited with, prayed for and provided breakfast for our guests;gave a stuffed animal or toy for every child who came; and shared…

Faithful Financially

First Church Family,     I’ve been enjoying the crisp fall weather this week. It makes me feel like it is really Thanksgiving. And that holiday is only a week away.     This coming weekend is really big for us. We will partner with Christ as we serve 120 local families who are in need on Saturday. I learned yesterday that we have completely underwritten that effort with extra contributions from you totaling more than $3500.  That is amazing! Thank you for…

November News

First Church Family,      I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and spirits. The year 2021 has been another challenging year, but God has used those challenges to bring us back to Him. Our faith has been strengthened, and our ministries have continued to enhance the lives of those both in our fold and also those outside of our family.      As we move into November, commonly recognized as the month of thanksgiving, let us offer our hearts…

Fall Ministries

First Church Family,     Fall ministries are underway and early winter plans are being made. Please read the following updates. Robbins Pre-SchoolWe have sixteen students in the program, and our Kendra Steube and Erika Murphy are doing a wonderful job with their care and instruction. Next Thursday at 11:00AM, we are doing a “Trunk or Treat” program with them, in which our staff will have Trick or Treat items for the children in the trunks of our cars. We would love to have 5 or 6 additional…