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My Dad Wore Overalls

My Dad Wore Overalls

(Reprint from June 2016) It’s kind of fun sometimes to look back on ordinary things in your life, like my dad wore overalls to work.  Nowadays, that would not be “cool”.  In my youth, it was a common practice, especially since he worked 32 years for the […]

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Mother’s Patience

Mother’s Patience

As I grew into maturity, I often wondered why my mother had the idea that she wanted twelve children. Actually, she had only ten – seven girls and three boys.  I cannot recall ever seeing her really mad; I now realize that she must have had “the […]

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‘Tater Plantin Time

‘Tater Plantin Time

Every year, when March rolls around, I can almost hear my dad say these three words, “’Tater plantin’ time.”  We kids knew exactly what that meant.  He planted potatoes on March 17th of every year, regardless of what the Old Farmer’s Almanac said, and according to my […]

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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Independence First Christian Church met Wednesday, the 4th of March, with Vivian hosting the 18 members in attendance.  Group Leader, Virginia, led the group in the opening prayer, followed by Ernie presenting the Secretary and Treasurer’s reports from January. Cards were […]

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Pastoral Relations Update

Pastoral Relations Update

The Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) has met for the first of four scheduled meetings in 2020.  Its mission is to serve as a support group for the minister.  This includes keeping channels of communication open between the minister and congregation, helping the congregation have realistic expectations of […]

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Good News Around the Pews

Good News Around the Pews

Election of Class Officers (Reprint) A while back, it was time for us to have an election for Sunday School class officers.  This is quite a process.  First, we ask for volunteers to accept each position, and then, with no volunteers, we ask different individuals who we […]

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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

Due to inclement weather, the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Independence First Christian Church canceled their February meeting.  The group is scheduled to meet again on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 AM in the Church Parlor.  All women of First Christian Church are invited to be a […]

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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Independence First Christian Church met Wednesday, the 8th of January, with Marsha and Laura hosting the event. Group leader Virginia led the 22 members in opening with the CWF prayer and then called on Secretary/Treasurer Ernie for the Minutes and Treasurer’s […]

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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Independence First Christian Church met Wednesday, December 4th, with Phyllis and Linda serving as hostesses, assisted by Darlene. Group leader Virginia led the 24 attendees in opening with the CWF prayer.  She then called for Secretary/Treasurer Ernie to provide the Minutes […]

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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Independence First Christian Church met Wednesday, November 6th, with Sara, Danielle and Sue hosting. Group Leader Virginia led the 22 attendees in opening with the CWF prayer.  Ernie presented the minutes and the Treasurer Report from the October meeting, with both […]

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First Christian Church is a Disciples of Christ congregation. Learn more about the Disciples on our Kansas region site and our main denomination page.

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First Christian Church

319 W. Laurel St.
Independence, KS 67301

620-331-3800