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CWF Corner

CWF Corner

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the First Christian Church, Independence met Wednesday, the 2nd of September, with both our Normas hosting the event.  Leader Virginia opened the meeting, leading the 15 members in the CWF prayer, and then calling on Secretary/Treasurer Ernie for the Minutes and Treasurer’s […]

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My Favorite Bible

My Favorite Bible

I opened one of the Bibles in my pew recently and noted it had been donated by a member and dedicated to her late husband.  We have a lot of Bibles in the church, and they are rarely used anymore, especially since we have the scriptures projected […]

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Life is a Puzzle

Life is a Puzzle

Shopping at a rummage sale recently, I found a very old jigsaw puzzle.  The box was falling apart; however, the girls taped it up good, and I fell in love with the large dog pictured with a Red Cross emblem on its side.  He looked a lot […]

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Glitter Temptations

Glitter Temptations

I have been cleaning my “craft/sewing/treadmill/music” room this morning, and I have come to a profound discovery.  Glitter is the DEVIL!  It is everywhere!  No matter how many times I sweep, glitter remains.  No matter how many times I swipe at it with a damp cloth, glitter […]

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Biblical Texting

Biblical Texting

One Sunday, watching R. J. Osborn as he taught our Sunday School class using his I-pad —  or was it an I-pod? — looked so easy, and what he could do with that little black box was wonderful!  He could call up several versions of the Bible […]

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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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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