I wanted to take a moment to tell you about something I have been hearing a lot about lately. I go to visit someone who is going through rehabilitation and can’t come to worship on Sunday mornings right now – You know what he tells me? “I watched worship online, Sunday!” Even though people can’t be there physically, they are still worshiping with their Church family.
I greet someone after Church who is in worship with us for the first time and she says, “I’ve been watching your services on Facebook for weeks and I felt compelled to come experience it in person…” I see new people sharing the songs and sermons with friends on Facebook and telling them to come check out this Church. I hear of members watching worship while being far from home.
This online and social media presence that we have is made possible thanks to Jim Pearson and Melody Pearson. They share their gifts in technology with our church and I am grateful! Thank you, Pearson family! Our social media and online presence is serving so many people. We are reaching new people and helping others to stay connected. I am grateful!
Just in case you didn’t know – you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (fccmadisonville), and Instagram (fccmadisonville). Or find out information on the website: http://www.
There are so many people who are hungry for a loving faith community like, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). There are so many people who are hungry for the saving love of Jesus Christ in our world…let’s keep extending the invitation to “Come & See!”
Glad to be in ministry with you! Peace, Kara
P.S. Make plans to stay for lunch after worship this Sunday! Come & eat some chili! All donations for the meal will go toward the youth mission trip this summer learn about world hunger and poverty at the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas.
We want to hear from you!
When it comes to end of life plans, more people are choosing cremation. Discussion has begun to see if First Christian Church would like to create a columbarium to receive ashes on our Church grounds. What is a columbarium? It is a respectful storage space for holding cremated ashes of the deceased. FCC is blessed with beautiful grounds and some may desire to have their ashes kept here because this place has been their spiritual home. There would likely be a one- time cost for the niche, name plate, and perpetual maintenance.
The Board approved the formation of a committee to explore our options. Wayne Edwards is serving as Chair. Before moving further, the committee would like to hear feedback from the congregation. If this is something you would be interested in for your own end of life plans – please speak with a committee member.
The committee members are: Tara Edwards, Jason Warren, Barry Vaughn, Suzanne Elliot, Tom Morgan & Chair, Wayne Edwards. You can also email or call Kara Foster at the Church office