Weekly Announcements

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
111 North Fifth Street
Murray, Kentucky 42071
(270) 753-3824

For the week of
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 through
Monday, July 26, 2021


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"What good is it, my beloved ones, if you say you have faith
but do not have works?"
~ James 2:14




Claire Gray and Laurel Gray both have enjoyed attending Camp Kum-Ba-Ya this summer.  Claire has gone for a few years and this was Laurel's first year.  Laurel attended with her mother Erica, who posted the following about their experience there last week:

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Laurel had her first camp experience this weekend at Camp KBY. 

Discovery Camp is a parent/child experience for 1st and 2nd graders. To say it was a success is an understatement. 10/10 highly recommend!
1. slept in a cabin,
2. found huge bugs
3. made cute crafts
4. kayaked on the lake
5. enjoyed a color run
6. and made new camp friends. The gals from FCC Glasgow were so gracious and welcoming of Laurel (and me!) into their Girl Gang!
Great weekend, precious memories, and ready for a nap!

Alyssa Daughrity and Emily Dawson attended CYF Camp there this summer and also had a terrific time!







“A Night on the Town”: A Fundraiser for HOPE Calloway
Saturday, June 24, 4 to 10 PM
Chestnut Park, Murray, KY

 There will be a fundraiser for HOPE Calloway this Saturday, June 24, from 4 PM to 10 PM at Chestnut Park. HOPE Calloway provides transitional housing, support, and resources to help those experiencing homelessness.  Crystal Dillard will be a “box dweller,” as she stays in a cardboard box, having a little experience of what it might be like to be homeless. This is an important cause for her since, as one who works with foster care youth, she knows that as many as 40% can go on to become homeless after aging out of the foster care system.  I encourage you to support Crystal as you make a donation through her effort! You may do so by going to her Facebook page or by writing a check to the church or putting money in an envelope and writing “HOPE” in the memo line. We will make sure that it goes to HOPE and is attributed to Crystal’s fundraising efforts.
In addition, First Christian Church will have a table at Chestnut Park.  We will be selling electric candles for people to place in their windows to shine a light on the problem of housing insecurity and homelessness in our county.  Rebecca Landolt has donated about 100 of these that will be sold for $10 a piece.  All the proceeds will go to HOPE Calloway. We will need people to come and be at our table (it will be a wonderful time of fellowship and fun to be part of this important event).  We especially encourage you to bring your children to help. Please let Rebecca Landolt know what stretch of time you could be there for by calling or texting her at 270-293-3155.

Celeste McAllister will be donating some of her “Little Acts of Kindness” bags, along with instructions on how to fill them, for people to give out to people who may be experiencing homelessness.

Bring your kids! There will be a fun Kid Zone. There will also be a food truck and a special closing ceremony and prayer vigil at 9:30 PM.





Our new administrative assistant Katelyn Crane began working today!  She brings considerable skills, a passion for outreach, and a warm and engaging personality to this position. She will be in the church office from 11 to 1 PM Mondays through Thursdays and other times by appointment.  Stay tuned for her introductory letter and photo in next the next Tuesday email!


Please bring school supplies to be distributed through the Family Resource Center. There will be a bin at the back of the church for you to place your items.


There is a Virtual Disciples  Assembly on Saturday, August 7 that offers wonderful opportunities for worship and learning.  You may register at: https://disciplesconnect2021.vfairs.com/




Today, Tuesday, July 20, 6:10 PM ~ all men are encouraged to meet in the parking lot to drive to Benton for a Far West Men's Fellowship gathering.

Wednesday, July 21, 6 PM ~ Wednesday Night 'Virtual' Live will gather on Zoom to reflect on a piece of poetry and passage of scripture.



9:30 AM:  Sunday School. There will be three adult Sunday School classes meeting (one in the library; Dan McKeel’s class will meet in the fellowship hall; Jean Bennett's class will meet in the parlor).  The children will meet with Rebecca Landolt in their upstairs classroom.

NOTE: This Sunday Ann Thornton will be talking about her years as a participant in the Bahai community in the Sunday School class that Jean Bennett facilitates in the parlor.

Children Worship and Wonder will meet. The children will be escorted to the Worship and Wonder room by their leaders during the 10:30 AM worship service.

10:30 AM: In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary
Note: Although we will continue wearing masks during congregational singing, those who are 2 weeks past their final vaccination will not have to wear masks during other portions of the service.  Should you forget to bring a mask, there are disposable ones in the pews for your use.

Pastor Ruth will be bringing part five of her summer sermon series on the Lord's Prayer (seen from the perspective of the Aramaic Jesus), focusing on the petition "thy kingdom come".

10:30 AM: Virtual Worship.  You may attend virtually on Facebook Live (technology and internet service permitting). You may access this by going to the Facebook icon on our church’s website or through your own Facebook page.  A copy of the worship bulletin will be emailed out no later than Saturday for those who would like to follow along from home.  We also encourage those who will be attending virtually to have something to symbolize the bread and cup so that you may take communion with us.



Thank you to everyone for your generous giving to the church!  We encourage you to continue to be faithful in the giving of your tithes and offerings by putting them in the offering plate in church on Sunday, putting them in the mail slot located in the door to the fellowship hall kitchen, or by mailing them to the church at: First Christian Church, 111 North Fifth Street Murray, KY 42071.  You may also give online through Givelify.




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