Weekly Announcements

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


For the week of
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 through
Monday, October 18, 2021




 CWF Noel Market Information: The Christian Women’s Fellowship has finalized plans for their Bake Sale and Soup and Cornbread Luncheon to be held Saturday, November 6th.  The Bake Sale will be in the fellowship hall from 8 AM until noon. Masks will be required by all attending.  There will be two raffles this year. One, an antique quilt, and the other a large basket of seasonal party items (paper plates, napkins, dishtowels and décor for winter, spring, summer, and fall). Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from CWF members, calling or texting Doris Cella at 270-994-4228 or can be bought at the Bake Sale.   Because of COVID, the Soup and Cornbread Luncheon will be served by take out only, at $6.00 per serving. This will include a soup of choice (vegetable beef, or white bean), homemade cornbread and pie. There will be only 100 tickets sold. Tickets must be purchased by October 28th from CWF members, or Doris Cella. Take out lunches must be picked up at the Fellowship Hall on November 6th from 10:00 to 12:00. Again, wearing masks will be required at all times when indoors.


Note: Pastor Ruth is in Florida this week spending time with her grandchildren.  Therefore, we will not be having a mid-week gathering. Her husband, Rev. Russ Ragovin, will be bringing the message on Sunday.


Please provide monetary donations in lieu of food/turkeys for the Thanksgiving baskets this year.  Arrangements have been made with Food Giant to assemble the boxes of canned goods, perishable items and turkeys that will be delivered to Need Line where distributions will be made to the families.  Make checks payable to “First Christian Church” and note in the memo line “for Thanksgiving baskets.”



 8:00 AM: Saturday, October 16   Fall Work Day at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya (4943 Barge Island Rd., Benton).
Camp Caretaker, Denny Flaherty, has outlined several projects for us to tackle. Please bring your work gloves, a mask, tools, equipment, and your friends. A yummy lunch will be served. And, if you can't make Work Day, but want to schedule another time to come down, email Denny (dennyflaherty@gmail.com).



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

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: Since we are unfortunately now in the most dangerous red zone, we ask everyone to wear their masks during worship at all times regardless of your vaccination status. Should you forget to bring a mask, there are disposable ones available in the sanctuary.

Rev. Russ Ragovin will be bringing the message since Pastor Ruth is out of town.

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. We encourage those who will be attending virtually to have something to symbolize the bread and cup so that you may take communion with us.  You may also join via Zoom.