WEEKLY EVENTS

 

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Sunday

9:30    Disciple Study Opportunities
10:15  Transportation available at Panorama Apartments
10:45  Sunday Morning Worship – All are welcome!
(Nursery Care is available from 9:30-12:00)

1:00-3:00   Hispanic Praise and Worship    
5:30-7:30   “Sunday Night Live” Community Outreach Devotional & Dinner
Sponsored by Immanuel Methodist Church

Monday

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (first, second, and third Mondays)  Check out the Children and Youth page for details.

Tuesday

7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday

10:30  a.m. Prayer Group
3:00    p.m. Panorama Bible Study
6:00    p.m. Ivy Knoll Worship Service
6:00    p.m. Worship Band Practice
7:00    p.m. G.L.A.S.T. Support Meeting
7:30    p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday

6:30 a.m. Breakfast for All
7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous

Friday

8:30 p.m.  Narcotics Anonymous

Saturday

10:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
5:30 p.m.   Community Dinner

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Thursday Breakfast NEW TIME!

How about breakfast? Why not?

We have partnering with the Breakfast Ministry of Covington to provide food for those in the community who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day.   Come and eat with the community on Thursday morning. The meal is free and served in our fellowship hall. (Use entrance in the back of the church)

Looking for a place to volunteer and connect with the community?

This is a great way to plug into the heart of Covington! Be the hands of Christ by meeting the needs of the ones who need it the most.  Join us on Thursday morning and talk to Tom or Elaine to find out more about this opportunity to serve.

NEW TIME!  Breakfast is 7:30 am to 8:30 am.

New Welcome Statement

Welcome! 

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, divorced, remarried, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, y no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Taylor Swift or if you can’t carry a tune in bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organized religion (we’ve been there too). If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, can’t work, can’t spell, or came because grandma is in town and she wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…and you! (If any part of this statement offends you…you’re welcome too!)

If you are an LGBTQ person, click on the link below in your browser for a special message!

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April 1st: “Rolled Away!”

The Stone is Rolled Away!

You know the feeling. The one you get when you just can’t wait to experience something amazing!  The only problem is, when you arrive it is no longer there.  What a spectrum of emotion, right!?  Anticipation and excitement to disappointment and fear.

This is what Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome experienced when they journeyed to the tomb where Jesus has been placed after He was crucified.  They made the journey to arrive early to anoint him with oils and herbs.  During the walk, they pondered how in the world they would get access to Jesus because of the stone.  It was big and heavy.  But they went anyway, in faith, believing that they would get access to the Savior.  When they arrived they were both amazed and stricken with horror to find the stone was already rolled aside and Jesus body was gone!

Join us at 10:45 am Sunday as we take a closer look at what rolling the stone away means for you today.  Whomever you are, just as you are… come celebrate the resurrected Christ with the welcoming folks at First Christian.  You are welcome here!

Mark 16:1-8

New Revised Standard Version

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”
4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.
5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.
7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”
8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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Rev. Larry Smith
Interim Senior Pastor