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  • Exciting Opportunity for First Christian Church Coming Sunday, June 15th!

    Choirs thrive on opportunities to share their talents and gifts, and concerts are the best way to do so. Many of you have participated in a choir or an organized musical of some sort, and know very well the thrill of stepping on stage and getting immediate feedback from earnest faces awaiting that first note. Concerts can have a theme, be seasonal, be worshipful, or be a general mix of genres. Church choir music however, is usually dependent on the time of year, liturgical theme, or relevant topic for a concert tour. Jacob Miller, Minister of Music at First Christian Church in Lubbock Texas, and his choir, simply called The Sanctuary Choir, are on a tour. This choir tours about every four years and their last tour in 2009 took them to the International Church Music Conference in Rome, Italy. This year their focus is on songs of the historic period of the late 1700s and early 1800s that might have been sung at Cane Ridge Meeting House, our Mother Church located in Paris, KY. As part of their choir tour, they will be stopping at First Christian Paducah to present music and worship that would have been appropriate to the period of Cane Ridge. (If you have never been to Cane Ridge, get more information at www.caneridge.org). This will be a joint worship service, and a very exciting opportunity! Being a part of a concert tour is the thrilling opportunity we at FCC Paducah are being presented! Jacob and I are friends and co-members of the Association of Disciples Musicians. This is the association (ADM) that meets each summer in conference for music, devotion and rejuvenation of church musicians. This year in July he will be the director of the chapel choir for ADM week at Central Christian Church in Decatur, Illinois, and I will serve as accompanist. I am thrilled to be able to announce this concert, and hope that you will reach out to friends, relatives, and neighbors and invite everyone. This is a dont miss event. See you there! Jim Patton

    Our 2014 Campers CYF CampJune 8-11 Avery Torbett, Caylan Torbett, Patrick Wadlington, Andrew Doolittle, Kayla Tuttle CYF/Chi Rho Sailing Camp June 15-20 Quinn Atnip, Olivia Wagner, Brandon Bailey, Alex Wadlington Discovery CampJune 20-22 Ashley Barnett, Isaiah Barnett, Whitney Caywood, Fiona Caywood Chi RhoJune 23-28 Quinn Atnip, Joseph Price, Bailey Gottman, Olivia Wagner, Adam Petitt, Caleb Peterson, Brandon Bailey Junior CampJune 30 to July 4 Jenna Price, Kindle Knight, Mason Romanak, Aiden Caywood, Ayden Kahre, Gage Gottman Mini CampJuly 4-6 Kiersa Atnip, Connor Wagner, Maya Romanak, Abigale Raidt, Cody Peterson, Eli Kahre. .

    Send a letter to our campers Camp Kum-Ba-Ya, 4943 Barge Island Rd.,

    Benton, KY 42025 Be sure to send letters/cards a few days before camp

    begins so that campers will receive them in time.

    KIDS (K-5) Summer Sunday School Series The kids will be learning about a very different time in our history thanks to

    the Little House on the Prairie series. Each week the kids will learn important Christian values utilizing episodes of Little

    House on the Prairie. Stay tuned every few Sundays this Summer when the kids will be dropping by Sunday School classes

    with fun surprises based on what they have been learning.

    Vacation Bible School News Due to scheduling conflicts with several events we will not be having

    a traditional Bible school. However the GOOD NEWS is we will be doing something new and exciting!

    Saturday, August 16th we will have a one day Back to School Bible School called Animal Crackers. The theme and

    lessons are based on Heifer Internationals ministry, which is where the name Animal Crackers comes from. B2S Bible

    School will be held from 9 a.m.3 p.m. and will include all the usual activities, great decorations, lessons, food, fellowship

    and a very special time of a multigenerational craft project. EVERYONE is then invited to congregate at the home of David &

    Linda Creason (405 Pugh Rd.) at 6:00 p.m. for a bonfire and lots of fellowship.

    If youd like to help decorate, teach, provide food or help with the community craft project please contact me. Or if youd like to help with the

    Summer Sunday School Series let me know! Ill be happy to hear suggestions and accept help regardless of your interest or talent!

    Nikki Dickerson (ndickerson@fccpaducah.org)

    Join Us for a Nashville Mission Trip For the second year in a row we will be taking a one day mission trip to

    Nashville, TN to work at The Bridge Ministry on July 15th. The Bridge

    Ministrys main outreach is to the homeless and poor every Tuesday

    night under the Jefferson Street Bridge. They serve between 500-750

    homeless weekly with a hot meal. During the evening, a service is also

    held and after the worship service, groceries, toiletry items, and clothes

    are also given away.

    Last year we took one ton of water. This year we will be taking toiletry

    items, sleeping bags, bicycles and other items need by the ministry. If

    you are unable to attend, you may help by donating towards the mission

    fund to provide items to take to The Bridge Ministry and by being in

    prayer for those that are called to go on this trip.

    Summer McNabb Bag Program Planned This year the Caring and Nurturing committee has approved a

    summer McNabb Bag Program. Over a four week period of

    time, we will be sponsoring 25 McNabb Students who will be

    attending a summer program with weekend food bags. Each bag

    will contain approximately 7 nutritious items that will help them

    get through the weekends when a food program is not available

    for them.

    To fund this project, we need your help. We need about $100 to

    fund the project. As little as a $4 gift can fund 1 student for 4

    weeks. A $25 gift would sponsor all of the bags for one week.

    Please consider giving towards this project. Donations are

    needed by June 7th. Any extra funds collected will be used for

    future McNabb bag projects in the fall.

    The Vine Dressers Notebook Study Coming SoonSign up Today. Scripture is filled with images and stories of grapevines and vine tending. Yet few modern people have any idea what that entails and the deep levels of symbolism that were intended in the Bible. Nikki Dickerson will be starting a small group study that will meet bi-weekly four times. The group study will be based on The Vinedressers Notebook. Written by a vinedresser, theologian, psychologist, and nun, this illustrated text centers on a visual meditation combined with short reflections about the spiritual life, extending the spiritual metaphor of the vineyard, the vinedresser, and Jesus teachings. The words are simple and few, the pictures clear and evocative, as much a part of the meditation as the text itself. In reading this book and understanding how the vines work and what the role of the vinedresser is, readers can explore more deply what vine care means for their spiritual walk. Study time and dates will be scheduled once 6-8 people sign up. If you are interested, please contact the church office (443-8251) or Nikki Dickerson at ndickerson@fccpaducah.org

    Welcome New Member!

    On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Vicki Terrell came forward to join our fellowship of believers. Vicki works at Four Rivers Behavioral Health and

    her address is 154 Iroquois Dr., Paducah, KY 42001.

    Community Kitchen News Thank you to all who continue to volunteer their time on our Community Kitchen Service Day, the second Tuesday of each month. The Kitchen has good newsthe Eckstein family has donated $300,000 to help with the renovation of the new Kitchen location! Please keep the Kitchen in your prayers.

    2nd Annual FCC Classic Car Show Saturday, May 31 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Car registration is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon with the awards being presented at 1:30 p.m. for Top Ten, Best of Show, and Peoples Choice.

    The cost is $5 per adult (kids under 12 are free!) Well have hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks and music. Come out and see some beautiful and unusual classic cars! (Proceeds will be used for FCC building projects.)

    Our Oklahoma Mission Team

    On Monday, May 19, J. Gottman, Valerie Cantrell, Sherry Poole and Kay Henry left Paducah to travel to Moore, OK to help make

    repairs from the devastating tornado that hit that city last year. Thank you to Jimmy Allen for loaning us a vehicle for the trip and to all who made donations for expenses.

    Thank you to everyone who made our annual Community Picnic on May 18th a big success again this year. The delicious meat was prepared by our Holy Smokers Cooking Team Tim Davenport, Bill Allen, Alex Wadlington, Mr. Wilkerson (from Arcadia

    Methodist) Carl Torian, Kelly Nuckols, Jimmy Allen & WR Sanders. Alex is our Holy Smoker in training and was a big help to the old guys on our team this year. Kenny Boaz, Eric Romanak, J. Gottman & Nikki Dickerson

    were blasted with water at the picnic to help raise money for The Bridge Mission Trip. Almost $200 was raised to purchase supplies. (See page two for more information on this upcoming mission trip.) Check out the calendar insert for more picnic pictures.


  • June 2014

    First Christian Church * Paducah, Kentucky

    Join us for worship

    on Sunday!

    Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.

    Sunday Traditional Worship--

    10:45 a.m.

    Celebration Service

    5:30 p. m (Contemporary)

    Or listen to our radio broadcast

    on 1560 WPAD AM and 99.5 FM

    Communion is offered at both

    worship services.