Church News

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK November 17, 2019

Nov 19, 2019

The Litany of Breath,We have breathed billions of breaths and what thought have we given to them? We breathe and we live, you breathe and the leaves move, the trees ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK November 11, 2019

Nov 14, 2019

The Litany of Breath,We have breathed billions of breaths and what thought have we given to them? We breathe and we live, you breathe and the leaves move, the trees ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 17, 2019

Nov 14, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, September ...

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The Narrow Path Through Chaos November 10, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for November 10, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "The Narrow Path Through Chaos." The scripture for this week ...

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What's That Smell?

Nov 5, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for November 3, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "What's That Smell?" The scripture for this week was from ...

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Manufacturing Happiness October 27, 2019

Oct 30, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for October 27, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "Manufacturing Happiness." The scripture for this week was from Matthew ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK October 22, 2019

Oct 28, 2019

God of life and light, May we be like you, full of life and radiant light. May we bring light to the small part of what is know to us and realize ...

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What Is the Gospel? October 20, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "What Is the Gospel?" The scripture for this week was ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK October 14, 2019

Oct 17, 2019

Lord let me be, but don't leave me alone. Lord let me be passionate but not angry.Let me be ok with being broken, but not complacent. Let me be humble and not ...

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The Source of Gratitude October 13, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "The Source of Gratitude." The scripture for this week was ...

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The Child's Play that Time Forgot September 29, 2019

Oct 7, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "The Child’s Play that Time Forgot." The scripture for this ...

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Walking on Water October 6, 2019

Oct 7, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "Walking on Water." The scripture for this week was from ...

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Benefits of a Broken Heart September 22, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "The Benefits of a Broken  Heart" The scripture for this ...

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Scales Off September 8, 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for September 8, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "Scales Off." The scripture for this week was from Acrts ...

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Our Double-Barreled September 15, 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for September 15, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "Our Double-Barreled Problem." The scripture for this week was from ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK September 11, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

Lord of Mercy, Prince of Peace,This date, 9-11, carries a heavy burden of memory. This day does not pass in the calendar without our remembering.We remember images of death and destruction. ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 15, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, September ...

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2019 CWF Fall Art Project

Sep 11, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. here at FCC. The Ladies will enjoy their Fall Art Project. Questions can be directed to Vicki Braly.

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The God/Self Struggle

Sep 4, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for September 1, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "The God/Self Struggle." The scripture for this week was from ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 1, 2019

Aug 28, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, September ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 25, 2019

Aug 28, 2019

Lord God to whom the darkness is as light,May our conversations always be full of light even if we are in the darkness. Amen

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A Mirror Dimly August 25, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "A Mirror Dimly" The scripture for this week was from ...

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A Little Something from Jordan

Aug 21, 2019

Here is a little something to say when you get out of bed in the morning. This morning I wake (slowly) on an ordinary day. I do not know what lies ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 25, 2019

Aug 21, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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A House Divided August 18, 2019

Aug 19, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for (date) was from his sermon series entitled "Growing New Eyes." This week's sermon was "A House Divided" The scripture for this week was from Matthew 12: ...

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Pray and Share Bible Study

Aug 14, 2019

Our new Pray and Share Bible Study series will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at First Christian Church. We will meet every Wednesday ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 11, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Lord, we reach up and we are grasping. We look down and we are in the darkness. We look up and we are blinded by your light. Either way, we ...

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The Citizenship Question August 4, 2019

Aug 6, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 4, 2019 was from his sermon series entitled "Learning to Breathe Fire." This week's sermon was "The Citizenship Question" The scripture for this week was ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 5, 2019

Aug 6, 2019

Living God,Here we stand again after many have lost their lives. I pray that our hearts would be appropriately broken for those who have lost and for those who mourn. ...

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Treasure in a Trashbag July 28, 2019

Jul 31, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for July 28, 2019 was from his sermon series entitled entitled "Learning to Breathe Fire." This week's sermon was "Treasure in a Trashbag" The scripture for this week ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK July 24, 2019

Jul 29, 2019

It is not thou that shapest Godit is God that shapest thee.If thou art the work of Godawait the hand of the artistwho does all things in due season.Offer Him ...

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Bless the Lord July 21, 2019

Jul 24, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Learning to Breathe Fire. The sermon was Bless the Lord. The scripture reading was from Psalm 103.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 21, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July ...

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Look Inside July 7, 2019

Jul 8, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Learning to Breathe Fire. The sermon was Look Inside. The scripture reading was from Luke 17: 20-37.

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Just Pray June 30, 2019

Jul 1, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Learning to Breathe Fire. The sermon was Just Pray. The scripture reading was from Romans 8: 26-28 ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 24, 2019

Jun 26, 2019

Remind us of all the fine and wonderful things that inhabit your creation. Remind us of toothless baby giggles, wagging tails, and all the love that there is in the ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 30, 2019

Jun 26, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 23, 2019

Jun 19, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 23, 2019

Jun 19, 2019

Lord, You are the one who changes everything. As your spirit hovered over the deep and drew the world up from the void, call us to more vivid reflections of yourself. ...

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That Which Changes Everything June 23, 2019

Jun 19, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Learning to Breathe Fire. The sermon was That Which Changes Everything. The scripture reading was from Genesis ...

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The Windblown Net June 16, 2019

Jun 18, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for June 16, 2019 (Father's Day) was from his sermon series entitled "Learning to Breathe Fire." This week's sermon was "The Windblown Net" The scripture for this ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 16, 2019

Jun 13, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Father's Day ...

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Learning to Breathe Fire June 9, 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Making the Most of Your Faith. The sermon was Learning to Breathe Fire. The scripture reading was ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 1, 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Lord, One year we prayed for rain during a drought, eventually our prayers were answered. Now the rain we once prayed so hard for seems to fall too often. We rejoiced ...

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Proud and Humbled Sermon June 2, 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for this week was from the sermon series entitled Making the Most of Your Faith. The sermon was Proud and Humbled. The scripture reading was from ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 27, 2019

May 30, 2019

God most high, we are blessed to live in a great nation and we give thanks for all those who have lost their lives defending ours.  Lord, we are ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 2, 2019

May 30, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 26, 2019

May 23, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May ...

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Strength and Weakness May 26, 2019

May 23, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for May 26, 2019, was from his series Making the Most of Your Faith. The sermon was entitled Strength and Weakness. Scripture readings were from Ezekiel ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 20, 2019

May 23, 2019

“The Glory of God is man FULLY ALIVE!” – St. Irenaeus God of life, May we be aware of your loving presence and how much we are loved. May ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 13, 2019

May 16, 2019

Lord, You are the Holy Spirit that goes where it wants. Your coming and going are hardly noticeable, belied only by the gentle sway of flora. You are the relief ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 19, 2019

May 16, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May ...

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Love Me or Fear Me?

May 16, 2019

Reverend Jordan Byrd's sermon for May 19, 2019, was from his series Making the Most of Your Faith. The sermon was entitled Love Me or Fear Me. Scripture readings were ...

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Effective Faith

May 15, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for Sunday, April 28, was from the series Making the Most of Your Faith and the sermon title was Effective Faith. The scripture was 2 Peter 1: ...

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Paradox of Mind

May 15, 2019

Reverend Byrd's sermon for Sunday, May 19, was from his series entitled Making the Most of Your Faith, and the sermon title was The Paradox of Mind. Scripture was Isaiah ...

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2019 Graduates Honored at Fellowship Dinner

May 13, 2019

First Christian Church's next Potluck Fellowship Dinner, to be held on Sunday, May 19, will honor three of our young people for achievements in graduation.Angie Chapman has graduated Cum Laude ...

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2019 VBS Plans

May 8, 2019

July 8-12. Vacation Bible School here at FCC this year, times to be announced. VBS is for children who have completed K thru 5th grade. The theme this year is ...

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PRAYER GROUPS 2019

May 8, 2019

The group led by Judith Mann, The Gospel of John group, is scheduled to meet on the second and fourth Fridays at 11:00 a.m. here at the church, beginning ...

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May 2019 Fellowship Dinner

May 8, 2019

Our next potluck fellowship dinner will be May 19, immediately following church services. This date was rescheduled due to holiday at the end of the month. Please bring your family ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 28, 2019

Apr 25, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 24, 2019

Apr 25, 2019

Lord as the falling rain makes the leaves seem greener, may your love fall upon us, that our world may seem more alive. When sadness strikes, let us give thanks ...

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Easter Sunday Sermon

Apr 24, 2019

1 Corinthians 15:42-58 This years Easter Sunday Sermon "Get Up" by Rev. Jordan Byrd. Why should you care about the gospel? Why be a Christian? It's all about ressurection. 

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019

Lord, here we stand during holy week. The week where the dome of reality shattered and the glass was rearranged into a new pattern. This is also the week that ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 8, 2019

Apr 8, 2019

God, God on some level we are all afraid. The world is often harsh and full of things to fear. When we shiver in our corners, let your light shine in ...

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This is Going to Get Weird

Apr 3, 2019

Ever thought that the bible was a little weird? Listen to Rev. Byrd's Sermon from Sunday, March 31, 2019. Before you listen you should read the scripture (it's pretty weird) ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 25, 2019

Mar 27, 2019

God,  You are the all in all. We saw you in the flames and the smoke which stung our eyes. We threw more wood onto the fire until the smoke ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 31, 2019

Mar 27, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for the fourth ...

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Sanctuary

Mar 26, 2019

Listen to Rev. Byrd's sermon from Sunday, March 24, 2019. From the Playing with God Series " Sanctuary". Psalm 63Comfort and Assurance in God’s PresenceA Psalm of David, when he was in ...

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Hide and Seek

Mar 20, 2019

Listen to this sermon from March 17th, 2019 The 2nd sermon in the Playing with God Series: "Hide and Seek"  Scripture John 16:16-24 "16 ‘A little while, and you will no longer see ...

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Playing With God

Mar 19, 2019

Listen to the sermon from March 10th, 2019 "Playing with God"...Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:11-13"11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a ...

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Prayer for the Week March 11, 2019

Mar 14, 2019

God of Balance, You may be at the center of our existence, but we are pulled in many different directions. The way is narrow as you have said and we ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 17, 2019

Mar 14, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March ...

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PASTOR's PRAYER February 17, 2019

Feb 25, 2019

God above we are reaching up, but our muscles are aging, tired, and failing.  God of wisdom, we are learning, but there is still so much we don't know.  God ...

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2019 Taco Soup Fundraiser

Feb 19, 2019

March 23, 2019--Taco Soup Fundraiser--11:00 to 1:00 p.m.First Christian ChurchTickets $8.00 in advance or at door

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 27, 2019

Jan 24, 2019

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, January ...

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DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

Jan 15, 2019

This year our focus is on Discipleship. The "D"  word is a fancy church term for teaching people how to lead better, more fulfilling Christian lives. Odds are, regardless of whether or not you ...

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CASA and FCC Join Hands

Dec 10, 2018

CASA and FCC joined forces to ensure that the CASA kids got a good Christmas visit from Old St. Nick this year.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 25, 2018

Nov 21, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, November ...

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HANGING OF THE GREENS 2018

Nov 21, 2018

Next Sunday, December, is our Hanging of the Greens ceremonies, as we welcome in the 2018 Advent Season. Please join us for this very special event.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 4, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, November, ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 28, 2018

Oct 25, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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BIBLE STUDY CANCELLED October 31, 2018

Oct 25, 2018

Our Wednesday Bible Study, Attached in Christ, will NOT MEET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, due to Halloween events throughout the community. We will meet again next Wednesday, November 7, ...

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Attached in Christ: part 2

Oct 24, 2018

Attached in Christ is our Bible Study series which shows how modern psychology is consistent with the biblical narrative. We use solid biblical teaching and modern psychological insights to help us better relate to one ...

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Attached in Christ: Part 3

Oct 24, 2018

Attached in Christ Part 3. In this talk, we will get a little more specific about the ways that we watch ourselves and how our experiences help us interpret the world. Audio: (On ...

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ATTACHED IN CHRIST Bible Study

Oct 17, 2018

We have begun a new Bible Study for Wednesday evenings. Entitled “Attached in Christ,” we will focus on our relationships and how Christ can improve them. We will be meet ...

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KAIROS October 2018 Cancelled

Oct 17, 2018

KAIROS-Coffield has cancelled its program for October here at FCC due to a unit lockdown. They will return in April 2019.

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What's Going On at FCC This Week

Oct 16, 2018

Come to Sunday services, led by Reverend Byrd, at 10:40 AM at First Christian Church, 113 East Crawford Street. In October we will study 4 areas of stewardship; this Sunday ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 12, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, August ...

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OPEN CHOIR INVITATION

Jun 25, 2018

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JODI GRAMMER RETIRES

Jun 20, 2018

We are sorry to announce that our longtime choir director Jodi Grammer will be retiring at the end of this month. She did a lot of good work around here ...

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RHONDA HERRINGTON NEW CHOIR DIRECTOR

Jun 20, 2018

OUR NEW CHOIR DIRECTORWELCOME TO RHONDA HERRINGTONMusic has been an integral part of Rhonda Herrington’s life for as long as she can remember. Her mother was Wardrobe Mistress for the ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 3, 2018

May 31, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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Working around Church 2018

May 30, 2018

Work is coming right along here at First Christian Church. We had the tree folks trimming back a lot of dead wood and brush on the outside, painting our concrete ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 27, 2018

May 24, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 13, 2018

May 10, 2018

Come celebrate Mother's Day with us here at First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, in Old Town Palestine. Sunday School begins at 9:30, and our morning worship services starts at ...

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CWF Spring Art Project 2018

Apr 25, 2018

We had a great time Wednesday evening, April 25, at First Christian Church. Thanks to Vicki Braly and Mandy Grayson leading the way, about 18 ladies joined in the fun. ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 15, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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CWF ART PROJECT April 25, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

ATTENTION All Ladies of the Church (and their friends)We will be hosting an art project on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., here at First Christian Church in the Fellowship ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 8, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

We will be having Maundy Thursday Services here at First Christian Church this evening at 7:00 p.m. Please join us!

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 1, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday.Sunrise Services to celebrate the Holy Week and Easter Sunday ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 18, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March ...

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Pastor's Message

Mar 1, 2018

A pastor's message to candidates and voters: conservative label not enough for virtueBy Rev. Jordan Byrd Special to the H-P       Rev. Jordan Byrd      I'm ashamed to say this, but ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 3:11 Edward Mote was born into poverty on January 21,1979, I London. His parents, ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 18, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, February ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 6, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is width and ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 21, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, January ...

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MUSICAL NOTES January 2, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth.Psalm 108:5 (NKJV)   Occasionally a hymn drops into the furrows of history to be buried and forgotten ...

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MUSICAL NOTES December 19, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.  Psalm 98:4Until Isaac Watts came along, most of the singing in British churches ...

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MUSICAL NOTES November 7, 2017

Nov 8, 2017

Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.  Psalm 36:5 The author of this hymn, Thomas Obediah Chisholm, was born in a log cabin in ...

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FCC in Full Swing November 2017

Nov 8, 2017

First Christian Church is all busy these days. Phebe Group has been here working on their blanket project and gearing up for decorating next week. Quilters are busy upstairs working ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 29, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 22, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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SERVICES FOR JERRY WARD

Oct 19, 2017

Services for Jerry Ward will be Sunday, October 22,at 2:00 p.m. here at First Christian Church. Please join us for a luncheon reception immediately following this morning’s service honoring ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 8, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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MUSICAL NOTES October 3, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven.  Genesis 28:12  It was reported that the band aboard the Titanic gallantly ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 1, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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MUSICAL NOTES September 5, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 Joseph Scriven watched in shock as the body of his fiancée was ...

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MUSICAL NOTES September 19, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  John 15:7 Henry Francis Lyte, vicar ...

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MUSICAL NOTES AUGUST 15, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.  Ephesians 6:14 Dudley Tyng served as his father’s assistant at Philadelphia’s Church of the Epiphany and ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 27, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, August ...

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Prayer for the Week August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Prayer for a Day LivedLord, You have always given bread for the coming day; and though I am poor, today I believe.Lord, You have always given strength for the coming ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 14, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

God who is most holy, You are everywhere. You bring life to all things. You are the holy one, the lord most high. As holy as You are,  You are also ...

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Mystery Inside

Aug 15, 2017

What is God up to? What mystery do we hold inside ourselves? Find out in Rev. Byrd's Sermon "Mystery Inside"  Based on Ephesians 1:7-14

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 6, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, August ...

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OCIE HARWELL'S 99th BIRTHDAY

Aug 3, 2017

Our very own Ocie Harwell will be celebrating her 99th birthday this week (August 10). On Sunday, August 6, after morning service, we will adjourn to the Parlor to help ...

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Spirit Renewed

Jul 20, 2017

Another Sermon in the series "Living Spirit". Have you ever contended with yourself or felt like a different person from one day to the next? you are not alone. Rev. ...

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MUSICAL NOTES July 18, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  Revelation 22:1 Often called the “Good Doctor,” ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 23, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July ...

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SILENT AUCTION July 30, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Always something happening here at First Christian Church. We are having a SILENT AUCTION for all the VBS decorations we have on hand after our monthly Potluck Fellowship Dinner on ...

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VBS 2017 AN INTERSTELLAR SUCCESS

Jul 11, 2017

Vacation Bible School and the FCC Spirit Academy is going strong here at First Christian Church this week. With over 60 kids and lots of adults, Angel Wing Explorer takes ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 9, 2017

Jul 6, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July ...

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 10-14, 2017

Jul 6, 2017

First Christian Church will be holding its Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, July 10, at 8:45 a.m until noon. This year's theme is space, space travel, rockets, stars, you-name-it! Our ...

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What God Requires and the Nation Needs

Jul 4, 2017

What does God require and the nation need? Find out what kind of citizens God requires us to be. Rev. Byrd's 4th of July 2017 sermon on Romans chapter 13. 

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Human Tug O' War

Jun 22, 2017

Ever done something and not known why you did it? So does the Apostle Paul. He says we are engaged in a constant struggle within ourselves, a struggle between our spirits and ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 21, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

God, the ground of our being, We want to speak but we don't know what to say.  May your spirit fill the silence and form words. Sometimes we should ...

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MUSICAL NOTES June 20, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

You will not need to fight in this battle.  Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, Who is with you…2 Chronicles 20:17 Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould was born ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 25, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. A new sermon series, Living Spirit, is in full ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 18, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,June 18, ...

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EMPOWER GIRLS June Activities

Jun 15, 2017

Exciting things are in the works for the Empower Girls group here at First Christian Church this month. There will be a two-day mini-camp for art on Tuesday, June 20 ...

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Terraforming Your Emotional Landscape

Jun 15, 2017

 Do you ever just not feel like it? I know we all do. What is the Holy Spirit's Role in shaping us? Find out in this sermon based on Romans 12:1-2 Romans ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Given at the last Rotary Meeting:God, we thank You that as we gather here today, we are a free people. We thank You for the blessings of good food and ...

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MUSICAL NOTES June 6, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.John 14:2In 1868, a pharmacist ...

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CONNECT WITH THE WORD

Jun 8, 2017

Starting June 28th, we will begin a new regular event called "Connect With the Word" on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. Designed with the whole family in mind, we will ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 11, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June ...

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HOPE STATION VOLUNTEERING 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Every Wednesday from 9am-3pm, Hope Station utilizes a group of volunteers to get things done. They also generously provide lunch for the volunteers. Beginning on Wednesday, June 14th, and throughout ...

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The Real Left Behind

Jun 7, 2017

What is Pentecost all about? Why did Jesus leave the spirit behind to help us and what does it do? Listen to find out more... 

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No Escape from Responsibility

Jun 6, 2017

Ever wish you could just escape from it all? Ever feel like life is giving you too much? If you have, what does Jesus have to say to you?   

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 4, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Pentecost Sunday, ...

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CONNECT WITH THE WORD Study Group

Jun 1, 2017

Starting June 28th, we will begin a new regular event called "Connect With the Word" on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. We will start with scripture-based prayer, then have a ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 28, 2017

May 25, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May ...

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VBS 2017--Go with God

May 17, 2017

Breaking News on VBS:  Go Beyond! Go with God this summer, July 10-14, from 8:45-12:00. We are recruiting children for our Federation of Christian Cadets (FCC) Spirit Academy.  They will spend ...

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MUSICAL NOTES May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.  2 Corinthians 3:5 In his book The Practice of the ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 14, 2017

May 15, 2017

To God our heavenly parent,Thank You for being there when we cry out in pain. Like a mother nursing a scraped knee, You wipe our tears away and bandage our wounds. Thank ...

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Resurrection Body

May 11, 2017

We all suffer in some way, from regular aches and pains to the heartbreak of losing ones we love. How does our faith interact with our pain and help us ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 14, 2017

May 11, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old TownMay 14, 2017, will be part of the new series "How to Live in the Resurrection" entitled "Being Resurrection," ...

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BRUSH CLEANUP DAY

May 11, 2017

BRUSH CLEAN-UP DAY--Saturday, May 20                                               9:00 to 3:00 pm It's that time of year again! We will be working in the church yard to remove heavy underbrush ...

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Resurrection Eyes

May 3, 2017

Have you ever thought, "I'm looking at this all wrong"? Turns out there are a lot of stories in the bible about how we see. Jesus healed a lot of ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 1, 2017

May 3, 2017

To Christ, the solid rock, We live in an ever-complicated world that is increasingly difficult to navigate. There are those whose homes have been torn apart by tornadoes and just ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 7, 2017

May 3, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,May 7, ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 30, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

Here is a prayer and a litany that I wrote for us to say at the Regional Committee on the Ministry. I think we could all apply it to our lives today.... ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 30, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 23, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Victorious Christ,Here we stand days after Easter, our hands full of empty plastic pastel eggs. The hunts are over, the candy consumed, the service attended. Though we are through with ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 24, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Victorious Christ,Here we stand days after Easter, our hands full of empty plastic pastel eggs. The hunts are over, the candy consumed, the service attended. Though we are through with ...

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Living Hope

Apr 26, 2017

New Sermon Series: How to live in RessurectionRev. Byrd Starts a new sermon Series for the second Sunday of Easter. How does the Ressurection continue to be a force in our lives ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 23, 2017

Apr 20, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April ...

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Resurrection Mind

Apr 20, 2017

Listen To Rev. Byrd's Easter 2017 Sermon "Ressurection Mind". What is the significance of the resurrection? How does an event that happened two thousand years ago affect us today? Listen to this ...

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MUSICAL NOTES April 17, 2017

Apr 19, 2017

God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.  Psalm 56:11 How fitting that a missionary should write this hymn about faith and trust. Louisa M. R. Stead was born ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 16, 2017

Apr 19, 2017

Most Holy God, We have entered into another Holy Week. We call this week holy because we mark the times and seasons. We set boundaries and limits, days and ...

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Wavers and Grumblers

Apr 12, 2017

Rev. Byrd's palm Sunday Sermon from 2017. What happened during Jesus' during Jesus' Triumphal entry all those years ago, and what does it mean for us today? Listen to this sermon based ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 10, 2017

Apr 12, 2017

Most Holy God, We have entered into another Holy Week. We call this week holy because we mark the times and seasons. We set boundaries and limits, days and ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 9, 2017

Apr 10, 2017

Palm Sunday Prayer (based on the lections)by Rev. Thomas HallGod of unfailing Love,We come before you on this day with thankful and joyous hearts because your love knows no bounds. No ...

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Death and Disconnection

Apr 6, 2017

 Rev. Byrd's sermon about the need for connection and the problems which arise from that need. This sermon is based upon two scriptures Ezekiel 37:1-14, and Romans 8:1-16  This is the video ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 2, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, February ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 28, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

 Beloved Lord, Just as you picked up the basin and towel to wash the feet of Your friends, You have called me to do the same. My acts of ...

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EASTER EGG HUNT Scheduled for April 16, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

First Christian Church will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter morning, immediately following morning services. You can drop off your plastic eggs and candy in the blue tub ...

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Tailwinds Ahoy!

Mar 28, 2017

Having a bad day, a bad week? Why do you think that Jesus cares so much about what we believe or how we think? Perhaps we should all engage in ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 26, 2017

Mar 23, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March ...

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Blessed are the persecuted and Righteous

Mar 23, 2017

Feeling persecuted?Listen to Rev. Byrd discuss what Jesus might have meant when he said, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." ...

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The Rest of the Story

Mar 23, 2017

If you have been listening up to this point, Rev. Byrd has talked a lot about the beatitudes. What is the point of all that "blessed talk"?  Why was Jesus ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 19, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 12, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 5, 2017

Mar 8, 2017

Prayer of a Weary Apostle (A Prayer I often pray before going to bed)Thanks I give to You, my God, for the day that is ending, and thanks for the ...

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MUSICAL NOTES March 7, 2017

Mar 7, 2017

Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.  Luke 18:1 Almost everyone knows “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” ...

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We Have a New Youth Minister

Mar 7, 2017

First Christian Church is very pleased to announce we have hired Steve Russell to be our new Youth Minister. Steve is very much involved in the Empowering Texas Youth Programs, ...

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Who are the Children of God?

Mar 7, 2017

Who are the real children of God?Listen to Rev. Byrd's sermon based on Matthew 5:9  "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."  

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 5, 2017

Mar 6, 2017

A prayer of silence and listening and patience ...O Lord, I offer you this moment of silence.This moment is for You. I consent to Your action  In my mind and ...

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Mercy Me!

Mar 1, 2017

Rev. Byrd's sermon on Jesus saying from the sermon on the mount, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."  

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Blessed are the pure at heart

Mar 1, 2017

Rev. Byrd's sermon about what Jesus means when he says, "Blessed are the pure at heart, for they shall see God." Do you want to see God? 

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 26, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Join us this Sunday, February 25, at First Christian Church. Reverend Jordan Byrd will be continuing his "How To Be Blessed" series with the sermon entitled "Not Sure about Being ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

 He will gather the lambs with His arms, and carry them in His bosom….Isaiah 40:11 Park University in Parkville, Missouri, with thirty-eight campuses across the United States, boasts of an enrollment ...

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POTLUCK FELLOWSHIP DINNER February 26, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

FELLOWSHIP DINNER FOR FEBRUARYOur next 2017 Potluck Fellowship Dinner will be held after morning services on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Bring a dish, bring your family, and let’s enjoy Sunday ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK February 12, 2017

Feb 14, 2017

God of Vision, We have seen the light of your kingdom through the keyholes of closed doors.  Those doors are held fast by Pharisees, apathy, ignorance, and ...

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The Real Soul Food

Feb 12, 2017

Reverend Byrd asks Just what Jesus means when he says, "Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness, for they shall be filled." Listen to the sermon: 

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK February 5, 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Oh God who Judges our souls, We all have our sense of justice, what we feel to be right and wrong. Your law is written on our hearts. Let ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 12, 2017

Feb 9, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, February ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 7, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand…Jeremiah 18:6 Hope deferred makes the heart sick” say Proverbs 13:12.  Yet “disappointments are His appointments.” God uses ...

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CWF Food Project February 2017

Feb 2, 2017

The CWF Ladies gathered for a service project. We worked in assembly line format to create freezer meals for shut ins, members or church friends that are in need, sick, ...

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VALENTINE'S DINNER Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 2, 2017

The Youth will be serving Valentine's Dinner for First Christian Church members on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made to Amy Langley or Vicki Braly ...

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Mourning has broken

Jan 31, 2017

Rev. Byrd's second sermon in his series "How to be blessed". In this sermon, Rev. Byrd speaks about mourning, the ways we mourn, God's mourning, and the comfort that God offers ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK January 29, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Living God, Our ancestors called you a living God because You are not a statue or an altar, but a living and active God who is interested in our activity. Open ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 5, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,February 5, ...

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Jan 22, 2017

 A new sermon from Rev. Byrd's new sermon series "How to be blessed". This sermon focuses on the first of the Beatitudes fromMatthew 5:1-3:"When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK January 8, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Blessed God, You are the one whom we seek, whether we know it or not. You are the first and the last. You are there for our first breath, and ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 15, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, January ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 8, 2017

Jan 5, 2017

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, January ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK December 18, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

Christ Incarnate, Behind the lights and the garlands,  behind the trees and wreaths, May we find You hiding this Christmas. In decibels lower than the ring of Jingle bells, in ...

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MUSICAL NOTES December 20, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

. . . The Star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.  Matthew 2:9 The words of ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER December 20, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

From my friend Terry Ewing at Brite Divinity SchoolMy Heart Delights(Christmas, 2016) Gracious God, Holy One, you are our beginning and in these days you lead us,Once more, along paths of ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE December 25, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Christmas morning, Sunday,December 25, 2016, will be "Christmas Comes, Life Goes On" and the scripture reading will be from 1 John 1-4. Please ...

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YOUTH CHRISTMAS PAGEANT December 18, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

This evening, at 6:00 p.m., the Youth will present their annual Christmas Pageant in the Sanctuary, followed by a cookie reception in the Parlor. 

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MUSICAL NOTES December 6, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

For a long time, Josiah Gilbert Holland was know to his friends as a failure at just about everything he tried. Dropping out of high school, he tried his hand ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER December 6, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

Making PeaceEvery Christmas season, we talk about peace on earth and good will towards all people while our world and our churches are incredibly divided. The prophet Isaiah foresaw that the only way for ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK November 27, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

God of Hope, In this season of Advent, let us have proper hopes. Forgive us when we place our hopes upon things that cannot hold the hope. Our things ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE December 4, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

Welcome to Advent Celebration. First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK November 14, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

God of Giving, You gave us all You had. You have given us everything we could reasonably call our own. Even the air we breathe is from You. You have even ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 20, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, November ...

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MUSICAL NOTES November 15, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

This week’s hymn is commonly known as “Luther’s Cradle Hymn.” But did the great German reformer, Martin Luther, really write the words? Did he sing them by the cradle of ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER November 15, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

 Read Genesis Chapter 3.This story is Israel's story. Adam and Eve are Israel, and they have been given a "promised land" by God, but they are forced into Exile because ...

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PARKING LOT SALE

Nov 9, 2016

The First Christian Church of Palestine Texas is holding a garage sale Saturday, November 12 from 8 AM to 2 PM in the parking lot west of the church. All ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK October 30, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

Lord of all, You are the God who is big enough for us all. You are the God who stands between us all. In times of great worry and ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 6, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, November ...

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MUSICAL NOTES November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.  Psalm 95:2 Consider this definition of a gravesite for a Christian:  “An Inn of a Pilgrim ...

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CWF PROJECT TOTE BAG November 2, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

CWF Fellowship Night is planned for Wednesday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. here in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend and come join us for a night of fun as ...

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Prayer for the Week October 16

Oct 18, 2016

Stewardship PrayerAlmighty and ever-faithful Lord,  gratefully acknowledging Your mercy  and humbly admitting our need,  we pledge our trust in You and each other.  Filled with desire,  we respond to ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 23, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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Prayer for the Week October 9, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Almighty God,  You, alone, are God. We are Your image and Your stewards, but You, alone, are a God. The responsibility of stewardship is to much for us alone. Let ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 16, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, October ...

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Prayer for the Week October 2, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

Lord, Your Word is Life,  Your word is in our brains, riding synapses and creating the connections which bring us life. Your word is in our hearts, shaping stone ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 9, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,October 9, ...

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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2, 2016

Congregational meeting October 2nd!Sunday, October 2, we will have a special congregational business meeting, directly following the service. We know how busy things are around this time of ...

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Prayer for the Week September 25

Sep 28, 2016

Our prayer for today is Psalm 90. I can't write a better prayer. I hope you will read the whole thing, There is a link to it under the This week's ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE October 2, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Sunday, October 2, we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday together. Hope you will join us!First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you ...

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Prayer for the Week September 18, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

I try not to pray prayers for people. I want everyone to be able to say amen to my prayers. However, writing prayers is one of ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 25, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, September ...

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MUSICAL NOTES September 20, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

The heavens declare His righteousness, And all The people see His glory.  Psalm 97:6 (NKJV) As a teenager, John W. Peterson dreamed of being a singer and soloist. He often sang on ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 18, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,September 18, ...

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Prayer for the Week September 11, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

God, You are the Truth, By wisdom, You laid the foundations of the universe; give us eyes to see the foundation lines of Your wisdom that we may know ...

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YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY/GAME NIGHT September 30, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Mark your calendars for game night on Friday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00. A light supper will be provided. A reminder will be sent via text with a request to RSVP. ...

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Prayer for the Week September 4, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Why don't we all try saying this prayer every morning for seven days? MORNING PRAYER O God, early in the morning I cry to You. Help ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 11, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, September ...

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MUSICAL NOTES September 6, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

For the world is Mine and all it fullness.  Psalm 50:12 Maltbie Babcock was arguably the most remarkable student Syracuse University had ever seen. Hailing from an aristocratic family, he was ...

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Prayer for the Week August 26

Sep 1, 2016

God in heaven, We have taken this world which You have given us stewardship and turned it into a crazy place. The world is so full of opinion,s we can't even ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 4, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,September 4, ...

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Prayer for the Week August 22, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

God of all wisdom, As our children return to schoo,l we pray for their well-being. We pray that You would give them wisdom to make good choices and learn ...

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We Care Seminars in September

Aug 29, 2016

Mark your calendars to learn more about how WE CARE Palestine can transform our community! Rev. Lynn Willhite and Rev. Jordan Byrd will be teaching a series of three classes ...

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MUSICAL NOTES August 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

The peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 Joseph Scriven watched in shock as the body of his fiancée was ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER August 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

After a long rainy night in April, I woke to several texts and calls from parishioners. There had been flash flooding the night before, but there is always flash flooding ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 8, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

Prayer of St. Gregory the GreatAcclaim to The Suffering Christ O Lord, You received affronts without number from Your blasphemers,  yet each day You free captive souls from the grip of the ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 14, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,August 14, ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE August 7, 2016

Aug 3, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, August ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK August 1, 2016

Aug 3, 2016

Lord, We all want to be heard. We are all lost, clamoring to be found. May we be found, Oh Lord, but found doing Your works. May we be ...

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MUSICAL NOTES August 2, 2016

Aug 2, 2016

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:19 Only one ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK July 24, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

To the God who calms the storm and walks upon the waters,In a world full of fear, give us courage so that we may speak words to soothe the fearful ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 31, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July31, ...

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL RECAP

Jul 25, 2016

VBS 2016, Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love, is now one for the record books. Kids from all over showed up on Monday, July 18, ready to have fun. ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK July 17, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Oh Lord, You are not the storm, God. You are beyond the storm, and You walk over the dangerous seas as if they were smooth glass. You experience the seas of ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 24, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July ...

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MUSICAL NOTES July 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.  Psalm 61:1 This week’s hymn first appeared in the New York Observer on September 13, 1945, accompanied by this explanatory note by ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 17, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July 17, 2016, will be "Listening for God's Sake," and the scripture reading will be from Matthew 7: 7-10. Please join us ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK July 10, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

God of Mercy, We are reeling from more violence this week. Blood has been spilled, the blood of servants and the blood of the innocent cries out from the ground. ...

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YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY/GAME NIGHT July 29, 2016

Jul 12, 2016

The next Youth Game Night is Friday, July 29, from 6:00-8:00pm. Our theme for the night is "Love & Respect." We will be packaging up cookies and writing "love" notes for the Palestine ...

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VBS 2016 Update July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016

CATCH THE WAVE OF GOD’S AMAZING LOVEFCC Vacation Bible SchoolJuly 18-22      8:45 to NoonSOUNDS OF LAUGHTER FILL THE HALLWAYS!!!On July18-22 the waves will be "cranking," and we have ...

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MUSICAL NOTES July 5, 2016

Jul 12, 2016

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all its fullness, You have founded them.  Psalm 89:11 In 1892, the United States observed the 400th anniversary ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK July 3, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

Light of the World, Many of us saw the sky set ablaze last night with many dazzling colors. Simple flashes of light made from burning powder can be so ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 10, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July 10, 2016, will be "Being Fruitful," and the scripture reading will be from Colossians 1: 1-14. Please join us in worship ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 26, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

To our Lord the Lifter of Burdens, Nothing ever seems simple, but do we make things more complicated than they have to be? Your yoke is easy and Your ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE July 3, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, July 3, 2016, will be "The Easy Way In," and the scripture reading will be from 2 Kings 5: 1-17. Please join ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 26, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,June 26, 2016, will be "The Violence of God," and the scripture reading will be from Genesis 6: 11-13; 9: 5-7.  Please join ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 19, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Living God, The world is full of death and violence, but You have filled the world with good things. You are alive. Let us carry Your life like a ...

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MUSICAL NOTES June 21, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherdThem and lead them to living fountains of waters. AndGod will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 19, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Father's Day, Sunday,June 19, 2016, will be "What Are You Doing Here?," and the scripture reading will be from 1 Kings 19: 1-15. ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 13, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

Living God, You are a great and merciful God. Come fire, come wind, come rain, yet You are the still and quiet voice. You are the calm before the ...

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MUSICAL NOTES June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016

His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.  2 Peter ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 12, 2016

Jun 7, 2016

Reverend Ron Byrd is our Guest Pastor for Sunday, June 12, 2016, filling in for Jordan and Stevie who are on vacation. Reverend Byrd's sermon is entitled "The Butterfly Effect." ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE June 5, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, June 5, 2016, will be "Complications," and the scripture reading will be from1 Kings 17: 8-24. Please join us in worship and ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 29, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

To the God who has given us all we have, In this great hour glass, the Sands of time we have been given are quickly falling from the higher ...

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Reverend Ron Byrd Officiating

Jun 1, 2016

Jordan will be taking vacation the week of June 6-12, and his father, Reverend Ron Byrd, will be officiating morning services for First Christian Church on Sunday, June 12. As ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 22, 2016

May 25, 2016

God of All, You are the All in All. You are every good thing comes from You. Indwell us with Your spirit and call us according to Your purpose ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 29, 2016

May 25, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May 29, 2016, will be "Bringing All Things Together for Good," and the scripture reading will be from Romans 8: 23-30. Please ...

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FLOOD RELIEF WORK BY JORDAN BYRD

May 24, 2016

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) -The Palestine community has pulled together thousands of donations as they work to rebuild the homes of Timber Drive.Volunteers said the donations from the community, including professional ...

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VBS 2016 UPDATE

May 24, 2016

Vacation Bible School Update: God’s love is AMAZING and we are blessed with the pleasure  of guiding children to discover and to experience His love.  Vacation Bible School is a very ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 22, 2016

May 19, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,May 22, 2016, will be "A Pair of Threes," and the scripture reading will be from Romans 5: 1-11. Please join us in ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 16, 2016

May 19, 2016

Most Holy God, You are the highest God, even if we don't always put You on top of our list. Even when we cast You down on our queue, ...

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MUSICAL NOTES May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

      The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,      The sun forbear to shine;      But God, who call’d me here below      Will be ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

We want our spouses to talk to us like kind adults do when we are kids. "You're so strong." "You're so big." "You're so pretty." "You're so smart." A lot ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 15, 2016

May 12, 2016

The Pentecost Sunday sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May 15, 2016, will be "Ding!," and the scripture reading will be from Acts 2: 1-21. Please join us in ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 8, 2016

May 11, 2016

Living God, Impress upon us the magnitude of the day of Pentecost. Let Your spirit fall on us and Your light switch on inside of us so that we may ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 8, 2016

May 5, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May 8, 2016, will be "Looking Up in Order to Look Down," and the scripture reading will be from Act 1: 1-11. ...

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MAY FLOODS IN PALESTINE 2016

May 5, 2016

Community Information--City of PalestineNews about the flood in Palestine.Call 903-723-7844 to report damage of housing and property or if you need help. The bank of phones is ready to answer your ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK May 1, 2016

May 2, 2016

God of the still small voice,The sky has literally fallen on us and caused great devastation. In the wake of this disaster thank You for the way in which Your people ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE May 1, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, May 1, 2016, will be "Going with God," and the scripture reading will be from John 14: 23-29. Please join us in ...

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MUSICAL NOTES April 19, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

I could tell you this old Southern hymn was written by a sacred soul on his knees with Psalm 90 open before him: “The days of our lives are seventy ...

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Let's Talk April 19, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

Last month was incredibly busy, which was no surprise as we had our holy week celebrations. I spent a lot of time on the additional services we had on holy ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 17, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

God among us, You are with us when we are sick. You are with us when we cry out for those we love and they are not ...

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Let Talk April 5, 2016

Apr 12, 2016

      Last time in my Pastor’s Corner, I discussed the idea of our church being more involved in the community. I wrote that partially because that is genuinely the direction ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 3, 2016

Apr 6, 2016

God among us, We are those who sit on the beach at Your invitation. We want to love You as You ask, help us when we are weak. We ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE April 10, 2016

Apr 6, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, April 10, 2016, will be "Fishing for Compliments," and the scripture reading will be from John 21: 1-19. Please join us in ...

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MUSICAL NOTES April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

 In 1912, a music publisher asked C. Austin Miles to  write a hymn text that would be "sympathetic in tone, breathing tenderness in every line; one that would  bring hope ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 27, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

God of resurrection, We have made it to Easter! There are Chocolate bunnies still to be eaten and the remnants of plastic eggs strewn about. As the holiday passes, ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 20, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

God of resurrection, You have suffered so much for us. You watch us slowly destroy one another and You watch us passively as we destroyed You. Praise ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 27, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, will be "Death Does Not Become You," and the scripture reading will be from 1 Corinthians 15: 9-28. ...

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VBS Staff Meeting March 29, 2016

Mar 17, 2016

There will be a staff meeting for our 2016 Vacation Bible School held on Tuesday March 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please make plans to attend. We ...

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MARY MARTHA DONATES TO WOMEN'S SHELTER

Mar 16, 2016

The Mary Martha Group has been busy. This week, they delivered 48 pillows bought for the women's shelter so that victims who stay at the shelter have a fresh pillow ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER March 15, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

What is Church for? Why do we come to church? If we don't understand the purpose of Church, then we really don't know what we are supposed to be doing ...

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MUSICAL NOTES March 15, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20 As a ten-year-old boy, when Philip Paul ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 14, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

God who is our strength, We rejoice in Your servants all around the world. There are so many who come out of churches into Your world to serve others. ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 20, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

Jordan Byrd will be delivering an exciting sermon entitled "Grand Theft Donkey" this Palm Sunday at First Christian Church. From that title, you certainly don't want to miss this one! ...

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VBS Update March 9, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

VBS Update--Thanks to all who have signed up as adult and youth leaders to help staff VBS: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love.  At this point, we are at ...

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Prayer for the Week March 7, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

My Prayer for you:God, You are our map. We like to know where we stand, but often we cannot even tell which side of the mountain we stand. Are we ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 13, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, March 13, 2016, will be "Flip-Flopping Through Scripture," and the scripture reading will be from John 12: 1-11. Please join us in ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK February 29, 2016

Mar 2, 2016

To the God of action, We want You to be for us because we love You and we want You with us. We want to feel You near, and see You act, we want to know the comfort of the ...

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MUSICAL NOTES March 1, 2016

Mar 2, 2016

Someone once said, “Only in the Christian life does surrender bring victory.” Judson Wheeler Van De Venter learned that for himself.Born on a farm in Monroe Country, Michigan, in 1855, ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER March 1, 2016

Mar 2, 2016

We are almost halfway to Easter. I'm not sure what you decided to give up, or what you decided to add to your life, but odds are you are beginning ...

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Prayer for the Week February 22, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

To the God who makes us strong, Our spirits as willing, but our flesh is so weak. When our knees give out and we can no longer walk the path that ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 28, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday,February 28, 2016, will be "More Than We Can Handle?" and the scripture reading will be from 1 Corinthians 10: 1-17. Please join ...

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YOUTH VALENTINE'S DINNER HELD

Feb 17, 2016

The Valentine dinner was an overflowing success!  A large crowd enjoyed a wonderful evening. The youth did an awesome job greeting and serving. Thanks kids you were great! Thanks to ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 21, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, February 21 2016, will be "Living with Doubt and Being Reckoned Righteousness," and the scripture reading will be from Genesis 15: 1-18. ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK February 14, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

My Prayer for you This Week:O God of love, Help us to love our enemies. Remind us that those whom we do not like are not necessarily evil. When we think ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

The history of this week’s hymn  begins with Mr. Carl Gustaf Boberg (1859-1940). He was a Swedish pastor, editor, and member of the Swedish parliament. Mr. Boberg was enjoying a ...

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Prayer for the Week February 1, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

This is a prayer I wrote for the candidates whom we interview at the regional committee on the ministry. I pray this prayer for them but I thought you might ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE February 7, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, February 7, 2016, will be "Son Burned," and the scripture reading will be from 2 Corinthians 3: 12-18. Please join us in ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER February 2, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

Greetings in Christ Jesus,Are you ready for a sacrifice? I'm sure most of you probably have your minds on the big game right now, but I want to talk to ...

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MUSICAL NOTES February 2, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

The writer of this great hymn, Fanny Crosby, lived to be almost ninety-five years of age, and during that time penned the staggering total of over eight thousand sacred ...

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Valentine's Day Banquet February 14, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

Valentine’s Dinner for February 14 is currently being planned. We will have an evening dinner, beginning at 6pm, and this will take the place of the Fellowship Dinner normally scheduled ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 31, 2016

Jan 28, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, January 31, 2016, will be "Cliff Diving with Jesus," and the scripture reading will Luke 4: 14-30. Please join us in worship ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 17, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday January 17, 2016, will be "The One Who Makes the Waters Blush," and the scripture reading will John 2:1-11. Please join us ...

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MUSICAL NOTES January 5, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER January 5, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

We have reached a new year! As the new year begins, I feel a deep longing, a kind of spiritual gravity pulling me towards prayer.  Have you felt it? Paul ...

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Miles Pike in Concert at FCC

Jan 6, 2016

A brand new year! Excitement is coming our way on Sunday, January 24, during morning services. We are pleased to announce that Miles Pike, nationally acclaimed Country Gospel singer, will ...

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Prayer for the Week January 4, 2016

Jan 6, 2016

To the God who is Alpha,You are the beginning. We stand at the beginning of a new year. Some of us want a fresh start, and some of us don't ...

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Prayer for the Week November 16, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

My Prayer for you this week:Oh God of peace,On a world that is full of violence, may we truly be the builders of peace. In a world filled with rivers ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER November 17, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

Our prayers are with the people of France right now as they mourn the terrible and tragic attack that befell their country this past weekend. In the wake of the ...

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Prayer for the Week November 9, 2015

Nov 11, 2015

My prayer for you this week:Oh Great God,You set the world upon its pillars. We are not sure why the world is the way it is. We struggle outwardly, with ...

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Prayer for the Week October 26, 2015

Oct 27, 2015

To the God who gave everything,We are losers. None of us are strangers to loss. The longer we live, the more we lose. We lose our looks. We lose face. ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER October 20, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

In my last article, I wrote about some of the difficulties that the Church has had with money in the past. The institution that we call the church is a ...

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Prayer for the Week October 19, 2015

Oct 20, 2015

To the God who makes us free,We are free creatures, but freedom is only valuable if it is used well. Fill our hearts with the spark for service so that ...

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Prayer for the Week October 5, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

O God who seeks us,You search for us high and low. Yet like Adam and Eve, we often hide in the bushes. We find ourselves wanting to be truly known, ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER October 6, 2015

Oct 6, 2015

The coming of the Holy Spirit became the spark of the first church in Jerusalem. By 33 A.D., the world had its first Christian Church. Almost all of the members ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER September 8, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

What does it take to be a pastor? Some thoughts I’d like to share with you.Long ago priests (especially bishops) were regularly called “Pontiff.” The term “Pontiff” comes from the ...

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Pastor's Corner August 11, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

Chloe Henderson is an amazing child. Born 9 years ago with cerebral palsy, she walks with a bit of a limp. When she was younger, she had to wear painful ...

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Pastor's Corner July 28, 2015

Jul 30, 2015

On Saturday night, a number of buildings in downtown Palestine were marked with graffiti, including our Church building. We are not sure yet who the vandals are or why they ...

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Prayer for the Week July 27, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

My Prayer for You This Week:God of many graces,We love you. Fill us with your spirit of love that we may love as we have been called, and bask in ...

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Prayer for the Week July 20, 2015

Jul 23, 2015

My prayer for you this week:God of goodness,We are aware of the many frustrating and evil things that are in the world. May we have the strength to truly be ...

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Pastor's Corner July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

    Once upon a time, as the old myth goes, there were twin boys. One brother, Aegyptus, became the King of Egypt and was blessed with many sons. In ...

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Prayer for the Week July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

My prayer for you this week:God of reconciliation,We are an earth that loves to be divided. We are divided by physical boundaries, by politics, by ethnicity, and religion. Remind us ...

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Prayer for the Week July 6, 2015

Jul 8, 2015

My prayer for you this week:God, our Creator,You created the universe with Your words. You spoke to the darkness and out of the void came all that is. Everything was ...

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Pastor's Corner June 30, 2015

Jul 1, 2015

How many of you have heard the phrase "born again Christian"? I imagine all of you have heard it. Having been raised as a disciple of Christ all my life, ...

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Prayer for the Week June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015

My prayer for you this week:To the one who calls us to faith,Help us, O God, when our faith is weak. Help us when our faith is weak, so that ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK June 22, 2015

Jun 24, 2015

My prayer for you this week: Living God,You are the slayer of Giants, calmer of storms, and the lover of mortals. Open our eyes and show us your time. Let us ...

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Prayer for the Week June 8, 2015

Jun 9, 2015

Living God,We are surviving. We are good at surviving because we are still here to pray this prayer. If we are to be honest with you, however,  we are not ...

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Pastor's Corner June 2, 2015

Jun 2, 2015

In my sermon last Sunday, I asked the question, "Who are you?" We talked about the different ways to answer that question. One of the main ways we answer questions ...

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Prayer for the Week May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015

God whose words begat the Universe,Open our ears, that we may hear your voice reverberating throughout the universe. Let us listen in the silence,  that we may hear you in ...

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Prayer for the Week May 18, 2015

May 21, 2015

God of fire and truth, Touch our tongues with your coals that we may speak your truth. Light our way with tongues of fire that we may find your ...

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Pastor's Corner May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015

Jesus said that if we had enough faith, we could move mountains, even cast them into the sea (Mark 11). How is that even possible? Is it magic?The Staple Bend ...

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Prayer for the Week May 11, 2015

May 12, 2015

God of true life, Sometimes it feels like we are but shadows listlessly cast upon the walls. We touch, but do not feel. We make exertions, but nothing moves. ...

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Why the Cross?

May 7, 2015

Why was Jesus crucified? Why do we suffer?

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Pastor's Corner May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015

Mother's day is coming Sunday, so I have been thinking a lot about my mother. I love my mother, and I am very grateful for the careful way in which ...

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Prayer for the Week May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

God of life and love,We thirst for connection as the roots of trees which will move the earth to find the water they crave. We want to be connected to ...

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Prayer for the Week April 27, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

God of love, Fill us with your love so that we may know what true love is. May our hearts beat in tune with yours. Remind us that love ...

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Pastor's Corner April 21, 2015

Apr 21, 2015

I have been thinking a lot lately about what makes a good church. The first thing that comes to mind, when I think about a good church, is good people. ...

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Pastor's Corner April 7, 2015

Apr 7, 2015

The Cave I had a dream the other night that, while I was walking in the light, I saw a cave most dark. Perhaps it was my undying curiosity or a ...

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Pastor's Corner March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

When I was little, I was always scared of my grandfather. "Pa Pa," as we called him, was an old grouchy sailor, so I think my fears were justified. The ...

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Pastor's Corner March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

A glass clinked three times. The spoon, which gently struck it, caused the crystal to sing and the occupants of the grand ball room transformed their mirthful murmur into attentive ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER FEB 11 2015

Feb 11, 2015

PASTOR'S CORNERI've been thinking a lot about personal sacrifice in the last few weeks. I've been thinking about what to give up for lent. As I was thinking one of ...

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PASTOR'S CORNER JAN 26 2015

Jan 26, 2015

PASTOR'S CORNERBeing located downtown, our church has had several indigent persons visit us on a regular basis in the years that I have been here. After the fellowship dinner on ...

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Escalator to Heaven

Jan 18, 2015

Our Sunday Sermon from January 18, 2015 based upon Jesus conversation with Nathaniel and Philip in John chapter 1. Hope you enjoy! 

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE NOV 23 2014

Nov 19, 2014

First Christian Church ServicesFirst Christian Church, Disciples of Christ pastor, Rev. Jordan Byrd will bring the message Sunday “Lean Meat”, Scripture Ezekiel 34:11-24.The Seekers Sunday School Class is held at ...

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They came with Bells on!

May 8, 2014

Our Christian Chimers Played for us a few weeks ago and it was great! Relax and say a prayer as you listen to the soothing sound of the chimes in ...

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Love is not sharp!

Aug 29, 2013

Rev. Jordan Byrd Expounds upon the meaning of the Apostle Paul's phrase "love is not irritable".  

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Love is not Resentful

Aug 29, 2013

Rev. Jordan Byrd Expounds upon 1 Corinthians 13:5-6. Love is not resentful, love keeps no record of wrong doing, but rejoices when the truth wins out.

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Love bares all things

Aug 29, 2013

Rev. Jordan Byrd Expounds upon 1 Corinthians 13:5-6. Love is not resentful, love keeps no record of wrong doing, but rejoices when the truth wins out.

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Love does not Seek its Own

Aug 1, 2013

Sunday's Sermon for Sunday July 28 2013. Rev. Jordan Byrd expounds on the meaning of The Apostle Paul's phrase "Love does not seek its own".

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Love is not Rude!

Jul 25, 2013

Rev. Jordan Byrd expounds upon the phrase "Love is not rude" From 1 Corinthians 13.

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What is Love?

Jul 16, 2013

Sermon for Sunday 6/23/2013. Rev. Jordan Byrd uses John 3:16 to help us understand the true meaning of love. Hope you enjoy!

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Love, Kindness, and Happiness

Jul 16, 2013

Rev. Jordan Byrd explores the importance of kindness in love and shows the connection between love, kindness, and happiness.

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Welcome to our new website!

Jun 10, 2013

Thanks for visiting our new website! We will be updating often, so it is still a work in progress. We hope our members will find the site helpful for staying ...

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Prayer for the Week November 2, 2015

My prayer for you this week:Oh God who gives,You have given us all we have, yet we ask for more. Our nature is to be in need. Like newborns, we ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE November 11, 2018

First Christian Church, located at 113 E. Crawford adjacent to "Old Town" Palestine welcomes you to our morning services each Sunday. The sermon by Reverend Jordan Byrd for Sunday, November ...

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2019 GARAGE SALE FCC

FCC Garage Sale—we are planning on a two-day sale, June 7 and 8, here at FCC. Household items, tools, small furniture, clothing, toys—whatever you might want to donate for the ...

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Betty Sullivan

Betty Sullivan

Since I am new to the church it has been a nice time of fellowship with other church members. Jordan makes the class so enjoyable with his enthusiasm while answering our questions. He explains passages in terms that make it easy for us to understand. I am really learning a lot about Bible Stories! I would encourage anyone, who wants to learn more about the Bible to come & join us. You'll be glad you did!