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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES November 22, 2020

Nov 23, 2020

Welcome to First Christian Church, Palestine, Texas. We are glad you stopped by to enjoy our monring worship service for November 22, 2020. Sit back and enjoy Reverend Jordan Byrd's ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES November 15, 2020

Nov 16, 2020

Welcome to First Christian Church in Palestine, Texas. Jordan Byrd has placed an online worship service for Sunday, November 15, 2020, for your spiritual and fellowship needs this morning. Sit ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES November 8, 2020

Nov 9, 2020

Join us here at First Christian Church this Sunday morning, November 8, 2020, for our online worship service, Reverend Jordan Byrd officiating.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES November 1, 2020

Nov 2, 2020

Join us for our November 1,2020, morning worship service here at First Christian Church.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES October 25, 2020

Oct 26, 2020

Welcome to First Christian Church Online Services for Sunday, October 25, 2020. Sit back and enjoy our morning worship service.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES October 18, 2020

Oct 19, 2020

Join us for our online worship services here at First Christian Church for Sunday, October 18. Reverend Lynn Willhite will give us our message this morning (Jordan and Stevie are ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES October 11, 2020

Oct 12, 2020

Sit back and enjoy Sunday's worship service online. First Christian Church and Reverend Jordan Byrd welcome you to morning worship services with us.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES October 4, 2020

Oct 5, 2020

Join us this morning as we worship and pray in God's house here at First Christian Church.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES September 27, 2020

Sep 28, 2020

Join us this morning as we worship and pray in God's house here at First Christian Church.

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Youth Bible Study on Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Sep 28, 2020

We are holding bible study for youth in grades 6-12. Along with our bible lesson, we are working on creating a video that will be uploaded to YouTube once completed. ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE September 27, 2020

Sep 24, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, in downtown Palestine. We hold morning worship services at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday Mornings. Join us on Sunday--we will provide you a mask if ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES September 20, 2020

Sep 21, 2020

Join us this morning as we worship and pray in God's house here at First Christian Church.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES September 13, 2020

Sep 14, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, September 13. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES September 6, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, September 6. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES August 30, 2020

Aug 31, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, August 30. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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2020 VBS Session 5

Aug 31, 2020

Welcome to our last session of VBS Online, Knights of the North Castle, here at First Christian Church. We have enjoyed bringing you Vacation Bible School into your living rooms ...

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Welcome Back!

Aug 26, 2020

Welcome Back!We have missed you!! We are holding Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m. outside beside the Sanctuary. We are adhering to safety practices to include social distancing and wearing ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES August 23, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, August23. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages for ...

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2020 VBS Session 4

Aug 24, 2020

Please join us for Session 4 for our online VBS presentation. We post a new one each Sunday in August at 6:00 p.m.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES August 16, 2020

Aug 17, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, August16. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages for ...

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2020 VBS Session 3

Aug 17, 2020

Please join us for Session 3 of our online Vacation Bible School here from First Christian Church entitled Armor Up with Peace.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES August 9, 2020

Aug 10, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, August 9. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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2020 VBS Session 2

Aug 10, 2020

Join us for Session Two of our digital VBS ONLINE presentation here at First Christian Church.

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES August 2, 2020

Aug 3, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, August 1. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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2020 VBS Session 1

Aug 3, 2020

Watch our VBS video from August 2, 2020.

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2020 VBS Online

Jul 28, 2020

VBS time is here. And, yes, it will be very different this year, which reflects our trying times we are all experiencing. This year we are doing a "virtual" VBS--which ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES July 26, 2020

Jul 27, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, July 26. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES July 19, 2020

Jul 20, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, July 19. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES July 12, 2020

Jul 13, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, July 12. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES July 5, 2020

Jul 6, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, July 5, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our online services in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES June 28, 2020

Jun 29, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, June 28, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our online services. During this stressful time, we are joining you ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES June 21, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, June 21. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES June 14, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, June 14, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our online services. During this stressful time, we are joining you ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES June 7, 2020

Jun 8, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, June 7, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our online services. During this stressful time, we are joining you ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES May 31, 2020

Jun 1, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, May 24, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our Pentecost online service. During this stressful time, we are joining ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES May 24, 2020

May 26, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, May 24, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our Memorial Day Celebration online service. During this stressful time, we ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES May 17, 2020

May 18, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd invites you to join us on Sunday, May 17, 2020, here at First Christian Church for our online services. During this stressful time, we are joining you ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES May 10, 2020

May 11, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES May 3, 2020

May 4, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, May 3. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES April 26, 2020

Apr 27, 2020

First Christian Church, 113 E. Crawford, welcomes you to our online service held Sunday, April 26. During this stressful time, we are providing you with our services with important messages ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES April 19, 2020

Apr 20, 2020

Sit back and enjoy morning services on Sunday, April 19, 2020, here at First Christian Church. Reverend Jordan Byrd delivers an enthusiastic and spiritual message to us this morning.

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ONLINE SERMON VIDEOS

Apr 15, 2020

Online videos of worship services here at First Christian Church. November 22, 2020 Morning Worship ServiceNovember 15, 2020 Morning Worship ServiceNovember 8, 2020 Morning Worship ServiceNovember 1, 2020 Morning Worship ServiceOctober ...

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2020 MAUNDY THURSDAY ONLINE SERVICE

Apr 13, 2020

linkReverend Byrd held online Maundy Thursday services here at First Christian Church on Facebook and YouTube.

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2020 Good Friday Online Services

Apr 13, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd of First Christian Church, Palestine, Texas, provided us with a Good Friday online message via YouTube and Facebook. 

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2020 Easter Sunrise Online Service

Apr 13, 2020

Reverend Jordan Byrd of First Christian Church Palestine, Texas, welcomes you to early morning sunrise services on Easter morning.

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2020 Easter Worship Services Online

Apr 13, 2020

Welcome to Easter worship services here at First Christian Church with Reverend Jordan Byrd. We are located at 113 East Crawford, Palestine, Texas, and are coming to you via YouTube ...

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Welcoming Prayer Online

Apr 13, 2020

Rev. Jordan Byrd walks us through a welcoming prayer meditation to help us be aware of the presence of God and come to acceptance with ourselves and our circumstances.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 7, 2020

Apr 9, 2020

To you O’ Christ we sing Hosanna!Save us Lord, Save us. We are always in your debt and always in need and in times like these, our need for your ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK April 1, 2020

Apr 1, 2020

To you O’ Christ we sing Hosanna!Save us Lord, Save us. We are always in your debt and always in need and, in times like these, our need for your ...

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CANCELLATIONS AT FCC DUE TO COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

Because of the current health issues and Covid-19 protocols, First Christian Church has had to cancel our normal gathering services during Lenten and Easter season. We must all stay safe ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ONLINE SERVICES April 5, 2020

Apr 1, 2020

First Christian Church will stream online services on Sunday, April 5, live via Facebook and YouTube. Please join us. The sermon will be from the Learning to Repent series, entitled ...

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BIBLE STUDY FOR Week of March 23

Mar 26, 2020

linkThis was the Bible Study for the week of March 23 here at First Christian Church.

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No Strangers to Exile (ONLINE) March 22, 2020

Mar 23, 2020

linkReverend Jordan Byrd placed this sermon, No Strangers to Exile, on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 17, 2020

Mar 18, 2020

We seem separated from each other and, thus, from you, O' God. This is a strange land in which we are living, and the landscape is unrecognizable. This is the ...

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Coronavirus Update from First Christian Church

Mar 18, 2020

Dear Church,Our church has been monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic very closely. Recently, the CDC asked that all gatherings of 10 or more people be suspended to help combat the spread of ...

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2020 TACO FUNDRAISER CANCELLED

Mar 18, 2020

At this time, the Phebe-sponsored Taco Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been indefinitely postponed due to the current health crisis. Tickets purchased will be honored at the next ...

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BIBLE STUDY FOR Week of March 17

Mar 18, 2020

linkThis is your bible study video for Week of March 16th.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 11, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

God help us through this valley,We walk in the middle of two mountains. On one side are the dual peaks of faith and confidence. We know you are our rock ...

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Coronavirus Safety at Church

Mar 16, 2020

Dear Church,Our church has been monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic very closely. With the current environment in mind, we are modifying some of our practices to help limit exposure to the ...

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Pray for Change March 8, 2020

Mar 12, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for February 2, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Learning to Repent." This week's sermon was "Pray for Change." The scripture for this week was from ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK March 2, 2020

Mar 4, 2020

Dear Lord,Sometimes it seems like I take my worries everywhere except to you. I hear people say, “God’s got this!” But how often do I live like I believe it?I ...

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Get Ready to Repent February 23, 2020

Mar 3, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for February 2, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Remolded for the New Year." This week's sermon was "Get Ready to Repent." The scripture for this ...

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Framing Your Mind March 1, 2020

Mar 3, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for February 2, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Learning to Repent." This week's sermon was "Framing Your Mind." The scripture for this week was from ...

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The Case for Patience January 26, 2020

Feb 5, 2020

linkReverend Byrd's sermon for January 26, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Remolded for the New Year." This week's sermon was "The Case for Patience." The scripture for this ...

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Wisdom to See February 2, 2020

Feb 5, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for February 2, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Remolded for the New Year." This week's sermon was "Wisdom to See." The scripture for this week ...

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK January 21, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

Lord, teach us to be patient – with life, with people, and with ourselves. We sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and we push for answers before the ...

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE January 26, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

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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Don't Waste Away January 19, 2020

Jan 22, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for January 19, 2020 was from his sermon series entitled "Remolded for the New Year." This week's sermon was "Don't Waste Away." The scripture for this week ...

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One of Us December 22, 2019

Jan 14, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for December 22, 2019, was "One of Us" The scripture for this week was from 1 John 1: 1-7. 

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Refujesus December 29, 2019

Jan 14, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for December 29, 2019, was  "Refujesus." The scripture for this week was from Matthew 2: 13-23.

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What Are You After? January 5, 2020

Jan 14, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for August 25, 2019, was "What Are You After?" The scripture for this week was from Matthew 2: 1-12. 

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Reshaped for the New Year January 12, 2020

Jan 14, 2020

Reverend Byrd's sermon for January 12, 2020, was "Reshaped for the New Year." The scripture for this week was from Jeremiah 18: 1-12. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why the Cross?

May 7, 2015

Why was Jesus crucified? Why do we suffer?

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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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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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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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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICE March 1, 2020

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 ONLINE SERVICES March 29, 2020

First Christian Church will stream online services on Sunday, March 29, live via Facebook and YouTube. Please join us. The sermon will be from the Learning to Repent series, entitled ...

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First Christian Voices
Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Attending worship service on Sunday morning gets my week started out great and with a purpose. I take great joy in service to the members of my church being a deacon. It is an honor to partake of the Lord's Supper.The format of the worship service is similar to the way it was when I was a boy growing up in this church. My parents were faithful members here and I can touch their memories each Sunday. Sometime certain hymns bring back wonderful memories of my parents, Red & Jeane Williams. I also enjoy and take comfort from fellowship with my church family and friends. We are so fortunate to have Rev. Jordan Byrd. He brings insight and clarity to the scriptures in a unique way. I always gain knowledge from his messages and also practicable ways to apply God's Word into everyday life experiences.