April 2024 - Volume 56 - Number 4

March Showers
I know, it’s supposed to be April Showers, but you provided Showers of Blessing in March. In case you have not heard, you gave over $7,100 toward the food blessing for Show Me Christian Youth Home. The food and other supplies bought through Dot Foods may not fill the truck Ken will drive to Show Me, but it will provide a lot of food for the families there.
In addition, you gave over $3,100.00 to the Youth Fund through their dinner fund-raiser. This money will be used to continue the outreach of our youth through summer activities and special programs throughout the year.
Although we did not promote the Window Fund in March, you have given over $3,600.00 toward the window repair since January. We took out a $20,000.00 loan to complete the payment for the window. We have until December to pay down the principal and avoid extra interest.
If you add that up, you have given nearly $14,000.00 since January to special projects. That is outstanding. Perhaps the most exciting part of this accomplishment is you did not take away from your regular giving. Often, churches will have large special offerings, but at the expense of the regular giving. Once again, you have demonstrated your generosity. Thank you.
Coming Up
April 13. Ladies Tea. All ladies (of any age) are invited to the Tea. It’s not too late to sign up. It’s not too late to invite ladies you know to attend the Tea. You can still sign up this Sunday at the Connection Center.
April 20. Senior Saints Day at Camp, 9:30 – 2:00. The camp would like registrations by April 5. You can register online at lamoinecamp.org. (You will need a credit card to register online.) Or call 217-654-2238 and let them know you want to attend. If you want to ride the church van, we will leave the parking lot at 8:15.
Small Groups
Our Spring small groups will begin on April 8. A group will meet at the church on Mondays at 6:30 (childcare provided). Other groups will meet on Tuesday at the Fordyces (311 E. York St., CP) at 6:30, or Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the church. The theme for this series of studies is “Tough Questions, Real Answers.” This series of studies will go on for six weeks.
Camp Registrations.

Remember, our church pays for campers who register through our church. You can register online and select our church as your home church. If you need help, contact the church office.
Thanks for reading,


Baby Shower

You are invited to a Baby Shower for Ashley Davis on May 4th from 2 - 4 pm at the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church.  Ashley has created a wish list for Baby Boy Davis which you may see on the bulletin board on the back wall of the sanctuary. RSVP to Erica Eidson (660-651-4440) or Amber Strub-Lay (573-629-9764).