On Easter Sunday we plan to offer two times for worship. The first service will be at 8:30AM and the second service will be at 10AM (our regular time). In order to help us plan, please call the church office and let us know if you will plan to attend in person on Easter and let us know which service. The 10AM service will continue to be online! For your convenience a link to this service is provided below.
Our Maundy Thursday service was available online Thursday, April 1st at 7:00PM. Because it was recorded, if you miss it, you are also welcome to watch it at any time. The link to the service is provided for you below. Maundy Thursday is a service to prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter.
On Wednesday, February 17 at 7PM we gathered ONLINE for a time of worship. Ash Wednesday is a time of prayerful reflection and an opportunity to recommit our lives as followers of Jesus. In some ways it serves the function of an “old-fashioned revival!” We take seriously the woundedness in our lives, the ways we have been hurt, the ways we are hurting others, and the impact of selfishness, greed, injustice, and racism on our world. But the Good News is that God is at work in our lives and in our world . Our prayer is that we will live in rhythm with that heartbeat of God’s love in all we do and say. Thanks to all who joined us as we confessed the power and impact of sin and then received the empowering hopefulness of new life in the sign of the cross made with ashes.
If you have not yet watched the Ash Wednesday Service click on the link below:
“Healing Racial Divides”
Starts Feb 18th, 6:30 PM by Zoom
You are invited to join this book study which will be led by Kim Gordon. The group will meet on Thursday nights by zoom at 6:30 PM beginning on February 18th. In this book, author, Terrell Carter, unpacks the deep roots of racism in America, and addresses practical strategies for racial reconciliation. Looking forward, he shapes a bold and faithful vision for healing racial division through multicultural communities focused on relationship, listening, and learning from each other.
The book is available on Amazon. Please call the church office (913-764-3555) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the zoom invite list. Also please let us know if you will purchase your own book. Copies can be ordered in the office if requested.
February 1st, 6:30 pm by Zoom
Guest Speaker – Sylvia Romero, Executive Director, Center of Grace
Let Love Flow
Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty,
shade from the sun, shelter from the wind,
For the Compassionate One guides them,
takes them to the best springs.
~ Isaiah 49:10 (The Message)
Each year in February, Disciples congregations across the United States and Canada collect a special offering for Week of Compassion. Funds received through the offering allow the Disciples Church to respond to disaster when it occurs, enabling Week of Compassion to immediately provide grants for urgent needs like emergency supplies, water and food. This is a time when congregations come together to lift up and celebrate this important work that we do together. To give online go to weekofcompassion.org. To give through our church, make your check payable to FCC Olathe and mark the memo WOC.
PROJECT 10-20 “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”
Gifts sent to the Cold Weather Shelter
Because of your Christmas Memorial gifts, we were able to send $900 to help support the Cold Weather Shelter in Lenexa (Project 10-20). These gifts help support the essential work of providing a warm place to sleep for people who are without housing. For more information about how you can help, please go to their social media www.project1020.com or facebook page.
CHRISTMAS EVE 2020 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service was done online this year. It was a success and the sanctuary was filled with light and love.
Putting Advent into action! Christmas Dinners that were collected and then given to families in need during advent. The Boy Scouts were very thoughtful and made Christmas cards to include in the boxes. So cute!
Neal Heckman, Outreach Chair and many of our wonderful volunteers here at FCC. Neal says, “You can often find God’s hands at the end of your own arms.” We have been blessed with many hands of God, Amen!
Election Day Prayer Vigil (Tuesday, November 3)
The purpose of this prayer vigil was not to pray for a certain outcome for the election, but to pray for our country and our leaders during this difficult time. We prayed for current and soon-to-be elected leaders: for discernment and wisdom. We prayed for our nation as a whole and for those who feel voiceless and marginalized. We prayed for respect and dignity as we navigate our differences as a country.
October 11th was Pastor Appreciation Day!