APRIL EVENTS

 

 

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.

Easter Worship Service Link

 

 

 

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.

 

Maundy Thursday Worship Service Link

 

 

FEBRUARY EVENTS

 

 

 

Cindy Jones and Bob Barnes, as they apply ashes to their forehead’s during our Ash Wednesday Service.

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:

Click Here for Link to Online Service!

 

 

 

 

Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity

 

              “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 pastorsherryfcc@gmail.com 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Justice

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.

 

 

 

JANUARY EVENTS

 

 

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 DECEMBER EVENTS

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.

 

Pastor Sherry McGlaughlin
Pastor Sherry as she leads the candlelight service.

 

 

 

“Advent in Action”                                   

 

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!

 

 

 NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

 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 EVENTS

 

 

 

 

October 11th was Pastor Appreciation Day!

 

 

 

Pastor Appreciation Day