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A devotional blog from Pastor Fred, Rev. Katherine, and staff. 


Sept 28th - Thoughts from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine September 28th This week I will be retreating as a partofBethany Fellows. Bethany Fellows is clergy retreat for young clergy serving their first five years of ministry. It's quite surprising that up to 40% of clergy leave congregational ministry in their first five years, however, Bethany Fellows are up to 90% to stay in congregational mini...

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Sept 23 - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter September 23rd Our attention to God is never as high as when we need an answerand need one now! In the throes of our perception of an emergency, we dial the hotline and hope for an answer on the other end of the line;an answer from someone who is ready to act in our moment of crisis. And,be sure, God hears and responds to those prayers. If we look ...

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Sept 21 - Thoughts from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine September 21st There's ton of exciting things going on among the families, children and youth ministry at First Christian Church of McKinney. It wouldn't be made possible without a team of volunteers who make it all happen. We kicked off our Children's Hand Chimes Choir this week to practice some safemusic playing and kicked off JYF and K...

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Sept 16 - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter September 16th The advantage of driving a stick shift is that chances are slim that someone else wants to hop in the driver's seat. It doesn't make much sense to most people anymore, and those that do know how it works may not want to deal with the hassle. Sure, the thing still gets the job done, but it takes extra work and attention that other opti...

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Sept 14 - Thoughts from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine September 14th This week is North Texas Giving Day. It's a great way that nonprofits can partner together, raise awareness for all the good work done in North Texas, and a great way to fundraise. I'd love to point you in the direction of this to list some North Texas organizations who we already partner with who are apart of thisevent: F...

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Sept 11 - Thoughts from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine September 11th A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough visit the9/11Memorial where the Twin Towers once stood. It wasone of thehighlightsof my first trip to New York. It's incredibly powerful to see the names of the individualscarefully listed. Today is the 19thanniversary of the September 11thattacks. Let us gather as a community ...

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September 9 - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter September 9th Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice inwrongdoing, butrejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.I Corinthians 13:4-7 The patient love of God...

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September 7 - Thoughts from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine September 7th Happy Labor Day from First Christian Church McKinney! Let us celebrate the hard work that has kept our society and our world togethernow more than ever. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. In 2020, I think we have come to appreciateeven morethe essential workers who keep our liv...

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Aug 31 - Thought s from Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine August 31st Yesterday, as a congregation we read Luke 4:16-21 and Rev. Peter preached on it, I'm sure it was phenomenal. I am writing this the Thursday before This passage in Luke is actually a passage I've really become acquainted with over the last year. Jesus comes to the synagogue on the sabbath, in his hometown. It is the town where...

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Aug 26 - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter August 26th One of my regular morning prayers is this:You are a God of new creation. I hope that includes me. Obviously, I sometimes don'treallymean it. The creative power of God is fine in theory, but it can be a bit of a hassle in reality. God forming new creation in someone else's life is great! God upheaving my preferred rhythms and thoughts is...

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