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Nov 9th - Thoughts from Katherine

I have been getting to know the youngest in our building over the last several weeks at chapel with Crossing Point children. Every Wednesday, I visit their classroom to read a bible story, pray, and sing a song.I tell them we can worship God anywhere, home, school, church, then they usually add on places like the park, the car or the museum. To begin our worship, Ilight a...

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Nov 4th - Thoughts from Peter

The hymnThe Church's One Foundationincludes these words of declaration: Called forth from every nation, yet one over all the earth. Our charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth. One holy nameprofessing, and at one table fed. To one hope always pressing, by Christ's own spirit led. If you know the tune, you probably just sang those words in your head. Sorry, i...

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Oct 21 - Thoughts from Peter

The last several weeks we have had a wide-open upper cabinet in our kitchen.A crack in the wood was developing and threatening the structural integrity of the door.With the door pulled off and sent away for repair, the things we usually stowed away behind the privacy of the cabinet door were suddenly there for all the world to seewell maybe not ALL the world, but our famil...

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Oct 14 - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter October 14th Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. ~Romans 15:7 How easy is it for us to forget the welcome the Christ extends to us? Well, pretty easy, I guess, based on how reluctant I am to be welcoming to others. It is quite easy for each of us to forget that we are little more than sinners sa...

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Oct 7th - Thoughts from Peter

Thoughts from Peter October 7th The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the Saints. Amen. ~Revelation 22:21 This benediction and well-wishisthe very last verse of the very last book of the Bible. These concluding words sends forth the reader with encouragementand we need it. There is little any of us will do apart from what we are doing through the grace of God kn...

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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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