FROM THE PASTOR—
In two short weeks, I will have served as your Interim Pastor for ten months. Time is moving fast. We have had our first conversation on what type of Minister we would like to call. We will be having these meetings each Sunday morning during the Church School hour. I looked at the sign-up sheets and there are many openings. For those who have not signed up yet, sign up this Sunday! We want to call the type of person you will respond to and one who would inspire you.
The Search Team will digest your comments and do their very best to find someone who would find that person you would want, as an individual. They would also like to find the person who would challenge us on what we need to do to be the very best Christian that we need to be, to fulfill God's purpose for First Christian Church.
We will also be setting up a couple of evening sessions for those who would like to participate in a discussion by others who cannot make the Sunday Morning Sessions. We want to call someone who could meet each of our special needs.
On behalf of the church, I would like to lift up Mary Guckert, who passed away last week and whose services were held Friday, September 29th.
We also extend sympathies to the family of Judith kay Dunson upon her recent death in Indianapolis. Judy grew here at First Christian and for many years worked on the CROP Walk and recently retired from the CROP Walk from Church World Service.
Finally, we are still looking for a few members of our church to attend a meeting at Camp Christian on October 15th to discuss the future of Camp Christian.
I will be looking for you as we gather around the Lord's Table on Sunday!
Yours in His Service,
Rev. Robert J. Thornton