First Christian Church, Flora, Indiana

Greetings from First Step Preschool

Category: Outreach

We are so thankful to located at First Christian Church and are adjusting well. We truly do appreciate all the efforts put forth to enable us to be a part of this church family!

For the month of February, our unit lessons are the solar system and the presidents. The preschool class continues to work on their ABC books and the nursery class continues to craft their Noah’s Ark ABC books. The preschool class will conclude the month with “space camp” while the nursery class will hold a pajama party! Of course, both classes will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a party and an exchange of Valentine cards.

A huge thanks goes out to Samantha Pickens for volunteering at the preschool during her Christmas break! It was great to have an extra pair of hands.

We look forward to singing at the church on Sunday, February 3! Approximately 20 students have indicated they will be attending.

God’s blessings,

Jane Edging, director

2013 Church Camp Schedule and Information

Category: Fun & Fellowship, Outreach

This is an achived (past) event

Below is a camp schedule at Camp Barbee. There are camps for those in Kindergarten through high school. There are camps for those who are into sports or music, as well as traditional camps.

Note: camp registrations should be turned in by May 1st to be sure of having a spot at camp.

The church will make scholarships available again this year. The amount is uncertain and depends on how many will be going and the support of funding from the congregation. This year, we are asking that all campers complete the forms no later than APRIL 1 and have them turned into the office. No funds are needed at that time, but it will give the Christian Education Committee a good idea of where things stand.

The camp theme this year is ALL THINGS NEW

  • June 17 – 22 Cross Camp (sports skills) – Completed grades 6 – 12
  • June 23 – 29 Created to be Me – Completed grade 8
  • June 24 – 29 Chi Rho Camp – Completed grades 6 – 7
  • July 1 – 6 CYF Camp Completed grades 9 – 12
  • July 8 – 13 Young Disciples – Completed grades 4 – 5
  • July 18 – 20 Grandparents and Me – Completed grades K – 3
  • July 22 – 27 Music, Art and Drama (MAD) – Completed grades 6 – 12
  • July 29 – 31 New Beginnings – Completed grades 2 – 3
  • August 1 – 3 Grandparents and me – Completed grades K – 3

Junior Church Returns

Category: Outreach, Worship

Starting in March, Cate Pickens will be leading our Children’s Church following the Childrens sermon on Sunday. We so appreciate her volunteering and want to make sure that she has lots of kids to work with. So, moms and dads, get your kids up out of bed and head to church on Sunday.

Helpers needed in Sunday School

Category: Outreach, Sunday School Classes

Can you give the church a bit of your time? Less than one hour a week? Is that too much to ask? Our Sunday School program needs a teacher for the elementary class. It meets after church and is over around 11 :30. If you are interested or if you have questions before you say “yes” please contact Rhonda Hicks.


Outreach in 2013

Category: Outreach

As you are aware, our church decided at its  annual meeting to withhold funds we usually give to the Disciples Mission Fund for 2013. Individuals may still make gifts to the DMF by going to the Disciples Mission Fund website or sending their donation to:

Disciples Mission Fund
PO.Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206.

The Outreach committee has decided on a few new outreach gifts to take the place of DMF giving. A fund is being set up with the Carroll Schools to help pay for children who are unable to pay for milk (kindergarten) and who are very behind in their lunch money payments. Some of the money will also be used for the annual Easter Dinner and a gift is being made to the Carroll County Religious Education program. If you have suggestions for further gifts, please let Doug Winger know.

Children from First Step Preschool Will Sing Feb. 3

Category: Outreach, Worship

This is an achived (past) event

The children from First Step Preschool  will sing during worship on February 3. Please come and be with us and support this part of our ministry. First Step Preschool has been meeting in our church basement since August.

Paper Drive for the Food Pantry in February

Category: Outreach

This is an achived (past) event

In February, we will be collecting paper and personal use items for the Carroll County Food Pantry. We need things such as:

  • Paper towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • shampoo

There is a red container across from the south entryway. Lets fill it to overflowing and then some!