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First Christian Church Hosts “Slow Church” Authors

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C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison, authors of the award-winning, highly-reviewed book, “Slow Church,” will appear at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Avenue, on Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with hearing loss. A small reception will follow the conversation. “’Slow church’ is, […]

Christmas Shopping on Amazon?

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How would you like to be able to support the ministries of First Christian Church with something ordinary that you do monthly, weekly, or sometimes daily? We’re pleased to announce that FCC is utilizing AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost […]

From the Table 1-3-16

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Late December is truly one of those “in-between times” here on McCallie Avenue. The rush and trudge of final exams at the University are complete. Students are back home with their families.  The marathon of activity—from Christmas pageant to Love Feast to Cantata—has finished up here at the church.  There’s still plenty to do—I’m sure […]

From the Table 12-27-15

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“When God is a Child.” “When God is a Child,” is a lovely hymn, written for Advent, that we’ll be singing this year at our early Christmas Eve Service. It’s a sweet-sounding song meant to take us through each week. We’ll revisit our journey through Advent, which will end—or perhaps, more acurately, begin—with the crescendo […]

From the Table 12-20-15

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“A Deeper Hope” As Christmas approaches, as we journey through Advent, we are pursuing the hope that comes into the world through the presence of the Christ.  As a people who claim to be the Body of Christ, and as a church that proclaims in its very name that we are Disciples of Christ, we […]

From the Table 12-13-15

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It’s Monday evening, and I’m still thinking about last night’s Moravian Love Feast. It was an incredible experience, and as your Senior Pastor and a first time participant, I felt so honored to be able to participate, even if in a small way. As I told many of you, though I was struck by how […]

From the Table 12-6-15

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My first Advent-themed thought of the season? The best teachers of peace are not those who have known only peace, but who cling to the hope that peace will prevail. As I heard about the most recent mass shooting to affect our country, saw the ubiquitous media images of crime scenes, and wondered as to […]

From The Table 11-29-15

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Gratitude. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two months since I arrived in Chattanooga, and a month and a half since Lisa made the journey here.  We’ve been thrilled by the natural beauty of Chattanooga, its cultural offerings, and above all, its people! The warm welcome we’ve received has been beyond what we […]

The Hyde Out

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Miss Maudie mean by “sometimes the Bible in hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of-oh, your father”? -Miss Maudie (To Kill a Mockingbird) In the church I grew up in it was not uncommon to refer to The Holy Bible as […]