Church Life – October 17, 2017

by Admin

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  —Melody Beattie Queer & Affirming  Happenings Monthly Parent Dinner & Gathering […]

Church Life – October 10, 2017

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Let the trickle of living water cool cracked lips and lay the damp cloth of hope on those who will begin in these next days to search for precious things, to plan re-building. —Maren C. Tirabassi   Halloween Party  Happenings Candy Donations A Renaissance of Wonder Young Adult Gathering Coffee, Tea, Chocolate & More! 2018 […]

Church Life – October 3, 2017

by Admin

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. —Sai Baba   Toward Healing the Rift  Happenings Thank You! Disciples Women BBQ Update Youth Art Gallery Socktober What is it? Online Giving to First Christian Church of Orange Green […]

Church Life – September 26, 2017

by Admin

Hospitality is love in action. It is the flesh and muscle of the bones of love.  —Alexander Strauch  Seasons Changing  Happenings Perseverance Sermons & Scripture Disciples Women October Schedule Nominating Committee News A Celebration of LGBTQ Identities and Relationships: Saints, Martyrs and Us Wow! Green Chalice Ministry News  Upcoming Events    Prayer Collage Sessions – […]

Church Life – September 19, 2017

by Admin

Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the […]

Church Life – September 12, 2017

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My belief is that when you’re telling the truth, you’re close to God. If you say to God, “I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don’t like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You,” that might be the most honest thing you’ve ever said. If […]

Church Life – September 5, 2017

by FCCO

Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. —Matthew 18:20   Remembering Ourselves as Beloved  Happenings Lose Your Big Buts The Best is Yet to Be Despair into Hope College Level Class on Historical Jesus Studies & the Bible Green Chalice Ministry News  Upcoming Events   A Breath of […]

Church Life – August 29, 2017

by FCCO

Somewhere someone needs help. If you cant get there yourself. Take a deep breath, Breathe in. Hold that someone in your heart. Lighten the weight of their troubles, Breathe out. Open your heart. Release what you cannot change. Send calm and courage And human connection. For the nights can be filled with shadows, And sometimes […]

Church Life – August 22, 2017

by FCCO

Then they came for me—     and there was no one left to speak for me. -Martin Niemöller  Then they came for me– Happenings Your Burning Bush Staff Spotlight Great Fun at Friday’s Food with Friends! It’s BBQ Time! Tackling Implicit Racial Bias Stubborn Pride Denial, film screening, lecture and book signing Green Chalice Ministry […]

Church Life – August 15, 2017

by FCCO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Reflections on Charlottesville  Happenings Discovering Your Birthright Finalization of the Master Plan Opportunity Drawing—2017 PSWR Golf Classic They will know we are Christians by our love Coffee…Chocolate…Nuts…Get it here […]