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hurch ,Disciples1 of North English, 
Iowa . 
We also pray for !hristian !hurch in Kansas.


Ìf you have a prayer request or would like to
join our online prayer team, please contact ei-
ther Pastor Bob Brite at
pastor@fccminneapolis.org
or Associate Pastor Dennis Sanders at
associatepastor@fccminneapolis.org. You can
also leave a message by phone by calling the
church office at 612-870-1868.
Prayers for <inance !ommittee at <irst !hris>
tian; for Tristian Whitaker; for Deb Murphy's
mother, recovering from hip replacement sur-
gery?  for Kirsten !acowski? for !aroline !lay>
ton, friend of Kathy Merkel; for Bara, daughter 
of Bom and Nancy !urry recovering from sur-
gery? for Steve and Febecca Haney as they be-
gin the task of starting a new church in Roches-
ter, MN; for Jenn !aughron, member of Lake
Harriet CC recovering from a liver transplant;
for Dorothy Wilkinson and <ern Feisinger as
they recover; Mark !arlson and others dealing
with unemployment.

We remember the people of Hungary. You can
find out about the many ministries and mission-
aries to lift up in prayer by going to
www.globalministries.org. We pray for the fol-
lowing churches in our Region:
Nichols!hristian !hurch, Nichols, Iowa ? 
<irst !hristian !hurch, Lskaloosa, Iowa? 
Prayer Concerns
Ministry Team
All Membersof the !ongregation 
Fobert Brite, Ìnterim Minister
DennisSanders, Minister of Diversity and Mission
!hrisWogaman, Office Manager
Bill Stump, Director of Music
Fick Bowman, Building Manager
JamesBarnett, Pianist
Serena !arlson, Nursery Attendant
Martha Harris, Courier Editor
www.fccminneapolis.org
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fccminneapolis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fccminneapolis
E-mail: office@fccminneapolis.org
Fax: 612.870.1860


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Have an announcement to share?  Please 
drop it off in the church office or email it 
to office@fccminneapolis.org by Wednes­
day. 
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Today after worship, come for the
launch Open Table, a ministry of out-
reach and welcome to the GLBT com-
munity. Ìf you are interested in finding
out what Open Table is all about or how
to get involved, please stop by the Gath-
ering Room after worship on April 25.

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The Transition Team will be meeting
Monday, April 26 in the Lounge.

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Want to go out for dinner with friends
and do good at the same time? On April
29, restaurants in the Twin Cities will
participate in Dining Out for life, an
annual event where eateries donate a
portion of their proceeds to help the
Aliveness Project, a local charity that
provides nutritious meals to those with
HÌV/AÌDS. First Christian is taking part
and would like to get a group to go to a
local restaurant. Ìf you are interested,
please sign up in the Lounge after ser-
vice today.

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What do you know about our denomi-
nation, the Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ)? Do you want to know more?
Come to the Sunday Adult Bible Study
Class to find out. Led by Mike and
Janice Brady, we will learn about the
history of the Disciples and what it
means for us today. The Adult Class
meets Sundays in the Hearthstone
Room at 9:15am. 

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The Wednesday Evening Bibl e Study
resumes April 7 at 6PM. Come join
us as we continue to watch Rob
Bell’s “Nooma” videos on faith and 
life.

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   Before worship each Sunday, the
morning’s elders, deaconsand wor>
ship leader are asked to gather in the
choir room at 10:25 for a prayer led
by the Presiding Elder.
 
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The next trip to Feed My Starving
Children will be Thursday, June 10.
More information will follow soon.

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Have you had a chance to visit our
church website lately? Ìf not, check
it out to see the latest news as well as
musings from Pastor Bob. First Chris-
tian’s website is located at 
www.fccminneapolis.org.

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A small group from First Christian is working
with the Minnesota Council of Churches to help
resettle a refugee family in the Minneapolis area.
Household and furniture items are needed. Ìf
you would like to donate, please contact Martha
Harris or Warren Westphal.

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ÌnVocation Singers, a Minneapolis-based cho-
ral ensemble that raises money for local chari-
ties, will perform at First Christian on May 8
to close out their Spring Concerts. The theme
of their Spring Series is “Living Green,” which 
incorporates the wonders of spring and show-
cases some of their work from past concert
seasons. A freewill offering will be taken to
support House of Charity, a local group that
helps struggling people meet their basic hu-
man needs while also reducing the barriers to
their long term self sufficiency. Please join us
on May 8 at 7PM, listen to some wonderful
music in acoustically pleasant sanctuary, and
help raise money for a worthy cause!

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First Christian will join Plymouth Creek Chris-
tian Church in Plymouth and Lake Harriet
Christian Church in Minneapolis, in holding a
joint Vacation Bible School June 26-27.
Grounded in Jesus' Parable of the Sower, Re-
New: The Green VBSbrings together the Bi-
ble and environmental stew-
ardship. From tiny towns to
huge cities, kids grow in
faith as they play, learn, sing,
and work toward renewing
their congregations and com-
munities. By serving in the
community and inviting the
community into church, kids
demonstrate that being green
can be easy, faithful, and
fun. Although current threats
to our environment can
seem scary, ReNew is about
hope, opportunity, and service. Kids and con-
gregations lead the way as stewards of the
earth.
What happens when heads, hearts, and
hands are in harmony?Kids grow in faith,
have fun, and change the world.
Ìf your kids are interested in taking part,
please contact Deb Murphy. You register or
volunteer by going to the Plymouth Creek
website at http://www.plymouthcreek.org/.
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This spring, a capella vocal en­
semble InVocation will be “Living
Green”. Their spring concert series
will take the audience on an ad­
venture celebrating life, love,
growth, and beauty through a
variety of inspiring music. The pro­
gram will include music from the
great choral tradition, the close
harmonies of jazz, and the plain­
tive melodies of folk song ar­
rangements, including past audi­
ence favorite selections. Come
join InVocation for their 4
th
Annual
Spring Concert Series!

InVocation’s mission is to present inspiring music in order to benefit the hungry. There
is no cost for admission, but proceeds from free­will donations will benefit this year’s
charity partner: House of Charity, a United Way agency with a “no questions asked”
philosophy about feeding the hungry ­­ they serve anyone in need of a meal, in a
safe and respectful environment in downtown Minneapolis.
Saturday May 8, 7:00 p.m.
First Christian Church
2201 1
st
Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612­870­1868
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