Sunday March 18th Guest Speaker

March 18th will be a special Sunday for First Christian Church.  Not only is the 18th the Sunday before Holy Week, it will also be a day celebrating our ecumenical heritage.  Father Frank Ruff will be our guest speaker.  Father Ruff and Rev. Masden formed a fast friendship as both men served congregations in Guthrie Kentucky.  Father Ruff recently retired as the long time pastor and priest of the Elkton and Guthrie Roman Catholic congregations.  Since his retirement Father Ruff has maintained a busy schedule preaching in a variety of congregations.  He has a deep love for and a solid commitment  to the broad ecumenical movement.  Father Ruff is a member of the Glenmary Home Missioners.  Glenmary was founded in 1939 as a Roman Catholic society of priests who along with coworkers are dedicated to establishing churches in rural areas and small towns.  Ruff has worked throughout the southern United States establishing congregations and working with a variety of denominations.

Father Frank lives outside of Trenton, Kentucky where he maintains a small farm with vegetables, animals and a flock of guinea hens.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Father Ruff’s unique theology and passion for the unity of the Body of Christ.

 Maundy Thursday March 29th 7:00 pm

Once again First Christian will offer a modified tennebrae service for our Maundy Thursday observance.  The worship service will begin at 7:00 pm and include communion.

Through a series of introductions the congregation will experience the drama of the Upper Room with Christ and his disciples.  As each disciple leaves the Upper Room the sanctuary will be plunged into darkness.  Which is symbolic of the movement from Maundy Thursday through the events of Good Friday.

You are encouraged to join us for this meaningful service:  Thursday March 29th at 7:00 pm.


Lenten Classes offered on Tuesdays

Even though classes began on February 20th you may still join us as we study “Confessions of Faith.”  Each Tuesday classes will be offered at 10:00 am and the same class offered again at 6:00 pm.  Bring your Bible and join us!

 Lenten Classes taught by Rev. Masden

Here’s the schedule for our classes during the Lenten season.  Everyone is welcome!  Bring your ideas, your Bibles and your faith!

February 27   10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT II
February 27      6:00 pm – 7:00  pm   UNIT II
March  6        10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT III
March  6           6:00 pm – 7:00  pm   UNIT III
March 13        10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT IV
March 13        10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT IV
March 20        10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT V
March 20          6:00 pm – 7:00  pm   UNIT V
March 27        10:00 am – 11:00 am  UNIT VI
March  27          6:00 pm – 7:00  pm   UNIT VI
March 29       Maundy Thursday Service
March 30       Good Friday
April    1         Easter Sunday


Please notice that each class will be offered twice….once in the morning and again (the same class) in the evening.
See you in the fellowship hall,