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First Fruits by Steve Younce

Every Sunday we hear these words; “Now we honor God with the giving of our Tithes and Offerings.” The ushers pass the plate and everyone in the congregation has their opportunity to tithe and to offer to God that which He’s given to us already.  The few times when the sermon topic is Tithes and Offerings, it makes some of us uncomfortable.…

Believe Buzz — Week 3 — Salvation

Here’s the Believe buzz from the small groups week three: Randy Frazee tells of bringing his seriously ill mother to see a Cleveland Clinic physician.  Not having grown up in a religious home, Randy as a teenager knew his mother had prayed with a pastor to accept Jesus as her saviour.  But not having become very involved in a church since that…

Meet the Roes and Baby Zella – FPC’s youngest addition

Hello!  We are the Roe family.  My name is Kristin, I am the Assistant Director at a local preschool but at home I am most known as “mommy.”  Nathan my husband of seven years is a software engineer and a wonderful father. Brynzlee Grace is our oldest daughter, she turned three this year and is enjoying being in “big kid church” aka…

Journeying with God by Beth Wood

Journey. Merriam-webster.com defines “journey” (n.) as an act or instance of traveling from one place to another, as in a trip. This website also defines “journey” (v.) as something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another, as in the journey from youth to maturity or a journey through time. While both of these definitions are obviously correct, I have personally…

Believe Buzz — Week 2 — Personal God

Here’s the Believe buzz from the small groups week two: We had a great Wednesday evening with lots of discussion. The “Believe” series will answer a lot of questions [with scripture] that many of us would never ask but have wondered deep down as to the answers. We will all grow in our walk of faith and belief because of the group…

Why FPC? by Brian Wuerch

Kelly and I joined FPC in 1991 after moving to the Cicero area.  Previously, we had been attending a church in the Indianapolis area where I grew up.  We enjoyed a more traditional service, and FPC offered that with the added bonus of a rich history and a warm and friendly environment.  Both of our children were baptized at FPC, and both…

Believe Buzz — Week 1 — GOD

Here’s the buzz from Believe small groups week one: One of the Monday afternoon group members deserves “extra credit” for bringing in additional information about week one’s reading from Acts 17:16-34, concerning Paul’s message “To an unknown God” proclaimed in Athens at the Areopagus.  I didn’t read it until  after class, but the Areopagus was the location of the highest court in…

Prized Member Helen Lecount – August 28, 2016

“Be happy and love what you do.” Helen Lecount is the oldest active member of FPC at 92 years young. She prays before every meal — even if it’s a snack. Helen is best known at FPC for her hugs, her success in running bake sales and the love she has for Jesus Christ. She’s been a member since 1952 (the second…