Amen House Collection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

Please bring your food donations for the AMEN House collection on February 5! Monetary donations will also be accepted as well. We’ll bless our collection as it will be used to help fight food insecurity in Scott County.

Open and Affirming Worship Service

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The next steps in our process of becoming an officially Open and Affirming congregation involves a worship service on February 12 focusing on God’s expansive welcome and inclusion, with our own Rev. Christy Messick sharing her story.

Open and Affirming Reflection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The team will then offer 4 weeks of opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the chapel and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference room (each of these 2 opportunities are identical). We’ll also be recording these sessions for viewing later as well. After these sessions, the team will be finalizing an official statement of welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks that will be presented to the board for affirmation and then to the entire congregation in a congregational meeting. We all have plenty to learn, so we hope you’ll join in these opportunities! • Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 19- Week 1- Rev. Christy Messick, leader- LGBTQ+ Language & Basics • Wednesday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 26- Ash Wednesday service (Wed) and Week of Compassion breakfast (Sun)- no group • Wednesday, March 1 & Sunday, March 5- Horace Hambrick, leader- Physical & Mental Health Basics & LGBTQ+ Children of God • Wednesday, March 8 & Sunday, March 12- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 1- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God? • Wednesday, March 15 & Sunday, March 19- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 2- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God?

Open and Affirming Reflection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The team will then offer 4 weeks of opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the chapel and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference room (each of these 2 opportunities are identical). We’ll also be recording these sessions for viewing later as well. After these sessions, the team will be finalizing an official statement of welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks that will be presented to the board for affirmation and then to the entire congregation in a congregational meeting. We all have plenty to learn, so we hope you’ll join in these opportunities! • Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 19- Week 1- Rev. Christy Messick, leader- LGBTQ+ Language & Basics • Wednesday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 26- Ash Wednesday service (Wed) and Week of Compassion breakfast (Sun)- no group • Wednesday, March 1 & Sunday, March 5- Horace Hambrick, leader- Physical & Mental Health Basics & LGBTQ+ Children of God • Wednesday, March 8 & Sunday, March 12- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 1- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God? • Wednesday, March 15 & Sunday, March 19- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 2- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God?

Disciples Women’s Fellowship

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

February 20, 5PM – the Gathering Area Lesson: Lydia - Acts 16:11-15 Service Project: meal service supplies for the Gathering Place

Ash Wednesday Service

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

We’ll begin the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday service of reflection on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. Watch for more information soon on the resources, as well as our Holy Week services in early April.

Week of Compassion Breakfast

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

First Christian Church, DOC Georgetown, traditionally claims February as our Month of Compassion, with the last Sunday designated as Week of Compassion.  As the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Week of Compassion works with partners to alleviate suffering throughout the world. Further information about Week of Compassion can be found at: weekofcompassion.org. Throughout February, mission moments will be shared during each Sunday  worship service. On the last Sunday, February 26, we will have a breakfast and program starting at 9:45 in the fellowship hall, followed by collection of the offering for Week of Compassion during the worship service. The Outreach Committee hopes all can attend the breakfast and give to the week of compassion offering on Sunday, February 26.

Open and Affirming Reflection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The team will then offer 4 weeks of opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the chapel and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference room (each of these 2 opportunities are identical). We’ll also be recording these sessions for viewing later as well. After these sessions, the team will be finalizing an official statement of welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks that will be presented to the board for affirmation and then to the entire congregation in a congregational meeting. We all have plenty to learn, so we hope you’ll join in these opportunities! • Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 19- Week 1- Rev. Christy Messick, leader- LGBTQ+ Language & Basics • Wednesday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 26- Ash Wednesday service (Wed) and Week of Compassion breakfast (Sun)- no group • Wednesday, March 1 & Sunday, March 5- Horace Hambrick, leader- Physical & Mental Health Basics & LGBTQ+ Children of God • Wednesday, March 8 & Sunday, March 12- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 1- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God? • Wednesday, March 15 & Sunday, March 19- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 2- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God?

Open and Affirming Reflection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The team will then offer 4 weeks of opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the chapel and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference room (each of these 2 opportunities are identical). We’ll also be recording these sessions for viewing later as well. After these sessions, the team will be finalizing an official statement of welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks that will be presented to the board for affirmation and then to the entire congregation in a congregational meeting. We all have plenty to learn, so we hope you’ll join in these opportunities! • Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 19- Week 1- Rev. Christy Messick, leader- LGBTQ+ Language & Basics • Wednesday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 26- Ash Wednesday service (Wed) and Week of Compassion breakfast (Sun)- no group • Wednesday, March 1 & Sunday, March 5- Horace Hambrick, leader- Physical & Mental Health Basics & LGBTQ+ Children of God • Wednesday, March 8 & Sunday, March 12- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 1- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God? • Wednesday, March 15 & Sunday, March 19- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 2- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God?

Open and Affirming Reflection

First Christian Church 112 East College Street, Georgetown, KY

The team will then offer 4 weeks of opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the chapel and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference room (each of these 2 opportunities are identical). We’ll also be recording these sessions for viewing later as well. After these sessions, the team will be finalizing an official statement of welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks that will be presented to the board for affirmation and then to the entire congregation in a congregational meeting. We all have plenty to learn, so we hope you’ll join in these opportunities! • Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 19- Week 1- Rev. Christy Messick, leader- LGBTQ+ Language & Basics • Wednesday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 26- Ash Wednesday service (Wed) and Week of Compassion breakfast (Sun)- no group • Wednesday, March 1 & Sunday, March 5- Horace Hambrick, leader- Physical & Mental Health Basics & LGBTQ+ Children of God • Wednesday, March 8 & Sunday, March 12- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 1- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God? • Wednesday, March 15 & Sunday, March 19- Rev. Chris Cash, leader- Week 2- What does scripture say about inclusion, welcome, and LGBTQ+ children of God?