FROM THE Minister—

Greetings to the friends and members of First Christian Church,

Christ is risen and we are alive at First Christian Church! The Holy Week services were very
well received by those that attended them. These services were moving; we could feel and experience God’s presence with us. Thank you to all the participants and planners for bringing us these services. We look forward to having spiritually uplifting and experiential worship services every time we gather.
We are in the season of Easter and celebrating new activities and life in the church.
First Christian Church will have a softball team playing in the local church league. I am very excited for this ministry of the church! You are still welcome to be a part of our team if you wish to play. Any person that is 16 years of age and wants to play can play in this league. A copy of the schedule is included in the newsletter. You can look over the schedule and see when you might like to participate by either playing
or coming out to cheer us on.

We celebrate the transforming weather to bring us to the time when we can be more active
outside of our traditional church walls. The landscaping around the church looks wonderful as bushes have been trimmed, flowers are coming up and leaves are filling in. Brown Park is active with neighborhood use
and Kids Corner Preschool also running in the open space . I was involved with the National Day of
Prayer Service in front of the Logan County Courthouse on May 2nd.Sunny with a breeze, the weather was
ideal! It was wonderful to pray for our community and nation with community organizations, local leaders, and pastors.
Camp Christian recently had a volunteer work day, and at least one family from First Christian went to assist. A camp schedule is available online and in the church office. If you are interested in Camp Christian
activities there is certainly something for everyone.
The Ohio Region is also in a time of transformation and I celebrate the participation of the churches taking interest in the direction of the Christian Church in Ohio. I am serving on the Regional Transition Team (RTT)
to identify the future vision of the Ohio Region. The Regional Assembly Meeting to accept a report prepared by the RTT is May 11th.Ienjoyed the work of the team and celebrate all the individuals that have communicated to us through our listening process.

Back in February, First Christian Church Bellefontaine was awarded a stewardship grant for financial health and wellness through the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Several individuals are preparing for a retreat in the middle of May at Camp Christian where we will begin taking steps to improve our practice of
generosity to fulfill our God-given mission in our community. First Christian Church is active in and around Bellefontaine. Our contributions in ministry are noticed by the Ohio Region and in the General Offices.
It is an exciting time to be part of the First Christian community and I look forward to seeing how the Holy Spirit continues to move in this church through you.

Peace & Blessings,

Rev. Kev