Volume 71, Issue 1
Visitor January 6, 2010
Be It Resolved:
In 2010 Grow
As A Disciple
Happy New Year! I pray
2010 will be a year in which
God’s blessing abound.
• I am not much on New
Year’s Resolutions, but if you
are resolved to resolve
something, how about resolv-
ing to grow as a disciple of
Jesus Christ. Let me offer
two ways to do so.
One, do you read the
Bible every day? If not, why
not resolve to read one chap-
ter every day. It is easy to
do. Start wherever you are
comfortable and enjoy. (I
can even provide a guide to
help you along.)
Two, do you pray every
day? If not, why not resolve
to do so. You don’t have to
do it “right,” as if it were a
matter of technique. Just do
it. Each day thank God for
27th Festival Honors Harrisons,
the goodness you experi-
ence, ask him to forgive your Brings Christmas Season to Close
failings, and share with him
your hopes and hurts as well The 27th annual years, Dr. Harrison gave season in Corpus
as the hopes and hurts of Boar’s Head and Yule selflessly to the church Christi. It also provides
those you love. Like any Log Festival will be pre- and the community. a great opportunity to
discipline, the more you prac- sented by First Christian His family, along with invite family and friends
tice, the easier it becomes.
• I want to thank Dr. Scott
Church at 5 and 7 p.m. church members, make to share in a beautiful
Smith, Rick Dupriest and January 9 and 10. this gift to the community time of pageantry.
Sharon Heilman for leading The Festival is a trib- possible. Admission to the
worship Sunday. It was nice ute to Dr. Oliver and Nell The festival, which Boar’s Head and Yule
to take some time off after a Betty Harrison. Dr. Har- features Renaissance Log Festival is free, al-
hectic Advent and Christmas. rison was the senior music and costuming, though non-perishable
• I also want to thank so
many of you for your sweet minister of First Christian retells the story of food items and canned
cards, gifts and holiday Church from December Christ’s birth and goods for the FoodBank
wishes. You are a blessing 1941 to January 1978. provides the traditional of Corpus Christi are
to our family. During those these close of the Christmas collected.
Page 2 The Church Visitor January 6, 2010
Unified Worship Set for Jan. 31 Women’s Group
First Christian Church’s first
unified worship experience of
month joined the staff.
Plans are being made for a
Dancing into ’10
2010 will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, fellowship dinner following wor- The Christian Women’s Fellow-
January 31. Sunday School ship. More details will be pro- ship General Meeting will be Janu-
classes will meet at 9 a.m. vided soon. ary 19, at 10 a.m. in the Parlor. The
This will be the first opportu- While the change in time is program, “Dancing Our Moments
nity many who regularly attend an inconvenience to some, many with Joy,” will be presented by Lisa
the 9 a.m. service to hear organ- have found the joy of worship- Sheppard. At this meeting birth-
9 a.m. ist Leslie Peart, who only last ping together worth it. days will also be celebrated.
Come and bring a friend.
Traditional Study by Smith Begins Next Month An Evening At CWF will have its
Church School Dr. Scott Smith will explore Each class will begin at 7 p.m. second meeting Thursday, January
10 a.m. the book What Bothers Me Most and end at 8:45. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
Fifth Sunday About Christianity, written by Ed If you are interested, please We invited all ladies to come to
Schedule Gungor, beginning February 4. call or email the church to regis- one or both of these meetings and
9 a.m. Church School
The course will be Thursdays for ter. Let us know if you need a enjoy the fellowship with other
10 a.m. Unified Worship
six weeks, ending March 11. book ordered for you. Christian women.
Donald M. Tuttle
News from the Pews
Church Secretary In the Mail...“Dear Don, To you Lucille Morris were excited about December 27.
and to all of our church family, I thank having all of their family here for Please keep in prayer…Marie
you for being there for me in 2009. Christmas, including Stephen from Pennington (MD Anderson Houston),
Financial Assistant The flowers, cards, calls, visits etc., Houston. Wayne and Lucille were Jason Johnson (Shoreline), Marga-
email@example.com were all appreciated. I am looking able to dote over their two young ret Russell, Bob Jackson, Beth
Day School Director forward to a happy New Year. God granddaughters….It was also great to Wollitz, Kathryn Williams, Ruth &
Pam Forni Bless You All!” —Irene Moore see Dee Stalter on Christmas eve. Raymond Beal, Phyllis Sallee, Keith
361-854-1241 This and That: Christmas proved She came with husband Bill and DeAtley, Irene Moore and Bob
Fax: 361-854-3062 a great time for family to get together. daughters Carrie Hiser and Laurie Sumpter (all at home); Cecille Cole-
Address On Christmas Eve, Reba and Kenny Lawhorne to hear son-in-law David man (Northwest Medical Center), W.
3401 Santa Fe DuBeau had both of their daughters, Hiser and grandson Nick sing. Lori’s L. Bates (Holmgreen Center), Paul
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
361-854-3044 Cholly and Meagan, with them…. husband, Donald, was also there. Giraudin (Wooldridge Place), Cecil
FAX: 361-854-3062 Likewise, Nancy and Clyde Ruther- Christian Sympathy...is ex- Lloyd, Hazel & Bob Andrews (The
ford had all three of her daughters— tended to Tommy and Judith Villa), Nick Livingston (Homewood) ,
Visitor Deadline Jessica, Kate and Lara— Whitlock on the death of Tommy’s Maxine Clanton (Harbor Place), Irma
Monday, January 18, 2010 worshipping with them….Wayne and stepmother, Dorothy Whitlock, on Nolte (Trinity Towers).
3401 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
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