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Ionia First Christian Church
130 East Washington St
Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-1270

Traditional worship in beautiful setting with Tiffany style stained glass and an original Tracker Organ. FCC Ionia Mission...
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Prayers & Support: Being defrauded by someone trusted

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Eugene James

Being defrauded by someone trusted causes great disappointment, anger, pain, frustration, and sorrow. Pastor Kingery Clingenpeel and the congregation of First Christian Church, Battle Creek are experiencing all of these feelings and more as they are the victims of a case of embezzlement that emptied the church’s savings account. This awful situation is tragically compounded by the discovery of the body of the former chairperson

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REFLECTION: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Eugene James

Sadly, actions by the Supreme Court and the Justice Department have weakened and, in some instances, turned back the clock on the hard-fought accomplishments of the Civil Rights struggle to which Dr. King gave such inspirational leadership. The current political climate fosters division and conflict in an atmosphere of intolerance and incivility. As we commenorate the life and legacy of Dr. King, let us not

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Thanksgiving Greeting from Eugene James

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Neil Topliffe

O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. SHAKESPEARE God, who has given us life, is worthy of our thanks. The giver of  every good and perfect gift, the one who provides all that we need, the one who made us and knows all about us and yet he loves us. “O give thanks unto the Lord for he is

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Reflection: Freedom isn’t Free

Posted on November 11, 2018 by Eugene James

“Freedom isn’t free.” The freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America has been and is defended and protected by the women and men serving in the Armed Forces. Take the time to reflect on the personal effort, sacrifice, and commitment required of each of them to maintain a state of readiness to fulfill the part of the mission for which they

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Pastoral Reflection: On the Upcoming Retirement of Brenda Brooks-Murphy

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Eugene James

The retirement of Brenda Brooks-Murphy as the Director of the Crystal Conference Center, at the end of the 2018 camping season and after thirty-two years, brings an era of significant, dedicated service to an end. She and her husband, Dick Murphy, have a great love for camp ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Michigan Region. The joy they derived from seeing how the

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