Church News (Page 3)

Church News (Page 3)

News from the KCC family.

E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Wedded Bliss

By Andy Bratton, Senior Minister Today is my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary.  I have been around for almost 52 of them.  Whenever I say “marriage,” I can’t help but remember the Princess Bride movie and the famous scene of the king and princess Buttercup getting married against her will.  And just when the formal service is beginning we hear the minister say, “Mawwige.  Mawwige is what bwings us together today.”  And later he says, “Wuv, twoo Wuv.” I looked up…
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Best Apps for Christian Living

Every year I like to share my list of favorite apps to assist your Christian walk. Our Christian life is one of growth and these apps help you do that. You will find everything here from prayer, preaching, giving, and connecting with your home church. Enjoy.  PRAYER LIFE – ECHO  Type your prayer requests into Echo and keep track of when you pray and when the prayer is answered. Create custom reminders for all or individual requests. Share your prayer requests…
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

The Lesson of the Sneeches

By Tim Severance, Associate Minister The Sneeches The Dr. Seuss story, “The Sneeches” has been one of my favorite stories since childhood.  The Sneeches were fine left to themselves. They enjoyed daily life eating, working, playing with one another. Until one day, this chap named, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, showed up with a machine that could put stars on their bellies thus differentiating one Sneech from another. That’s when the problems began. Pride, jealousy, and envy crept in as some Sneeches had stars…
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Squirrels on Course

I am amazed at how squirrels are creatures of habit. As I write this I have a squirrel outside my window eating all of the bird feed my wife put out for the, well, birds. And he/she cleaned it right out.
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Take a Deep Breath

By Sara Blasko, Children’s Ministry Director Have you ever been helping someone lift something REALLY heavy and then all of the sudden realized that you aren’t actually doing anything and that they have taken the brunt of the weight? Growing up with no brothers and two little sisters and a dad that always had a million projects going, I was asked to help with a lot. Several times during construction projects, my dad would ask for help carrying a heavy…
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Masking the Struggle

There are many more questions out there than there are answers. And who do we listen to?A politician says one thing and a medical professional says another. Listen to ABC news and feel like this sickness may never end or listen to Fox news and feel like it’s back to business as usual.  We live in confusing times today. This pandemic has up-ended the world like never in our lifetimes. Unemployment has skyrocketed. The stock market is volatile with lower lows and higher highs.…
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To Open or Not Open; that is the question

By Andy Bratton, Senior Minister As we approach our 10th online worship service this Sunday, I think I speak for everyone when I say, “I want to go back to church!!!”  I miss my church family.  I miss seeing everyone’s faces.  I miss singing together.  I miss being on stage and knowing who is there and who is not by looking where you always sit.  I miss Fuzzy’s war stories.  I miss warm handshakes and hugs.  I miss being tackled…
Giving at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Donations to KCC

A question came up recently regarding giving to the church, “Sunday, Andy mentioned one of the online tithing methods was fee free to KCC. Which way is that? I want to make sure the way I do it is fee-free if possible.” Our response: Well, he was close to accurate. The way to give he mentioned is using ACH (i.e. connected bank account like checking). It isn’t free but it is only .25 each transaction. There is no percentage fee.…
Future location of Kalkaska Church of Christ

Here we go (again)!

As we begin a new phase in the life of KCC through modifying the building, I came across a blog that Joyce Tugan did a great job of putting together. It was entitled “Here We Go” and it detailed the progress of construction for the current building we now meet in. There are some great photos, videos, and details of what went into 1725 W. Kalkaska Rd! Check it out. http://herewego.kccwired.com
Demolition at KCC

Lower Level Improvements Begin

One Step Forward By Andy Bratton, Senior Minister Things are getting ready to happen with our lower level construction project and I wanted to bring everyone up to speed on the why and what of the happenings. When I arrived in 2015 I had a weekend getaway with the Elders to discuss the current health of the church and to create a strategy going forward. When I started here at KCC, what was fresh in people’s minds was a horrific…