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Church News

News from the KCC family.

Escape from Port-au-Prince

The Kalkaska Church of Christ has constructed their very own Escape Room. The idea came up as an evening activity for High School campers attending Wilderness Christian Assembly.  Three groups of campers came through it Monday evening and had a blast! This week the Escape room is open to anyone who wants to register at the church website and go through it. Donations are welcome for a 2018 mission trip to Haiti. Ironically, the title of the escape room is “Escape…

Luke Cyrus Band to lead Worship

The Luke Cyrus Band is coming back to Kalkaska on Sunday, May 20th! They will be leading Sunday morning worship (8:30 am & 11:00 am) at the Kalkaska Church of Christ and again leading music for the Kalkaska High School Baccalaureate service also held at the church. The Luke Cyrus Band is composed of five Michigan musicians that bring their individual musical tastes and influences together to create a unique style of music with soundscape roots that can be traced back…

Why is the church so judgmental?

Why is the church so judgmental?   Sadly, this negative perception of Christians is one of the top 3 most widely held by those outside the Church. Nearly 9 out of 10 young outsiders said that the term judgmental accurately describes present-day Christianity according to David Kinnaman in his book “UnChristian.” The other 2 negative labels on Christians: antihomosexual and hypocritical). How did we get here? How did we get this label? 1 Cor. 6:1-6 Judging one another, the world,…

When do people receive the Holy Spirit?

Full Question: When do people receive the Holy Spirit? If it’s when you’re baptized, what about the people in Acts that had been baptized in the name of Jesus, but didn’t receive the Holy Spirit until the Apostles laid hands on them? Excellent question! You know your Bible too! Let’s start by just talking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the Trinity. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit or some say the Holy Ghost. We…

Why does the church look and sound more like the world?

As part of our Tough Questions sermon series, we received this question: Question 1: Why does the church look and sound more like the world (it’s music, dress, message, and results)? I don’t’ think this is so much a question as a statement: The church looks and sounds more like the world! What’s going on?  If we were in a courtroom, the lawyer would object saying, that you are leading the witness! It’s like the question, “So how long have…

Bus Ministry Rolls into KCC

The Kalkaska Church of Christ recently purchased a pre-owned 21-passenger Ford bus for ministry use! The bus can be used during the week with children’s programs, WASP & Octane, to transport children from the school to the church building. The youth will benefit from using the bus for transportation to outings locally like work projects, skiing, sledding, movies as well as longer trips to SuperStart CIY, Believe, Move, and the like. Church-wide outings are also in the works to places…

Who Needs God? – New Faith Training Class

People are migrating away from religion at an unprecedented rate-Christianity in particular. Once upon a time, people believed religion offered solutions. Today, many people view religion as the problem. In this 6-part series, Andy Stanley addresses this tension and sets a foundation for faith that will stand up to the rigors of the real world. Join us Sundays at 10 am in the Worship Center starting March 4th.

Dale Farrier added to Elder Board

The congregation approved the nomination of Dale Farrier to a 3-year term on the board of Elders last Sunday during the 2018 annual meeting. Those also approved for another 3-year term were Trend Owner, Mike Babcock and former Kalkaska Sheriff, Dave Israel. These men join current Elders Dean Farrier, Darin Cummings, Kevin Davis, Dr. Richard Hodgman, Andy Bratton, and Tim Severance. “My name is Dale Farrier. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m the eldest child of Gene…

Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes By Sara Blasko, Children’s Ministry Director With the cold weather in the winter months, comes many challenges for us Northern Michigan dwellers. Icy roads, lack of sunshine and freezing temperatures. One of the side effects of these freezing temperatures is frozen pipes. Pipes freeze when the temperature is too cold, and if you’ve ever had it happen to you, you know the signs. You turn on your faucet expecting to see the water pour out as usual, and…

Flannel Shirt Sunday

While it’s cold outside and it’s time for the church’s annual meeting (I can hear your groans), we’ve decided to officially declare Sunday, January 21st at Flannel Shirt Sunday! What does that mean? Simply this. Find a new, old, comfortable flannel shirt and wear it to church! It’s just for fun. No big purpose behind it.