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OUR HANDS

In World War II, bombs destroyed a church in Strasbourg, France. As parishioners cleared the rubble, they discovered a statue of Jesus that was now missing both hands.

A visiting sculptor later offered to make repairs, but church members declined, saying Christ “has no hands to minister to the needy or feed the hungry or enrich the poor — except our hands. He inspires. We perform.”

St. Teresa of Avila wrote:

Christ has no body but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours.

Skagit CROP Walk

October 1 at 2:00 pm.
Location:
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Walk: 2:00 p.m.
Walk Distance: 3.4 miles

Walk:
East on Blackburn
North on 3rd Street
Left on Kincaid
North on 1st Street
Skagit River Walk to Turn-Around at Lions Park
South along Skagit River Walk
(If construction is not finished on south end of

River Walk then Merge south on 1st Street)
West on Hazel St.
South on Douglas St.
End at Mount Vernon Christian School.
Together, we can help end hunger in our

community and around the world!

Join our team today!

       Mount First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ                                                                       

Schedule of Weekly Events

Sunday Class - 9:30 am

Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 am

Sunday Fellowship Time - 11:30 am

Monday Prayer Group  - 10:00 am

Bible Study - 6:00 pm




Our Denomination

As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we believe our only creed is Christ. We shouldn't burden our lives with confusing rules of fellowship. There is no test of membership beyond faith in God's love and the Christ we have in Jesus, who leads us to reconcilliaton with God and each other. Our emphasis is placed on living in ways that confirm our beliefs and understanding. At our best, we carry out a ministry that makes a difference in the world and reflects the good news of God's grace extended to all people.

 

Visit us at:

900 Skagit Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Call us at:

360.336.2737

Email us at:

 disciples@mvfcc.comcastbiz.net

Hours of Worship
We gather together for worship service on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30 am. Each week, during our worship service, we celebrate through prayer, song, scripture, message, and communion. In sharing of the Lord's Supper, we remember and honor Jesus our Christ. Everyone is invited to participate.

 
 

News From the Pews

We have had a warm and sunny summer! We hope you have enjoyed your travels, and visiting family members, and just relaxing at home.  Now back to the business of church as the Fall Season begins. We will meet on September 10 at 9:30 for our first class of the Fall season. Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18 at 6:00 pm. We hope you can all join us; the more voices the better discussions we will have.                                              

We welcomed a new church group as Covenant partners this summer. The Marshallese Church began worshipping in our building in June. We hope their stay here is beneficial to everyone involved.  September 24-30 is our scheduled time to serve meals for Family Promise. Please sign up  today to provide a meal and to spend time with these families in transition.  

Community Outreach
Jesus calls us to service. In answering his call, we support a number of community service organizations and projects. Among these are the Friendship House, Skagit County Community Action Agency, Battered Women's Shelter, Everett's Common Ground and Common Table, Family Promise, and Lincoln Elementary School

MVFCC Volunteer Opportunities:

1. The Friendship House needs you the last Friday of every month. Sign up at church this Sunday.

2. Neighbors in Need Food Bank is looking for donations of canned and dry foods. Place in the bins provided this Sunday.

3.  Our Common Table requests financial donations for growing their congregation.

4. Family Promise: We partner with Salem Lutheran Church on a rotating basis to provide food, shelter and support for families who are struggling to find affordable housing and employment opportunities.

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Where your CROP WALK donations go:

75% Global – Administrative costs are kept low
through partnerships with national agencies already in place. They work in countries with the highest child malnutrition rate.

25% Local - Skagit's Food Resource Network benefits 14 local food banks and 5 hot-meal programs.
1. Alger Food Bank
2. Anacortes 100 Food Bank
3. Bread of Life Food Bank
4. Community Covenant Food Bank
5. Concrete Food Bank
6. Friendship House Café
7. Hamilton Community Food Bank
8. Helping Hands Food Bank
9. LaConner Sunrise Food Bank
10. Neighbors in Need 
11. Open Door Community Kitchen
12. Salvation Army Food Bank
13. Shepard's Heart Care Center
14, Skagit Domestic Violence Center
15. Tri-Parish Food Bank
16. YMCA Teen OASIS

Partnering with Our Common Table and Our Common Ground: 
Our Common Table is a new Christian Community seeking to cultivate spaces of welcome for all people where we can explore and practice life in the way of Jesus together, seek holistic justice, and love and celebrate our neighbors and neighborhood.

Donate to Our Common Ground:
Here is a current list of needed items at Our Common Ground:
Socks (new crew socks are preferred)
Gift Cards to grocery stores and restaurants in Everett
Coffee (preferably ground)
Snacks (protein rich and non-perishable are best)
Plastic Tarps
Razors and Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Bottled Water
Blankets

Foot Powder
...