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LFCC offers new video course on evangelism

Have you ever wanted to share Christ with someone you know, but aren’t sure where to start?

Check out “Share Your Faith”, an online course by LFCC that will help you become more confident in how to share the Gospel with others.

The course is taught by Kevin Francis and Gerry Thomas.

Click the link below to visit the course page where you will find the video series and accompanying materials.

Online Prayer Meeting – Wednesday, August 11th

Thanks for joining us tonight! Welcome to Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.
Jim Stahl will be hosting the live prayer meeting this week.

 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Hebrews 1:1-4 | NIV |

The live video will be posted below at 5:50pm. You can also visit our Facebook page to access the live prayer meeting.

LOCAL MISSIONS: JULY 26TH-30TH

Registration is now open at https://lfcc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/911654 or on the Church Center app under the more tab, then choose events.

Cost is $50. Food and lodging will be provided.

Local Missions is an annual event put on by Highway 111 for 7th-12th grade students. This event focuses on helping out our community and the surrounding areas, and showing the love of God through it all.

New 2nd Service time at LFCC! Sundays at 6:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that we have added a second service time for those that are unable to make the 10am service. This service will be the same sermon as the 10 am service. We hope that this provides our congregation and the community with the opportunity to come together with fellow believers and worship our Lord and Savior.

Highway 111 presents “Masked Singer”- Family Fun Night at LFCC

This event will take place in the sanctuary of LFCC at 6:00 pm on April 17th! Come out and join us for a night of Family Fun! You won’t believe your eyes when we reveal the LFCC celebrities behind the mask. Concessions will be available so come hungry.

Night to Shine 2021

Linton First Christian Church will serve as a host of Night to Shine 2021, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs will be held by host churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 12, 2021 through a unique online event. In a time when so many people have been left feeling alone or alienated, it is important for LFCC to stand with the Tim Tebow Foundation in this way to honor our local community of people with special needs, ensuring they know they are valued and they are loved.

If you would like to register, donate, or learn more about this event, please follow the link below.

Giving trees

Just a reminder that the giving trees are up, so stop by and grab a tag if you haven’t yet and gift a toy/item to a child this year. Items should be brought to the church by December 6th, 2020. Thank you!

New Adult Sunday School Classes Begin November 15th

The following Adult Sunday School classes will begin on Sunday, November 15th:

Rapture or Wrath? Ready or Not? (Women’s Class)

A video-driven discussion for women concerning the end times described in Scripture.

Location – Room 1
Led by – PJ Myers

Adult Bible Study

Prayer and an interactive study of faith throughout the Bible.

Location – Room 4
Led by – Bret Hobbs, Jim Stahl, Warren Shake, and Ray Brumfiel

Men’s Class (1 Timothy)
A six-week study for men exploring the principles found in Paul’s first letter to Timothy.

Location – Room 11
Led by – Kevin Cross

Jr High / High School / College
Reading and discussion over Josh and Sean McDowell’s book “More Than a Carpenter.”

Location – Room 13
Led by – Brent Waggoner

Cancelled: 2020 Community Thanksgiving Dinner

After much consideration, we unfortunately have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

For the past several years, members of our Church and the Greene County community have joined forces to produce as many as 1,500 free, home-cooked Thanksgiving meals for our local residents.

Due to health concerns associated with COVID-19, we feel that for the safety of our community it’s best we cancel the large format Thanksgiving dinner.

Stay tuned for announcements on how you can continue to serve God and our community through other projects.

Keep praying… keep loving God… keep loving people…and keep sharing Jesus!

Embassy Men Returns

Embassy Men meetings equip men to practically apply the tenets of our scripture-based mission statement.

Teaching and application opportunities will focus on our role as Christ’s Ambassadors in our families, community, nation, and world. Topics are specifically designed to equip MEN, and meetings will include opportunities for men to be Christ’s hands and feet by engaging in mission opportunities.

Meetings are on Sundays from 6:45-8:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

Contact Kevin Cross for more information at (812) 887-0958 (call/text) or email at kevind_cross@yahoo.com

Lifetouch Pictures-Postponed

Updated: Message from Lifetouch-

As you know, our team was so excited to return to churches and begin photographing congregations again. 

Unfortunately, however, as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have determined that it’s in the best interest of our business and our teams to put all Lifetouch Church Photography programs on hold for the time being. 

I apologize, but this means that we will have to postpone your photography program. 

We’re not sure when we will be able to resume photography programs – but photographing your congregation is really important to us.  

When our staff returns to work and we reopen our church photography programs, we’ll be in touch with you directly to get your church back on our schedule – and the photography program back on your church’s schedule – as quickly as possible.   

Stay safe and Be well.

A reminder from Archie regarding Sunday services

Quick Reminder: We're Open!

Don't forget, LFCC has opened for Sunday Services! We have added new procedures to ensure that everyone is staying safe and healthy. View the new procedures and protocols here:http://www.peopletogod.com/lfcc-will-reopen-on-may-10th-new-procedures-for-sunday-worship/

Posted by Linton First Christian Church on Friday, May 15, 2020

Click here to review the new procedures for Sunday service. We look forward to seeing on in-person or online!

LFCC is now open! New procedures for Sunday worship

Linton First Christian Church has resumed in-person Sunday services. We have added new procedures to ensure that everyone is staying safe and healthy. We ask that everyone review these new procedures if you plan on attending services. You can the new procedures and protocols below.

Click here to watch the video and read Archie’s full announcement.

New Procedures and Self-Assessment Checklist

We will have a new list of protocols and procedures to follow and we also ask all attendees to complete a self-assessment to determine if you or anyone in your family has suffered from or been exposed to any symptoms of COVID-19. You will find links to both of these documents below.

High Risk Individuals

We encourage all high risk individuals to continue worshipping at home with our online service. In addition to Facebook Live and YouTube, audio from our Sunday service will be available on a call-in line so you can listen on your telephone. Please view the resources below to determine if you or a loved one is considered high risk for COVID-19.

People with any of the listed conditions are encouraged to stay home by the CDC. That recommendation is likely to continue until a vaccine is available. The reason for this recommendation is simple: the medical outcome for “High Risk” people who contract Covid-19 is not good. In Indiana, 89% of the deaths from Covid-19 are in persons over 60. If you are over 65 and have any of the listed conditions, either stay home or call your doctor and discuss your prospects of continued good health.

Medical conditions that can make Covid-19 SEVERE

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • HIV
  • Chronic Lung Disease (COPD, Emphysema, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Diabetes (including type 1 and type 2)
  • Serious Heart Conditions (taking blood thinners?- ask your cardiologist)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease being treated with dialysis
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 or over)
  • Immunocompromised (Cancer Treatment, Smokers, HIV, Immune weakening medications, organ transplants)
  • Liver Disease
  • What ever your medical condition, continue taking your medications and follow the advice of your healthcare providers.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information on this page, please call the church office at 812-847-9535 or contact us by email.

We look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday both in-person and online!

A note from Archie regarding reopening plans for LFCC

Linton First Christian Church will reopen on Sunday, May 10th. Please view the announcement and note from Lead Pastor, Archie Ellett, below. We encourage you to review some resources that we’ve put together to go along with the announcement on this page. We look forward to worshipping with you online and in-person on Sunday!



Hey LFCC family,

In light of Governor Holcomb’s announcement last week on reopening churches we wanted to share with you a decision that our Church leadership has made.

On Sunday May 10th, we are going to reopen our doors. Our service will be at the usual time, 10am. We want to do this in the most responsible way possible and as part of that we will do the following to meet OR exceed all recommendations from our governor.

  • We will screen everyone who comes in the doors. We will do a non-contact temperature check as well as ask a series of questions (Screening questions are attached on the ‘Covid-19 First point of Contact Screening PDF, please help us out by prescreening yourself BEFORE you come to the church). If you have any Covid-19 symptoms… fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste OR have recently been in contact with someone with Covid-19, we ask that you stay at home and worship with us online.
  • On this first Sunday, and for several Sundays, we will have everyone together. No kids areas will be opened (that includes nursery)
  • We will keep physical distancing requirements. We will use every other row of chairs and we are asking family units to sit together and keep 3 seat minimum between family units.
  • On dismissal we are asking that you ensure distancing and not all leave at once.
  • We will ONLY use the doors into the lobby of the newer part of the building. We are going to keep the older part of the building closed off to limit the amount of sanitizing needed.
  • The hospitality area will be closed, so we will not be providing snacks, coffee, or tea.
  • We will not be handing out bulletins so if you take notes on those, you will need to bring your own paper… and Bibles too.
  • We are asking that you wear a mask for the comfort and protection of each other.
  • If you are at risk (have small children, are over 65, have a compromised immune system, OR you are in frequent contact with at risk people) we are asking that you stay home and worship with us online. (Please see the ‘Are you High Risk’ PDF if you have questions)

These are just a few of the protocols we are implementing to keep you as safe as we can. Please review the ‘Return to Service Protocol and Procedures’ PDF that we are asking you to look at and help us implement so we can all do our part in opening as safely as possible.

Know that we didn’t reach this decision lightly. We’ve spent time in prayer and much discussion. We know that there may be some mixed feelings about returning to the building… so we are also praying for unity.

Psalm 133.1 NIV says: 1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

We are asking for unity between the churches and between our church family. Please treat each other with respect and love…. AND know that…Just because we are opening that doesn’t mean we have more faith than other churches that are keeping their doors closed… AND it doesn’t mean we don’t care about your health as much as other churches who remain closed.

At the end of the day, every church has to do what is right for them. Also, individually… you have to do what is right for you on coming to church OR not.

If you choose to come to the building, that doesn’t mean you are a better Christian than people who choose to stay at home. If you choose to stay at home, that doesn’t mean you care more about other’s health than those who choose to come to the building.

This isn’t the time to be critical about the decisions of churches OR individuals…It’s the time to be unified in reaching out to a hurting and questioning world with the Love of Jesus. SO… let’s NOT pressure people to come if they aren’t 100% comfortable.

Let’s NOT isolate those who need/want to worship online. AND let’s NOT condemn those who come to worship in the physical building. We are still a church family if we are physically present OR virtually present.

So let’s love each other regardless of our individual decisions and be the church! You have been doing an incredible job during this pandemic of being the church outside this building and that MUST continue. Remember the church isn’t about being in these walls… you are the church…you are the hands and feet of Jesus that need to be going and reaching out to the world in love.

I believe that God is using this pandemic to move in incredible ways… let’s not do anything to interrupt that…

We will continue to have a strong online presence

We will keep: Loving God, Loving People, and Sharing Jesus.

Keep checking on each other…

Keep inviting someone to come here to church OR to participate with you online.

AND we will continue to be a church family!

Stay safe… we love you… see you soon.

Archie


Click here to view resources that go long with this announcement.

A Conversation with Tyler and Dr. Gaddis

On Thursday, April 23rd, LFCC Youth Minister, Tyler Hodson, sat down with staff counselor, Dr. Keith Gaddis, for a conversation about how we can live and grow in God’s amazing love even in the darkness and anxiety. Dr. Gaddis will be sharing his thoughts, and a couple tools in his belt for us to continue to keep our mind sharp and our Spirit fed.

We hope you enjoy the discussion! We plan to bring more videos like this to you in the future!

Online Worship Service for Sunday, April 5th

A quick heads up!

Linton First Christian Church will be worshiping online again this coming Sunday, April 5th!

Remember, inviting a friend to church and spreading God’s love has never been easier. No awkward conversations necessary, just share this post!

You can access the live stream on YouTube or Facebook using the links below. See you Sunday!

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/lintonfirstchristianchurch

Facebook Live – https://www.facebook.com/LintonFirstChristian/

Church Website – PeopleToGod.com

As always, we offer the option for online giving at http://www.peopletogod.com/give/.

COVID-19 Update for 3/19/2020

Hey LFCC family,


In light of the most recent events concerning the Coronavirus and the recommendations of our government, we wanted to update you about some decisions we’ve made as a Church leadership.


We want to be responsible and do our part to try to keep people from contracting this virus. So along with prayer, we will do our part in ‘social distancing’. Starting this Sunday (March 22nd, 2020) at 10am, until the time comes where it is safe for us to meet together again, we will only be meeting online.


We are NOT canceling our services. I repeat, we are NOT canceling our service, our service will just be offered exclusively online. Our livestream will start 10 minutes prior to our service which will start at 10am. After the livestream is over, the service will be available in an archived format on our church YouTube channel and our Facebook page.


I know this is weird for many of us, but this will not stop the church. Moving online doesn’t mean that Satan has won anything. Moving online doesn’t mean we are less of a church because the church isn’t contained to a building. So, it is impossible to cancel church. You can close a building BUT we are the church and that can’t be canceled. I know this may not seem like an ideal situation, but we really believe God is going to move in amazing ways if our response to fear will be to Face Everything And Rise.
This is a unique time in the history of our world where we have an incredible opportunity to reach out and give the hope of Jesus to a world that is desperate for hope right now.

AW Tozer once wrote: A frightened world needs a fearless church. So let’s Rise and share Jesus with others.


Here are some things you can do to Rise:

  • Check on neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family… and help meet their practical needs.
  • Share Jesus with those who don’t know Jesus. Encourage those who do. We all need the hope that only Jesus can bring.Invite everyone to worship online with us.
  • Prepare communion before the service starts (cracker and juice will work). During the service we will take communion together as a family.
  • Be prepared to give. Hard times do not revoke God’s mandate to give. You can give as part of your worship online at https://pushpay.com/g/peopletogod OR on the Linton First Christian Church app for iPhone or Android OR you can mail in your offering to: Linton First Christian Church, 9878 W State Road 54, Linton, IN 47441


During the service you can interact by clicking on the comment section of YouTube or Facebook. As family, we want to know about any prayer requests you have or any decisions you make.


We are blessed to have the opportunity to livestream and stay connected to each other. But this truly is an incredible opportunity to reach those who do not normally attend church.


If you are worshipping with us online, you can find the livestream at the following links:

This WILL NOT stop what GOD is doing! Nothing will ever stop what God wants to accomplish! Any time throughout history that the church was disrupted, the church exploded in number. It started when Stephen became the 1st martyr… persecution broke out, the church spread out, and many people came to Jesus. This is our opportunity to spread out our influence and influence more people for Jesus. See, our methods have temporarily changed BUT the message NEVER WILL… and it must go out! We are the church and the church has work to do!


If you are in need OR you know someone in need we have attached a resource page to assist you, and we have people who can bring you supplies you need. You can also call the church at 812-847-9535 or email us at peopletoGod.com.

Regardless of what happens in the future we know who holds the future… so let’s keep praying… keep loving God… keep loving people… keep sharing Jesus… and be safe. We love you and will see you all soon.


Community Resource Page Link – http://www.peopletogod.com/resources/

Join us for Sunday service, in person or online, at 10am!