First Christian Church of Davenport
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Welcome to the First Christian Church of Davenport (Disciples of Christ)

Please join us!

We are having in church services on Sundays at 10:30am

Sunday school begins at 9:00am 

We are currently joint worship with Faith Ucc at 1630 West 38th Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52806.
We are EAST of Division Street and West of Marquette. right behind the Marcos pizza.

 

Church Office Hours are  Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Do you need a ride to church? 

Please contact Jim Perreault at 563-320-1847 to schedule a ride . 

Inquiries Welcome!

Please call or email us. 563-322-0929 or davenportfcc@msn.com

 

This Weeks Message 02/01/24

Web site updates:

It will soon be Official! We are just waiting for the state and federal government to issue our identification numbers to become:

 Faith First Community Church.

We will soon be phasing out this website as we will be building a new one for "Faith First Community Church".

This may take some time and I will keep this site updated as we move forward.

Glenn Perreault

Office Admin.

 

God grant us the patience to work together, bring us all together as a family. Let us work together with understanding and compassion in our hearts. Let us not be rude or arrogant towards one another, as we light the way to your heavenly kingdom.

Amen

 

Go beyond giving something up for Lent:

Presented with the imperative to “do something” for Lent, a familiar response is to “give something up.” In itself, this is a healthy enough instinct. Depending on your lifestyle, giving up alcohol, or even chocolate, can be a reminder of the nature of the season and a noticeable sacrifice. Alternatively, people think of giving up something bad, trying to overcome a habitual sin. This is laudable, but penance is the sacrifice of something good, not something bad. Christians should be able to go beyond both kinds of “giving up.” 

Accordingly, if we want to do something more than give up chocolate or habitual sins, the first thing we should think about is prayer. Three general principles should be borne in mind.

The first is the definition of prayer: of raising one’s mind and heart to God. This means that prayer is an action of the will, not of the intellect, the imagination, or anything else. If we are trying to pray, we are succeeding, because in trying, we will to raise our minds and hearts to God, and that is raising them to God. We can certainly use our other faculties in prayer, but they are secondary. Connected with this is the fact that our prayers are not more successful or worthy if they are rewarded with spiritual consolations. If we feel comforted, or have a religious experience, or if our prayers have a tangible effect in ourselves or in the outside world, we should accept these things with gratitude, but prayers that are not accompanied by anything like that may be just as genuine and may be even more meritorious. God wants us to love him for himself, not for his consolations, so he won’t always give them to us.  “Pray as you can, not as you can’t.” If a particular form of prayer is difficult for you, try something else, or try participating in it in a different way. 

Finally, almsgiving should not be neglected. It is easy today to donate money to worthy causes, but the very easiness of clicking on a donate button online separates us from human contact with the person one is helping. This may be inevitable, but the contact itself is a valuable part of almsgiving, for the giver, which can too easily disappear completely. There are still many opportunities for volunteering, particularly in those areas of human needs. the cultural, educational, and above all spiritual needs of our fellow creatures.

Sunday School 8:45 am. Worship 10:00 am. Childcare is provided during Sunday school and worship.
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