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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Disciples of Christ

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Location

204 E Graves , Burnet, TX 78611

Telephone: (512) 756-2223  

Email: fccburnet@gmail.com

Activities

Worship - Sunday 10:45 AM
Study Time - Sunday 9:30 AM
Fellowship - Sunday
12:00 PM
Monthly Potluck - First Sunday

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 9am to 1pm

Staff

Pastor Teresa Trusner 

817-573-7507

pastorteresa137@gmail.com

Secretary-Melissa Johnson

512-756-2223 

fccburnet@gmail.com

Music Coordinator-Susan Clark 

ABOUT US

People:

Human beings with faults and flaws who are committed to a lifelong quest to become like Jesus.

Study Groups:

Two adult study groups: one for women and another for men and women. Each chooses their own study material.

Classes for children and youth are in our future plans.                            

Worship:

Starts at 10:45 a.m. A chime sounds to call people to their seats.

Traditional in style guided by TV screens.

Prayer lifts up our concerns and joys.

We partake in communion at each service. The table is open to all.

Closes with a circle to celebrate the fact that we do not go out into the world alone.  

Sermons:

Typically short, focused on practical bible application.

Weekly Social: 

Light snacks are provided after worship. Come get acquainted!             

Monthly Potluck:  First Sunday of the Month after worship. There is always plenty of food. Come join us! 

What Should I Wear?

You will see people wearing shorts to business casual. Come as you are!

Service Opportunity

Be a literary partner at RJ Richey Elementary. 

  • Volunteer for 30 minutes a week

  • 2 -15 minute One-on-One Reading Sessions

  • Children not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school

Characteristics of a Literary Partner​

  • Consistency-committed to 30 minutes, on the same day of the week at the same time

  • Flexible-realize that the child's mood and needs may vary from week to week

  • Role model-be polite, kind, honest, respectful

  • Humble-do not overestimate or underestimate your ability to help a child learn to read

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Care Groups

Our church has three care groups. Each care group has an elder and deacon leadership team. The purpose of the groups is to build relationships, engage in service activities and provide a structure for our prayer chain. The care groups take turns hosting the monthly luncheons and fellowship times after worship.

Care Group Leadership Teams:

Group 1: Brenda Williams (E), Art Johnson (E), Melissa Johnson (D),

Richard Dunegan (D)

Group 2: LuLisa Nance(E), Bennie Clark (E), Jim Nance(D)

Pastor's Care Group: Teresa Trusner

(E) - Elder

(D) - Deacon

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Recovery Groups

​AA District Meeting – 1st Sunday of the month (2PM-5PM)

AA Big Book Study - Mon 10:30 AM (Closed), 

                                              Wed 6PM

AA Noon Group – Mon through Fri (12PM-1PM)

AA Solutions Group – Wed & Sat (7PM-8PM)

AA Women Do Recover (Women only) - Mon (5:30PM - 6:30PM)

NA Non-Fiction Addiction – Mon & Thurs (7PM-8PM)

Food Addiction Group - Sun 6-7:30PM

The Blessing Box was installed in 2019 as a memorial to two former members of our church, Auda and Mary Alice Ross. The box provides non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for those in need. Feel free to "take what you need, leave what you can...above all Be Blessed."

History

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in the early 1800’s in the United States. The founders envisioned only one Christian Church, modeled on the New Testament, to be a witness for both religious freedom and the unity of all Christians. The church grew rapidly across the American frontier, in part because it shared many values of the early settlers. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) now includes nearly 4,000 congregations.

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History of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Burnet:

In June 1883, land was purchased and the first building was erected in 1884 or 1885. In 1910, the building burned and eventually the church disbanded. The congregation reorganized in 1950, purchased the present lot in 1951 and dedicated the sanctuary (now the fellowship hall) on July 27, 1952. Sunday School rooms were added in 1957 and the present sanctuary was dedicated December 14, 1975. An extensive remodel was undertaken in 2005.

You may also choose to worship online with us on Facebook Live.

You may also choose to worship online with us on Facebook Live.

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Pastor's Pen

                 Pastor’s Pen - June 2024

 

It has been a great month! The attic clean out was very successful. We now know what we have, where it is, and can access it easily. Decorating next Christmas will be much easier. 

 

As we are at mid-year, it is a good time to look at our benevolence spending. We budgeted $2,500 and added some income from the Howell fund. I have dispersed $964.27 on HEB gift cards, utilities, rental deposit (with help from First Methodist), and diapers for a family with twins. 

 

Our demographics on our Facebook page shows the largest participant group to be women 65 and older. In order to reach a younger population, we will create an Instagram Account for the church in July. This will increase the amount of staff time invested in making posts to the “front door” of our Church. In our electronic age, the Google listing, Web page, Facebook page, and soon to be created Instagram act as the point of first access for people looking for a church.

 

We have closed out a sermon series on God’s Amazing Grace and those things that become Obstacles to our receiving God’s Grace. We discussed worry, negative self- talk, fear, people pleasing, and sin. In July we will look at the Five Practices of Effective Churches.

 

On the fifth Sunday in June, we had a hymn sign. The African Methodist Episcopal Church joined us and ice cream sundaes were enjoyed in a time of fellowship after the singing. It was an afternoon of singing with gusto and laughter. I look forward to the next 5th Sunday!

 

The church continues to grow in our faith and in our numbers. I thank God for those who are becoming regular in their attendance at Bible Study, Worship, and the Tuesday night prayer and praise time.

 

I am blessed to be your pastor!

 

Teresa

817-573-7507



 

 

       

CONTACT US

204 E Graves St, Burnet, TX 78611, USA

5127562223

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