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Upcoming Events
OCT

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THU
Administrative Support Team (AST)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets in the Fellowship Hall every 3rd Thursday of the Month.
OCT

18

FRI
Friday Friendship Feast
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Doors open at 4:30pm and serving begins at 5:00pm - Menu: Hamburgers, chips & dessert.
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Staff
Rev.

Craig Robertson

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            Rev. Craig E. Robertson was called to Ottawa, FCC in February of 2013. His first Sunday was Palm Sunday 2013.

            He has been in the ministry for over 25 years and ordained on July 11, 1988. He came from the Upper Midwest Region where he was the part time minister of Kellogg, IA. He was the minister at Coldbrook Christian Church in Illinois, 8 years at Grant Park Christian Church (DOC) in Des Moines, IA, Iowa Falls FCC, Buffalo FCC for 4 years, Panora FCC for 4 years and Urbana FCC.

            Rev. Robertson has been married to his wife, Laura, going on 29 years this coming November 17. He has two young adult boys, Andrew their oldest and Nicholas their youngest who will be getting married to his fiancé, Courtney, this coming June 14, 2014.  Rev. Craig and Laura have two dogs, Molly, a Golden Retriever, Darla, a Cairn Terror and Mini the cat.

            Pastor Craig graduated from North High School, Des Moines IA in 1981, Simpson College in 1985 (Lettering in Football all four years) with a Bachelors of Art degree and graduated from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington KY. In 1988 with a Masters of Divinity degree. He is a fourth generation Disciples of Christ. His Father, Rev. James Robertson was also a Disciples of Christ minister at Chariton FCC for 4 years and Highland Park CC for 23 years.

            His favorite color is green. Favorite teams are Steelers, Reds, Royals and LA Lakers.  




Volunteer Music Director

Debbie Cation

Ephesians 5: 19 & 20 says, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.  Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The early church was a singing church, and I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of carrying on that tradition at First Christian.  From older, traditional hymns, to newer praise and worship music, all play a part in not only setting the tone for our worship service, but also to remind us of who we are, where we’ve been, our hope for the future, and the work with which we have been entrusted.  The beauty of music is that it can do all that with or without words.  
Music has always been a huge part of my life.  As a young child, I learned to play the piano, and then studied cello and a little guitar.  I have had wonderful opportunities to play in small ensembles and large orchestras, to teach in private and group settings, and to lead music to all ages from preschool to adult. My music degree from Emporia State University helped establish a good foundation of knowledge, but I recognize my deep love for music as a wonderful gift from my Creator, and I am blessed to be able to share it with the help of a wonderful praise team and an incredibly supportive congregation.  
In Christ,
Debbie Cation, Minister of Music
Romans 12: 3-8




Secretary

Dalene Stone

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Dalene is no stranger to the mid-west.  Born in Anna, Illinois she and her younger brother were in and out of foster homes until the age of 6 and 4.  After adoption she lived in the Kansas City area until moving to Atlanta, GA in 1970.  She lived there for 35 years and then moved to Ottawa, Kansas in 2005.

The majority of her working experience has been as a secretary; over five years as a Church Secretary in Atlanta, GA.

After moving to Ottawa, she immediately started working for Ferrellgas, a propane provider, but when her hours were cut, she began looking for additional work.  In April 2013 she was hired as First Christian Church Secretary and is happy to return to working in a church.