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The members of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) enjoyed a “Hymn Sing” and a hamburger cook-out followed by a patriotic sing-a-long to celebrate the Fourth of July Sunday morning.

For Sunday’s gathering, rather than a “traditional” church service, members had been asked to list their favorite hymns the previous Sunday. “It Is Well With My Soul,” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” “Blessed Assurance” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” were among the most requested songs tallied.

Led by Music Director, David Aston, and the chancel choir, the congregation had the opportunity to sing those special tunes–so dear to their hearts. 

Soloists Marsha Anderson performed “The Lord’s Prayer” and Amelita Facchiano “He Lives.”  Pianist Tim Caffe,  guitarist Erik Stolpe and organist David Aston accompanied the choir for a beautiful musical ministry.

Following morning worship, everyone gathered in fellowship hall to enjoy delicious hamburgers grilled on -premise by elders Frank Whitington and Jim Archer as well as home-made picnic sides like baked beans, potato salad, black bean and corn salad, watermelon and more prepared by the Disciples Women. Banana pudding, peach cobbler, brownies and Million dollar Pie were among the dessert choices.

Following lunch was another sing-a-long.  Patriotic tunes like “Grand Ole’ Flag” and “The Star Spangled Banner” reminded everyone how fortunate we are to live in a country that allows us the freedoms that we enjoy. 

Central Christian Church wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. Join us anytime.  All are Welcome! All means all!

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