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FRI
Al-Anon
7:00 PM
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SAT
Girl Scout Mtg. - 3rd floor
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Weather
Abilene, TX

Fair, 79 F

Friday
     Sunny. High: 99 Low: 73
Saturday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 98 Low: 73
Sunday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 99 Low: 73
Monday
     Sunny. High: 99 Low: 75
Tuesday
     Sunny. High: 100 Low: 75

WELCOME BRAZOS CONDRA!

It is official—we have hired a new full-time Associate Minister of Youth and 
Education! We are very pleased to welcome Brazos Condra to our church staff.
Brazos has served as full-time Youth/Associate Minister for the past four years at 
First Christian Church in Lufkin TX. His duties there included Youth ministry, 
Children’s ministry, and working with the pastor and staff in other ministry areas 
including leading in weekly worship and all special worship services.
While in Lufkin, Brazos has been invited into leadership roles in the North East Area 
youth camping and rallies program, serving as Chi Rho Council Chair, Vice Chair, 
and Chair of the Youth Rep Council (high school-age leaders like our Central Area 
Officers). He has worked as a camp director, been a leader at the last two Disciples 
Mission Trips which our youth attended, and just finished a week at Christian Youth 
Leadership Seminar along with our own Graham Watson. We are very excited about 
this opportunity to bring full-time staff leadership to our church’s youth ministry, by 
a young man with strong experience and a deep passion for serving Christ.
 Brazos grew up in Abilene, so this is a coming-home move for him. He attended 
Abilene High School along with our friend Brett Coe. He graduated from ACU in 
2001 with a degree in Business Administration—and with a wonderful wife, Katie!
Brazos and Katie have a 4 year old daughter Avonlea, and a 2 year old son Pecos.
Brazos is an active outdoorsman, a fine singer and song-leader, enjoys acting/drama, 
and has worked in pottery-making. He also served for 7 years in volunteer leadership 
for ACU Leadership Camps. He is a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church 
(Disciples of Christ).
 The Condras plan to move to Abilene by September and Brazos will start his 
ministry with FCC at that time. In the meantime, I want to thank all of our Youths’ 
parents and sponsors (and Carol!) for keeping our youth involved in ministry, service 
and fellowship through this summer.

On August 24 we will have the “Blessing of the Back 
Packs” and pray over our children and educators as school starts back up. Can you 
believe it’s almost here?

 

 


 

 

Contact Us  
First Christian Church
1420 N. 3rd St.
Abilene, Texas 79601
Telephone: 325-677-2186
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
Sunday
  • "Grace Falls" Praise & Worship service
    9:00 AM
  • Sunday school for all ages
    10:00 AM
  • Traditional Worship
    11:00 AM
  • Youth Groups and "FirstACT" Children's Music & Drama
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Announcements  
"Blessing of the Backpacks"

This Sunday, August 24, all students are encouraged to bring your backpacks to the 11am service for our annual "Blessing of the Backpacks."  We will pray for you and for all teachers, administrators and school staff as a new school year begins. 

Serving the Deaf Community

We provide interpretation for the deaf at the "Grace Falls" worship service at 9:00am on Sundays, and also the "Signs of Life" deaf adult Sunday school class. 

Connecting Caring Communities of Abilene

"Connecting Caring Communities" of Abilene offices on the second floor of the Perry Center Building.  Learn all about CCC at www.wecareabilene.org

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