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New Members 1/29/23

New Members Marie Elder was born and raised in Southern California. She and her family moved to Arkansas City in 1973 and then to Wichita in 1983. Marie has one daughter in St Louis (and three granddaughters) and another at Fort   Benning, GA (and two grandsons). She also has two sisters in California. Marie worked…

Seeking Kingdom Outcomes

Seeking Kingdom Outcomes How often in our daily living do we tend to overthink, over-speak, over-persuade, get over-involved, or just flat out take matters into our own hands? Is the practice of inserting ourselves or providing our judgmental conclusions and opinions something that just comes natural to all human beings? Maybe genetically speaking some of…

Thank You, Alex & Erin!

Thank You, Alex & Erin! On the first day of 2014, Alex & Erin Flood moved to St. Paul, MN, with a dream of spreading the Good News in a major city with no other churches of Christ. Now, more than nine years later, they are concluding that work with plans to return to Kansas…

A Time When Jesus was Overwhelmed?

A Time When Jesus was Overwhelmed? The holidays are over and we’re all back to it. Maybe your job has a lot of stress at the end of each month (especially at the end of the year)? Maybe your kids really didn’t want to go back to school? Maybe you’re receiving the bills from your…

“Church Hurt”

       I am very invested in the spiritual future of the next generation. I love my two boys and our teens at Northside and I want to see them carry on the work of the church as they get older. Because of my vested interest in the next generation, I do a lot of research…

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, Hard to believe that it’s that season again!  The lights are up.  Songs abound.  And it’s getting colder! That means it’s also YOUR busy season too!  Time to make the list, check it twice, and so forth.  Not sure where you are on with the list, but you’re probably through the L’s by…

New Members 12/25/22

New Members Phil & Ilonda Griffee will celebrate their 20th anniversary this coming June. He has two sons from a previous marriage and she has five children. Two of their seven children live in the Wichita area. They also have nine grandchildren (eight living). Phil was born in Maysville and raised in Manhattan. After high…

Our Visit with Missionaries in Ecuador

Our Visit with Missionaries in Ecuador On December 1-5, Will Mukes and I visited Northside’s new missionaries in Salinas, Ecuador. We were joined by Josh Marcum, a 17-year American missionary who directs Operation Ecuador and teaches at the school in Quito. The families live in tiny, two-bedroom apartments, one above the other, and share a…