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1102 Washington Street
Fredonia, KS 66736

Service Schedule

Sunday School – 9:30am Sunday AM Service – 10:30am (Nursery & Children’s Church)

Wednesday Night Activities

The Alley Grades K – 6th 6:00pm – 7:45pm

The Edge Youth Ministries Grades 7th-12th Located @ 6th and Madison Doors open @ 4:00pm Service 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Bible Study w/ Pastor Ray Located in the Prayer Room 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Our Vision

The vision of Fredonia Assembly  is to REACH, TEACH, MEND, and SEND.  Through this vision we strive to leave a lasting impression on our community and its surrounding areas.

1 Corinthians 12:12 tells us, “The body is a unit, through it is made up of many parts; and though it’s parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ.”  It is through this fusion, one to another, that we can successfully reach the hurting for Jesus Christ.

The definition of FUSION is the connecting of two or more things.  We would like to invite you to come and connect with us at First Assembly in Fredonia, Kansas.  We are a place for people like you … because people really matter!

 

Pastor Ray and Brenda Pile
Lead Pastors

Pastor Ray and Brenda were both raised in southeast Kansas, graduating from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville in 1972.  They were married in 1974 and he graduated from Central Bible College in 1976.  They pastored in Lyons, Nebraska from 1976 until 1986.  They moved to Wichita in 1986 to pastor Trinity Christian Center.  After over 22 years of fruitful ministry there, God brought them to First Assembly in February of 2009.  Pastor Ray enjoys teaching the Word and helping God’s people to walk in their respective callings.  Brenda loves serving the church in practical ways and in the ministry of music. They have four grown children; Diane, Tony, Tim, and Stephen.

 

Pastor Nick Sheats
Associate & Youth Pastors

 

Amy Booth
Children’s Pastor

Amy has served in the Children’s ministry most of her life.  Starting at age 10 she began helping teachers in the preschool children’s church class.  When she later had her own children her ministry and desire to help children grow in Jesus grew immensely!  Amy worked at the Fredonia Middle School for 5 years before becoming the Children’s Pastor at First Assembly.  Looking back, she can see that God was preparing her for the future ministry He had in store for her.  Amy stands in awe of God sometimes wondering why He chose her to minister, but then realizes that Jesus became her confidence and through Him she can do all things.  Amy has one dream that is far above all other dreams, “She wants to please God!” 1 Thessalonians 2:4  Amy lives in Fredonia with her husband, Jason, and daughters Kera and Daya.

 

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Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Church Address: 1102 Washington St.  Fredonia, KS 66736

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (620) 378-2801 | Fax: (620) 378-2905

Email: gracefirstassembly@gmail.com

 

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    Why Do We Want to Sin?
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    Sin Part 1
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    Living Above the Snake Line
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    Have Faith in God Part 6
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    Have Faith In God Part 3
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Rest For The Weary

“Come to Me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

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He Hears You

I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Psalm 116:1

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You Only Live Once

Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Eph. 5:16
 
A  friend of mine said, “You never know when you’re doing something for the last time”.   Opportunities are fleeting and time marches on.  We need to use the time we have wisely.  The opportunity you have today may be gone 

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God Knows Best

A WORD FROM THE WORD
 

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Light to the Dark

As people understand Your Word, it brings light to their lives. Your Word makes even simple people wise. Psalm 119:130
 
We all need “illumination”.  This is a dark world in many ways.  God’s Word brings light to our lives and wisdom to even those of us who are simple.  We do ourselves a favor when we take time to r …

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God Is Listening

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Eph. 3:12
 
We may wonder if God hears our prayers.  We may even doubt if He listens to us.  The good news is that our faith in His Son gives us access to God.  He promises to hear us, not because of our goodness, but because we have accepted …

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Just Come To Jesus

You are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. JOHN 5:40
 
Jesus said that there are those who want to go to heaven, but refuse to come to Him.  They will go to church, do good things, give money, and even give of their time to good causes.  It’s amazing the religious “hoops” some people are willin …

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We Have Purpose In Him

You know that in the past the way you were living was useless. It was a way of life you learned from those who lived before you. But you were saved from that way of living. I Peter 1:18
 
It kind of hits hard to realize that our life was useless before we got saved.  I mean, were we really that bad?  The Bible says that …

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Give Thanks

Rejoice always! Pray constantly. 

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You Make The Choice

Come close to God, and He will come close to you. James 4:8
 
You are as close to God as you want to be.  He is simply waiting on you.  If you desire to draw closer to Him, no matter what you have done, He promises to draw close to you.  You can’t blame God, or a church, or your parents.  You decide how close to God you are.  He’s waiting on you.
 
Pastor Ray Pile


He Knows You

 
He certainly knows what we are made of. He bears in mind that we are only dust. Psalm 103:14
 
Perhaps you grew up with a father that had too high of expectations for you.  You felt that you could never live up to them.  The good news is that God really knows you.  He understands you better than anyone els …

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Rejoice In The Lord

 
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Phil. 4:4
 
How can I do that?  Evidently whoever wrote this in the Bible doesn’t have the problems I do.  You’re right.  He had worse ones.  It was written by Paul when he was in jail for preaching about Jesus.  So how could he rejoice?  The key is that he tells us to rejoice IN THE LORD.  I may not be happy ab …

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Forgiveness

 
But if we own up to our sins, God shows that He is faithful and just by forgiving us of our sins and purifying us from the pollution of all the bad things we have done.  I John 1:9
 
God offers us total forgiveness for anything that we have done.  He will completely and permanently erase it from our record.  The only condition is that we have to confess it to Him, and I don’t mean in a g …

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Be Real

 
How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need? Psalm 13:1
 
Sometimes it seems that God is not listening.  He feels a million miles away.  We have all experienced that.  When that happens, tell God.  Express your frustrations to Him.  The Psalmist David did.  Let Him know how you feel.  He won’t be offended or get m …

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But God is Better

 
They were more concerned about what people thought of them than about what God thought of them. John 12:43
 
We all want people to like us.  The problem arises when we want their approval more than God’s.  It’s nice to have friends, but we need to think about who we really want to please.  Our fr …

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He Will Come Again

Jesus said, “I will come again”
 
There are a lot of different ideas about the second coming.  There have always been people who have tried to predict the time.  Others have pointed to certain current events as a sign of His return.  Christians have even foolishly argued about these matters. The main point is that He is coming again!  It may not be when or how some people predict, but He will come.  He promised it and He never lies.  It is the blessed hope of all Christians.  The only real question is-Are you ready for it?
 
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Love Always

 
But most important, love each other. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. Col. 3:14
 
We will always have disagreements between one another.  That is inevitable.  But we can still have unity.  True unity does not come from always agreeing, but from always loving.  That is t …

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Prayer

 
but I have prayed for you…  Luke 22:32
 
Jesus was talking to Peter here.  He knew that Peter was going to be tempted and tried.  The most powerful thing Jesus could do for His friend was pray for hi …

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But God

 
But God raised Him from the dead. Acts 13:30
 
The worst had happened to Jesus. The most powerful nation in the world had performed it’s most e …

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He Came To Save You

 Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I Tim 1:15
 
This being Holy Week, we think about the real meaning of Good Friday, Easter, and Jesus.  It all boils down to this: Jesus came to save sinners.  Yes, He taught great truths and performed great miracles, but the main reason He came was to die for us sinners so th …

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Our Own Way

 
Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Isa. 53:6
 
The bad news is that every one of us have, at many points, gone our way rather than God’s way. We knew His way but chose our own for selfish reasons.  The good news is that Jesus received the punishment for our sinful choices.  And by that I mean the whole punishment, not just a part.  Jesus paid the entire price for our disobedience to God.  I don’t know about you, but for me, that is really good news.
 
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Even When He Is Silent

 
God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Heb. 13:5
 
I must admit that there are times that it seems God has failed me.  It appears He has abandoned me.  But those are feelings, not reality.  God never leaves us or forsakes us.  He is always there for us.  Ev …

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Sin No More

 
Jesus said to her, “Neither do I pass sentence on you; be going on, and sin no more.” John 8:11
 
Many people miss this part of the story about the woman caught in adultery.  Jesus told the 

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WE Are The Church

 
When you come together as a church… I Cor. 11:18
 
This phrase jumped out at me the other day.  We don’t come to church, we are the church.  The church is not a building. It is imperfect people of faith who regularly come together to encourage, love, and build up each other.  Their common bond is Jesus Christ and what He has …

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From Bad to Good

You meant to hurt me, but God turned your evil into good. Genesis 50:20

 
We serve a great God.  He is able to take those 
things that are meant for evil in our lives and turn them into good.  He can take the worst situations, and redeem it for our benefit.  There isn’t anything that He cannot recycle for good.  God does not cause everything …

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It’s Not About You

 
“Anyone among you who wants to be great must serve the others.”  Mark 10:43
 
So often we think in terms of what we receive.  We ask, “What’s in it for me?”  We even …

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Marriage

 

“Marriage is to be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”  Heb. 13:4
 
Marriage is God’s idea.  He created it.  He meant it to be a loving, exclusive relationship between one 

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Do You Believe In or Believe On?

 
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31
 
Almost everybody believes in the fact that there was a man named Jesus.  But there is a difference between believing in someone and believing o …

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Heaven

The Scriptures say, “No one has ever seen, no one has ever heard, no one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Cor. 2:9
 
We can’t imagine what heaven is like.  It is so much better than what we have thought.  It isn’t floating around on a cloud with a harp.  We don’t become ange …

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Do You Give Jesus First Place?

 
Jesus is to have first place in everything. Col. 1:18
 
We say we believe that.  But is it true?  Look at your weekly schedule.  Is Jesus in first place, or does He just get the leftovers of your time?  How about you …

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Pray For Our Leaders

 
Pray for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. I Tim 2:2
 
Regardless of how you feel about our new president, we owe him the same scriptural duty as we did our previous presidents.  We are commanded to pray for …

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Jesus Came For Your Imperfect Self

 
Come to Me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28
 
Jesus did not come for those who have no struggles, but for those who do.  He’s there for anyone who is struggling and weighed down with burdens.  He’s not calling those who “have it al …

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Do You Know The TRUTH?

I can say this about them, they love God and want very much to obey Him. But they are misguided and do not know the right way. Rom 10:2
 
We have all heard it.  “It doesn’t matter what you believe in, just as long as you’re sincere.”  T …

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A Real Resolution

 We are looking for what God has promised, which are new heavens and a new earth. Only what is right and good will be there. 2 Peter 3:13
 
It seems like every year, people are looking forward to the new year.  They think that things will be different and better. But they seldom are.

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New Life

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 COR. 5:17
 
As we approach a new year, we think about a new start, a new beginning.  With Jesus, that is possible for everyone, everyday.  You don’t have t …

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Jesus Saves

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”  Mat. 1:21
 

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God With Us

 
A virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and His name will be called Immanuel (which is a Hebrew name that means “God with us”). Mat. 1:23
 
Jes …

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Because Grace

 
Because of His grace He made us right in His sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life. Titus 3:7
 
None of us are “right in His sight” on our own.  We must receive His grace for that to happen.  That’s what Jesus died for. Then, not only are we made right, but H …

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Thank God!

 
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting. I Chr. 16:34
 

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Pray With Thanks

 Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.  Phil. 4:6
 
God commands us not to worry.  That’s hard!  But instead, He tells us to bring our worries to Him in prayer.  If something is big enough to worry about, it’s big enough to pray about.  However, H …

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Good Advertisement

 
Then their good character will shine through their actions, being a good advertisement for Christianity. Titus 2:10
 
Have you ever known a Christian whose life was a great advertisement for Christianity.  I have.  A person like that makes you want to be a 

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Christians Are Not Christ

As Scripture says, “God’s name is cursed among the nations because of you.”  Rom. 2:24
 
Let’s be honest.  Sometimes Christians have done some pretty b …

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Just A Decision Away

 
God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:6
 
None of us are far from God.  In fact, each of us is just a decision away from Him.  He wants us to seek Him.  But He is never far away, always available for you to find Him.  That is His plan.  He want …

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My God Rules

Hallelujah! Our Lord God, the Almighty, rules! REVELATION 19:6
 
I don’t know who is going to win the presidential election next month.  I frankly don’t think that either candidate deserves my vote.  But one will win.  The Good News is that regardless of who does, God is still on the throne.  He is still in control.  That is something that will n …

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God Saves

 
In fact, God is patient, because he wants everyone to repent and no one to be lost. 2 Peter 3:9
 
I hear it far more often than I want. “God damn it!”  Not only is that taking the Lord’s name it vain, it is a lie.  God does not damn, He saves.  He does not want anybody to be lost but for all to truly repent and …

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Act On It

 
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him. Titus 1:16
 
Most everybody say that they believe in God.  A whole lot of people claim to be Christians.  But the Bible says that there are those whose actions do not line up with their words.  The way they treat their spouse, those they disagree with, or a waitress who gets their order wrong does not reflect someone who truly believes in God.  Words are cheap.  Show me your faith in God by your actions.
 
Pastor Ray Pile


From The East To The West

How far has the Lord taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west! Psalm 103:12
 
Do you know how far it is from the east to the west?  In fact, it cannot be measured!  We can measure from the North Pole to the South Pole, but not from east to west.  That is how completely God has removed even our worst sins …

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He Loved First

 
We love Him because He first loved us.  I John 4:19
 
Before we even knew that there was a God, He loved us.  When we cursed and mocked His name, He loved us.  His love was first.  Then, when we come to know about Him and His love, our best response is to love Him.  There are people who believe in Him, but do not love Him. …

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 
These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me. Mark 7:6
 
I call it “God talk”.  God talk is when people say religious things or post them on Facebook  but their life does not demonstrate that they really believe what they’re saying.  They are just putting on a show by trying to sound religious.  Being a true follower of …

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Hide and Seek

He did this so they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.  Acts 17:27
 
Remember “Hide and Seek” with your kids.  We would hide, but not too hard.  We would let our kids f …

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You Are Special

 
Yes, God even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Don’t be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
 
Some people think that God is “too busy” to be concerned about their lives. …

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Let God Change You

 
God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me. Psalm 51:10
 
“Well that’s just the way I am!”  Many say that, but the good news is that you don’t have to stay that way.  God can change your heart.  He can make you 

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More Than Hope

He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. I Jn 5:12-13
 
You do not have to wait until you die to find out if you are going to heaven.  That is great news!  One of the great gifts that God offers us along wit …

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You Can Do More

Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do. Phil. 4:13
 
“I can only do my best.”  Many say something like that when faced with a difficult task.  The good news is that Jesus can help you to do more th …

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Praying For Those in Authority

 
Pray for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. I Timothy 2:2
 
We live in a dangerous world.  There is so much violence.  We sometimes wonder what we can do.  The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders.  We should pray for them, even if we disagree wi …

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Real Praise

 
Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! Psalm 47:1
 
The worship of our God is not suppose to be dull and boring.  We serve an exciting God and our worship is to be exciting.  Way too often, the worship of God is just ritualistic repetition.  It is suppose to be alive and from a grateful heart. Religion …

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