Women's Katalyst
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Katalyst

Katalyst is a free event for teen and adult women that includes a potluck brunch. You are encouraged to bring a friend and a breakfast item to share. There is no childcare provided, but, if you are unable to find childcare on your own, you are welcome to bring your children to Katalyst.

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Pastor's Dessert
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pastor's Dessert

  • 3807 Clydesdale Drive Columbia, MO, 65202 United States (map)
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If you’ve been visiting Karis recently, welcome! We want to get to know you better over dessert. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, get to know the elders better and let them get to know you in a laid-back, casual setting.

Pastors' Dessert will be at 3807 Clydesdale Drive in Columbia.

Email any questions to info@karischurch.org

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"Restoring Lost Glory " Marriage Conference
Apr
20
to Apr 21

"Restoring Lost Glory " Marriage Conference

What would happen if we believed our main role in marriage was joining God in restoring lost glory – the very majesty and beauty of God - in our spouse? How would this vision affect how we love, how we enjoy, how we grieve, and how we serve our spouse? How would this vision affect how we strive and fight FOR our spouse and our marriage?

What if we believed God wants us to join Him in restoring in our spouse the glory of God?

Join Karis Church as we welcome Pastor John Ryan (The Summit, St. Louis) and his wife, Fran for this encouraging weekend. Together we will discover how Christians can practically join God in this powerful and beautiful call.

Event Details

This conference is open to all adult men and women, married or single. The weekend will be comprised of five sessions: two for men, two for women and one for both men and women. We are only offering childcare during the last session of the conference. We encourage dads and moms to take turns caring for their children during the first and second sessions.

Schedule

Friday, April 20th

-Session I Men: 7 - 8:00 p.m. (Dinner provided)
-Session II Men: 8 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21st

-Session III Women: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast provided)
-Session IV Women: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
-Session V Men & Women: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. (Light snack and childcare provided)

Price

The price for registration is $11.00 per adult. Early bird registrants will pay only $8.00 per adult if their registration is completed by February 28th.

For those who are willing to serve as childcare workers during the final session, we are waiving the registration fee for the rest of the conference as well as paying workers $10.00 per hour. Only Karis Kids approved members may serve in childcare during this session. If you are willing to work in childcare during the final session, please register as a childcare worker and your registration fee will be waived.

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Members' Meeting
Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

Members' Meeting

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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It’s time for our semi-annual Members’ Meeting, where our members come together to remember our vision and purpose as a church and to catch up on the latest news from our elders. A potluck soup and chili lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.

We ask that those attending the meeting bring a food item to share. Food should be dropped off in the coffee area any time before the 11am Gathering begins. There are also a few opportunities to sign up for prep or clean up.

Childcare will be provided to make it easier for families to attend. If you require childcare for this meeting, please register your children.

Please register here.

Do you have questions about this event? Send us an email.

 

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MC Open House Week
Jan
21
to Jan 27

MC Open House Week

Missional Communities (MCs) are where community in Karis Church really happens. Our MCs meet officially once weekly, but members of MCs find their lives blending together week in and week out, becoming a family. It is through our MCs that we go out into the city on mission. If you are not in an MC, you're missing out on the heart of Karis.

During the last week ofJanuary, we encourage everyone not in an MC to visit one or more in hopes that you'll find an MC to which you can belong. You will be welcomed and get a glimpse of what MC is like. 

Stop by the Nook on Sundays or check out our MC page to choose MCs to visit during MC Open House Week!

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Christmas Eve Gathering
Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Gathering

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On Christmas Eve, we gather as a family and invite all to come with us to the manger. Behold the newborn King! We will sing songs to the Lord and read aloud stories in the Bible that proclaim Jesus' birth.

There will not be childcare during this brief Gathering. We encourage families to come together to celebrate as a whole church. All ages are welcome to join our Christmas Eve Gathering.

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Affordable Christmas
Dec
9
7:00 AM07:00

Affordable Christmas

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Affordable Christmas is an opportunity to empower parents who might be struggling financially to purchase Christmas gifts for their children at an affordable cost while celebrating the holiday with dignity. On December 9, Karis will open a Christmas store by invitation only for families to buy presents well below retail value for their children. The store will be loaded with donated gifts, priced at 10% of their retail value, making prices more reasonable for families in the midst of financial insecurity.

Read about last year's Affordable Christmas.

To make sure we provide enough gifts for all the families, this event will be by invitation only, and families will be asked to RSVP prior to the event. The majority of these families live in the community around Karis Westside, providing a wonderful opportunity for us as a church to serve and love the people living around our building. Our hope is that, through Affordable Christmas, we can develop connections with these families that will flourish into long-term friendships going far beyond this one-time event. 

There are many ways you can get involved as we will be providing breakfast, childcare, personal shoppers and gift-wrapping for parents. We will also ask you to donate gifts via our "Giving Tree" in the lobby at Westside.

Register here to choose the teams on which you would be interested in serving. 

For more information, go to karischurch.org/affordable-christmas or to get on the donor request team, email Charlee.

We hope you'll partner with us as we seek to be "in the city, for the city" by helping local families have an Affordable Christmas!

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Membership Class
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Membership Class

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Karis Church is passionate about church membership. God wants you to live in biblical community, and we believe the only way you can experience that is by living as a committed member of a church family. Coming to the Karis Membership Class is the first step toward membership.

The Karis Membership Class is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The class will include a light breakfast, lunch, and childcare for all who attend.

Parents who register for childcare are asked to provide a snack for their children and to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class to check-in and help get their children settled in the classroom.

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Prayer Gathering - new date
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Prayer Gathering - new date

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Gather with us for a simple night of prayer for our city. No program, no childcare or music. Just quiet time spent praying together for our schools, hospitals, organizations and other churches in Columbia. We have talked about prayer in the Sunday Gatherings, in our Missional Communities, and in reading through the book, Praying Together. Now we encourage as many people as possible to come pray together at Westside for our city. 

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Pastors' Dessert
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Pastors' Dessert

  • 3704 Addison Drive Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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If you’ve been visiting Karis recently, welcome! We want to get to know you better over dessert. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, get to know the elders better and let them get to know you in a laid-back, casual setting.

Email us if you need directions or have other questions about this casual event.

Click here for other information for newcomers. Ready to put your roots down in Karis Church? Click here for information about our membership process.

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Women's Katalyst: Redefined
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Katalyst: Redefined

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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  • Adult women spend an average of 6.5 hours per week improving their appearance.
  • Eight million people in the US have eating disorders
  • 80% of women and girls report feeling insecure about their appearance after watching television
    (statistics from the US Department of Health)

American women are regularly feeling the pressure to lose weight, dress more fashionably and change their appearance in any way they can, and Christian women are not exempt from this burden. There are likely many women among us who are experiencing grief and pain at this very moment due to struggles with body image.

So how should a believer respond when she finds herself insecure about her appearance? How can we as women encourage and disciple other women as they reveal their secret body image struggles with us?

At this Katalyst event, Amy Larson will teach women how to dump the anxiety an image-obsessed society often places on our shoulders. You will also learn about how the Bible defines beauty and identity. Throughout the event, multiple women in the church will be sharing their testimonies about how God has been at work through their own insecurities to redefine them as a woman beautiful in the sight of God.

Katalyst is a free event for teen and adult women that includes a potluck brunch. You are encouraged to bring a friend and a breakfast item to share. There is no childcare provided, but, if you are unable to find childcare on your own, you are welcome to bring your children to Katalyst.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Oct
25
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Karis Fall Retreat (updated)
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Karis Fall Retreat (updated)

  • 5151 East Eagle Ridge Road Columbia, MO, 65201 United States (map)
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Karis Fall Retreat 2016

Karis Fall Retreat 2016

The retreat is on rain delay and has been moved to next weekend, October 13-14! If you previously registered but cannot attend the revised dates, please email us to get a refund. If you have not registered, but would like to attend next weekend, register here!

Karis exists to be a gospel community on mission for the city and for the kingdom. As we live out that mission in Columbia's city-center, once a year we draw away, retreat, to the edges of town to relax and enjoy time with each other and to study the scriptures and focus as a church on one topic. It's a time to grow deeper as a believer. It’s also an excellent way to connect with the whole community of Karis, as people from both Gatherings and all serving teams join together.

Our theme for this year's Karis Fall Retreat will focus on the Lord’s Prayer, what is sometimes referred to as the Disciples' Prayer. After a time of praying, one of Jesus' disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray." Together, we'll ask the same, and look at how Jesus teaches us to pray. As we dive deeper, we'll discover how that can shape our hearts and thus our prayers. 

For those interested, there will be space to set up tents and camp out overnight. Everyone else can head home to sleep and return again in the morning for breakfast. This will be a weekend of sharing meals, playing games, and singing songs as a family. We’ll pray together. We’ll laugh together. We may even cry together. It will be a great time for the whole family – for those who share your last name, as well as those who claim the name Karis. Gather around the campfire with your church family for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

We want the whole family there: college students, parents, singles, married couples, retirees, adults, teens, and children. The three main sessions will be kid-friendly, so there will be no childcare provided which allows our Karis Kids volunteers to participate fully. The breakout sessions will be broken up by gender, so moms and dads can rotate hanging with the kids and focusing on the lessons.

Are you ready to retreat with us and look in depth at the Disciples' Prayer?

Click here to view the schedule, cost, and to register.
Take advantage of early bird pricing! Register by September 17 and the price is discounted by 25%.

 

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Oct
11
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Pastors' Dessert
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Pastors' Dessert

  • 2012 South Deerborn Circle Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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If you’ve been visiting Karis recently, welcome! We want to get to know you better over dessert. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, get to know the elders better and let them get to know you in a laid-back, casual setting.

To help us plan the food, please register so we know you're coming. Email us if you need directions or have other questions about this casual event.

Click here for other information for newcomers. Ready to put your roots down in Karis Church? Click here for information about our membership process.

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Membership Class
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Membership Class

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Karis Church is passionate about church membership. God wants you to live in biblical community, and we believe the only way you can experience that is by living as a committed member of a church family. Coming to the Karis Membership Class is the first step toward membership.

The Karis Membership Class is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The class will include a light breakfast, lunch, and childcare for all who attend.

Parents who register for childcare are asked to provide a snack for their children and to show up at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class to check-in and help get their children settled in the classroom.

Register for the September 23 class here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
13
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Men's Katalyst
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Katalyst

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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The focus of Katalyst is to provide gospel-centered teaching in a gender-specific context. Men who come to Katalyst should expect to be encouraged in their personal faith as men, as well as experience fellowship with their brothers and be challenged in their personal ministry and missional efforts. 

The topic at this first Men's Katalyst is about how men can find the Gospel message in personal suffering, and how they can rely on the truth of the Gospel to move forward in the face of pain and trials. Billy Glosson and Michael Tooley will be teaching. 

Feel free to invite others to come with you and bring a brunch dish to share.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
6
8:30 PM20:30

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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MC Open House Week
Aug
28
to Aug 31

MC Open House Week

Missional Communities (MCs) are where community in Karis Church really happens. Our MCs meet officially once weekly, but members of MCs find their lives blending together week in and week out, becoming a family. It is through our MCs that we go out into the city on mission. If you are not in an MC, you're missing out on the heart of Karis.

During the last week of August, we encourage everyone not in an MC to visit one or more in hopes that you'll find an MC to which you can belong. You will be welcomed and get a glimpse of what MC is like. 

Stop by the Nook on Sundays or check out our MC page to choose MCs to visit during MC Open House Week!

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Fall Kick-off Picnic
Aug
27
12:30 PM12:30

Fall Kick-off Picnic

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Join us as we celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of a new school year with a Fall Kick-Off Picnic. After the Gatherings, everyone will gather on the front lawn of Karis Westside for food and fun!

The church will take care of food prep with a simple lunch and sides available, so there's no need to bring anything except for sunscreen and a blanket or chair to sit on while you eat. Lawn games will be available for all to enjoy.

To offset the cost of feeding such a large group, we ask that you chip in a small amount per person, payable when you register online. Sign up here

$4 Adult
$3 Youth (6th-12th Grade)
$2 Kid (K-5th Grade)
$0 Infant/Toddler (4 and under)

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Pastors' Dessert
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Pastors' Dessert

  • 2012 South Deerborn Circle Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Are you new to Karis Church? The elders would love to get to know you and answer any questions you may have over dessert. This is a casual way to get to know the leaders of Karis and hear their hearts for the church. 

If you have questions about Pastors' Dessert, send us an email.

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Women's Katalyst
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Katalyst

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Katalyst exists to equip Christian women for ministry in their personal lives and within the church. Women gather together, bringing brunch dishes to share, and learn as other women teach theology, strengthening their understanding of scripture. 

In August, Rachelle Cox and Alison Ballou will be teaching on what the Bible says about conflict, forgiveness and reconciliation in our personal relationships. 

We understand that some women will by necessity need to bring children along. While there will not be formal childcare provided, we want you to feel comfortable bringing and watching over your children during Katalyst, if that is your situation. 

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Membership Class: Community
Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

Membership Class: Community

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Being part of a family of believers is central to membership in Karis Church. True community is genuine and vulnerable. It also takes work to keep healthy. 

Learn what it means to live in community as members of Karis at our next Membership Class session.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order. We ask you to fill out this short form before you come to your first session.

Childcare is offered during our membership classes at no cost to attendees.

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Copy of Members' Meeting
Jul
30
12:30 PM12:30

Copy of Members' Meeting

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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It’s time for our semi-annual Members’ Meeting, where our members come together to remember our vision and purpose as a church and to catch up on the latest news from our elders. A potluck soup and chili lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.

We ask that those attending the meeting bring a food item to share. Food should be dropped off in the coffee area any time before the 11am Gathering begins. There are also a few opportunities to sign up for prep or clean up. 

Childcare will be provided to make it easier for families to attend. If you require childcare for this meeting, please register your children

Please register here.

Do you have questions about this event? Send us an email.

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