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First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ

First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ

About Us

VISION & MISSION

Vision: A vital congregation loving God, loving people, serving the world.


Mission:  Disciples making disciples for Jesus Christ. 

IDENTITY

We are the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a  fragmented world. As part of the one body of Jesus Christ, we welcome  all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.

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BAPTISM & COMMUNION

Symbols and practices of unity.  The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is  open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion has become the central element of worship within the Disciples  tradition. 

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OUR UNIQUE HISTORY

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fulton, Mo. began on  the frontier of the United States during the early 1800’s. (Read History) The First Christian Church of Fulton was organized in  the fall of 1833 by members of the Christian Church just one year after  Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell met in Lexington, Kentucky and  agreed to combine their efforts for the kingdom of God. Barton W.  Stone’s son, a physician, was a lifelong active member and Elder of the  First Christian Church, Fulton. A book about our local church is  available if you are interested in reading more.

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THE CHALICE

The chalice bearing the “X-shaped” cross of St. Andrew was adopted as  the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the General  Assembly of the church in 1971. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of  the Lord’s Supper to Disciples life. 

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HISTORY

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grew out of two movements  seeking Christian unity that sprang up almost simultaneously in western  Pennsylvania and Kentucky – movements that were backlashes against the  rigid denominationalism of the early 1800s. 

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