As disciples making disciples for Jesus Christ, we invite, welcome, teach, share and call others to discipleship. At First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ) we practice six marks of discipleship:
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is committed to the priesthood of all believers. That means that every member is a minister who serves God as he or she is gifted and called. You will see this lived out in our services of worship from greeters who welcome you at the door to those who present the gospel to our young people at the Children’s Moment. The Elders pray and officiate each Sunday at the communion table. Communion is served the to the church family by deacons. Our praise band, bell choir, chancel choir, organist and pianist lead the congregation songs of worship. Worship is not a performance to watch but an experience for all to share and give glory to God.
“Blended worship” on Sunday morning moves from an informal greeting time to contemporary songs of praise, a time for our children, a scripture-based sermon that relates to life today, and then closes with the tradition and reverence of Holy Communion. Each “blended” service seeks to offer the best of each genre in meaningful worship to the glory of God. And, you are welcome to worship with us whether you are dressed casually, “dressed up” or somewhere in between! You won’t feel out of place because worship is not about what you wear, rather it is a desire to encounter and grow in Christ.
We enjoy in special celebrations in Christ, rejoicing in special milestones along life’s journey of faith. We baptize by immersion, giving an outward sign of one’s surrender into Christ as Lord, dying to one’s self and rising to live for Christ. All who are already baptized are welcome to join First Christian church without rebaptism, whatever your mode of baptism. We also provide A Service of Dedication for Infants and Children as a covenant for parents and the church family to nurture children in their life of faith. Please contact the pastor if you are interested in baptism or dedication of a child.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 am Sunday Morning - Classes for ALL ages.
Nursery Age (Infant to Kindergarten)
The Nursery Sunday School Class begins with attendance and offering. A short lesson about God’s love, the care and help he gives us as well as Bible stories are shared. Each lesson ends with a prayer. Lessons include color time and hands on learning activities. Before getting up for play and wiggle time, each student is given an opportunity to hold the Bible as we sing The B-I-B-L-E.
Helping Hearts (Early Elementary)
The Lord’s Followers (Grades 3 through 5)
The Lord’s Followers Sunday School class includes children in grades three through five. They explore themes relevant to their lives such as making good choices, giving thanks and serving others. Their weekly lessons include Bible readings from the Old and New Testaments, skits and role plays, art projects, games and puzzles and discussions of God’s presence in their lives.
The mission of the Peacemakers class is to minister to teens as they discover their spiritual gifts, seek Biblical answers to everyday drama, and grow in their relationship with the Lord.
The Journey Class (Adult Class)
Each of us is on a journey of faith, able to learn from the experience, wisdom and questions of the others. We prepare for this class by reading through different books on faith or commentaries on scripture. We discuss what was read in class and apply what we have learned to our own journeys of faith.
50/50 Class (Adult Class)
A mix of younger and middle-aged adults, each learning from the wisdom and insights of the others. Sometimes we study and discuss a book on current issues, sometimes we center on questions from one of our pastor’s sermons, often there is laughter, always there are insights and real life applications we would have missed had we not met.
The Couples/Melon Class (Adult Class) - We represent several generations with a mix of single and married. Each Sunday we spend time exploring and studying Bible lessons through the David C. Cook Adult Bible Study Series. We enjoy the fellowship of being together and sponsor at least two gatherings beyond Sunday school. We welcome and encourage you to come join the fun of fellowship, sharing the joy of learning and the making of life-long friendships.
The Pastor’s Class (Youth-Adult)
A four-week study for individuals interested in learning more about the Christian faith and the beliefs and practices of this church. The four sessions are: