Worshipping God together is central to who we are as people of faith and followers of Jesus. In worship, we bring our whole selves to God, as we gather together to hear the Good News proclaimed. We respond to the gospel with the gifts of bread and cup as we share in communion. Nourished and empowered at God’s Table, we are sent forth to live in peace, love, and service.
We’re so glad you found us online, and we hope you will come to First Christian Church and give us the opportunity to welcome you personally. In response to God’s love, we believe our purpose is to grow and nurture a worshipping community where all can find dynamic spirituality, holy friendships, a sacred purpose, joyful generosity, and a faith worth sharing.
HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT ON A TYPICAL SUNDAY MORNING:
What should I do when I arrive?
Our morning worship service begins at 10:15 AM. There are reserved “Visitor” parking spots near the building’s handicap accessible entrance .
As you enter the building through the front doors, greeters will welcome you and answer any questions you may have about our church. Just inside the front door is a “Welcome Table” where first-time visitors can pick up a gift from the church. To the left you will find the sanctuary, where greeters will provide you with a worship bulletin as you enter. Just to the right of the sancturay you will find coffee, lemonade, and snacks.
Our only goal is that you feel comfortable and welcome when you're here.
What is your worship service like?
First Christian Church’s Sunday service is largely traditional. The pastors wear robes and (mostly) speak from the pulpit. Music is led by our choir and accompanied by piano or organ. We celebrate communion each Sunday. ALL are welcome and invited to receive communion.
You can listen to sermons here.
You can expect to see people dressed in everything from blue jeans to suits. Please, come however you are most comfortable.
What will my children do during the service?
Children of all ages are welcome to participate with you in morning worship, but there are other options available, too.
Childcare for infants & toddlers is available in the nursery for all or part of the service. Professional caregivers will make sure that your child’s stay is a safe and pleasant experience. The nursery is in Room 107. From the building’s entrance, turn right to go past the church office and enter the gym through the double doors. The nursery will be the first room on the right. Of course, any of our greeters would love to walk you to the nursery whenever you are ready.
Children age 4 - fourth grade are encouraged to participate in Children’s Worship and Wonder, a special worship and education experience designed just for them. Children will come to the sanctuary for the beginning of worship and then leave the service for Worship and Wonder after a short children’s sermon. Worship and Wonder is held in the church library, located just to your left as you exit the sanctuary. You can pick up your child from the library following worship. All children are welcome to participate with you in morning worship.
Where can I learn more about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination?
What if I have more questions?
If you have a question while at the church, please visit the “Welcome Table” located near the front entrance or ask one of our greeters. During the week, you can also email or call the church office at 205-991-5000. Or you can join us for a New Beginnings gathering where you can enjoy an informal lunch and learn more about First Christian Church.