Welcome Visitors!

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.  First Christian Church joyfully welcomes all people to worship, serve, and grow in their relationships with God and one another.  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 entrance, which is completely handicap accessible.

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 the Lord’s Supper each Sunday.  ALL are welcome and invited to receive communion.

You can learn more about our approach to worship here, and 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 and toddlers is available in the church 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 through fourth grade are encouraged to participate in Children’s Worship and Wonder, a special worship and education experience designed just for them.  These young people 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 takes place in the church library, located just to your left as you leave the sanctuary.  You can pick your children up from the library following worship. 

What are the Sunday school options for children, youth and adults?

We have Sunday school programs available from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM for children, youth, and adults.  Childcare is available in the nursery for infants and toddlers during Sunday School.  Visitors are welcome to drop in and check out any class. 

 Where I can learn more about the Disciples denomination?

To learn more, visit the website of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  You may find the section About the Disciples especially helpful.

 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.