What to expect:
- Worship service is about an hour long
- Relevant messages rooted in Scripture
- Historic setting with pipe organ
- Open invitation to the Lord’s Supper
- Friendly people
- Accessible building with ramps and elevator
Where to park:
- You can park in the lot behind the church and enter through the back entrance, through the fellowship hall.
- Parking is available in the bank parking lot to the east (right) of the church. You can enter the front doors.
- There are spots along the street and across the street from the church building. It is convenient to use the front doors from these spaces.
What to wear:
- Everyone wears comfortable clothing. Some have coats and ties. Some have jeans and sandals.
- Come as you are.
What about children:
- A nursery is available for infants to five year-olds during Sunday School and the morning worship service. It is on the second floor of the church.
- There is a play room with toys and busy bags in the room behind the sanctuary where children may play during the first part of the service.
- The pastor invites the children of all ages to come up to the steps for Time for Children during the worship service.
- Following the Time for Children, those who are four years-old to third grade will be invited to go to their own worship service. The children participate in a hands-on, Montessori-based worship service called, Children Worship and Wonder; younger children may go to the nursery.
- Parents and guardians may pick up their children at the conclusion of the service.
What does First Christian Church believe?
We think that people, all people, matter. It is our responsibility as Christians to love everyone. And we demonstrate love in many ways, including:
1. Open Communion: The Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or the Eucharist, is celebrated weekly in worship, and is offered to all people who desire to participate.
2. Believer’s baptism by immersion: Disciples practice baptism by immersion; although, other baptism traditions are honored among those who wish to become members by transfer. We joyfully celebrate Child Dedications for infants and young children whose parents or guardians wish to raise their children in the church.
3. Freedom of belief: Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and are expected to extend their freedom to others.
4. Belief in the oneness and unity of the church: All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
5. The ministry of all believers: Both ordained clergy and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth. There are no systems of hierarchy that preclude those who wish to lead and serve from doing so.
6. No creed but Christ: We are a non-creedal church who together only confess to follow Jesus Christ.