“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” –Jesus
Christ is with us in our work! Isn’t that amazing? And we have some great things to do.
We praise God through worship. The weekly blended worship service is in our church sanctuary on West Fifth Street at 10:45 on Sunday mornings. We worship the Lord through hymns, choral anthems, praise music, scripture, sermon, liturgical readings, the pipe organ, and the partaking of Communion, which is open to all. Our Panorama Service is at 12:30 on the third Sunday at the Panorama Apartments on Fourth Street. The Ivy Knoll Worship Service is at 6:00 on Wednesdays at Ivy Knoll on Highland Avenue. These services offer a message, music, and open Lord’s Supper.
We serve God through various outreach efforts. First Christian is a praying church. There are several people who intercede through prayer and a prayer group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Another way we serve is through the Saturday Community Dinner. It is at 5:30 in our downstairs, Fellowship Hall. Meals are prepared and served to whoever is hungry. We also proudly stuff shoeboxes for children and Operation Christmas Child. It is another way that we show love to our neighbors.
We draw closer to God through study and friendship. First Christian Church has several groups that meet to learn more about God. There is the choir on Wednesday nights at 7:30. We have a few classes on Sunday morning at 9:30 for Sunday School. And another fun opportunity for growth is our monthly Book Club.
Northern Kentucky Pride Week 2017 was an exciting week as we hosted the first-ever NKY Pride Interfaith Gathering. This collaborative service included a message from the Rev Dr. Paula Stone Williams, a 25 voice volunteer community choir, and leadership from a variety of faith groups throughout NKY and Cincinnati. We also participated in the first-ever NKY Pride Parade. Church members, supporters, and LGBTQ allies represented FCC’s position of inclusion and acceptance.