First Christian Church celebrates the gift of Jesus with a worship service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The central part of worship is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper or Communion – to which all are invited. Music is an important part of our communing with God. Through pastoral and congregational prayer we commune with the Living God. Lay people are active in the worship service through scripture reading, serving communion, giving communion and offertory prayers and providing a children’s message. The music ministry, an important part of our worship, consists of a chimes choir and a chancel choir. Youth are involved in worship as candle lighters and participants in the children’s message.
First Christian Church is ever mindful of the needs of those beyond our walls. Jesus said that if we cared for the least of people we care for Him. First Christian Church does this through a:
- Food Pantry for the Community
- Clothes Closet – which provides good, clean clothes at very low prices
- Rummage Sale
- Nursing Home ministries and worship services
- Boy Scout program
This ministry team shall be responsible for developing an understanding of Christian stewardship within the congregation. It shall direct the financial program of the Church which includes overseeing the preparation and subscription of the Church budget, monitoring and keeping accurate records of contributions and expenditures, providing an annual report, encouraging endowment for future development of the Church, and development of a Church budget and monitoring the work of the financial secretary.
This ministry team shall be responsible for creating an evangelistic spirit within the church. It shall develop and administer programs to promote the evangelistic spirit within the church. It shall compile and maintain a file of prospective members and coordinate the calling on such persons by the leadership and membership of the team.
Christian Education Ministry
This ministry team shall be responsible for the educational program of the church. This shall include opportunities for all ages. It shall monitor the work of the leaders in each of the programs under its direction. These include the Church school teachers and youth leaders.
This ministry team shall assist the Church secretary in maintaining accurate up-to-date membership records. It shall assist in orienting new members to the Church and encouraging them to become active participants in all aspects of Church life. It shall be responsible for monitoring the Nursery Attendants. It shall also be responsible for providing a program of fellowship for all ages.
This ministry team shall be responsible for the general maintenance and care of the building/grounds and other properties of the Church. It shall work with the Trustees to provide and maintain appropriate and attractive facilities for worship, fellowship and service. It shall make recommendations for care and improvement of the property and grounds. This ministry shall oversee the duties of the custodian.
The communications ministry team shall serve as a liaison between the Board and the congregation, providing articles and information for the Church newsletter as well as other means of delivery deemed necessary to keep the members of the congregation informed of current happenings within the Church. This ministry team will also assist ministry teams in communicating information regarding events and ministries of the Church to the community. The Church Historian will be a member of this Ministry Team.