Throughout its 175+ years of history, the Church of Christ, now known as First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has sought to provide a rich fellowship and sense of community for people of all ages and walks of life, from teaching children to love Jesus to helping adults live Christ-like lives. Our mission remains one of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth.
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We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
– Micah 6:8
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8
As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
What We Believe
We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord's Table. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. Our congregation does this by celebrating communion every Sunday.
We practice believer baptism. A person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God – the idea of the “priesthood of all believers.”
We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written.
We honor our heritage as a movement for Christian unity by cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness – healing and justice – in the world. This is what it means to be “ecumenical.”