Visitors and New Members
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcomes you as a visitor and, when you are ready to make a profession of faith and a commitment to the church, as a member of our church family.
Your First Visit
Parking is available at the Berryhill Street entrance and at the Taylor Road entrance to FCC. When you enter the church building at either entrance, you will come through the doors into the Great Hall, the long hallway that connects the two entrances and leads to the education wing, the nursery, the Sanctuary, and the church offices. Handicap parking is available at both entrances.
A fully-staffed nursery (WOW— Worship Our Way) serves young children from infants to age 4. The nursery provides the parent or guardian with a pager that will be used if you are needed. The nursery is located in the middle of the Great Hall.
What to wear
The focus is not on what you wear; we want you to be comfortable and focused on worship. If you look around, you will see everything from business casual to suits to jeans, but the majority of our congregation dresses in business casual-wear.
What to expect when you come in the door
You will be welcomed by one of our greeters, who will give you a bulletin and guide you to the worship service.
For your convenience, hearing aids and large-print hymnals are available. Please ask a greeter if you are in need of either of these items.
What type of worship service to expect
Our worship service is a traditional-style service led by pastors and a member of the congregation as worship leader. Music includes hymns and songs sung together and led by our choir, in addition to the choral anthem or music offering.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord's Supper is observed weekly in Disciples of Christ churches. Everyone who professes a belief in Jesus is welcome to celebrate communion. At the worship service, communion is usually served by our deacons and delivered to you as you remain in your seat. The deacon will pass you both the cup and the bread. You may partake of the bread as you wish; the congregation drinks of the cup together. We use grape juice to symbolize our wine.
During the worship service each Sunday, children are invited to come forward for the Children's Blessing. Children receive a blessing from a pastor before being escorted, during the school year, to Children’s Worship: Worship & Wonder (grades pre-K-2) or Following Jesus (grades 3-5). Children are always welcome to remain in the worship service.