Adult Enrichment

Sunday School

Coffee and Conversations

We gather in the church parlor for an opportunity to discuss a current event with deepened understanding from God’s word.

We are led by Rev. Sawyer, who utilizes the Wired Word as a resource.  During our time together we take a brief period of time to familiarize ourselves with the material, then dive into questions regarding the topic and then close with pertinent scriptures that help us better think about what is happening in the world through the lens of God’s word.

Seekers

We, many of us empty-nesters, are seekers of God’s word.

We seek strengthening of our beliefs with God’s word and his will for our lives through structured study. We seek a small group bond to provide a place to belong, and to become a source of help, support and inspiration for each other. We seek to serve and honor God by being leaders and Christian examples in our church family and community. We welcome you!

  • You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    – Jeremiah 29:13
  • But seek his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well.
    – Luke 12:31

Homebuilders

The people of the Homebuilders were truly young “home builders” when the class originated.

That brings smiles to our faces now, but our now mature group knows that Heaven is our Eternal Home. Along the footpath to that home, we became servants of God, displaying our young-at-heart talents in a variety of ways. We are loyal to each other, offering one another support as needed. We meet each Sunday and are blessed with thought-provoking Bible lessons presented by our devoted teacher. We thrive on rich discussion with each other. Truly, you can “Believe, Belong and Become” with the friends you make in the Homebuilders Class. Join us and anchor your faith and service to the ministry of First Christian Church with these friendly and fun-loving folks.

Victory Class

The Victory Class – our most distinguished class – is made up of a faithful group of believers striving to become more Christ-like through worship, the study of scripture, the singing of hymns, fellowship, and service to one another, the congregation and the wider community. Check us out, automatically become a member after three visits, and belong to a great Sunday School class.

Service

First Christian Church desires to make a difference in our community, our region and the world.

We make a difference in extravagant ways and in small acts of kindness; as a congregation, as a denomination and as an ecumenical community; through our wallets and by the sweat of our brow. We make a difference because we believe that while the kingdom of God awaits us, we are meant to be people helping to bring more of heaven to earth every day.

Here are a few of the ways we show what we believe, to whom we belong, and how we are in the process of becoming:

  • First Sunday’s food bank donations.
  • Crop Walk: an ecumenical effort in the fall that raises money to help locally with our food bank and globally with relief efforts.
  • Alternative Christmas Mall: an opportunity provided every Christmas to purchase gifts for those in need, instead of gifts for those who have most everything they want.
  • Work Weekends: we work to make a significant difference each year with 2-3 local organizations.
  • Handle Bars for Habitat: a triathlon (run, bike, kayak) that takes place in August which donates all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity).

First Christian Church desires to make a difference in our community, our region and the world.

We make a difference in extravagant ways and in small acts of kindness; as a congregation, as a denomination and as an ecumenical community; through our wallets and by the sweat of our brow. We make a difference because we believe that while the kingdom of God awaits us, we are meant to be people helping to bring more of heaven to earth every day.

Here are a few of the ways we show what we believe, to whom we belong, and how we are in the process of becoming:

  • Disciples Partners: Five times a year we participate with our denomination in over and above offerings because we believe we can do more together than we can apart.
  • Kamp Kaleo: We are completely committed to our regional camp. We not only give scholarships for every kid, but also maintain a cabin, make work trips and help with fundraising efforts. We believe the camp experience is something that can be formational for any person at any age.

First Christian Church desires to make a difference in our community, our region and the world.

We make a difference in extravagant ways and in small acts of kindness; as a congregation, as a denomination and as an ecumenical community; through our wallets and by the sweat of our brow. We make a difference because we believe that while the kingdom of God awaits us, we are meant to be people helping to bring more of heaven to earth every day.

Here are a few of the ways we show what we believe, to whom we belong, and how we are in the process of becoming:

  • Sewing dresses for little girls
  • Supporting Disciples missionaries
  • Mission trips

Small Groups

We offer a variety of small groups where all are welcome to explore what you believe, find where you belong, and discover what you can become within a faith family.

Whether you are looking for fellowship, service opportunities, support or study we have a group for you; some groups meet weekly, some monthly and some seasonally. If we don’t have a small group that you need, we are willing to help you get one started. We encourage you to get connected to the place where you are drawn closer to the Spirit of God.

Here is a list few of our groups currently meeting: bible study groups, book group, chancel choir, young adult group, men’s group, women’s group, gardening group, sewing group, support group for people with ailing loved ones, youth group, etc.

See the calendar for the next meeting date or contact us for more information.

Other groups that meet at FCC:

Seasonal Studies

We know how busy your life can be, but we also know how important it is to join together in order to study our Christian faith.

We offer thoughtful studies three times a year (fall/spring/summer). We alternate between book studies (e.g. Barbara Brown Taylor’s, An Altar in the World and Jesus is the Question by Martin Copenhaver) and Bible studies (e.g. Philippians and Jonah). Our studies, led by our pastors and lay leaders of the congregation, are created to help people, like yourself, consider in community how our God is speaking to us today.

Stir

Stir is a worship service that incorporates the arts with spirituality. It is an experience that prizes honesty and creativity. Join us for an opportunity to expand your mind and stir your soul.

At each service, three featured artists present their creative interpretation of a biblical text. After the artists’ presentations, there is a time of conversation with the artists about their work. The service transitions to a time of ritual, when all are provided the opportunity to partake of communion, light a candle and/or write a word or phrase to share.

The service lasts about an hour. It is held in the warm and inviting space of our fellowship hall, located in the basement of the church. Light appetizers are provided.