Welcome to First Christian Church!
Worship Services: Sundays @ 9:30am.
First Christian Church maintains its roots in the historic church with a creative flair. We celebrate Holy Communion each Sunday and welcome all believers in Jesus Christ to the Table. We are part of what’s called the “free church” tradition, which means that you can expect worship that is deeply rooted in scripture and diverse in both music and liturgy. See “This Week” tab for what’s current.
Christian Education [Sunday school] : Sundays @ 10:45 am
FCC is a “learning church,” placing the patient and prayerful study of Holy Scripture at the very center of our life together. We host two adult Sunday school classes. One for the residents of Sunny Meadows [a county home for differently-abled adults ]. The other is a class offered at seasonal intervals (in 6-8 week studies) led by laypersons or by Pastor Sivis. See “This Week” tab for what’s current.
Ministry to Children / Youth:
FCC is committed to being an “inter-generational” church. Therefore, we invite children and infants to remain in worship so that they may participate fully in the life of the church. However, we do recognize that some parents desire a more age-oriented worship. Therefore, after the “Passing of the Peace,” all children ages k-6th grade may attend a children’s worship / Bible study, which we share with Auburn Baptist Church (currently meeting in our facility). There is also a nursery attendant who will be happy to care for infants during worship and Sunday school.
Baptism and Membership:
I was Baptized in another church: Praise God! If you think God is calling you to join our church, we will not ask you to be re-baptized because we affirm and welcome the baptism of all Christian traditions and methods.
- We will: ask you to meet with Pastor Sivis before joining so that we can get to know you and your spiritual walk before asking you to re-affirm your confession of faith in worship.
- We will also: ask you to join Pastor Sivis in a time of preparation for membership where you will learn the basic beliefs and traditions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
I have never been Baptized: Praise God! The Holy Spirit is calling you now and we are overjoyed to help you begin your walk with Christ!
- First: you will be asked to meet with Pastor Sivis to begin planning your preparations for baptism. Your walk is unique, so we will work with you to introduce you to Christ, the Word, and the Church in ways that will help you prepare for that day when you accept Christ and enter the waters of baptism.
- When you are ready: you will be asked to make your confession of faith in Jesus Christ [see our “identity and beliefs” tab] in worship. After this, we will baptize you by “full immersion” in the name of the holy Trinity, on a date to be determined between you and Pastor. Please contact us for more information!