About Us

Pastor, Tom Cupka and family picutred above.

The Pastor at First Christian Church in Auburn is Pastor Tom Cupka. He began his ministry here in January of 2017. Pastor Tom holds a Masters degree in Biblical Theology and a Masters of Divinity. He has a lifetime of faithful service and a loving family.

The Office Manager at FCC is Jennifer Gramling. Jennifer is a member of the St. Andrew Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Auburn. She began work with us in December of 2012, following the retirement of Janet McKean. Jennifer is married with three  children.

Our Denomination: 

Who are Disciples of Christ?:

First Christian Church is a fully recognized Congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination in the U.S. and Canada. Watch the video below to learn more!

 What Do We Believe?

Our Mission :

  1. To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. – Micah 6:8 The Mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  2. 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

Our Confession of Faith [core beliefs] :

  • 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.

This confession is the opening paragraph in the Preamble to the Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) It is used by many Disciples congregations in worship as an affirmation of the faith of the church throughout the ages – not as a “test of fellowship,” but as a statement of faith that identifies the Disciples’ commitment to and place within the universal and ecumenical church. The preamble continues…

  • In Christ’s name and by his grace
    we accept our mission of witness
    and service to all people.
    We rejoice in God,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    and in God’s covenant of love
    which binds us to God and to one another.
    Through baptism into Christ
    we enter into newness of life
    and are made one with the whole people of God.
    In the communion of the Holy Spirit
    we are joined together in discipleship
    and in obedience to Christ.
    At the Table of the Lord
    we celebrate with thanksgiving
    the saving acts and presence of Christ.
    Within the universal church
    we receive the gift of ministry
    and the light of scripture.
    In the bonds of Christian faith
    we yield ourselves to God
    that we may serve the One
    whose kingdom has no end.
    Blessing, glory, and honor
    be to God forever. Amen.

For more information, please visit our denomination’s home page:  http://disciples.org/