You can expect to hear The Good News at first Christian Church! The sermon will be Biblically-based and yet relevant to modern times and contemporary issues that all of us struggle with. We believe that it is important to relate timeless truth to current challenges. Prayer is a pillar of all our worship. We offer a choice of worship experiences at First Christian.
Our traditional worship has classic hymns accompanied by organ and piano. We invite worshippers to sing along with the music, and to assist we project lyrics on a large screen. Traditional worship also features our choir and special music from the past. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper by passing plates with wafers and juice in the traditional worship service.
Our contemporary worship has soft rock praise and worship music accompanied by keyboard, guitar, and drums. We also invite worshippers to sing along as our style of music is not a “performance-based”. In both worship contexts, we feel that worship is enhanced by musical expression. Praise singers help lead the vocals. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper by coming forward to partake of the bread and cup in the contemporary service.
If you are new in our midst, we will not call on you, ask you to stand, or ask you to introduce yourself. There is a time of greeting in each worship service…and, you will be greeted. We are a friendly, but not pushy, congregation. There will be an invitation at each worship service. It is a time to consider accepting Jesus as your savior, to reaffirm your faith, or to come forward to join the church.
This last summer, we have had to combine both the Traditional and Contemporary styles of worship into one combined service.Our Sunday combined worship service runs about 75 minutes. Our Sunday combined service is at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary. The time after our combined service is dedicated to our Explore & Grow classes, or what has traditionally been called “Sunday School” or “Christian Education” at approximately 10:30 AM every Sunday morning. Starting sometime after Labor Day in 2013, we will also be offering a new service called “Sunday Interactive” every Sunday at 11:15 AM in Minnerly Hall.