Serving is a great way to connect with others. As you work side by side to provide ministry at First Christian Church or touch the lives of others in our community, you will develop lasting friendships. There are many areas in which to serve. Our youth and children’s ministries depend on caring adults to build relationships and assist with programming. Through our missions team opportunities include such things as a neighborhood food drive, a ministry that provides assistance to people in our community with cancer or mission trips to other countries. There are a multitude of ways to serve on Sunday mornings, from greeters and musicians to nursery volunteers.
Opportunities to Serve:
In addition to providing the home to the Interfaith Works Shelter, First Christian Church also runs a Day Spa for our shelter guests. What is a day spa? It is a warm, gentle daytime space for Interfaith Works Overnight Shelter guests. There is more information available, including how you can get involved and help here. We offer a peaceful, calming, safe space for our shelter guests.
Our theme this Lent is: The Gift of Temptation: You are the Salt of the Earth. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26th.
- 1pm service in Sacred Space
- 5pm Pancake supper in Fellowship Hall
- 6:30pm service in Sanctuary
Wednesday Noon Meditation – Beginning Wednesday, March 4th at noon throughout Lent Pastor Amy will lead a noon meditation time. We will meet in our fellowship hall for a soup lunch and Lent meditation.
Thursday Vespers – Beginning Thursday, March 5th at 5:30 pm we will meet in our fellowship hall for a potluck and Vespers service throughout Lent. All are welcome!
Palm Sunday, April 5th – Once again we will celebrate, sing Hosanna!
Maundy Thursday service – April 9th @ 7pm
Good Friday – April 10th @ 5:15pm Pastor Amy will lead us on a prayer walk throughout our community.
Easter Sunday, April 12th 7am service at Gwinwood by the lake
8:30 am Easter Breakfast begins! We have people who will be working to provide a special Easter Breakfast as we celebrate!
10:30 am service with special music, soloists, and musicians! ALL are welcome!
Regional Assembly – May 22nd – 24th we will have our 21ST Regional Assembly–and our 1st as the Northern Lights (combined NW and Montana) Region! If you’d like to learn more about the Norther Lights Region, here’s the link.
General Assembly This past year, we voted for our new General Minister and President too! Here’s a video of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens at her installation! Several people from our congregation were able to be there including our own Pastor Amy!
Summer Camp – 2019 Summer Camp theme is Peace Works: Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scriptures is filled with the stories of pesce and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy. but it’s always worth the efferot, because we know that peace works!
Each year, Disciples of Christ is able to have camps for ages 2nd grade through senior in high school! We are so blessed to have our local camp, Gwinwood Camp & Conference Center, right here–just 10 minutes from our church! It’s right on the shore of Hicks Lake, surrounded by the beautiful wooded grounds!