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.
Ongoing & Upcoming Events:
Vespers Services – Beginning Thurs., Oct. 11th @ 6pm – We’ll meet in Koinonia Hall (our fellowship hall) for Vespers Service. We’ll share a potluck style meal and Pastor Amy will facilitate a time of prayer. Vespers services will take place every Thursday @ 6pm through the Thursday before Thanksgiving, ending on Nov. 15th. Bring something to share if you like–or join us either way. There will be good food for your body and great food for your soul! ALL are Welcome!
Monthly Study – The second Wednesday of each month, Pastor Amy will facilitate a Bible Study using “And Still We Rise”.
All Saints Sunday – Nov. 4th – During Sunday’s service, there will be a table for remembrances — where you are welcome to bring photos and / or small mementos of loved ones who have passed. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle during the service.
Faith Action Network Sunday– Sunday, Nov. 11th, we are honored to have Paul Benz from Faith Action Network will bring us our message. Later, we will be hosting the Cluster Meeting. You can learn more about Faith Action Network and register for the Cluster Meeting here.
Advent begins Dec. 2nd – We will again be offering an Advent Devotional. This year, the worship team has selected “I am Mary”, by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt. “Join young Mary as she experiences the surprise, confusion, fear, anticipation, and blessing that follows her brave response to God’s call: “Here am I, Lord.” Listen carefully, and you may hear that call in your own life.”
Hanging of the Greens – This year, we will work our Christmas magic and transform every part of the Church for Christmas on Wednesday, Nov. 28th! We’re getting things ready in time for our first Fridays at the First noon concert on the 30th! We will be working again under the leadership of our own Head-Elf, Rachel! She will once again work her magic and transform not only the sanctuary, but the whole church! Come join us for fun, festivities & food! Of course, there will be Christmas Carols to sing along with as we work!
Regional Assembly – May 18th – 20th we had our 20th Regional Assembly! This year, we were really excited to announce our new General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens was the keynote speaker! You can see the flyer here. If you’d like to learn more about the NW Region, here’s the link.
General Assembly This 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!
Crop Walk – Once again we participated in Thurston County Crop Walk! This year the walk was on Sunday, May 7th. Wondering how to get involved for next year? Great! You can call or email the office and let us know you’d like to participate in the next one!
Summer Camp – Students of all ages had a great time at camp again this year! 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!