Sundays at 9:00am:
- Adult Bible Study in the Parlor
- Youth Sunday School: K – 5th Grade in Room 110, 6th Grade & up in Room 107
Sundays at 10:30am:
- Worship in Sanctuary
Mondays at 6:00pm (1st & 3rd):
- Mind Wholeness Ministry Spiritual Support Group
Mondays at 6:00pm (2nd & 4th):
- Manna & Mercy Bible Study
Worship during Lent
On March 10, we will start our Lenten series, “Blessed Hunger: Holy Feast.” On one hand, we see in the scriptures the themes of human emptiness, longing, and need for forgiveness. On the other hand, we see God’s abundant fulfillment of our most basic needs. Each week in worship, empty bowls will symbolize our hunger before God. And each week, the filling of these bowls will offer reminders of the holy feast only God can provide.
Ashes to Go
Ash Wednesday is March 6. FCC will be serving Ashes to Go in our parking lot and at the bus stop on Euclid from 7am until 7pm. Don’t let a busy schedule keep you from receiving ashes for Ash Wednesday. All who are passing by are invited for a moment of prayer, pause, and blessing.
Lenten Dinner Series
Enjoy an evening of food, friendship, and creative worship at our Lenten dinner series. This year we will gather with Desert Dove Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Church of the Painted Hills UCC for three Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. We will also go on a field trip to DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun to see the stations of the cross exhibit and share in a devotional there on April 9.
March 19 at Church of the Painted Hills; Pastor Pedro leads devotional
March 26 at First Christian Church; Pastor Michael leads devotional
April 2 at Desert Dove; Pastor Ailsa leads devotional
April 9 at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Stations of the Cross exhibit at 1:30pm
First Christian will host on Tuesday, March 26. This means we will provide a potluck meal with enough to share with all of our guests. Please arrive with food by 6:15pm, if possible, so we have time to set everything up.
Yard Sale to Benefit Disciples Women’s Ministries Honors Claudia Ellquist
Saturday, March 16, 8am-2pm at the church’s front door
Disciples Women’s Ministry (DWM) remembers our beloved member, Claudia Ellquist – social justice activist and lover of thrift stores and yard sales, and invites you to celebrate her life with us.
All are invited to donate items the week of the event (March 11-15) from 9am-1pm. Jenna will open the door for you to put items on the stage in Fellowship Hall.
Do not miss this opportunity to clean out your space, support the work of DWM, offer people in our community the chance to purchase items at a very good price, and help us celebrate Claudia as she asked. Monetary donations in memory of our beloved Claudia will also be accepted. The DWM uses funds to help women attend retreats and mission projects.
Mind Wholeness Ministries: Spiritual Support Group
Mind Wholeness Ministries of First Christian Church offers a spiritual support group for people and families facing mental health challenges. Anyone desiring spiritual and/or emotional support is invited to this group.
The group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor.
The Rev. Mary Alice Do facilitates the groups and is working with our denomination’s National Benevolent Association to help churches become welcoming and supportive of people affected by mental health challenges.