Weekly Events

Sundays at 9:00am: Christian Education Class for all ages

Sundays at 10:30am: Worship in Sanctuary

Mondays at 6:00pm (1st & 3rd): Mind Wholeness Ministry Spiritual Support Group

Thursdays at 6:00pm: Bilingual Prayer Vigil

Upcoming Events

 

Christmas Eve services

Tuesday, December 24

6:30pm – Family Service & Walk-In Pageant

Children wanting to participate should arrive between 6:00 and 6:10 pm to choose a role and get in costume. Children are encouraged to invite friends and family to participate.  Since there is no rehearsal, any child can participate. If you will attend the family service and can help children get into costume, please let us know by contacting Lori Bryant or the Church Office. If you have a child interested in reading one of the scripture passages, please contact Pastor Ailsa by December 20th.

 

11:00pm – Candlelight Service

Celebrate the birth of the Christ child with scripture, music, and the lights of Christmas at the candlelight communion service.

Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 6 pm

Christmas can be a difficult time for people.  In this season we may be missing people dead or away.  We may feel heavy with the burdens we carry. We may not be able to give the gifts we want to give. Christmas can be a difficult time when we are all supposed to be merry.  Join us on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00 pm for our Blue Christmas service in the chapel where we can find support and fellowship. 

Hospitality Ministry

First Christian will host guests the second week of December: Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 14. This is not an on-call status. Please sign up to volunteer here: signup genius!

Donations Needed:
  • JACKETS—Men, Women, and Children
  • Granola Bars
  • Gatorade
See other items needed on our Amazon Wish List.  You can order and have items shipped directly to the church. This list is subject to change as needs change.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 15 following worship
 
The annual congregational meeting will take place Sunday, December 15 following worship.  Each year the congregation meets in December to consider the budget and officers for the New Year.

Church Anniversary Christmas Dinner and Caroling

Sunday, December 22 following worship

Bring a favorite family Christmas dish to share at our Christmas and 112th anniversary potluck celebration on Sunday, December 22. Invite a friend who may be alone this season!

After our meal, we’ll go caroling to homebound members and friends.  All are welcome to help share the spirit of the season, regardless of your musical abilities! 

5th Sunday Service Day

Sunday, December 29

Planning to upgrade electronics this season, but don’t have a plan for your old ones? Our next 5th Sunday Service Day is your chance to clear out your old and/or non-functioning electronics and take another step toward caring for the environment. On Sunday, December 29, bring old electronics to church to be donated to RISE Equipment Recycling Center (ERC) electronic recycling program. A List of ACCEPTABLE items is on the greeter stand.

FCC Outing: Marana Christmas Express

Saturday, December 14, 5-8 pm
Post Farms (Marana Pumpkin Patch)

Enjoy an evening on the Marana Christmas Express at Post Farms (Marana Pumpkin Patch). Admission of $10 (+tax) includes a ride on the Christmas train, lights display, seeing Santa, jumping pillows, petting zoo, and Christmas story time. Children 34″ & under are free,

Please sign up at the greeter stand to let us know you plan to attend. We will meet at the entrance at 5 pm. If you don’t sign up, we don’t know to look for you.

Included in the cost: Gates open at 5:00 PM for visiting Santa, story time, jumping pillow, petting zoo, and train rides start at 6:00 PM and end at 9:15 PM. Train rides are expected to be approximately 20-25 minutes.

For additional cost: Great festival food such as pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, corn dogs, fries, nachos and wonderful Mexican combo plates. Also hot chocolate, cappuccino, coffee and fresh baked goods from the bakery.

Peace Can’t Wait! Yoga!

Sunday, December 8th following worship

Need a little peace this busy, holiday season? Join us for holy yoga following worship Sunday, December 8th.

Mind Wholeness Ministries: Spiritual Support Group

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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. 

Bilingual Prayer Vigil

Vigils of accompaniment and hope are a time to pray for our hospitality guests; those affected by the political, humanitarian, and legal complexities of the border; others experiencing challenges; and to lift our concerns for our lives and the world. All are welcome. The prayer vigil takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the chapel.