If you are a visitor to our church, new in town, or friends and neighbors of our members, you might have
questions. The following information may help you get to know First Christian Church better.
Who are the Disciples of Christ?
We are a mainline Protestant denomination (similar to Methodists and Presbyterians) with more than 700,000
members in the United States and Canada. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe the Bible
is God’s word, and we give each person the freedom to responsibly interpret the Bible for themselves. We
celebrate communion weekly, and each church is autonomously governed (no one “higher up” tells us what to
do – except God!). For more information on the denomination, you can visit the disciples.org website.
How big is the church?
Our church was founded in 1831 and has a healthy and vibrant congregation. We currently average around 85
in attendance on Sunday mornings.
What time is your Sunday worship service?
Our worship service is at 10:15 a.m. This service includes special music by the choir and a children’s moment.
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion) every Sunday, and all believers are welcome to participate.
What do you offer for children?
Children are a special part of our congregation and we value them as full participants in the life of our church.
An after-school fellowship is offered on Wednesdays for grades K-3, with Mike Thornton as the instructor. On
Sunday mornings, Sunday School classes for children (age 3 through the 5th grade) begin at 10:30 a.m.
What do you offer for babies and toddlers?
Nursery care is provided for both infants and toddlers (up to age 3) from 9:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the
worship service each week.
Who goes to your church?
We have quite a diverse group of people at First Christian Church. Our congregation spans all ages. You’ll find
just about every type of person here – married, single, divorced, widowed – professionals, workers, retired –
life-long Howard County residents and those who have just recently moved to the area. But even more impor-
tant than the kind of people who go here is the kind of people who are welcome here – everyone!