First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Senior Ministers - Rev. Russ Cooper & Rev. Matt Broxterman
Director of Music - Dr. Ruth Krusemark
Treasurer - Larry Kibler
Administrative Assistant - Rosie Trower
Custodian - Patty Phillippe
Office - (913) 367-3036
Fax - (913) 367-1513
Office Hours: 8 am to 4 pm M-F
Rev. Russ Cooper or Rev. Matt Broxterman
Website contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
People of Praise Service - 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary style service led musically by The Praise Team, a group of vocalists and musicians that play drums, lead and bass guitars, and keyboard.
Traditional Worship Service - 10:45 a.m.
Traditional worship service led in musical arrangements by the First Christian Church Chancel Choir.
Vision Statement for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Atchison, KS:
"As the body of Christ, we become all things to all people, inviting others to join us in living out the Good News of Jesus Christ."
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
March 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and April 1 - Church Pictorial Directory. See notice to the right on this page.
March 27 (Monday) - The ladies of Christian Women's Fellowship (C.W.F.) will meet at 2:00 p.m. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Come and bring a friend! Sincerely, your President, Lavern Fitkin.
April 9 (Palm Sunday) - The children of the church will wave palms at both services, 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
April 9 (Palm Sunday) - There will be an all church potato bar luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. in Wolf Hall. The baptismal class participants and their families will be our guest for the luncheon. The youth group will host their potato bar with serving of bread, potatoes, various toppings, dessert, and drink.
April 9 (Palm Sunday) - There will be a Baptismal service at 1:00 p.m. in the annex. Everyone is welcome to attend!
April 11 (Tuesday) - Church Board meetings starting at 7:00 p.m. The Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses will meet in their separate meetings. At 7:30 p.m., the Board will meet in Wolf Hall. Everyone is invited to attend the church board each month!
April 13 (Maundy Thursday Service) - Church members will present The Living Last Supper in Wolf Hall starting at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are requested. There is a sign-up sheet in the annex.
April 13 - 14 (Thursday - Friday) - 24-Hour Prayer Vigil. The Vigil will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and will continue until 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The vigil will be set up in the Chapel. There are 1/2 hour time slots available (you can always take more time than just 1/2 hour!) A sign-up sheet is located in the annex or you can call the church office and have Rosie help get a time for you.
April 14 (Good Friday) - Tenebrae Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Tenebrae Service is a service of shadows with the extinguishing of candles. Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir.
April 16 (Easter Sunday) - 7:00 a.m. - Sunrise service in the church sanctuary. 7:30- 9:00 a.m. - Easter breakfast in Wolf Hall. 9:00 a.m. - People of Praise service. 10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship service.
April 22 (Saturday) - Loaves and Fishes - Meals are served and deliveries made from First Christian Church. Sign-up sheets for volunteering are on the table in the coffee room (near annex). We need volunteers for kitchen helpers at 9 am and drivers and helpers to deliver meals to the homebound of Atchison at 10:15 am. If you have questions, contact Barb Piper, 913-255-2461.
June 24 (Saturday) - The Membership Ministry Team will host a trip to see the Kansas City T-Bones play the Sioux City IA Explorers. Bus will leave at 5:30 pm from the church parking lot.
Tickets are $10.50 each $2 gas donation if riding the bus.
July 16-20 (Sunday - Thursday) - Vacation Bible School is coming!!! The theme is That's Incredible!!! Save the dates! More details as we get closer.
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The Sewing Group meets at 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Wolf Hall.
Any questions, please call Vi Garvin at 367-4352.
Forms are available!
Sunday School Registration Form and the Permission Slip Form are available in the 'Forms' page under ' Church Information'. Click here to go there.
Meals are served and deliveries made from First Christian Church (PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NO LONGER BE AT PROJECT CONCERN).
Signup sheets for volunteering are on the table in the annex. We need volunteers for kitchen helpers at 9 a.m. and drivers and helpers to deliver meals to the home bound of Atchison at 10:15 a.m.
Upcoming dates for FCC are:
April 22 June 17 August 19 October 21 December 16
CHURCH DIRECTORY TIME!!!!!!
To sign up for a time to get your picture taken, click on the following link:
This link will take you to the Lifetouch Directories and Portraits to make an appointment for you and your family to have your picture taken for the First Christian Church pictorial directory.
The dates of photography are:
Thursday, March 23 – 2:30 – 9 pm
Friday, March 24 – 2:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, March 25 – 9:30 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, March 29 – 2:30 – 9 pm
Thursday, March 30 – 2:30 – 9 pm
Friday, March 31 – 2:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 1 – 9:30 am – 4 pm
Photography will take place in Wolf Hall.
Sunday School Class
A new adult Sunday School Class began on Sunday December 4th at 10:10 a.m. in the library/parlor (next to Wolf Hall). The class is led by Carolyn Rodina and the lesson currently is the Book of James from the book Life Lessons with Max Lucado. The class is for all adults.
A new YOUNG ADULT SS CLASS will meet on Sunday mornings at 10:10 led by Pastor Matt. The class will get together in the Resource Room on the 2nd floor of the educational building. If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 we invite you to join us!
FCC Youth Group Activities
For questions about youth group call Sharon Bullock @ 913-370-0845
Church Shirt Sales
Church T-shirts (long & short sleeve) and sweatshirts will be offered through the church. The sketch/image of the church will be on the front of the shirts (see image above). Order forms are available in the annex, as well as enclosed. One order form per each shirt. Color charts will also be available in the annex. All orders MUST BE PREPAID. Sample shirt will be displayed in annex. All sales final.
Prices are $12 for T-Shirts (youth & adults) and crew neck, $15 for Hoodies.
We are also offering coffee mugs with the new LOGO on both sides of the mug for $10.
Jack's thought of the day:
life is a wasteful tragedy.
life is divine homework teaching us how
to fully enjoy heaven.
Holy Spirit, Transform me into the person you want me to be.
Poetic Light Thoughts
Church Board Meeting Minutes.
Minutes from past meetings are located on the Church Board Page located under the 'Home' tab. Click the button below for quick access.
Monthly Board Meetings.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (generally there is a summer break in June and July).
Elders meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Deacons meet at 7:00 p.m. in Wolf Hall.
Deaconesses meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
Church Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in Wolf Hall.
The Board meetings are open to all and all members are encouraged to attend.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is located at the intersection of 7th and Santa Fe Streets in Atchison, KS.