First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Interim Minister - Rev. Jim Robinson
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. Jim Robinson
Phone: (913) 370-8073
Website contact information: email@example.com
The Church has a Facebook page! "Like" us and 'check-in' to see what's going on with your Church family. The site is: www.facebook.com/fccatchison.
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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."
Upcoming Meetings & Events
September 2-7 (Wednesday- Saturday) - The Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) 42nd Annual Rummage Sale!
Wolf Hall (Basement Entrance on Santa Fe St.)
Start Gathering Your Treasures!
Wednesday, September 2nd – 12 noon to 6 pm.
Thursday, September 3rd – 8 am to 4 pm.
Friday, September 4th – 8 am to 4 pm.
Saturday, September 5th – 7 am to 10 am BAG SALE.
Set-up Racks and Tables in Wolf Hall on Sunday, August 30th @ 4 pm. Unpack, organize and price items – Monday, August 31st 8 am to 4 pm, Tuesday, September 1st 8 am to 4 pm and Wednesday, September 2nd 8 am to 12 noon.
Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 5th 10 am.
WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS (Men, Women & Youth).
September 8 (Tuesday) - Monthly church board meetings. Elders 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Deacons: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m., Deaconesses: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m., and Full church board meeting start at 7:30 p.m. in Wolf Hall. All church members are welcome to attend. For more details see notice below on this page.
Septemebr 13 (Sunday) - Reception for Betty Dettmer’s 90th Birthday. Friends, come celebrate with us as we mark this milestone in Betty Dettmer’s life. Please join Betty and her family for a reception Sunday, September 13th from 2 to 3:30 pm in Wolf Hall.
No gifts please, though cards are welcome. Betty’s address is: 304 Atchison St., Atchison, KS 66002.
September 13 (Sunday) - The Church bowling league starts at West Lanes Bowling Alley at 6:30 p.m. It will run for 10 weeks. There will be 4 person teams. 2 games will cost $7.00 per night. There is a sign up sheet in the Annex.
September 19 (Saturday) - The Membership Ministry Team will sponsor a trip to play miniature golf at Cool Crest in St. Joseph. The church bus will be available. It will leave the parking lot at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00 per person. A sign up sheet is located in the Annex.
September 20 (Sunday) - FCC's Got Talent Potluck. The Fellowship Ministry Team will host a potluck starting at 11:45 a.m. in Wolf Hall. Please bring a dish of meat, potato, salad, casserole, dessert, or fruit. Come help the church celebrate all the talents that we have!
September 26 (Saturday) - Loaves and Fishes Ministry. The feeding of the home bound and the less fortunate will happen at Project Concern starting at 9:00 a.m. Drivers and deliverers will need to be there at 10:15 a.m. A sign up sheet is located in the Annex.
October 1-3 (Thursday - Saturday) - Annual Branson Trip! The membership Ministry Team is planning for the annual trip to Branson for some fun with your fellow church members. More info can be found on this page.
October 17 (Saturday) The Membership Ministry team is sponsoring a dinner out with your church family and friends to the San Jose Steakhouse and Mexican Restaurant in St. Joseph, MO. The church bus will be available and will leave the church at 5:15 p.m. We will eat at 6:00 p.m. There is a sign up sheet in the Annex.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Fall of 2015 is out. It is available in the 'Church Information' tab, under 'Schedules'. Click here for quick access.
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.
The Latest Edition of the Christian Visitor Newsletter is online!
Find it under the Home tab, in the Christian Visitor Newsletter Page. Click the button below to go there now!
Request for Information
If you have some information you would like displayed on the Video monitor in the annex, please contact Keith Rawson. Keith is handling the display for the church. Information to be posted on the slide show can be sent to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosie at the Church office (email@example.com). Thanks Keith for keeping the church informed of happenings within the church!
2015 Serving Schedules are out!
They are located under 'Church Information, Schedules, Serving Schedules, 2015 Serving Schedules'. Click Here for quick access.
Education For Ministry (EFM) Registrations Due Soon!
EFM is a worldwide program developed by the School of Theology of The University of the South and is for the laity of the church. Thousands of persons have completed this four-year program. Students enroll one year at a time; the first year is study of the Old Testament; the second year the New Testament; third year study of church history; and fourth year study of
theology and ethics. This is not a regular bible study. It is an in-depth theological reflection of the past and present times.
Here is a link to the EFM website for more information: http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/index.htm.
Attending the EFM class takes time and commitment so prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to be involved.
Our Mentor is Helen Birkinsha. For more information, including a prospectus and/or a brochure, contact Helen at 913-426-1751. The cost of the EFM Program is $350 and the church will pay ½ of this fee. We need your registration ASAP!
Jack's thought of the day -
Can’t come to church. Broke my axe handle.
What difference does that make?
None! One excuse is as good as another.
FCC Atchison Youth Group
Youth Group Schedule: Grades 6-8 & 9-12
We have planned a Youth Boating Trip on Saturday, August 15th. Be at the church by 1:15 pm. We have reserved a pontoon boat at Lake Perry at 2:30 pm and will also take the Bullock’s ski boat. We will arrive back to the church by 8 pm.
Due to space limitations we need to know if you are coming. You may invite one friend on a first come first serve basis. $3.00 each to help with food and PERMISSION SLIPS ARE A MUST FOR ALL YOUTH. You may obtain one from the church (back in hallway of educational building in clear slots on wall) or from the church website: fccatchison.net. Respond to the Youth Group FB page, call the office or let Sharon know. We will be taking a cooler with sandwiches, veggies, fruit and water.
For questions about youth group call Sharon Bullock @ 913-370-0845
Membership Ministry Trip Plans Annual BRANSON TRIP
We will leave on October 1st and return on 3rd. Reservations have been made at the Stone Castle Hotel and we have reserved the church bus.
We will see one show on the 1st in the evening and two shows on the 2nd.
If anyone wants to shop at the Landing, that can be arranged. Also this year we will plan to go to Dick's Five and Dime again.
Sign-ups will be held open for church members until August 1st and after that spaces will be available for others. A deposit of $75 per person will be required at sign-up. Sign-ups can be made to Rosie or to me. Refunds can be made until September 1st, at which time final payment is due. After that date, refunds can be made only if the space can be filled.
The cost is $152 per room for the two nights. Cost for gas
will be $20 per person. The shows are just under $40 each. Won't have the exact amount until after we book the shows because some of them give a group rate. As soon as we get that total, an updated note will be published in the Christian Visitor and bulletin.
Jane Amthor, Membership Ministry Team Member
2015 Board Officers
Chairperson - John Jacobson
Vice-Chairperson - Keith Rawson
Secretary – Sharon Bullock
Trustees Chairperson – David Gatewood
Elders Chairperson – Joe Bullock
Deacons Chairperson – Buddy Baldridge
Deaconesses Chairperson – Cindy Jacobson
2015 Ministry Team Chairpersons
Adult Christian Education – ?
Fellowship – Barbara Piper
Membership – Helen Birkinsha
Property & Grounds – Roger Phillippe
World Outreach – Jaine Smart
Stewardship – Jeff Caudle
Evangelism – ?
Worship – Sharon Sowers
Youth Christian Education – Vicki Jones
Scholarship – Marilyn Albright
Memorial Gifts – Michelle Stanton
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.