First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Senior Minister - Rev. R. Lee Hendon
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
Website contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
November 22 (Saturday) - The church will feed the home bound and less fortunate through The Loaves and Fishes Project. A sign up sheet is available in the annex to participate. Kitchen help and/or drivers/delivers are always needed. Start time is 9:00 a.m. at Project Concern.
November 23 (Sunday) - A Congregational Meeting will held at the end of each service to vote on the approval of the Proposed 2015 Budget. There will also be a vote on accepting Pastor Lee's resignation effective December 31, 2014.
November 23 (Sunday) - The all church Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held in Wolf Hall starting at 11:45 a.m. The menu will consist of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, rolls, dessert, and drink. Make plans to attend this annual event!
November 23 (Sunday) - The youth band Ironic Outcome will have a practice on Sunday, November 23rd from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the resource/band room on 2nd floor of educ. bldg.
November 30 (Sunday) - Hanging of the Greens Service. We will decorate our sanctuary during the 10:45 a.m. service with the "Hanging of the Greens" and special readings given as we begin our Advent Season.
November 30 (Sunday) - 11:45 a.m. Soup Luncheon in Wolf Hall. Fundraiser for youth activities. Youth group bring a crock pot of your favorite soup to share with all. Youth Group will go bowling at West Lanes afterwards!
For questions about youth group call Sharon Bullock @ 913-370-0845.
December 7 (Sunday) - A Congregational Meeting will held at the end of each service to vote on the approval of the 2015 Board Officers.
December 8 (Monday) - Young at Heart 55+ will be have a covered dish luncheon in Wolf Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Elaine Schrader will provide the program. Please bring $1 for FCC Food pantry and paper supplies. Non-perishable food items are also needed.
December 9 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
December 14 (Sunday) - Dedication of New Life. A dedication service of New Life will be held during the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Worship Services. If you wish to have your child dedicated, please contact Pastor Lee and let him know you would like to participate in this very special service.
December 14 (Sunday) - The Youth Christmas program will be held in the Sanctuary at 4:00 pm. The youth grades 1-5 will have a program - "Birthday Gifts for Jesus". The Pre-K and Kindergarten children will provide a short program and a song too. If you have children or youth wishing to participate please fill out a form located in the annex and give to Christen Lacy, Vicki Jones, or turn in to the church office. We will announce practice times later on.
January 17 (Saturday) - Pizza and Movie Night. The Membership Ministry is sponsoring this event. The movie will be "Mr. Poppers Penguins" starring Jim Carrey. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the movie.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Fall of 2014 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.
The youth band Ironic Outcome will have a practice on Sunday, November 23rd from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the resource/band room on 2nd floor of education building.
Click on the link below for a video of our 2014 Vacation Bible School - Water, Water, Everywhere!
Jack's thought of the day -
We show Spiritual Maturity by:
Love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. (Gal. 5:22,23)
FCC Atchison Youth Group
Youth Group Schedule: Grades 6-8 & 9-12
2014 Serving Schedules are out!
They are located under 'Church Information, Schedules, Serving Schedules, 2014 Serving Schedules'. Click Here for quick access.
2014 Board Officers
Chairperson - Joe Bullock
Vice-Chairperson - Keith Rawson
Secretary – Lucille Rawson
Trustees Chairperson – Sharon Baldridge
Elders Chairperson – John Jacobson
Deacons Chairperson – Buddy Baldridge
Deaconesses Chairperson – Pat West
2014 Ministry Team Chairpersons
Adult Christian Education –
Fellowship – Barbara Piper
Membership – Jane Amthor
Property & Grounds – Roger Phillippe
World Outreach – Michelle Wilson
Stewardship – Jeff Caudle
Worship – Carol Baker & Sally Webb
Youth Christian Education –
Disciples Men's Fellowship (DMF)
Calling All Men!!
If you are a man you are invited to participate in the resumption of Disciples Men’s Fellowship (DMF) at First Christian.
WHEN: 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS AT 7 P.M.
In The Memorial Chapel
This men’s share group on 12 Promises That Will Change Your Life - it begins with “What is a Promise?” Yes, there appears to be some confusion on that now days. The book, What Makes A Man, will be used as a resource but the real guts of the group will be the men participating.
Russ Cooper will be leading the men’s group.
The Latest Edition of the Christian Visitor Newsletter is online!
Find it under the Home tab, in the Christian Visitor Newsletter Page. Click here 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: email@example.com or Rosie at the Church office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks Keith for keeping the church informed of happenings within the church!
Forms are available!
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.