First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Senior Minister - Rev. R. Lee Hendon
Associate Minister - Rev. Kassie Smith McKee
Associate Minister - Rev. Travis Smith McKee
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
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
March 8 (Saturday) - Loaves & Fishes prepares & delivers food to the shut ins starting at 9:00 a.m. at Project Concern.
March 9 (Sunday) - All church Potato Bar Luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. in Wolf Hall hosted by the Youth Group and Sponsors. This will benefit the youth's summer mission trip. MENU: Baked Potatoes, various toppings, dessert and drink.
March 9 - April 6 (Sundays) - Pastor's class. For children/youth considering joining the church and being baptized. The classes will be in the Church Library/Parlor (next to Wolf Hall) at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Lee will lead the studies.
March 10 (Monday) - Young at Heart 55+ will be have a covered dish luncheon in Wolf Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Doug Williams will provide the program. Please bring $1 for FCC Food pantry and paper supplies. Non-perishable food items are also needed.
March 11 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
March 16 (Sunday) - A special church congegation meeting will be held after both services to vote on whether to accept Kassie and Travis Smith McKee's resignations.
April 6 and 13 (Sundays) - Camp Rally Days.
April 11 (Friday) - Church Family Dinner out at 6:00 p.m. at Peppermill, 100 Commercial St. Reservations due by Monday, April 7th.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Spring of 2014 is out. It is available in the 'Church Information' tab, under 'Schedules'. Click here for quick access.
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!
Sunday School Registration Form and the Permission Slip Form are available in the 'Forms' page under ' Church Information'. Click here to go there.
The Sewing Group meets at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Wolf Hall.
Any questions, please call Vi Garvin at 367-4352.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY Signup is here!
Click the button above to be directed to Lifetouch's website to sign up for a time to have your picture taken.
The Membership Ministry Team is beginning to work with the Lifetouch Company to put together a pictorial directory for the church. The dates chosen for photography are:
March 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.
You can sign up at by clicking the button above to schedule an appointment for getting your family pictures taken. Check out the flier in the Christian Visitor this week for more information.
Join us as we
Each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait & directory for participating!
Jack's thought of the day -
walk one tiny step
the Holy Spirit
Read Travis' latest message and see why you should be checking out Sunday School! Click the link above to go to The Youth Christian Education page to read it.
Ironic Outcome and
Signs & Wonders
We will be providing music for the Spring Retreats. The Chi Rho Spring Retreat will be held February 14-16 and the C.Y.F. will be held February 28 – March 2 at Camp Tawakoni.
The Membership Ministry has made a decision in order to conserve space in the annex and at the entrances, we will be removing the name tag racks. We encourage you to continue to wear your name tags. Please take them home and wear them back the following Sundays. For folks needing a new name tag please place your name on the FRIENDSHIP ATTENDANCE REGISTER on Sunday with NAME TAG NEEDED.
Sunday, March 9 – 3 pm
Continues for five sessions – March 16, 23, 30, April 6
Luncheon on April 13 at 11:45 am –Participants and their families will be guests at the luncheon in Wolf Hall
Baptism on April 13 at 1 pm in the annex
Generally for ages 10-12 and over
Church Library/Parlor (next to Wolf Hall)
For children/youth considering joining the church and being baptized.
Calling the church office would help but you can just show up for the class too.
This is a fun time together and we look forward to seeing you.
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.
March 4th and 18th
7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel
This is a 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.
FCC Atchison Youth Group
Youth Group Schedule: Grades 6-8 & 9-12
Sunday , March 16, 23, 30
2013 Serving Schedules are out!
They are located under 'Church Information, Schedules, Serving Schedules 2013'. 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
Evangelism – Diana Moxley
Youth Christian Education –
Meet our Co-Associate Ministers!
Rev. Kassie Smith McKee was recently hired by the First Christian Church as an Associate Minister and has started her work at our church. We are pleased to have Kassie with us. Please give her a warm greeting when you see her around the church.
For more information on Kassie, check out her bio page on our web site. It is under 'Church Information - Board & Personnel'. Click here for easy access.
Rev. Travis Smith McKee
Travis Smith McKee is Co-Associate minister with his wife, Kassie, at First Christian Church. He is involved in the Youth, Young Adult, Music, and Worship ministries of the church. A lifelong Disciple, Travis grew up in Tulsa, but moved to Kansas after serving as a Summer Intern at the Disciples Center at Tawakoni. He is involved with the Regional Youth ministries and the summer camping program. Travis went to Monmouth College in Illinois for a Music Education degree and taught middle school vocal music for three years before pursuing his full time call to ministry. He just completed his ministry degree and was ordained in January 2014. In his free time, Travis enjoys time with his wife and dogs, playing music, and you might see him out on the disc golf course, too.
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.