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
December 8 (Monday) - The Young at Heart 55+ group has decided to DISCONTINUE meeting. The numbers have dropped tremendously in the last couple of months. The group started meeting on May 14th, 2007 and over the years gave $1,969.41 to the Food Pantry and $845.63 to the church for paper supplies.
December 24 (Wednesday) - Christmas Eve service at First Christian will be held in the Sanctuary at 8:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Pastor Lee will present a Christmas devotional. Communion will be served and the service will conclude with the traditional Candle Lighting Ceremony.
December 28 (Sunday) - The Elders will host a retirement reception for retiring Senior Pastor Lee Hendon. This will be held between the morning services from 10:00 - 10:40 in the Annex. Please join us as we celebrate Lee's many years of service at First Christian and wish him the best in his retirement.
January 13 (Tuesday) - Board orientation will be held in Wolf Hall at 6:30 p.m.
January 13 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
January 17 (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.
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.
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.
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 here to go there now!
Pastor Lee Hendon began as our Senior Minister on December 1, 2001. After 13 years, Pastor Lee is retiring on December 30, 2014.
The Elders will host a reception for Pastor Lee on Sunday, December 28, 2014 between the 9 AM and 10:45 AM services. The cake and punch reception will be held in Wolf Hall.
We will have a basket for CARDS!!
Congregational Meetings Results
Results of the Sunday, December 7, 2014
· 2015 Board Officers Elected:
Trustee: David Gatewood
Elders: Jacque Pregont, Rhonda Shell, Todd Stillings, Vicki Tate
Deacons: Kevin Dykstra, Monty Isaacs, Brad Lee, Rick Stark, Ron Tuley, Gary Wohlgemuth
Deaconesses: Kathy Botts, Brooke Genail, Christy Isaacs, Cindy Jacobson, Kylee Kottman, Alison Kuhnert, Christen Lacey, Heather Matthias, Tammy Parrott, Patty Phillippe, Michelle Stanton, Kelley Stillings
· Purchase property at 712 Atchison – not to exceed $14,000 including demolition, dumping fees, grading and reseeding. Board approved at November 11, 2014 meeting and the monies to come from the Butler-Huston Trust funds.
YES – 85 NO – 15 Abstain – 6
Check out the video below of the A Capella group Pentatonix singing "Little Drummer Boy"
Also check out the Celtic Woman singing "O Holy Night"
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 –
Request for Information
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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.