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: email@example.com
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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
August 11 (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.
August 12 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. NO Elder meeting. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
August 25 (Monday) - Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) will meet in the library/parlor at 2:00 p.m. Devotions will be given by Carole Baker and the program/Lesson by Susan Cummings. Refreshments served in Wolf Hall by Earnestine Engeman. All ladies of FCC are invited to attend. - Susan Cummings, CWF President.
August 26 (Tuesday) - Minister's Cabinet Meeting in the Memorial Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Members of the cabinet are: Sr. Minister, Chair of the Board, Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, Fellowship, Evangelism, Stewardship, World Outreach, Property & Grounds, Membership, Christian Education, Worship, and Church Treasurer.
September 13 (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.
October 11 (Saturday) - Church Family Dinner out at 6:00 p.m. It will be at TenPenny in Leavenworth, KS. The Church Bus will leave the church at 5:15 p.m. Sign up sheet is located in the annex. This is sponsored by the Membership Ministry Team.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Summer 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: 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!
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.
2014 Camp Information.
Tall Oaks Camp Information is below. Click the titles to download the documents.
Camp Tawakoni Information is below.
Jack's thought of the day -
The Holy Spirit
is Teacher and Guide
To teach we must be taught
To guide we must first follow
First Christian Church Scholarships for 2014/15
Application forms are now available and are on the card table in the annex.
You must be a member of First Christian Church to apply. The deadline is June 15, 2014 to have them completed in full along with all items requested and returned to the church office.
If you have questions please contact Scholarship Chairperson, Marilyn Albright, 913-367-4754.
The Church will be sponsoring a trip to Branson in the fall of 2014. This has been done several years now and has proven to be very popular. The dates of this year's trip will be Friday, November 14th, Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. Contact Jane Amthor at (913) 367-0514 for details and to reserve you place.
The Membership Ministry Team has made a decision that in order to conserve space in the annex and at the entrances, the name tag racks have been removed. There are still some name tags on the table in the annex. Please pick up your name tag if you haven't done so already. 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.
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.
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.