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
October 12 (Sunday) - The Worship Ministry team will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
October 12 (Sunday) - The Fall Harvest Festival will be held at the Jones Family Farm (off K-7 Hwy) at 4:00 p.m. Wienie Roast, Games, Hay-rack ride.The hot dogs, buns, drinks, and table service will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and a covered dish to share. Sponsored by the Fellowship and Christian Education Ministry Teams.
October 13 (Monday) - Young at Heart 55+ will be have a covered dish luncheon in Wolf Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Jack and Marilyn Albright will provide the program. Please bring $1 for FCC Food pantry and paper supplies. Non-perishable food items are also needed.
October 14 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
October 24-26 (Friday - Sunday) - Regional Assembly in Hayes, KS. We will leave the church parking lot at 3:00 p.m. and will return on Sunday by 5:00 p.m. The youth will need money for 2 fast food meals.
October 25 (Saturday) - The Membership Ministry Team from FCC will be participating in the Chamber of Commerce "Trunk or Treat - Down the Street" from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We'll have cars with their trunks open and share treats with the kids who come by. This is the same day as the Halloween Parade. Volunteers needed! We are asking for 4 cars and volunteers to be in the church parking lot for 1 hour slots to hand out treats. to the kids. A sign up sheet is located in the annex.
October 27 (Monday) - Christian Women's Fellowship will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the library/parlor. Devotion will be given by Kathy Botts and the program will be given by Lavern Fitkin. The hostness will be Mary Anna Dove. All the ladies of the church are welcome to attend!
November 2 (Sunday) - The No Talent/Talent show will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. Cookie reception will follow in the Annex.
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) - 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!
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 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.
2014 Camp Information.
Tall Oaks Camp Information is below. Click the titles to download the documents.
Camp Tawakoni Information is below.
Dorothy (Garrison) Price will celebrate her 90th birthday on November 5, 2014.
A birthday celebration, hosted by her family, will be held from 12:00 - 3:00 on Saturday, November 8 at the First Christian Church. Friends and family are invited to attend.
If unable to attend, cards can be sent to Dorothy at 1301 N. 4th Street, Apt #209B, Atchison, KS 66002.
Dorothy has lived in Atchison her whole life. She is the mother of six children: Mike (Beth) Garrison, Pasco, WA; David (Linda) Garrison, Wichita, KS; Bill (Janet) Garrison, Basehor, KS; Kathy Soph, Atchison, KS; Sarah (Doug) Bounds, Leavenworth, KS; Jane (Greg) McLain, Edmond, OK. She has 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.
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)
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.
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.