First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Pre-Interim Minister - Rev. Russ Cooper
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
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
April 14 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
April 19 (Sunday) - Camp Rally Day. You need to have your registration completed. Notaries will be available.
(if registering online bring a printed copy of the registration as well as the Health Form for Notary)
April 19 (Sunday) - The family of Dorothy "Dot" Underwood will host a reception in Wolf Hall in honor of her 90th birthday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.
April 26 (Sunday) - FCC's new Interim Pastor, Pastor Jimmy Robinson will give the message for the first time at FCC.
April 26 (Sunday) - Worship Ministry Team meeting at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel. We will be planning the activities for Pentecost Sunday which is on May 24th.
May 3 (Sunday) - Graduation Recognition. The Christian Education Ministry Team will recognize all Graduates of First Christian Church during both services and will host a cookie reception between the services.
May 10 (Sunday) - The Dedication of New Life service will be held during the 9:00 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. services. This service is recommended for those who are members of the church and active in the life of the church. It is a commitment between the parents and the congregation to raise the child in a Christ like manner. If you wist to have your child dedicated, please contact the church office and let Rosie know.
May 23 (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.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Spring of 2015 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.
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 the button below 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!
Click on the button below to connect to a video of our 2014 Vacation Bible School - Water, Water, Everywhere!
FCC Scholarships 2015/16
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, 2015 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.
Jack's thought of the day -
It’s not too early to think about the 2015 Spirit Fests for Kansas Women, “Finding Our Voices”, sponsored by Kansas Disciples Women. It’s being held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 1:30-6:30 pm in Topeka West Side CC. Workshops will include Celebrating Families, Violence and Bullying in School, Prayer, and Bible Study on NT Women. Registration with $15.00 payment is due in the Topeka office by April 4th. It is for all age women of the church (young, middle life, and seasoned women). Rosie has the forms in the church office or I can be reached at 367-5251 or by email. All women of the church are invited to the CWF Meeting on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm. We will be finalizing plans for the Soup and Sermon that we’ll host on March 11th at the Atchison United Methodist Church. We will enjoy, after our meeting, fellowship, a lesson, and a dessert reception, so please join us if you can.
Diana Moxley, CWF President
We collect the following: Best Choice UPC’s for FCC Christian Education, Box Tops for Education for AES, Campbell’s Soup Labels for Trinity
There are containers on the bottom shelf of the wooden table in the annex to place these items.
Summer will be here before you know it!! So will Church Camps!!
April 12th & 19th
· You need to have registration completed. Notaries will be available on both the 12th and 19th.
(If registering online bring a printed copy of the registration as well as the Health Form for Notary)
· Payment no later than April 26th
There is an exciting opportunity for your child to be a disciple.
Please encourage him/her to invite a friend to attend Camp.
50% of your child and the friend’s camp fees will be paid for by the church.
Total cost of church camp…..$165.00
Cost for my child & their friend to attend church camp…$82.50 each
Cost of giving a friend the fun and fellowship at church camp…Priceless
This offer applies to Tall Oaks Camp and Camp Tawakoni.
The goal of the Christian Education Ministry Team is to increase the number of youth within our church to attend camp, especially including less active and/or unchurched youth in our community.
This opportunity to expand the youth involvement
in church camp has been made possible through
memorial funds from Shirley Hale and Wanda Underwood.
Pick up registration forms on the table in the annex. Start looking at your summer schedule. Encourage your child to think of a friend to invite. Be watching for more information on the church Facebook page, website and the newsletter.
Young at Heart to Disband
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.
FCC Atchison Youth Group
Youth Group Schedule: Grades 6-8 & 9-12
April 12 (Sunday) - Youth Group will meet from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Wolf Hall. NEED LESSON LEADERS for CHI RHO DISCUSSION.
April 26 - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Outdoor Activity.
For questions about youth group call Sharon Bullock @ 913-370-0845
2014 Serving Schedules are out!
They are located under 'Church Information, Schedules, Serving Schedules, 2014 Serving Schedules'. Click Here for quick access.
2015 Board Officers
Chairperson - John Jacobson
Vice-Chairperson - Keith Rawson
Secretary – Sharon Bullock
Trustees Chairperson – Ron Thompsom
Elders Chairperson – Joe Bullock
Deacons Chairperson – Buddy Baldridge
Deaconesses Chairperson – Cindy Jacobson
2015 Ministry Team Chairpersons
Adult Christian Education – ?
Fellowship – Barbara Piper
Membership – Helen Birkinsha
Property & Grounds – Roger Phillippe
World Outreach – Jaine Smart
Stewardship – Jeff Caudle
Evangelism – ?
Worship – Sharon Sowers
Youth Christian Education – Vicki Jones
Scholarship – Marilyn Albright
Memorial Gifts – Michelle Stanton
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.