First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Senior Ministers - Rev. Russ Cooper & Rev. Matt Broxterman
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
Rev. Russ Cooper or Rev. Matt Broxterman
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 29 (Monday) - Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) will meet at 2:00 p.m. with Betty Donaldson giving the lesson and Linda Stecher as our hostess.
September 10 (Saturday) - Church Motorcycle Day Trip. Meet at the church – leave 11 a.m. We will head to Falls City, NE.
Couples and Single Riders Welcome
Questions?? Call Joe Bullock, 913-370-1833
September 11 (Sunday) - Membership Ministry Team Event! We will be traveling to Weston, Missouri to attend Cline's Opry. The ticket price is $15.00 each. The doors open at 4:30 PM and the show starts at 5:00 PM. The church bus will leave from church parking lot at 4 PM. Those riding bus are asked to give $2 each for gas donation.
Call the church office, 913.367.3036 or there is a sign-up sheet in the annex on the wooden table.
October 5-8 (Wednesday - Saturday) - 43rd annual C.W.F. Rummage Sale! Mark your calendars and plan you trips. There is something for everyone! October 5th - Noon to 6 pm, 6th & 7th - 8am - 4 pm, 8th - 7-10 am - Bag Sale!
October 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday) FCC Homecoming. Stayed tuned for more details.
Please contact the church office if you are interested in serving on the planning team.
November 5 (Saturday) - Loaves and Fishes. Meals are served and deliveries made from First Christian Church (Wolf Hall). Signup sheets for volunteering are on the table in the annex. We need volunteers for kitchen helpers at 9 a.m. & drivers/helpers to deliver meals to the home bound of Atchison at 10:15 a.m.
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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.
Meals are served and deliveries made from First Christian Church (PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NO LONGER BE AT PROJECT CONCERN).
Signup sheets for volunteering are on the table in the annex. We need volunteers for kitchen helpers at 9 a.m. and drivers and helpers to deliver meals to the home bound of Atchison at 10:15 a.m.
Upcoming dates for FCC are:
November 5, December 10
DISCIPLES MEN’S RETREAT
The Disciples Men’s annual retreat at Disciples Center at Tawakoni is set for September 23-24. The theme of “Walking After God: Insights for Being a Committed Follower of Christ” will be led by Ray Gryder, Director of Men’s Ministry for the Christian Church in Virginia. Ray’s presentations will be drawn from his soon-to-be-published book.
Two pre-retreat experiences are offered: Come early on Friday to work on the prayer garden at the new chapel—a project of Kansas Disciples Men!—or join a group who will golf at the Augusta Community Course. Retreat check-in begins at 5 pm, with supper at 6 pm. Retreat ends on Saturday with closing worship around 6 pm.
Retreat fees are:
» $70 each, for four or fewer from your congregation » $60 each, if 5 or more register from your congregation » $50 each for first-time participants.
In addition, if you are under 50 years old, and are one of the first 10 men under 50 to register, your fee will be refunded to you after the event. Registration forms are available at the church office.
Rachel Cooper's blog.
Rachel is doing a summer internship with Disciples Homeland Mission in St. Louis, MO.
Subject: A Week at Urban Mission
Hi family! For those of you interested in what I'm doing this summer, here's a post I wrote for the Union Avenue Church blog describing a week in the life at Urban Mission Inn. Love you guys!
Jack's thought of the day:
“Wandered from your place of peace?
Don’t be discouraged by how often you wander from me. You are endeavoring
to form a new habit and
it takes time plus
Holy Spirit, Transform me into the person you want me to be.
Poetic Light Thoughts
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.