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
April 6 and 13 (Sundays) - Camp Rally Days. See Rhonda McDaniel for more details! Registration and Health forms available on this page or in the annex.
April 11 (Friday) - Church Family Dinner out at 6:00 p.m. at Peppermill, 100 Commercial St. Reservations due by Monday, April 7th.
April 13 (Palm Sunday) - The children and youth of the church will wave palms in a processional during both services.
April 13 (Sunday) - All church potluck luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. in Wolf Hall. The Pastor's class participants and their families will be our guests for the luncheon. Please bring extra food to be shared with all.
April 13 (Sunday) - Baptism for all youths completing the Pastor's class. The Baptism will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Annex.
April 14 (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.
April 17 (Thursday) - Maundy Thursday service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Communion will be served and special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir.
April 18 (Friday) - Good Friday Tenebrae Service will be at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Tenebrae service is a service of shadows with the extinguishing of candles. Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir.
April 18-19 (Friday - Saturday) - The 24 hour Prayer Vigil will begin in the Chapel at 9:00 p.m. on Friday the 18th and continues through 9:00 p.m. Saturday the 19th. Please sign up on the sheet located in the Annex.
April 20 (Easter Sunday) -
6:30 a.m. - Sonrise service will be held on the patio of Pepper Mill Restaurant down by the river. Please bring lawn chairs. No nursery will be provided.
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Easter Brunch will be available in Wolf Hall. Food provided by the Fellowship Ministry Team.
9:00 a.m. - People of Praise Service in the Sanctuary.
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School Classes.
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.
May 4 (Sunday) - Graduation Recognition. The Church Education Ministry team will recognize all graduates at both services and the graduates will be guests at the Spring Cookout held that day. The youth Group and Sponsors will serve hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, dessert and drink for freewill donations. All money raised will go toward the Summer Mission Trip.
May 10 (Saturday) - Loaves & Fishes prepares & delivers food to the shut ins starting at 9:00 a.m. at Project Concern.
May 11 (Sunday) - Dedication of new Life service will be held during both worship services. This service is recommended for those who are members of 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 wish to have your child dedicated, please make an appointment to talk with Pastor Lee. Call him at the church office at 913-367-3036 or call Pastor Lee in the evening at 913-426-1644.
May 13 (Tuesday) - Monthly Board meetings. For scheduled times, see notice below on this page.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Spring 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.
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 -
Searching for the true way? Jesus said,"The Holy Spirit will guide you to all truth.” John 16:13
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.
Sunday, March 9 – 3 pm
Continues for five sessions – March 16, 23, 30, April 6
Luncheon on April 13 at 11:45 am –Participants and their families will be guests at the luncheon in Wolf Hall
Baptism on April 13 at 1 pm in the annex
Generally for ages 10-12 and over
Church Library/Parlor (next to Wolf Hall)
For children/youth considering joining the church and being baptized.
Calling the church office would help but you can just show up for the class too.
This is a fun time together and we look forward to seeing you.
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.
April 1st and 15th
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.
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.
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.