First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 626
Atchison, KS 66002-0626
Interim Minister - Rev. Jim Robinson
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. Jim Robinson
Phone: (913) 370-8073
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
October 13 (Tuesday) - Board meetings. Elders meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel, Deacons meet at 7:00 p.m. in Wolf Hall, and Deaconesses meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Library/Parlor. The full board meets in Wolf Hall at 7:30 p.m. All church members are welcome to attend.
October 17 (Saturday) The Membership Ministry team is sponsoring a dinner out with your church family and friends to the San Jose Steakhouse and Mexican Restaurant in St. Joseph, MO. The church bus will be available and will leave the church at 5:15 p.m. We will eat at 6:00 p.m. There is a sign up sheet in the Annex.
October 18 (Sunday) - The Bridges Program Continues. The task of Discernment - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Church.
October 25 (Sunday) - Worship Ministry Team will meet immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The meeting will be held in the Chapel. Our agenda will be to plan our Advent/Christmas Services.
October 31 (Saturday) - The FCC Membership Ministry Team will host a table on the mall in front of the old Schweser's Store, 619 Commercial St. from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
November 1 (Sunday) - The Bridges Program Continues. To discern our Bedrock Beliefs at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 8 (Sunday) - The Bridges Program Continues. To discern our Motivating Vision at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 15 (Sunday) - The Bridges Program Continues. To discern our Missional Purpose at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 21 (Saturday) - Loaves and Fishes Ministry. The feeding of the home bound and the less fortunate will happen from the church starting at 9:00 a.m. Drivers and deliverers will need to be there at 10:15 a.m. A sign up sheet is located in the Annex.
November 22 (Sunday) - The annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held in Wolf Hall starting at 11:45 a.m. We will also present the final part of the Bridges Program with the proposed final statement of Congregational Identity and Calling.
The Acolyte Schedule is out!
The Acolyte Schedule for the Fall of 2015 is out. It is available in the 'Church Information' tab, under 'Schedules'. Click here for quick access.
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!
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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!
2015 Serving Schedules are out!
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NEW!!! - Check out Pastor Jim's Blog. The link is under the 'Pastor's Blog' tab at the top of this page.
Our next meeting, which is October 26, will be at 2:00 p.m. Elaine Krusemark is hostess, Carole Baker gives the lesson (we are studying out of a new book called Women in the Bible, New Testament), Vi Garvin will give the devotion. Come and join in the fun!
We learned last month Anna the Prophetess. Anna knew how to wait. I expect women today could take a lesson from her, including me. Our society isn’t good at waiting.
Diana Moxley, CWF President
Education For Ministry (EFM) Registrations Due Soon!
EFM is a worldwide program developed by the School of Theology of The University of the South and is for the laity of the church. Thousands of persons have completed this four-year program. Students enroll one year at a time; the first year is study of the Old Testament; the second year the New Testament; third year study of church history; and fourth year study of
theology and ethics. This is not a regular bible study. It is an in-depth theological reflection of the past and present times.
Here is a link to the EFM website for more information: http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/index.htm.
Attending the EFM class takes time and commitment so prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to be involved.
Our Mentor is Helen Birkinsha. For more information, including a prospectus and/or a brochure, contact Helen at 913-426-1751. The cost of the EFM Program is $350 and the church will pay ½ of this fee. We need your registration ASAP!
Jack's thought of the day:
Keep your eyes on Jesus and put your feet directly in each of His footprints.
FCC Atchison Youth Group
Youth Group Schedule: Grades 6-8 & 9-12
Sunday, October 11th 3 – 6 pm Hot Dog Roast and Silo Climb at Bullock’s Farm. Permission slips required.
Sunday, October 18th 4 pm Regular Meeting.
Saturday, October 24th 7 am – 5:30 pm GALA at Disciples Center @ Camp Tawakoni, Augusta, KS. Youth will help serve. Permission slips required.
For questions about youth group call Sharon Bullock @ 913-370-0845
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.
2015 Board Officers
Chairperson - John Jacobson
Vice-Chairperson - Keith Rawson
Secretary – Sharon Bullock
Trustees Chairperson – David Gatewood
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.