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Romans 8:32-34 reminds us, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” Our God is generous. He gave His one and only Son, “Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life!” God’s kindness began at Christmas. Jesus Christ is “Immanuel” which means “God with us.”

As Pastor Wayne Kent says, “We are the tangible touch of Jesus Christ.” First Christian Church will demonstrate, “God is with us,” in the lives of others during the 2021 Christmas season. Join in joyous generosity for our community on Jesus’ behalf.

Check out the following projects this year:

Christmas Give 2021 - Web Circles (250x250) Parsons
Parsons Christmas

We will give 600+ students and staff Parsons t-shirts, 25 classroom supply boxes, 35+ teacher care packages, and 25 meal boxes to families in need. You can help us package gifts on Saturday, December 11 at 10am at Parsons Elementary.

Christmas Give 2021 - Web Circles (250x250) Chaplaincy

Our Chaplaincy Team serves the patients and staff of Decatur Memorial Hospital, Crossing Healthcare, and Cancer Care Center. We're expanding our ministry to serve afternoon and evening shifts.

Christmas Give 2021 - Web Circles (250x250) Young Decatur
Young Decatur

Our young adult ministry launched out of a Bible study in Fall 2018 and now has more than 50 young adults participating regularly. We are excited to reach even more young adults in the future.

Local Outreach

For some, the joy of Christmas is compromised by the financial challenges of life. Our Local Outreach fund helps meet the practical financial demands of individuals in need. If you need financial assistance, we want to help!

Ways to Give

Thank you for prayerfully considering how God is leading you to participate with Christmas Give 2021. Here are some easy ways to give:


Select "Christmas Give 2021" as the designated fund


Text FIRSTDECATUR to 73256


Offering boxes are located in the back of the West and East Auditoriums


First Christian Church
3350 N MacArthur Rd
Decatur, IL  62526


There are a number of different ways to give including stocks, grain sales, ADM employee matching, and more. Call the church office at (217) 875-3350 for more information.

Questions? Contact Dan Steffeny at or (217) 875-3350.