Christmas Give 2020

Jesus was an unexpected gift. Mary wasn’t expecting to be pregnant before her marriage to Joseph. Joseph wasn’t expecting to father a child that wasn’t his. The world wasn’t expecting a messiah who was a baby, born in a manger. And yet, Jesus was an unexpected gift.

The mission of First Christian Church is to develop devoted followers of Jesus Christ by growing and serving together. Our mission is more critical now than ever in a world of uncertainty and hopelessness. Our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families need the unexpected gift of Jesus in their lives — now.

Our mission is moving forward and impacting lives through work with Club 305 students. Delivering meals and making home visits to Parsons’ students continues to show the unexpected gift of Jesus. Church Online brings the message of the unexpected Jesus into the homes of worshipers across the country — beyond Macon County. FirstKids and Student Life ministries weekly tell kids the story of Jesus in creative, unexpected ways. People are responding to the unexpected gift of Jesus and choosing to be baptized.

You are invited to participate in helping others experience the unexpected gift of Jesus through generosity to Christmas Give 2020. Your gifts will benefit the Parsons Christmas Project as well as additional General Fund ministries of the church, such as Church Online, FirstKids and Student Life.

Gifts to Christmas Give 2020 will be received thru December 31, 2020.

You can help others find the unexpected gift of Jesus through giving generously to Christmas Give 2020. We’d love for you to join us in our mission!

Click below to find out more regarding unique opportunities for giving in 2020 that may benefit your tax responsibility:

Ways to Give


select "Christmas Give 2020" as the designated fund


text FIRSTDECATUR to 73256

Offering Box

offering boxes
located in the back of the West and East auditoriums


mail to:
First Christian Church
3350 N MacArthur Rd
Decatur, IL  62526