What's Happening

Join us this weekend — in person or online. Worship services are Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am and 10:30am.

Below you'll find lots of great things happening at First Christian Church. For a complete calendar, click here.

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At the Movies

SEPTEMBER 9/10 - OCTOBER 7/8, 2023

Join us for AT THE MOVIES! For five weekends, our church will feature a different major motion picture each weekend to illustrate how the Bible applies to your life. It's a great way to learn about Biblical truths through movies we all know and love. Who will you invite?

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New Office Hours

Beginning in October, the church office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5pm. Note that Mosaic Café is open Monday-Thursday from 7am-1pm as well as during our weekend worship services.

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Women's Bible Study


In this 7-session study, we will study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ. Programming available for children birth-5th grade.

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Club 305 Reunion


Join us for a Club 305 Reunion for everyone who has volunteered or attended Club 305. We are celebrating 18 years of Club 305, all the lives that have been influenced, and Pastor BJ Leonard’s time as the director. We will enjoy a meal and fun memories together.

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Women's Brunch

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023 from 10-11:30AM

Ladies, join us for brunch! We would love you to see you on October 14th for some food and fellowship. Our prayer is that this event will draw you closer to God and each other. Come and meet some new friends and hang out with some old ones too! There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.

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Student Life Corn Maze


Middle and high school students are going to Rader Family Farms Corn Maze and Chick-Fil-A in Normal! The cost is $10 for the corn maze plus the cost of dinner at Chick-Fil-A. Come dressed for muddy conditions and bring a flashlight. Drop off and pick up will be at First Christian Church. We will transport students to and from Chick-Fil-A and the corn maze.

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Orchestra Weekend


Be a part of leading worship as a part of the Orchestra on October 28 & 29. Rehearsals are October 17 and 24. One year playing experience required.

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Serve Together

We have the incredible opportunity to be on mission in our church and community. Here are a few ministry areas where you can get involved this fall:

  • Club 305
  • Hospitality
  • Family Ministries
  • Mosaic Café
  • Production Team
  • Worship Arts Team
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Employment Opportunities

    After many years, our beloved T-How (Tom Howard) is retiring. Therefore, we have an opening for a part-time maintenance staff member working 20-25 hours/week. Responsibilities includes maintenance and repair of the physical property of the church which includes buildings, equipment/appliances, vehicles, signs, and grounds. For more info or to apply, contact Dan Steffeny at dsteffeny@firstdecatur.org or call (217) 875-3350.
    Our Student Ministry is growing! We are looking for someone to partner with Pastor Heather in Student Life (6th-12th grade ministry), with an intentional focus on High School students and an even more specific focus on upper classmen. For details and to apply, click here.
    Join our Weekend Support team! This team works behind the scenes to support all the ministry that takes place on the weekends. We are looking for people who love people, are resourceful, and have a passion for support work (making sure things are ready and responding to needs as they arise). This is a paid position. Generally this person would be scheduled 2 weekends (Saturday evening and Sunday morning) per month. To apply, contact Pastor Jonathan at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org.

For a complete list of events, click the church calendar button below. Questions? Please call or text the church at (217) 875-3350 or questions@firstdecatur.org.