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Join us this weekend — in person or online. Worship services are Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am. Please review our COVID-19 guidelines if you choose to attend in person. See you then!

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Make Your Home Life Awesome

Whatever home life means to you... married, single, kids, no kids, etc... we want to help you make your home life awesome. Married couples... you especially won't want to miss this so join us this weekend either in person or online.

Click below for more information regarding Marriage Mentoring and other additional marriage resources Pastor Brian Talty mentions in his message.

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NLPC Baby Bottle Campaign

We value life. That's why we are handing out baby bottles the weekends of January 16/17 and 23/24 for New Life Pregnancy Center's Baby Bottle campaign. New Life Pregnancy Center offers compassionate support to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Fill the bottle with change and return to the church by March 7. You can either drop off your baby bottle at the Welcome Center on the weekends or at the church office M-Th 8:30am-5pm and Fri 8:30am-noon. If you attend church online, you can still participate in NLPC's Baby Bottle campaign by making an online donation below. Thank you for supporting the ministry of New Life Pregnancy Center!

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Offering Envelopes

If you have requested offering envelopes, they are available and located on a table just outside of the church office and can be picked up on the weekends or during the week. If you prefer curbside pick-up, simply give us a call at 217.875.3350 when you arrive in the church parking lot, and someone can drop the box in your back seat or trunk. Church office hours are M-Th 8:30am-5pm and Fri 8:30am-noon.

If you have never signed up for online giving and would like someone to walk you through the process, Leanne is happy to help! She is available Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-3:30pm. Give her a call at 217.875.3350.

Thank you for giving to the ministries of First Christian Church!

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Women's Mentor Ministry


We are launching another semester of our Women’s Mentor Ministry. This ministry is about discipleship through intentional, one-on-one relationships. If you are 16+ years old and would like to have a mentor or are interested in learning more, plan to attend our launch event.

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Student Life Winter Retreat

FEBRUARY 5 & 6, 2021

Attention middle & high school students... we are excited for our Student Life Winter Retreat! Our theme this year is “The Cry of My Heart,” and we can’t wait to see how God will work in us and through us. Bring your friends and we will have lots of fun, too.

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Elder Nominations

Elders are part of the lay leadership of our congregation. They are charged with oversight of the pastoral staff, providing vital prayer, care, and decision making for the benefit of the entire congregation. Elders serve a three year term, but not more than two consecutive terms. The nominating team of elders is now accepting nominations for elders for the 2021-2022 term. Submissions must be made by January 18, 2021.

Elder Nomination

Person Submitting Nomination (that's you!)


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FirstKids In Person & Online

We now have both in-person and online programming for kids birth-5th grade:

  • IN PERSON: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9am and 11am. Pre-registration will be required each week for in person.
  • ONLINE: Watch on FirstKids Online on YouTube or Facebook
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Worshipping In Person or Online

You're spiritual and physical well-being are our top priority. That's why we have online worship services for those who are more comfortable worshipping from home, and we've created a safe environment for those who want to gather in person for worship. We have implemented social distancing, including the use of masks, antibacterial stations, individually packaged communion, limited capacities, and more.

For a complete list of events, click the church calendar button below. Questions? Please contact the church at 217.875.3350 or questions@firstdecatur.org.