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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Cover to Cover


CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Many people have it on their bucket list to read the entire Bible at some point in their lifetime. However, some may be intimidated by its size or complexity. This message series is designed to help you navigate through the entire Bible cover to cover. We’ll break down this sometimes daunting text into manageable portions as well as provide a reading plan and other supplemental materials.

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Car Wash Fundraiser


SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024 FROM 9AM-NOON

Support our Student Life mission trip students by getting your ride cleaned. Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or even ambulance. Yup! They've cleaned an ambulance before. All donations help offset the cost of their mission trip this summer to Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

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First Steps


WEEKEND OF MAY 18/19, 2024

If you're new or new-ish, we invite you to FIRST STEPS the weekend of May 18/19. It's a short gathering after each worship service that lasts for about 20 minutes. You'll get to meet some of our church staff as well as discover the next step in your faith journey. We'll meet at the WELCOME CENTER after each service (look for the large electric "Welcome" sign in the middle of the church lobby).

If you attend church online, we'd love to connect with you as well! We can meet sometime during the week over a coffee or set up a Zoom meeting. Whatever works best for you. Contact Hannah at hbeery@firstdecatur.org or call/text (217) 875-3350 to see up a time to connect together.

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Midweek Prayer


WEDNESDAYS FROM 12:15-12:45PM

Jesus is the hope of the world. The Church is Jesus’ plan to bring his hope to the world, and prayer is the pathway to bring all of this together! Everyone is invited to join us Wednesdays from 12:15pm-12:45pm in the West Auditorium for a time of worship, reflection, and prayer.

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Join the choir!


TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 FROM 6:15-7:45PM

We'd love for you to join the choir! We'll be singing during the last two weekends prior to renovations beginning in the West Auditorium (we'll be worshipping in the East Auditorium during renovations). Help lead our congregation in worship and join a great community of people. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:45pm starting May 28. Childcare available. Questions? Contact Stephanie at scampbell@firstdecatur.org.

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Men's Breakfast


SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024 FROM 8-9:30AM

Guys, you’re invited to join us for breakfast. Let’s hang out, share some laughs together, and be encouraged. $5 suggested donation at the door. RSVP by Thursday, May 30th.

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Women's Bible Study


WEDNESDAYS IN JUNE 2024
9:30-11:30AM or 6:30-8PM

Join us for a 4-week study on "The Elimination of Hurry" by John Mark Comer. We will dive into what it means to live an unhurried life and pursue spiritual disciplines that will allow us to connect with Jesus. This class is FREE. No book purchase necessary because this is a RightNow Media study.

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Student Life Mission Trip


JUNE 17-21, 2024

We are excited to serve in Mukwonago, Wisconsin this summer! We can’t wait to see how God will work in us and through us and how we can be the tangible touch of Jesus to the community! We are partnering with StoryHill Church, a recently planted church in the area. We will provide a VBS experience for kids in the church and community. We will also partner with Agape House which is a loving, nurturing place where hurting young women and men can take the time they need to heal. They address the spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physiological needs of these young women and men. We will serve the local high school and work alongside other organizations in the community. We will worship and learn from God’s Word together, too!

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Whatever It Takes


ONE FUND. TWO YEARS. THREE TARGETS.

We serve a God who did whatever it takes for us by giving his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) We believe God is calling each and every one of us at First Christian Church to do whatever it takes to further this message through the mission of his church, in our community, and around the world!

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Employment Opportunities


  • VIDEO DIRECTOR/PRODUCER (FULL TIME)
    This is a great opportunity to join the fun our tech team has. We are looking for a video director/producer who will help with video production during our worship services as well as other pre-produced videos. If you are a creative person and a self-starter, this job is for you! To find out more, click here.
  • CAFE SERVER/BARISTA (PART TIME)
    Our Mosaic Café is growing, and we are looking for a part time server/barista to join our team. Our staff works closely together in providing a quality experience to our guests in Mosaic Café. We are committed to serving our customers as a ministry of the church. The job is primarily for counter service, but we need someone who is also willing to help out behind the scenes with food prep and clean up duties. If you love people and a fun, fast-paced work environment, contact Lisa Weatherford at lweatherford@firstdecatur.org or call 217-875-9490.

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.