What’s Happening

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Why are there pitchers of colored water on the stage? Find out this weekend as we continue our new message series entitled "Overflow." Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” A good question to ask someone is, “What could you stay up all night to talk with me about?” How they answer the question reveals what someone is passionate about. During this message series, find out the heart behind some of our favorite staff!

Join us for worship in person or online! Worship services are Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am or watch on demand anytime. We also have in person and online services for Kids & Youth.

Due to rising COVID-19 numbers in our community, this is a friendly reminder that if you have any COVID symptoms or have been around someone who is COVID positive, please join us for worship online from home. We live stream all of our services on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Church Online Platform (links below).

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Community Prayer


We will gather in locations throughout our community to pray. Together, we will ask God to bless our neighborhoods and reach the those who don't know Jesus who live around us. Join us at the location nearest you or online:

  • Fairview Park (main pavilion parking lot)
  • The Block (1541 N Church St)
  • Forsyth Park (main pavilion)
  • Fletcher Park in Mt. Zion
  • Illini Park in Warrensburg
  • Prairie Park in Argenta
  • Online (register here for Zoom link)
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Congregational Meeting


We gather twice annually for information sharing pertaining to the business matters of the church. All those who consider First Christian Church their “home church” are invited to attend. We will review income and expenses to date and projected budget for 2021, as well as a pastoral review of the church’s ministry endeavors and staff reports. We will meet in person as well as have an option to participate online (register below for Zoom link).

Congregational Meeting

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At Home & In Person Classes

We are excited to offer some great at home and in person opportunities for Arts Academy this fall!

  • Kids K-5th grade can sign up to receive At Home Art Boxes
  • 6th grade thru adult can sign up for various in person classes
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Ways to Serve Right Now

Since the global pandemic began, our serve together opportunities have changed quite a bit, but we have seven ways you can serve at First Christian Church right now! Not only is serving a great way to volunteer your time and talents, but it’s a great way to get to know others and have them get to know you. Click the button below to find out more:

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Technical Director

Be part of our church staff as a full-time Technical Director. The successful candidate will serve as part of a team, crafting weekend and special services utilizing required skills of stage design, lighting, PA elements, live production hardware/software, and leading technical team volunteers and staff. Submit your resume to Fred Saurmann, Production Manager, at fsaurmann@firstdecatur.org.

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FirstKids In Person & Online

We now have both in-person and online programming for kids birth-5th grade. Our in-person service times have changed a little, and we're pleased to still offer FirstKids Online on YouTube. Pre-registration will be required each week for in person.

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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.