As persons seek ways to respond to the love of God, they will inevitably experience the need to worship with other believers. First Christian Church offers Sunday worship services at 10:00 each week. Our worship combines singing, prayer, Bible reading, silence, music, preaching, and communion.
Communion is the centerpiece of our worship. Following the Disciples tradition, we offer communion each week. Communion allows us to experience the presence of God as we remember God’s grace shown to us in Jesus Christ.
First Christian actively supports all combined worship events that are sponsored by the Bedford County Ministerial Association.
Elders at First Christian
First Christian Church, is served by a team of elders who oversee the work or ministry
of the church at its highest level. Like the elders that we find in the scriptures, our
elder’s primary role is watching over the health, doctrine, and unity of the church family.
Elders are selected from within the congregation because they model the attitudes and
actions of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our elders provide doctrinal, missional, and financial
accountability for our church family, while they delegate authority for ministry, strategy
and leadership to various ministry teams and the church staff.
Our current elders include:
Ruth Cartwright – Elder Chair
Eric Newell – Board Chair
Margaret Eakin – Church Treasurer
Wayne Schumann – Church Historian
Children in Worship
“Children’s Church” for preschool through 5th grade, takes place during the worship service. Our focus is to instill a sense of “Worship and Wonder” in our children as they worship with other children. The activities are designed for children to enter more deeply into the life of faith in Jesus Christ.