mission focus & upcoming events


  • january mission focus

    For the Glen-Ed Pantry, the following items are currently needed this month:

    laundry detergent, dish detergent, and shampoo & conditioner

    If you are able, donated items can either be brought to the church and placed in the designated bin in the Narthex, or they can be dropped off at the Pantry during regular pantry hours.

    For Afghan refugees, the following items are being collected this month:

    • $50 ALDI gift cards
    • Bath towels (wash cloths, hand towels, too.)

  • wed, jan 19th - fun timers

    11:30 AM - Suffering from the January blues? Too much time at home when its cold out? Come share in some fun fellowship and great pizza at our January FunTimers event.  Scattegories, BINGO, Empire will get us started. The Fun Timers, our churchs senior fellowship group, continues to create an event each month. All are welcome!

    RSVP by Jan. 17 sign up in the Narthex or call the church office.

  • tues, jan 25th - funeral planning

    From birth to death we are in the care of the church family.  Being a part of congregation means that we share in he holy moments of life from the beginning to life to the end. Families cared for, babies blessed, marriages performed, the sick prayed over, and at death commended to God.  Wouldnt it be a good thing to talk about final plans now and make the task easier on family later? Wouldnt it be good to be proactive in connecting the church with our plans?  There are often questions to be asked and ideas to ponder in regard to our final arrangements. There is no time like the present to deal with things that need to be done.

    Rev. Jimmy Spear will lead two identical workshops to discuss what goes into funeral and memorial planning. The opportunity will be given to fill out information to be kept at church until needed.  Join us for either workshop held in the Fellowship Hall at
    10:00 am or 7:00 pm on January 25

  • tues, feb 1 - men's breakfast

    8:30 AM.

    New this season, a monthly mens breakfast gathering for fellowship, prayer and study.  A plan is moving forward for four months of first Tuesday breakfast meetings that will last about an hour and 10 min. As it is something in the beginning stage, the group will at the first meeting establish the following:
    purpose/goals (Fellowship, study, prayer, etc.)

    themes for next four months

    time for the meetings: 8:00am? 8:30am? Other?

    meet at church or a local restaurant?

    While we realize this time of the week will cater more to the retired aged group, it is also noted First Christian has a significant number of active retired men. This is a start.  Other times options could be created. Interested? Talk to Jimmy Spear.

  • Tues, Feb 1 - american Red cross blood drive

    1:00 - 5:00 PM. 

    Make an appointment:  call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit and enter: FirstChristian as sponsor code.