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  • Welcome



    Welcome to our website!

    At First Christian Church we say, “Come as you are, you belong.”

    We welcome everyone on this journey to connect with one another and with God who is bigger than we can think or imagine, and who invites us to be partners in making a difference in the world.

    Whether you consider yourself a follower of Christ, an agnostic, or a questioning skeptic, or you are struggling with difficult questions of faith, know that you don’t have to check your brain at our door.  We practice respect of every individual’s faith journey.  Here you can ask tough questions and be part of a group of people who believe that Jesus showed us a way of being that emphasizes compassion, love and justice.

    At First Christian, you are free to explore, imagine, wonder, and engage in what really matters.  Here you will find a warm and caring community of people that is not defined so much by our agreements or disagreements, as by our acts of love and care, justice and healing.

    If you are looking for a community with room for all kinds of people, come check us out!

  • A Year Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation

    A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation In his book, We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, author Brian McLaren begins the preface, “You are not finished yet. You are “in the making.” You have the capacity to learn, mature, think, change, and grow.” He… Read more

  • “Ya’ll Come!” — Sunday, September 13th 2015

    “Ya’ll Come!” — Sunday, September 13th 2015  Summer is nearly over. School is just about to begin. Vacation is nearly done. It’s time to gear up for fall! Now is the time to recommit yourself to the practices of your faith. Now is a great time to explore the many opportunities to connect with God and others through the life and… Read more

  • Ecumenical Worship

    As is our practice, we will be joining in Ecumenical Worship with Ames United Church of Christ through the month of July. We will be joining our friends at Ames UCC  at their  sanctuary, this Sunday, July 19th, and next Sunday, July 26th. We will also share in Coffee Fellowship right after worship.

  • The Photography of Diane Neal

    Sunday, May 31st after worship (11:30 am or so), in the Coffee House. Five years ago, with a trip to southwest Canada in her future, Diane Neal decided it was time to join the digital age. With that in mind, she bought herself a new Nikon digital camera. A point-and-shoot, she says… the simplest she could… Read more

  • Early Easter Ecumenical Service

    On Easter Sunday we will join our friends from First United Methodist Church and United Church of Christ for an Early Easter Worship at Ames United Church of Christ (6th & Kellogg), at 7:00 AM, followed by breakfast.

  • Easter Prayer Vigil

    will begin on Friday, April 3rd, at 1 PM, and end early morning on Easter Sunday, at 6:00 AM. If you would like to participate, you may visit our online-sign up sheet to pick a time slot: http://bit.ly/1E2rhX8

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    Ames, IA 50010