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    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 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!

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Labyrinth Walk, April 13th, 4:00pm

    “O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me.” – Psalm 43:3 The labyrinth dates back to prehistoric times and is perceived as sacred space. It is found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. The true labryrinth has no false pathways or dead ends to confuse those who… Read more

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Taize Worship, April 6th, 4:00pm

    “Come to me all you who are weary… and I will give you rest.” “Let all who thirst come to the water.” Come experience God’s healing and peace in this quiet, reflective worship service.  Bring your worries and your struggles, your questions and your pain, and allow this time of worship to surround you with… Read more

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Haiku, March 30th, 4:00pm

    Haiku – Portraying the World in a Few Syllables In the Psalms (“The heavens declare God’s glory…”), in Jesus’ teachings (“Consider the lilies…”) and elsewhere, Scripture speaks of the faith-building significance of observing Nature. Haiku and related Japanese short-form poetry are built on an ancient tradition of capturing an image, sensation or relationship drawn from… Read more

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Origami, March 23rd, 4:00pm

    Origami as a Path to Peace…Happiness…Gratitude “So, as I folded … I made a conscious effort to focus carefully on every step of the process, to be mindful of each and every part of the  experience. I began to feel an overwhelming sense of peace, and for the entire rest of the evening, an overwhelming sense… Read more

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Mandala: Journey to the Center, March 16th, 4:00pm

    Mandala: Journey to the Center (from the center) Come explore the Mandala as a creative spiritual practice that may take you on a visual journey.  The word “Mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means, “Great or Sacred Circle.”  There is a rich history and ritual use of mandalas in cultures all over the world and… Read more

  • Lenten Creative Experiences – Drumming, March 9th, 4:00pm

    Come blend your rhythms with others to experience the drum circle.  It will be a gathering of folk, mostly without drum experience, breathing together, bringing a beat to life. We will have quite a few drums available but if you can get a drum, bring it.  We’ll meet in the sanctuary at 4:00 for about… Read more

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  • Sunday Schedule

    Learning Time - 9:15 a.m.

    Worship – 10:30 a.m.




    611 Clark Ave. - Ames, IA 50010
    515.232.5766