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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 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!

  • Interactive Video Classes — September 14th, 9:15 AM

    Enrich your faith. Experience the Core practices of the Christian faith through this 7 part interactive video class:   Prayer: Oriented toward God Food: Eating with Jesus Worship: Seeking God’s Prsence Sacraments: A Tapestry of Traditions Money: The Joy of Sharing Service: The Needs Right in Front of You Community: An Unexpected Family  Classes begin Sunday,… Read more

  • Sunday Sundaes — September 7th, 4:00 PM

    Join us for some tasty ice cream and good conversation. This is an all Church event, so plan to attend, and invite others! Sunday, September 7th at 4 pm!

  • 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

  • Calendar

  • Sunday Schedule

    Worship Hours:

    Sundays at

    10:30 a.m.

    611 Clark Avenue

    Ames, IA 50010

    515.232.5766