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
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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!
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
Come to First Christian Church on Christmas Eve to experience the true beauty and meaning of Christmas. As we gather for worship in this special moment, we will hear and sing beloved music and hear the scriptures that are so dear. We will close this service by sharing the light of Christ with one another… Read more
Wednesday, December 11th, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Coffee House Come for the singing and the stories of Christmas. Come for the soup and bread and goodies. Come for the conversation with friends, old and new. Come when you can. Leave when you must.
Come to First Christian Church the first four Sundays in Advent for “Sunday Night at the Movies” for some caroling, hot beverages, popcorn, and the showing of one of the Christmas classic movies such as “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, Scrooge, and the final movie yet to be decided by those who… Read more
This year First Christian Church is partnering with Food at First to bring you the 26th Annual Free Community-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner here at 6th & Clark Ave. from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Come, bring your friends and family to this celebration feast!
Learning Time - 9:15 a.m.
Worship – 10:30 a.m.
611 Clark Ave. - Ames, IA 50010