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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 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!

  • 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:

  • Good Friday Ecumenical Service

    will be on Friday, April 3rd, at Noon, at the First United Methodist Church Chapel.

  • Ecumenical Maundy Thursday

    will be on Thursday, April 2nd, at 7:00 PM at First Christian Church. ”Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” which means “commandment.” On Maundy Thursday, we honor Christ’s commands to love one another as he loves us, and to share his supper. The service, which includes Communion, will move us from the washing of the… Read more

  • All-Ages Art Show

    Coffee House Arts Presents an All Ages Art Show — art may be viewed during Coffee House hours of operation. Meet the artists the the Open House, March 6th, 6-8PM.

  • Annual Community Wide Free Thanksgiving Dinner

    This year, once again, FCC will partner with Food at First to provide a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 27th from 11 am to 1 pm. For more details, or if you would like to sign up to volunteer, please visit Food at First, at

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