WHAT TO EXPECT

DSCN1705Welcome to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Findlay, Ohio!

We welcome everyone, from all walks of life, whether your Christian journey is just beginning, or you have been walking with Jesus for a lifetime.  Wherever you are on the continuum of faith, there is room for you here!

First Christian Church is proudly affiliated with the Protestant Christian denomination known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada (www.disciples.org).  As part of the body of Christ, we enjoy sharing faith and working with Christians of other denominations and those with no affiliation at all.

Sundays, Sundays, Sundays!

You are invited to join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM for Sunday School classes for all ages and/or worship at 10:30 AM. While inspirational and informative, Sunday School is designed to help church “members” become disciples of Jesus Christ who are growing in their relationships with him, are able to articulate their faith,  and are sent out to live as “game changers” who bring people of no faith to faith in Jesus Christ while working for peace, hope and justice in every arena of life.

First Christian Church’s worship services are designed to enable spirited worship and praise of God while challenging congregants to leave the sanctuary to engage in Christ’s mission and “be the church” wherever they happen to go. They feature congregational singing (praise songs, gospel music and hymns), a chimes choir, opportunities for prayer, and sermons that are spirited, biblical and socially relevant by our senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr.

As we value and honor children, First Christian Church joyfully presents a meaningful Children’s Sermon during every Sunday worship service.  Inasmuch as Christ invites all to his table, we offer Communion (Eucharist or Lord’s Supper) weekly.  All are welcomed to Christ’s table.

All Are Welcome In This Place…All

First Christian Church offers warm, human dignity-affirming hospitality and opportunities for involvement to all persons regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, physical condition, gender identification, or social/economic realities. You matter to God; therefore, you matter to us.

First Christian Church is pleased to indicate that its nursery is available for infants through age four, so that parents may participate fully in Sunday worship services with confidence that their little ones are being cared for and nurtured.

After worship, many congregants remain on the premises in order to enjoy refreshments and engage in conversation.  In other words, we have fun with each other after worship!

Weekdays with First Christian Church

Outside of Sunday mornings, First Christian Church invites you to 9:30 AM Wednesday Taize prayer gatherings and 11:00 AM Friday Bible Study classes.  All people are welcome to these spiritual growth forums.

Our Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. (call him Jack if you like…really) maintains regular office hours where he receives persons for the Three C’s of Church: conversation, counseling and…coffee.  He lives in the heart of Findlay and is visible in the city. While he can be heard preaching at First Christian Church almost every Sunday, he can be seen at libraries, coffee shops, the gym, the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, and anywhere that Cleveland Browns games are being televised. Seriously.  If you would like to speak with our senior pastor, email us at fcc@fccfindlay.org or call us 419.4225615.

Location, Location, Location!

Please note: First Christian Church no longer gathers and worships on North Main Street in Findlay.  In order to channel resources into mission and ministry, we sold our sanctuary and now lease space at 1624 Suite B, Tiffin Avenue in Findlay (by the mall).  Our flexible and beautiful new space enables us to offer all of our services and ministries on one level with wheelchair accessibility.  If you have not yet visited us, now is the time!

Remember, the church is not a building; it is people who have been touched and transformed by the love of God made known through Jesus Christ.  It’s not about a steeple; it’s about a people!

We thank you for exploring the website of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Findlay, Ohio.  It will be our privilege to welcome you for conversation and worship, and to join you in considering ways for us to live together as Christ’s agents for peace, hope and justice in Findlay and beyond!

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