Welcome to First Christian Church of Colorado Springs
We have a strong commitment to children and youth, we seek to practice “radical hospitality” and to accept folks wherever they are on life’s journey. You’ll never be told what you "have to" believe, and, perhaps most important, everyone is treated with respect and dignity; no one is second-class and all are truly welcome!
We are part of a whole movement of Christians – the Disciples of Christ – who seek to embody true community, deep spirituality, and a passion for justice. Learn more about our movement nationally and internationally at www.disciples.organd more about our "wider church family" in the tri-state Central Rocky Mountain region.
**Weather Closing Update: Following District 11, we are on a 2-hour delay today, Thurs Jan 22, and will open at 10:00. Thursday's Quilter's group has been cancelled; any further Thursday activities cancellations will be posted here. Stay safe everyone!**
- We're easy to find (Google map) and it's easy to park (map) and you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter too.
- Spend some quiet time meditating on our beautiful outdoor labyrinth
- AUDIO of recent sermons is now available on the sermons page. Or subscribe to this YouTube channel
On Sundays, enter through ANY door; on weekdays, use the north parking lot door.
READ ALL ABOUT FCC's EXCITING CAPITAL CAMPAIGN!
READ SENIOR PASTOR CHUCK BLAISDELL's WORDS ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
YOU CAN FIND A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) HERE
Get a copy of the commitment letter/pledge from HERE if you haven't already turned in your pledge/committment
Congregational Learning During Pastor Chuck's Educational Leave/Sabbatical Time
Senior Pastor Chuck Blaisdell is currently on Educational Leave/Sabbatical until March 4. While Pastor Chuck is studying the topic of congregational growth, especially the transition from a “pastoral-sized” church to a “program-sized” church, the congregation has the opportunity to join him in this study:
--READ articles HERE concerning Chuck’s research topic. Printed copies are available at the Information Desk. (Certain sections are marked that should be given more attention)
--ATTEND discussions. This Sunday, January 25, there will be a special Town Hall meeting, a large group discussion, on Chuck’s research topic during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:30)
--LOOK FOR a second set of opportunities for reading and discussion in February.
This Weekend at FCC...
Sunday, January 25
WORSHIP! At both the 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. worship services, Acting Senior Pastor Katherine Raley will be preaching a sermon entitled "And Action! Lectures and Exorcism" (Mark 1:21-28), continuing a series on the Gospel of Mark while Senior Pastor Chuck Blaisdell is on Educational Leave/Sabbatical.
News & Upcoming.... (Also check-out the latest weekly "news & information email," normally sent on Thursdays)
Saturday, January 24. Mission and Education Trip to the Tennyson Center for Children. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (meet at the church to go together). More information? Email Associate Minister for Mission and Stewardship Don Sarton.
Sunday, January 25, 9:45 to 10:40 a.m., special "Town Hall" meeting to discuss the church growth articles the congregation has been invited to read and pray about during Senior Pastor Chuck Blaisdell's educational leave/sabbatical (in which he is studying the very same topic!) More details soon!
Saturday, January 31. Addie's Kitchen/Freezer Meals! 9:00 a.m. to noon. All proceeds after expenses go to benefit FCC's "Elders Fund," which the Elders use to assist with emergency or crisis needs.
AND DON'T MISS....
- The JANUARY edition of the church newsletter, The Visitor, is now online.
- UPDATED 12/18/14 Small Group Opportunities! Lots of great fellowship and mission opportunities in lots of new ways!
"We seek to be a congregation where spiritual growth is the norm,
where growing in faith is expected, and that expects and
respects a diversity of opinion.
We will be a community of faith, radical in hospitality, outrageous in generosity
and joyful in service to God and neighbor."
From our "Ministry and Vision" statement
Our partners in ministry:
A Message From our Senior Pastor
17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal said that every human being has a "God-shaped hole" in the heart that is seeking to be filled. Here at First Christian Church we want to joyfully help you find how God is offering you purpose, meaning, and a connection with something larger than your own life. Check us out!