FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
 
 
As a way to practice God's radical love towards our neighbors and one another, we invite you to worship online with us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. 
 
Worship with us online via Facebook and our YouTube Channel
Join us for Morning Prayer (Mon-Sat, 7:00 a.m.) on Facebook and  our YouTube Channel
 

 1880 SW GAGE BLVD | TOPEKA KS 

 
Register your child for our Free Virtual VBS on July 13-15.
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WHO WE ARE CALLED TO BE

 
First Christian Church invites our neighbors to experience God’s radical love.
WE 
ARE
 
ACCEPTING and INCLUSIVE. We welcome everyone to participate fully in the ministries and life of FCC. 
CONNECTING. We extend God’s love outside our walls to serve alongside those in need. 
GIVING. We respond to the abundance of God’s love by sharing our time, talents, and financial resources. 
LOVING. We cultivate the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well being of one another. 
FAMILY FRIENDLY. We honor all expressions of family as part of the body of Christ. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORSHIP WITH US

SUNDAY MORNING

9:00 Worship

10:00-10:30 Fellowship Time

10:15 Church School

10:30 Simple Worship

 

 GIVE 

 
We are excited to announce that we have launched our electronic giving options through the link listed below.
The link takes you to a secured website where you will have the option to create your online profile and designate how much you would like to give, the frequency and various categories.
 
 
 
 

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MINISTRIES 
 
MINISTRIES
 
 
ADULT
MINISTRY 
 
ADULT
EDUCATION
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
WE HONOR ALL EXPRESSIONS OF FAMILY AS PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. 

CHILDREN’S Ministries

 
KIDS WORSHIP
9:00 am 
Beginning in the sanctuary during worship, children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to leave for Kid’s Worship during the service.  Deep Blue Connects curriculum is used during first service worship. Children join their families back in the sanctuary during communion. 
 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:15 – 11:00 am
Preschoolers through 5th graders experience Bible stories using a curriculum where they rotate weekly between drama, science experiments, games and mission projects.
JUNIOR YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (JYF)
Two Sundays monthly 
3:45 – 5:15 pm
2nd – 5th graders gather for fellowship and fun! Join us for an afternoon of activities and games, and the occasional field trip! Our favorite trips include Gage Park Zoo, bowling, and the pumpkin patch!
 
JYF Youth Group Calendar
 

 

Children’s Chimes Practice
Two Sundays monthly – 5:15 to 6 pm
Chimes is for 2nd to 5th graders and they practice following JYF Youth Group.  Chimes provide music in worship throughout
the school year. 

 

SHINE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Wednesdays
6:00 – 7:15 pm
October through December,
3 year olds and up prepare for the Children’s Christmas program. Spring musical practice is February through April. Shine meets in the
kids area in the
Sanctuary basement.
Nursery Care 
Sundays 8:45 – 11:15 am
Our nursery provides a safe, loving and fun environment for parents and children alike. Conveniently located on the main floor of the church just east of Unity Hall, the nursery is open through each of our Sunday morning services.
Help us keep our children healthy.
Please do not bring children to the nursery until they have been fever free for 24 hours.  We do not distribute medication to any child in our care.
Please report allergies to our nursery staff. 
If you have questions or
would like more information:
Contact Donna Schultz, Associate Minister for Children and Youth, in the church office at
785-272-4290 about our children’s ministries
at First Christian Church. 

CROSSROADS YOUTH

CYF and CHI RHO
6th – 12th Grade
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SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:15 – 11:00 am
6th – 12th graders meet for Bible Study and discussion in the Children’s Center. 
 
 
 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
4:30 – 6:00 pm
CYF (9th-12th) and Chi Rho (6th-8th) gather on Sunday afternoons during the school year for fun and games, outreach opportunities, and fellowship.
 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON BELLS
3:45 – 4:30 pm
CYF and Chi Rho have bell rehearsal Sunday afternoons before youth group. They provide music in worship throughout the school year. 

 

 
we are committed to
GROWING 
SPIRITUAL LEADERS
 
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP  
Youth are active in ministry in our church: providing musical leadership, serving in worship, teaching younger children in summer Sunday school, Vacation Bible school, serving as CIT’s (Counselor in Training) at church camps, and weekly in the Kid’s worship program. The youth prepare and lead a Sunday morning worship service every year.
 
CONNECTIONS TO THE LARGER CHURCH
Youth participate in the life of our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), through leadership on the regional youth cabinet, regional youth retreats and conferences and summer Church Camp experiences. FCC youth also participate at the general level of our denomination by their commitment as a Global Mission Youth Group through the Global Ministries of the general church.
 
MISSIONS: GLOBAL AND LOCAL 
Our youth are active with mission projects each year. In the local Topeka community they participate in the “Hands and Feet” weekend where they serve at Doorstep, Topeka Rescue Mission, Harvester’s, Let’s Help, and other local community projects. 
 
As a global mission youth group they focus on a global concern every year.  In past years they have focused on issues facing young people in Africa, specifically northern Uganda and the Congo, where children have been abducted and forced to serve as child soldiers. In the past they have hosted Invisible Children and their Ugandan advocates at our global mission events along with raising money for Nothing But Nets, a campaign to end malaria and Charity Water, an organization that raises money to drill water wells in Africa.  In 2019-2020 their global mission focus will be on human trafficking and climate change concern
 
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
In June grades 8-12 take a summer mission trip. During this time they focus on being the hands and feet of Jesus in community with our neighbors.  We have traveled to Washington D.C., Chicago, St. Louis, and Denver.   
If you have questions or
would like more information:
Contact Donna Schultz, Associate Minister for Children and Youth, in the church office at
785-272-4290 about our youth ministries
at First Christian Church. 

 Young Adult Ministry

community
for the
JOURNEY.
 
dinner & conversation
twice monthly
Monday evenings
6:00 – 7:30 pm
 
 
2019-2020 Schedule
Young Adults – Emerging Disciples will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday
of each month at 6:00 pm in the Adult Center. 
Contact Donna Schultz at 785-272-4290 or peace_now@msn.com for more information.