First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Update: Sunday's worship service (Mar. 29) has been uploaded to Youtube at https://youtu.be/TB78b6pgVNc and can also be viewed, along with services from prior Sundays, from this website on our Sermons page.

Dear ones,

Know that you are being held close to our hearts and constantly in prayer.  As we listen to the updates and recommendations regarding best practices in the face of COVID-19, your pastoral staff and executive committee have made some decisions regarding First Christian ministries and meetings in the coming weeks.  None of the decisions have been made lightly, but with the health of each of you and our community in mind.  Please read this information carefully.

We will not hold in-person worship services through April 5.  Each Sunday morning at 10am a new worship service will appear on YouTube.  You can access our channel on YouTube using this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd76kn4RbaYl86nLc2HPGnw.

In addition to worship, we will not be having other face-to-face meetings through April 5. This includes planning meetings, Bible study, Spiritual Life Groups and children and youth activities.  Many of these meetings will still happen electronically through the meeting website Zoom. 

At this point, staff continues to work at the church as usual and office hours remain Monday – Thursday, 9am – noon. This will continue unless any of us show symptoms or recommendations change.  If you need anything, you are welcome to call or stop by (please only come by if you are healthy).

It will be important for us to keep connected to each other when we aren’t seeing one another. Please remember to call or email to check on people from church.  And we encourage you to remember your broader community as well.  The weeks and months ahead will add stress for many who are struggling financially.

The church also continues to need your support. Please pray daily for your church, the membership and leadership.  And we appreciate each of you who is committed to continuing your financial support of FCC.  You can do this through your own bank’s online bill pay, by requesting an ACH form from the church office to give the church permission to request the funds, by mailing a check to the church, or (if you have a PayPal account) by using the "Donate" button on this website. 

While we miss seeing one another and sharing hugs together, even COVID-19 cannot separate us.  We remain hopeful that we will be together soon, but in the meanwhile, we are holding you close in our hearts.  We will continue to send updates as things change.

Be well,

Pastor Jill

 

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)

At First Christian Church of Iowa City/Coralville, we aspire to share God’s expansive and unconditional love with all, with respect and positive regard for our human differences. Whatever your lived experience, skin color, native tongue or dialect, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship or family status, age, size, physical or mental health, economic situation, addiction, ability or disability, education level, profession, faith history, and politics … there is room for you at the table. It is God’s welcome and is without limitations.  

By God’s grace and following Jesus’ example, we invite you to join us in community and communion. We embrace you as a fellow child of God, equally and deeply loved and with full access to the kin-dom that we strive to inhabit. If you are among us, you are one of us.

Mission Statement: By the grace of God, First Christian Church is a  diverse community of believers and seekers, united in following and sharing the way of Christ with all persons through daily practices of devotion, justice, and love.

First Christian Church
900 Lincolnshire Place
Coralville, IA  52241

Go north on Dubuque Street from Iowa City, past Interstate 80 (more detail).

Our regular Sunday schedule will resume when it is safe to gather together again
    • Weekly worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
    • Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. for children and youth with fellowship and classes for adults (September through May).
    • Nursery care for younger children is provided during Sunday School and worship services.

We are listed in the Affirming Church Directory.