The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) recently celebrated the sequicentennial (150 year anniversary) of our incorporation in the Iowa City area. Because our church was founded by individuals close to influential members of our denomination (such as Alexander Campbell), our church's history, our theology, and our mission are linked.
The foundation of our beliefs rests on Jesus's teachings and inclusiveness.
HIstorically, our organization was shaped out of the perspectives of settlers, the influence of a major university, and some remarkable men and women. We have recently published a history of our church in paperback, which can be ordered from Lulu or Amazon.
Our denomination grew as a prairie religion, where settlers of many creeds came together to worship, forming a movement in which Christian unity and inclusiveness are celebrated at Christ's table.