News and Events

Blue Christmas: A Thrill of Hope

Join us for Blue Christmas: A Thrill of Hope.

This will be a somber time, of music and reflection for those who are just not quite feeling the joy of Christmas.

Advent Study

Join us as we look at our Advent Bible Study. We will be using Incarnation by Adam Hamilton. We will have sessions on Tuesdays @ 1pm and 7pm with the option to login via zoom.

Advent Sermon Series

Join us for worship during the season of Advent as we prepare for Christmas with our sermon season An Unexpected Gift!

Lessons & Carols Service


Sunday November 29th, 2020 @ 3pm

Join First Christian Church and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ as we hear the story of the coming of Jesus and sing Christmas Carols to welcome the coming of Jesus. A joyous way to kick off Advent in a year that is unlike any other.

All Saints Sunday

Sunday November 1st, 10:30 AM

Join us as we remember those we have lost in the last year, as well as remembering the great cloud of witnesses who have taught us, lead us, and loved us on our journey. You are invited to bring the picture of someone you are missing, no matter how long ago they passed away.

Trunck or Treat Drive-Thru Event

Join us for a Drive-thru Trunk or Treat. Stay in your car, and enjoy a treat from your friends at First Christian Church, pictures can be taken in costumes, to be downloaded from fcc-middletown.org

FCC Hosts Central Academy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the Middletown City Schools were closed by order of the Governor. This left many end of year traditions up in the air for schools.

Staff and members of T.E.A.M. Parent Organization contacted FCC about hosting a drive in retirement party as well as 6th grade graduation. We were excited to be able to accommodate both events. This created an opportunity for some important end of year traditions to be observed, as well as honoring the governors order for schools to be shut down.

This provided an opportunity for the Staff of Central Academy to celebrate the retirement of two teachers. A much deserved celebration, even considering the unusual ending to the school year.

This also allowed the 6th grade class to be able to have a drive through and see their teachers one last time, and receive their certificate as they finish there time at Central Academy.

This is a community church supporting it’s neighbors, this is a small part of being a mission oriented Church.

Worship Return on Pentecost

As the state of Ohio has started to relax it’s orders from the Department of Health, we start to look at returning to gathered worship, within the guidelines we are provided with.

After a meeting of representatives of the Elders, Moderator, Deacons, Trustees, and Property teams, as well as staff, we have determined as long as the stay at home order is lifted on May 29th, we will return to gathered worship on May 31st to celebrate Pentecost.

I want to assure you, while the building has been closed, your property team has been busy insuring that the building is cleaned, maintained, and prepared for our return. Our associate from Q and R Cleaning, has been there every week ensuring that our facility remains maintained, and ready for us. Phones have been upgraded, light bulbs and fixtures replaced as needed, Bathrooms, door handles, carpets, and floors were all cleaned, and disinfected.

To abide by the principles of social distancing we will have some changes to worship:

  • No bulletins, hymnals, or bibles will be available, all items will be projected on the screen, you are welcome to bring your own bible to worship.
  • Offering will be collected when you come forward for communion, rather than passing the offering trays.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available after you give your offering to use before receiving communion.
  • Communion will not be served in trays, but rather individually at two stations in the sanctuary.
  • Masks will be REQUIRED! If you do not have a mask and need one, please contact Marilyn Chamberlain. A limited number of disposable masks will be available at the church.
  • Seating will be in observance of social distancing. Every other row will be closed, there will be a required 6 foot spacing between each individual/family unit.
  • Doors will remain open to most rooms to prevent needing to touch those high touch door handles.

Most importantly, returning to worship is not a requirement or an expectation, but rather an option. The decision to return to worship in person is ultimately yours. I want to encourage you to make a decision that is best for you!

Blessings,

Rev. Connor L. Thompson

Associate Pastor

COVID-19 Update

All Activities at First Christian Church will be cancelled until further notice.

Should you have pastoral needs, please contact Pastor Connor or Pastor Jeff.

Join us for online worship on our YouTube Channel.

Community Easter Eggstravaganza

Join us Saturday April 11th for our Community Easter Eggstravaganza!

The Egg Hunt will begin at Noon! No registration required!

We will have and Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, Food, and an Easter Basket Raffle.

For More information contact: Pastor Jeff Wilder

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)