Here at FCC, we want you to feel comfortable. Our diverse community encompasses all kinds of wardrobe choices, from a favorite pair of blue jeans to a traditional suit and tie. Your presence is valuable to God, regardless of what you wear. Come as you are, and allow yourself to take in what God has in store for you.
We know checking out a new church can be a little intimidating and uncomfortable. Don’t panic. Here’s everything you need to know about FCC to help make your first visit easier and stress-free.
FCC is not just a church building complete with cross and steeple. At FCC, we are a community of people from all generations, backgrounds, and circumstances that fully support one another through every struggle and celebration that life brings. We love people and we love Jesus. Simple as that.
If you’re wanting more for your spiritual life and you haven’t been to church in a while or you haven’t experienced a church community before, we invite you to join us this Sunday.
We believe ...
...Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
...the Bible is the inspired word of God - "a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path." 2 Timothy 3:16
...every person has worth as a creation of God, but that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
...forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. John 3:16
...those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized into Him. Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38
...the Church is the body of Christ on earth and exists to save the lost and edify the saved. Ephesians 4:1-16
...Jesus Christ will one day return for His people and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
First Christian Church was organized in Clinton, Illinois in 1852. The first church building at the corner of Quincy and South Streets was dedicated in 1853; the land was given by Judge David Davis. The lot at Adams and Monroe was purchased in 1882 through the Ladies Aid Society, and the building was dedicated there in 1889. This building burned on December 18, 1945. Services were held at the YMCA, Knights of Pythias hall, the courthouse and the high school until the third church building at the present location was dedicated on September 18, 1949 (built at a cost of $160,000). The education unit was built in 1963, and the first Sunday in the new Sanctuary was November 16, 1997.
MINISTERS OF FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1887 - 2013 Brother Young, J. Wayne Staley, Harry Wheaton, Billy Junkins, Winston Zastrow, Harry Macfadden, J. Kent Hickerson, and Greg Taylor,
Deering Manning, Keith Davenport, Ron Coleman, Norma Harrold, David Roadcup, Clark Tanner, Tom Fore, Bill Fink, Calvin Foreman, Ed Marang, Roger Cheatam, David Mabon, Ernie Harvey, Jr., Adam Brucker, Scott DeWitt, S, and Cody Monkman
Gerald Denny, Bob Barr, Jack Rampelberg, Robert Winger, Ralph Swarthout, and Robert Phillips
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FIRSTS
First Order of Worship printed - 1928
First Youth Minister hired - 1951
First Karusograph published - 1966
First pictorial directory - 1966
First Junior High Overnight Rally - 1966
First church bus purchased - 1970