AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
As Disciples of Christ, we hold the centrality of scripture, recognizing that each person has the freedom – and the responsibility – to study God’s Word within the community of the church. At First Christian Church we have two adult classes that have been meeting for decades, and several groups that have been meeting for a few short years or months.
Additionally, throughout the year, short-term studies that address topics of interest during a liturgical season (e.g. Lenten or Advent) or topics that address current cultural and spiritual subjects are offered. Past studies have discussed books significant to the history, identity, and mission statement of the Disciples of Christ and the First Christian Church. Watch the homepage and Events page for new opportunities. If you have an idea for a study, contact the church office at (309) 829-9327.
LADIES MONDAY SMALL GROUP
Is led by Kathie Chapman and meets bi-weekly from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. in the FCC Founders’ Room.
TUESDAY EVENING GROUP
Led by Art Taylor and Ryn Robitske, the group meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The group discusses the weekly Bible verses for the current sermon series and shares their autobiographies with each other. Meeting and sharing their own stories with one another has brought them closer together, helping them know those they see each Sunday that much better.
BROWN BAG BIBLE BUNCH
Studies on Wednesdays at noon. Participants meet over a sack lunch for a lively discussion where curiosity is welcomed. Contact the church office at (309) 829-9327.
WEDNESDAY EVENING GROUP
The group meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. It is led by Vicki Hall. Currently, there are nine confirmed members, but more are welcome.
OPEN HEARTS SMALL GROUP
John Hensley and Susan Cleaver co-lead the group and host it every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. In addition to meetings and study, they plan on being proactive as a group in seeking out projects in the community that they can reach out to and participate in.
SMALL GROUP BOOK STUDY
A contemporary book study facilitated by Patty Thompson at the Thompson home. The group meets once or twice a month. ALL who are interested are welcome to join the group!
HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS
High School Small Group – This Small Group meets every other week on Sunday nights 5-7 p.m. in the High School Youth Room. Abby Logan and Holly Irvin co-ordinate. They enjoy a Doordash meal, recreation, and devotional.
Middle School Small Group – This Small Group meets every other week on Sunday nights 5-7 p.m. in the Middle School Youth Room. Abby Logan and Holly Irvin lead. They enjoy an Doordash meal, recreation, and devotional.
AFTER WORSHIP SMALL GROUP
This Small Group meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Office. It is led by the pastor. They discuss the scripture theme and sermon from worship.
ARE YOU OUT OF TOWN?
NOT A PROBLEM!
More comfortable at home? On vacation but don't want to miss your small group meeting? No worries! Many small groups meet regularly on Zoom so you can join in anywhere!