All are welcome at First Christian Church.  Below are some things that might help you as you consider visiting for the first time (and we hope you do!). If you prefer to worship from home or are not able to come to FCC, join us for a live-streamed Sunday worship at 9:00 a.m.

The service is also streamed on our Facebook page at


At this time we only offer the 9:00 a.m. service.

At 9:00 a.m. we worship in the Sanctuary which has wooden pews, beautiful stained glass, and both a main level and balcony.  This service is fairly traditional, with hymns, organ and piano music, Chancel Choir, sermons, and communion.  What to wear?  You’ll find people in everything from suits and ties to T-shirts and shorts.  Come as you are!


Info Desk: In the Centrum are volunteers to help with your questions about where to take your children for Sunday School or childcare, how to find the restrooms or anything you might want to know about FCC. At the Information Center, there are also activity bags available for children. Next to the Info Desk is the Snack Bar. On Sundays, there are donuts, coffee, and ice water available. They are for YOU!

Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall: As you arrive you will pick up a bulletin filled with information about the service, programs and activities of the church, and other announcements that we hope are helpful for visitors and members. Sit wherever you wish. Note: if you have young children, you may be tempted to sit in the back. You can do that if you wish. However, you may find that your child will be more interested in worship if he/she is seated close to the front where the view is better!


Your children are welcome at all services. At the 9:00 a.m. service, there is a special Time for Children when children are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary and listen to a short, age-appropriate introduction to the day’s worship theme. Following that, children ages 4-2nd grade are invited to Worship and Wonder, a worship program designed especially for children (more about Worship and Wonder). Or, if you prefer, he/she can stay in the sanctuary with you. Children learn so much from worshiping next to people who love them. We enjoy children and understand sometimes they make noise. Rest assured…we have been there!

Childcare is also available in the nursery for children who have not started kindergarten yet. All of our nursery staff have been thoroughly background checked and are kind, loving adults. The nursery is on the lower level across from the elevator.

Sunday School. Located in the Conference Room at 10:15-11:15 AM. During the pandemic, our Sunday School took the form of a small group, and it continues in that fashion. Anyone is welcome to sit in after service on Sunday mornings!

First Christian Church is committed to our community. Because of that, we extend hospitality to many not-for-profit community organizations that align with our mission. We are located in the heart of Bloomington and are equipped to handle many types of events, from meetings to dramatic productions.  Please call our office for more information or to make an appointment to tour our facility.  You may choose to complete a Facility Use Request form to bring with you.  Our Building Use Committee meets weekly to consider requests and coordinate our facility calendar.

More information about our building use guidelines can be found HERE.

The ‘Building Use Agreement Form’ can be filled out and brought to the church office to begin the process.

Childcare is also available in the nursery for children who have not started kindergarten yet. All of our nursery staff have been thoroughly background checked and are kind, loving adults. The nursery is on the lower level across from the elevator.

Love is a big deal and we would love to celebrate with you!  Our pastor officiates weddings at First Christian Church (and other beautiful sites) for both members and non-members.  Many couples find that our traditional venue, with center aisle,wood pews, and beautiful stained glass, is a wonderful fit for their overall needs.

Please call our office (309-829-9327) for more information.


Make Your Way to the Church, Park, and Come on In!

First Christian is located at 401 West Jefferson St., just a block away from Madison St. and right across from the fire station.

We have Visitor spots in our parking lot to the north of the church.   Please use one of these spots reserved for you and come into the church through the north entrance.  There are stairs and an elevator available.  When you get to the main level, turn left and you will find our Centrum with signs directing you to the Sanctuary for the 9:00 a.m. service.



If you have a question about the church or about the Christian faith, one of our ministers would be happy to spend a few moments with you. You can also email our Associate Minister Holly Irvin, at

Have we forgotten anything? Please contact us at the church by phone (309.829.9327) or by e-mail (  We are happy to help in any way we can.