SeniorsWe relish the unique opportunity we have to offer ministry to and with seniors within our reach, and invite you to join in!
Children & YouthThey are present and active in our worship, supported in our Christian education programs, and celebrated.
AdultsWe offer several opportunities that will challenge you to continue learning and grow spiritually, and pr...
MUSICMusic draws us together as a community, and helps draw us closer to God in worship.
Ministries to and with
Program and events are designed to help our seniors retain their of autonomy; encourage personal growth, physically, emotionally, and spiritually; maintain and improve their social and spiritual connection to their church family; enjoy activities, both those familiar and those that are new; and, provide opportunity for our seniors to continue contributing to the world.
We believe this project opens doors for expanding our connections with others, sharing the good news of God’s love and compassion, modeling service for our children and each other, and moving us toward a deeper commitment to Christ’s call to service and discipleship for his Kingdom.
Programs on Living Well
In addition to church-based study and fellowship groups, we also work with LSU's OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), and are host to many of the programs and events held by the Lagniappe Chapter. Read more, here, or contact the church office (225-926-4175) or calendar, for more information.
A Matter of Balance is an age-sensitive class focusing on practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase physical activity levels, by helping participants learn to view falls and fear as controllable, and setting realistic goals to increase activity, make environmental changes, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Contact the church office by email or phone (225-926-4175) for information about the next A Matter of Balance series.
Lots of Living Left! - is a social group for anyone who has achieved at least sixty years of age. Enjoy day trips to points of interest, guest speakers, and lunch outings, usually on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 10:30 a.m. If you meet the age requirement, contact the church office by email or phone (225-926-4175) to get on the notification list!
For more information about any of our older adult programs, please contact the church office.
Children & Youth
Our youngsters and young people are vitally important at First Christian Church. They are present and active in our worship, supported in our Christian education programs, and celebrated with special programs and events like Vacation Bible School, and our Fall Fest!
Children — indeed, everyone — is cherished at First Christian Church. We follow SafeChurch™ practices in all our interactions. Our staff has undergone background checks, training, and nursery staff is infant and child CPR certified.
Infants and Toddlers
Professionally-staffed nursery care is offered on Sundays, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, for children up to six years of age.
Children's Worship and Wonder
Pre- and lower elementary (three years through second grade) children are invited to attend Children's Worship & Wonder, beginning immediately after the Children's Sermon at the 10:50 service. This experiential program provides the children an opportunity follow the worship at an age-appropriate level, with Bible lessons and physical movement they need. Just follow the W&W greeter to the Youth Building!
worship notebooks/coloring sheets
Children in worship can follow along with the Sunday lesson and themes with Worship Notebooks containing games, coloring and blank pages, along with crayons and pencils available in the narthex. All ages who might need something to "work on" during the service are invited to use these. Please return the notebooks and crayons/pencils after the service so we can update them for the next week!
During the school year, Sunday School programs for our elementary children, and our middle and high schoolers are provided, most Sundays, at 9:30 a.m. Our Youth Building offers an inviting home to our youngsters and young people; one we want them to know is always open and welcoming to them.
For more information about any of our children and youth programs, please contact the church office.
As we grow and change over the years, our faith can grow and change, as well. We offer several opportunities that will challenge you to continue learning and grow spiritually, to practice your faith daily and in new ways as God continues to shape us into all we are called to be. Continuing in the tradition of the church also being our community, our small groups play a special role in helping us grow and maintain authentic relationships; encourage; and, pray for one another.
Professionally-produced series on the Bible, theology, and practice are facilitated by Mary Thompson, meeting Sundays through the academic year at 9:45 a.m. in the library on the west side of the sanctuary.
Thursday Bible Study
Rev. David Chisham leads a Bible study at 1:00 p.m. each Thursday, in the youth building, that lasts one hour. All are welcome.
Women's Bible Study
Dr. Carol Madere leads a Bible study for women on the first Sunday evening of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the library on the west side of the sanctuary building. Check our calendar for the next meeting, here.
All adult men are invited to this gathering, generally on the last Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m., for food and fellowship.
As part of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Disciples Women welcomes all to the table as Christ has welcomed us. The ministries of Disciples Women are part of the movement for wholeness in a fragmented world by providing opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church. All interested women are invited to be part of this group, meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Thursday Craft Time
This women's group gathers at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship, time to plan or follow-up on Disciple Womens mission goals, and concludes with lunch.
For more information about any of our small groups, please contact the church office.
Music draws us together as a community, and helps draw us closer to God in worship.
Our Chancel Choir leads the music at the 10:50 a.m. service, each Sunday, directed by Aaron Turnipseed. An Easter and Christmas Cantata are presented each year. The Chancel Choir is open to all adult singers, or interested singers. Rehearsal is on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Back by popular interest! The Disciples Ringers, our handbell choir, rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, in the choir room.
Lucy Cody leads this group of women, rehearsing about every other Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m. Women's Chorus shares a musical offering during the 10:50 a.m. worship service about once per month.
For more information about any of our music programs, please contact the church office.