We often imagine Jesus straight-faced because he came to do such serious work. Yet he also enjoyed fun times. One was the wedding celebration at Cana, which had wine in abundance. When it ran out, Jesus miraculously produced more (see John 2:1-11). Jesus also welcomed children (see Matthew 19:13-15). Picture Jesus lifting an infant into the air or tickling a giggling youngster while another child, grinning, climbs on his back.
Because summer allows more time for fun and play, use it to teach the kids in your life — and to remind yourself — that Jesus came in love so our “joy may be complete” (John 15:11). Laughing, playing, having fun, relaxing and enjoying life are all part of living as faithful disciples. Read the bulletin here.
Vacation Bible School
Wednesday, August 3rd – Friday, August 5th
9:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by lunch at 11:00 am
First Christian Church
1500 S. 29th St - Parsons, Ks
Theme: The BIBLE ~~There will be BIBLE characters, lessons, scriptures, crafts and music dedicated to understanding the BIBLE!~~
Children age preschool through grade 5 are welcome to attend.
Behind the Scenes
It takes a lot of people doing lots of work to keep our church thriving. Everyone who volunteers to do various duties is an unsung hero. People like Barbara Mosier who takes our food donations to LEAC; Barbara Robbins who fills the pews with pencils, offering envelopes and prayer requests; Anne Maloney and Janie Barcus who keep the great bulletin boards in the southeast hallways; Peggy Cramer and Sharon Ryan, our hospitality committee, who plan and coordinate our special events; the sound board volunteers, who run our sound system and overheads; the Narthex kids’ program, who help teach our little ones; our choir and bell choir who volunteer to sing our praises to the heavens; the deacons who prepare and serve communion; the elders, who serve in so many capacities and our board of directors, who keep us functioning as a church. Without these wonderful volunteers, we would just be an empty building, with no hope and no love to share.
Thank you to everyone who serves our congregation, our church, all its members and our community! Read the bulletin here.
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples of Christ identity statement
Sharing the Lord's Supper each Sunday as we gather around the Lord's table, open to all who confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Join us in worship this Sunday!
Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a community of about 850,000 Christians in 3,800 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Two groups of frontier Christians came together in 1832 to form the foundation of today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
They shared the view that people should not be excluded from fellowship in the church because they didn't adhere to a particular human-made creed.
They used to say there is "no creed but Christ." Today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) still thinks that way.
We study the Bible to deepen our connection to God through Jesus Christ, and to discover what God wants us to do.