Worship in the Traditional Service
Worship leadership at First Christian Church is provided by clergy and lay people, young and old, male and female…All Means All. Communion is central to worship. Everything we do…singing, praying, reading scripture and preaching…everything leads to communion. It is the highlight and climax of each service. In the spirit of our identity statement, the Lord’s Supper (communion) is open to all who believe in God as revealed in Jesus Christ.
Music is an important part of worship at FCC. At the traditional service (9 a.m.), we have a long history of involving Illinois Wesleyan University music students in our excellent Chancel Choir. We call the group of IWU students the Drexler Singers. The group is named for Dr. Dwight Drexler, FCC organist for more than 50 years. Funding for the Drexler Singers is assured through a fund established by Dr. Drexler’s family.
We invite you to join us for worship anytime. We would love to provide you with a warm welcome and hot cup of coffee this Sunday morning!
Traditional 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, a sermon, and communion.
Serving in Worship
Because the Disciples of Christ denomination recognizes the value of lay persons serving alongside clergy, there are many opportunities to serve in worship. There is always a need for team members in the areas of audio (contact Brian Metz at 309 530-4986) and video (contact Jenifer Petri at 309 533-4912) support for both worship services. Members are encouraged to explore the roles of deacon and elder to learn about the responsibilities and duties of serving in this manner. Deacons and elders are nominated each year and serve 2 year terms.
If you have questions about getting involved or are ready to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will connect you with the right person.