|About Our Church
be a faithful, growing
church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality,
passion for justice. (Micah 6:8)
disciples of Jesus
Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit,
we seek to be an authentic Christian community, guided by the example
early church; therefore, we boldly proclaim God’s love which embraces
people; we teach a lifestyle attentive to the risen Lord Jesus; we
environment where friendships are nurtured; and we serve, serve, serve,
commanded by Jesus to love others as ourselves.
Responding to God’s call
through our mission work
“Kergyma.” We boldly proclaim God’s
love for all
a.m. worship. Given our busy
lifestyles, this service is designed to invite worshipers to get up and
go early to church. While the service is short – usually 45
minutes – there is quiet time for personal prayers and communion at the
Table. Worship also includes hymns,
scripture reading, sermon, and an offering.
a.m. worship. We are a traditional style
church. This worship includes a short
presentation by the children, choir music, youth participation,
hymns, prayers, sermon, offering and communion.
blessed to have a wonderful
choir. The choir sings at our 10:00 a.m.
Sunday worship. The choir rehearses on
Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Music
is a huge part of most people’s spiritual life in the Christian
tradition. We invite all people to come sing during
worship, and, for those who really enjoy more technical music, to come
with our choir.
of the distinctive marks of our church is weekly participation in the
Supper. We are a delightful mix between
our Catholic and Protestant heritage.
Like Catholics, we believe the Lord’s Supper should be observed
weekly. Like many Protestants, we
believe all people, at the invitation of Christ, are invited to share
“Didache.” We teach a
lifestyle attentive to the risen
practice a simple confession of faith: “Jesus is the Christ, the son of
living God, and our Lord and Savior.”
Thus, we encourage thoughtful dialogue on all subjects of faith and
but we resist the temptation to exclude people because of differing
perspectives on the truth.
School meets at 9:00 a.m. September through May.
There are three classes:
Children’s, Youth, and Adult.
Studies meet at various times depending on people’s interest.
there is a Bible study that meets once a week at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
more up to date information, please check out our monthly calendar.
group meets at various times.
“Koinonia.” We create an environment where
is about friendships. Friendship with God.
Friendship with neighbors.
Friendship with self. When we
come to church, we gather with friends in an environment of holy
Sunday worship, worshipers are invited to stay for chat-n-coffee to
with friends and meet new friends. It’s
a time to connect and re-connect with friends.
a month, the congregation shares in a pot luck fellowship
dinner. For times of dinners, please check out our
“Diaconate.” We serve,
serve, serve commanded by Jesus to
love others as ourselves.
is the hallmark of Christian life. Jesus
came to serve, not be served. He
challenged us to love as he loved; thus, we seek to love others through
of our service projects include:
income senior housing through our ministry at Heritage Towers
of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Currently, Heritage Towers is undergoing
major renovations to upgrade our building and improve the living
serve lunch at Lunch Together / Soup Kitchen.
We also help with the administration of this important food program in
Sheridan. Lunch Together / Soup Kitchen serves
days a week, Monday through Friday.
Lunch Together is a mission project of eight Sheridan congregations who
take turns serving
lunch to anyone who wants to eat lunch.
Lunch is served at First Congregational United Church of Christ located
at the corner of Works and Brooks, near the Sheridan County Court House.
offer our time and compassion to all who call upon us when there is a
support the mission projects of our church, the Christian Church
Christ). For more info, see the links
operate a Thrift Store. The Thrift Store
is located on Burkitt street,
just off the church parking lot. Hours are Tuesday and
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Donations can be made at any time, just leave your items on the back
patio behind the white house. Helpers
are always welcomed too.
serve dinner once a month, second Thursday of the month, at the
Community Shelter. Sheridan Community
Shelter is operated by the Volunteers of America and seeks to help our
population. We are pleased to have
helped start the homeless shelter and continue to be involved in this
of shelter by serving one meal a month.
help organize the local CROP walk. CROP
stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, and is the
action arm of
Church World Service, dedicated to stopping hunger in the world.
from many different
religious backgrounds, but we have all found a home at First Christian
(Disciples of Christ) in Sheridan.
send clothing to Colorado Christian Home
in Denver, a
ministry to help abused children. Last
summer, we sent a group of kids on a mission trip to Colorado Christian
Come, share the Spirit!