102 S. Connor St.
Sheridan, WY 82801

307.674.6795
Fax 307.672.0364
E-mail

About Our Church
Our Vision
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice. (Micah 6:8)

Our Mission
We are disciples of Jesus Christ.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to be an authentic Christian community, guided by the example of the early church; therefore, we boldly proclaim God’s love which embraces all people; we teach a lifestyle attentive to the risen Lord Jesus; we create an 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.

Proclamation
“Kergyma.”   We boldly proclaim God’s love for all people.
Sunday Worship
  • 8:00 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 Lord’s Table.  Worship also includes hymns, scripture reading, sermon, and an offering.
  • 10:00 a.m. worship.  We are a traditional style church.  This worship includes a short presentation by the children, choir music, youth participation, traditional hymns, prayers, sermon, offering and communion.
Choir
We are 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 sing with our choir. 
 
One of the distinctive marks of our church is weekly participation in the Lord’s 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 in the Lord’s Supper. 
Teaching
“Didache.”   We teach a lifestyle attentive to the risen Lord Jesus.
 
We practice a simple confession of faith: “Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, and our Lord and Savior.”  Thus, we encourage thoughtful dialogue on all subjects of faith and life, but we resist the temptation to exclude people because of differing perspectives on the truth.
 
Sunday School meets at 9:00 a.m. September through May.  There are three classes: Children’s, Youth, and Adult.
 
Bible Studies meet at various times depending on people’s interest.  Currently, there is a Bible study that meets once a week at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.  For more up to date information, please check out our monthly calendar.  Youth group meets at various times.


Fellowship
“Koinonia.”   We create an environment where friendships are nurtured.


C
hurch 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 friendship.
 
After Sunday worship, worshipers are invited to stay for chat-n-coffee to touch base with friends and meet new friends.  It’s a time to connect and re-connect with friends.
 
Once a month, the congregation shares in a pot luck fellowship dinner.  For times of dinners, please check out our monthly calendar.

Service
“Diaconate.”  We serve, serve, serve commanded by Jesus to love others as ourselves.

Service 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 acts of compassionate service.

Some of our service projects include:
  • Low 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 facilities of our residents.
  • We 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 lunch five 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.
  • We offer our time and compassion to all who call upon us when there is a death in their family.
  • We support the mission projects of our church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  For more info, see the links below.
  • We 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.
    • We serve dinner once a month, second Thursday of the month, at the Sheridan Community Shelter.  Sheridan Community Shelter is operated by the Volunteers of America and seeks to help our homeless population.  We are pleased to have helped start the homeless shelter and continue to be involved in this ministry of shelter by serving one meal a month.
    • We 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.
    • We 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 Home.
    We come from many different religious backgrounds, but we have all found a home at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Sheridan.

    Come, share the Spirit!
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    102 S. Connor St.
    Sheridan, WY 82801

    307.674.6795
    Fax 307.672.0364
    E-mail
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