Community Handbell Concert

Prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in a very special way this year! On Saturday, May 11th the handbell choirs of Lake Ridge Christian Church, First United Methodist Church and our own First Christian Church will share sacred and secular music in a free concert at the Paris Center of Fine Arts at 3:00 p.m. …

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Elsie Jane Jackson

At 104 years young Elsie Jane Jackson took some time on the afternoon of April 23, 2019 to share her life experiences with the FCC Golden Age Club. Elsie Jane, a life-long member of First Christian Church, was born in Paris, Illinois and spent all but the first five years of her married life living …

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Men’s Banquet with Trent Meacham

The annual FCC Men’s Banquet is coming up next week on Tuesday, April 30th. Tickets are $8 and are available at the church office or from any of the Disciples men. Dinner begins at 6pm and includes chopped steak with mushroom gravy, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. The program begins at 7pm and …

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Scholarship Deadline Is April 15th

For many years FCC has offered a number of scholarships for church members as well as for the community-at-large. Do you know someone who is attending college and could use some extra financial help? Perhaps you know an adult who is working on an advanced degree or planning on attending an instructional workshop. Grandparents! – …

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Ham Loaf Orders Due Wednesday

The deadline for ordering your Ham Loaf is approaching quickly! Get your order in by noon this Wednesday, April 3rd to reserve a delicious one-pound or two-pound loaf. Your generosity supports the FCC Disciples Men and their benevolent causes. The loaves will be made fresh this Saturday, April 6th for pick-up on that day (10am …

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Combined 9 a.m. Service This Sunday

This coming Sunday, March 31st is the 5th Sunday of the month. Whenever that occurs, we will come together for a combined worship service at 9:00 a.m. On this Sunday, Sunday School classes will meet at 8:00 a.m., except for the New Horizons class which will meet at 10:00. There will also be special music …

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Disciple Men Accepting Ham Loaf Orders

The FCC Disciples Men are currently taking orders for their annual Ham Loaf fundraiser. The loaves are available in one-pound and two-pound sizes and are made fresh on Saturday, April 6th for pick-up on that day (10am until 12noon) or the following Sunday, April 7th after services. Cost is $6 or $12 depending on your …

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FCC Scholarships Applications Are Being Accepted

First Christian Church (DOC) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our church-member and community-at-large scholarships. Application forms are available at the church, Paris High School Guidance Office and online. Please read the eligibility requirements carefully. You must be enrolled in a recognized institution of higher education with studies in the …

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CWF Blessing Box Calendar

The Blessing Box Calendar, sponsored by the Christian Women’s Fellowship, is a way to thank God for His blessings on a daily basis for a specific month. March has usually been the month for this focus, and we are joyful be sharing the CWF Blessings Calendar online. Traditionally women have participated, but men are welcome …

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Help Us Prepare for the Parkinson’s Arrival!

Preparations for the arrival of our interim minister are underway! Pastor Mark Parkinson and his wife Kendala will be leaving Virginia on February 27th. Please pray for their move to go smoothly and for their travels to be safe. We want their new home on Ten Broeck to be clean and inviting. Barbara Dick will head up …

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