First Christian Church

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    211 S. Walnut
   Crawfordsville Indiana 47933
         Phone: 765-362-4812  Email: secnag81@yahoo.com
            Pastor: Keith D. Strain


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First Christian sent 31 walkers (and four companion dogs) that all completed the 3.5 mile loop! Participants were Dave and Ginny Maharry, Abigail Harperand Peter Harper, Jutta and Paul Hutson, Judy and Phil Michal, Grace Suiters, Matt Avery, Ethan and Kourtney McKinney, Austin and Nathan Strietelmeier, Ann, Henry, Hope, and Harmony Taylor, 
Arlene Slaughter, Elizabeth, Sam, and Sarah Morton, Fernanda Montera,  Jeff Stewart, Keith Strain, Amy, Riley, and Wyatt Woodall, Ken and,Sandy Lofland Brown (helped at Trinity UMC and provided apples),Linda Spencer 
Pledges and donations are still trickling in but so far we have collected an astounding $1,445.00! Congratulations to everyone!

The Letter of James
"A Handbook for Christian Living"
is the October Scripture Emphasis.
So read James 4 for Sunday,the 27th,
and bring your Bible to church with you.

Join us on Thursdays at 6 pm for Scripture and Salsa at Little Mexico Restaurant!

Associate Minister Peter Harper leads us in an interactive discussion of scripture and its everyday application, while we enjoy a delicious meal. Come be a part of this fun and informative fellowship! Also, please invite those in your life for which a restaurant setting may be a better fit for hearing The Message.    ~New Ministries Team~ 

†Good News Café

Sunday Mornings at 9:22 a.m.

I will be glad and rejoice in you;
    I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High! (Psalm 9:2)

 We encourage you to drop by and join us at 9:22 on Sunday mornings. Enjoy some coffee and pastries, and see what the †Good New Café is all about. If a casual, interactive service might be a good fit for someone you know, please send them a †Good New Café postcard invite, which can be found on the table under our banner in the chapel. School aged youth are also encouraged to join us! After singing and prayer, the youth will move to the room adjoining the Chapel, for their own activities and interactive discussion session.

Hope to see you there! 

All are welcome!

You know themessage he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. (Acts 10:36)

Our 2014 Reconciliation Offering on September 21 and 28 will go toward our Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Project to preserve its historic building just six blocks from First Christian on North Street between Grant and Walnut.  The First Christian Executive Board approved the Bethel AME Church Project and designated our 2014 Reconciliation Offering entirely to the project. 

Bethel AME Project


Our church is undertaking a joint project with Bethel AME Church in Crawfordsville to repair and preserve the Bethel AME building. Freed slaves, who had escaped from Kentucky in 1834, formed the Bethel AME Church. Its congregation has worshipped on that North Street site since 1847, one of the oldest African-American congregations in the Wabash Valley.

            The site is on the National Register of Historic Places because it was a station on the Underground Railroad. The congregation has a rich history and was home to the first elementary school for African-American children in Crawfordsville that at one time taught 124 students.  

            Our church Board has allocated $1,500 and our entire Reconciliation Offering this month to support this project.

            The first phase of repairs will save the building from deterioration and preserve it as a center of worship. These repairs, which the small Bethel congregation has neither the funds nor the manpower to undertake, involve the roof, siding, paint, foundation, and basement. Rev. Mindy Mayes, minister of Bethel, said, “This project is an answer to our prayers.”


Pictures of Work on Bethel Church 


Discover LOGOS, our Midweek Ministry to children and youth

Visit  familyalbum for photos of Church events!


Our Vision Statement

True Community
Community is an intentional, inclusive, and interconnected Christian relationship that transcends differences in a supportive atmosphere that is empowered by our belief in the true, living God.

Deep Spirituality
Deep Spirituality is the passionate desire to have a fulfilled and authentic relationship with God through Christ that involves taking our beliefs and values of Christianity and weaving them into our lives so they provide the spirit and fire for devoted service to God.

Visible Faith
Visible Faith is the proof of our hope in God manifested as a Christ like life, shown within and seen by others as we live a life of service to glorify God and in the name of Christ.

First Christian Church
211 S. Walnut 
Crawfordsville  Indiana  47933
Sunday Schedule
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Good News Cafe 9:22a.m.
Worship 10:40a.m.
LOGOS Midweek Ministry  4:30-6:30pm(School Year)

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 Web Master  Betsy Strain  elizabethstrain2228@comcast.net
Updated October 23,2014

True Community, Deep Spirituality, Visible Faith