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Sunday Services
  • 9:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:30 a.m. Worship with Nursery Care & Children's Programming

  • Progressive Practices/Historic Traditions

    Welcome to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Carbondale. The life and teachings of Jesus guide us, his death reminds us that our faith demands lots from us, and his resurrection shows us that the oppressive powers of this world cannot stop him. God’s law and the courage of the Hebrew prophets are part of our foundation, too.

    We’ve been a faith community in Carbondale since 1862. FCC has grown to follow Jesus’ example of extravagant hospitality. We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation by welcoming rich and poor and in between, all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, and physical abilities. We hope you’ll add the richness of how God created you to our church family. Together we can learn, worship, care, and change the world for Jesus!

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    Upcoming Events


    Tuesday, September 17
    Heartstrings 1:30 – 7:30p
    Knitting & Dinner Out 4 – 7p
    Brownies 8165 5 – 6:30p

    Wednesday, September 18
    Music Together 9 – 10a
    Heartstrings 9a – 7:45p
    Office hours 10a – 12p
    Bible Study 12 – 1p
    Seekers 1:30 – 2:30p
    Choir rehearsal 6:30p

    Thursday, September 19
    Office hours 10a – 12p
    Heartstrings 4 – 6p
    Music Together 5p
    Jackson County Girl Scout Leaders 6 – 8p

    Saturday, September 21
    Heartstrings 8a – 12p

    Sunday, September 22
    Choir 9:30am
    Worship 10:30a
    Board Meeting 11:45a – 12:45p
    Heartstrings 1 – 3p

    Serving Sunday, September 22
    Worship Leader:
    Communion Preparation:
    Teacher: Juli Claussen
    Coffee Hour: Eileen Troutt-Ervin
    Choir Director: Derek Hamblin
    Pianist: Derek Derek Hamblin
    Sound Board: Al Parr

    September 28: CWU-IL South Area Fall Institute at First Christian
    October 5: Rainbow Cafe Gala at Unitarian Fellowship
    November 2: Annual Fall Fest
    November 17: Installation of our new pastor