Worship with Us
Since 1891, First Christian Church has proclaimed Christ's message to the Washington Community. We welcome you to come worship with us.
Our Mission: First Christian of Washington exists to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ and welcome all people; to equip people with faith that transforms life; and to send persons out in service to the community and world.
Renovated Sanctuary/Photo by Bill Worsley - 05/2012
The communion table is not only at the center of worship in our congregations, it is at the center of who we are as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Disciples' congregations celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday. The table is open. That means that all Christians are invited to respond to Christ's invitation to draw closer to Him around the communion table. For disciples, the open table is a powerful symbol of our deep commitment to Christian unity. The open table honors diversity even as it celebrates unity in Christ. All are welcome. Come to the welcome table!
What do Disciples believe?
Like most Christians, Disciples affirm:
Beliefs and Practices Usually Associated with Disciples Include:
Open Communion. The Lord's Supper, or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ
Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study, and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
Baptism by immersion. In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
Belief in the oneness of the church. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
The ministry of believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.