First Christian Church - Mishawaka, Indiana
Where the Positive Power of Christ
First Christian Church of Mishawaka strives to fulfill a simple goal:
We want to be the place where ‘The Positive Power of Jesus Christ can change people’s lives.'
We encourage those whose lives have been changed to go into our surrounding communities and have a positive effect on people who need the human touch of Jesus Christ today. The life of Jesus Christ has done more to promote positive change for our world for the better than any other person who has ever lived.
As members of the Christian Church we are called ‘Disciples of Christ’ – followers of this historical figure, the Son of the Living God and tasked to carry on His mission: Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Worship with us each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
First Christian is definitely not the biggest church in the Michiana community. We may not have every ‘bell and whistle’ known to man, but at First Christian Church lives are changed by Jesus Christ and hope is available to people living in a world where sometimes there is no hope.
Programs for youth are the focal point of our church, and yet we strive to never forget the needs of seniors.
If you are looking for a place to find: faith, hope and love while striving to live a better life – come home, to First Christian Church in Mishawaka.
Come worship with us at First Christian Church each Sunday at 11:00 am by coming into the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. A mask, temperature check, and 6' social distancing is enforced. Use the west rear door only.
Or, come to the parking lot at First Christian Church and tune in to AM 1620 on your car radio and listen to the live broadcast of our worship service.
Click on the link Service Recordings to listen to portions of the services.
In addition, you can view the Streaming Worship Service videos from Central Christian Church - Elkhart by clicking this link: Sunday's Streamed Video from Central Christian Church Worship Service.
Zoom Meetings are also being set up for Bible Study with Pastor Doug during the week. Email the church at FCCMishawaka@gmail.com if you would like to be included in the invite to the Zoom Bible Study.
Inside or Drive-In Church this Sunday. In addition, you can view the Streaming Worship Service videos from Central Christian Church - Elkhart by clicking this link: Sunday's Streamed Video from Central Christian Church Worship Service.
Easter Season Series
Dare to Dance Again
“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” — Psalm 30:5b
As Easter people, we are called to dance our dances of freedom for all the world to see–even and perhaps especially in times of great difficulty. Dances of hope. Dances of justice. Dances of love. During this season, post-resurrection stories point to the joy of living in the beloved community and extending that fellowship through our witness as we dare to dance again!
April 25 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
“Dancing with Sheep”
How do we know the rhythm and dance of our lives is faithful? Drummer of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart, wrote: “To fall in love is to fall in rhythm.” It is love for each other by which we know we are followers of Jesus, the ever-attentive shepherd. In the face of societal rules and attitudes that strive to foster “everyone for themselves,” they will know we are Christians by our love. How can we listen to the music that draws us together, “falling in rhythm” with neighbor in order to build up the whole?
Upcoming Sunday Worship Services:
May 2 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
“Guide My Dancing Steps”
The Ethiopian says, “How can I understand, unless someone guides me?” So Philip begins to proclaim the good news of Jesus and the eunuch commands his chariot to stop so that he can go down to the water and be baptized. How has the testimony of the people in our lives and through the generations guided our steps into dances of praise at the good news that we are loved and blessed? What transformation is possible as we abide with God, the vine from which we find our sustenance?
May 9 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
“Dancing with the Spirit”
The Psalm for this Sunday describes everything in creation offering joyful noises to God. Our joy is complete because the joy of Christ resides within us. We cannot help but break forth. This joy is available to all, realizes the community in the Acts scripture. The Holy Spirit finds its way even and especially in what feels like unlikely people and places. Where do we see the Spirit at work? And who can withhold the living water and our living praise? No one!
May 16 - Ascension Sunday
“Dancing with the Stars”
As Jesus prepares to leave the disciples, he opens their minds and blesses them. The result after he ascends is their return to Jerusalem with great joy and a desire for “continually” worshiping and blessing God in the temple. What happens when the “eyes of our hearts are enlightened?” We know the hope to which we have been called. As we wait for the Spirit with hope, we celebrate with abandon because we have no other ruler than the One who reigns with love and justice.
May 23 - Pentecost
“Spirit Poured Out: Dare to Dance Again”
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21
Ezekiel has a vision of a valley full of bones receiving life, breath, sinew and flesh after encountering the word of God. When they arise, they receive Spirit and they dance! As Easter people, we celebrate the Spirit that continues to give life and breath to our dry bones. We dare to dance in the face of fear, in the face of cynicism, in the face of despair. We dare to dance “as long as we live” for we, like the early Christians, are the recipients of the Spirit of God which intercedes even when we think we can’t make it to the dance floor. In hope we are saved!