The heavens declare the

glory of God

and the sky above proclaims

his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

praise his name

First Church of Christ is located in the heart of northwest Iowa in Cherokee, Iowa. We serve people from all over the area. We are everyday people. Men and women, old and young, farmers, construction workers, teachers, students, homemakers, working, unemployed, and retired.  We are all loved by God and want to help you Believe, Love, and Grow.

Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 a.m.

Bible Classes
Follow worship services and include classes for various groups.
Christian Standard Adult Class
Ladies Class
Men's Class
 Children's Class (ages PreK - 5th grades)

helping connect people to faith

We are a body of Believers who simply want to love one another and Grow in their relationship with God.

We believe this is best accomplished when we:
  • Share our story of faith with others
  • Serve with a heart of generosity, compassion, and hospitality
  • Gather to encourage, study, and worship
  • Devote ourselves to a life filled with prayer
  • Love others just as Christ Jesus has loved us

reach out

772 N. 2nd Street Cherokee, Iowa 51012

(712) 225-2667


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Service Times

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School Classes 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a.m.

Recent Sermons

Just in case we missed you on Sunday morning you can still see and hear the weekly message of God's word.  


Worship Time Change

New GriefShare Program to Be Offered by First Church of Christ

This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.
Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.
GriefShare will be held Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm beginning September 11 and running for 13 weeks. The weekly seminars will meet in the Chapel of First Church of Christ.

Cost: $20 (includes workbook)
Child care: No
Any questions, call Pastor David at 641-638-4762
Registration: online is preferred and highly recommended by CLICKING HERE or scanning the QR code. You can also call the church office at 712-225-2667. Please register by September 4th.

BIBLE BUDDIES Wednesday nights @ 6:30 p.m.

Bible Buddies is off and running. We have a really great curriculum this year and the children are really engaging with it.  We are praying for each student, that God grant them a blessed and successful learning journey.
To help that become a reality, we believe that including God and learning the precepts of His Word is vital. To that end, we are excited to offer another season of Bible Buddies for the 2023-24 school year. Our group teachers and volunteers are having a great time  sharing the God's work each week with your children.

It's never too late to register for Bible Buddies. Simply bring your child on a Wednesday night, from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  We will be happy to get the registered and joining in with their friends.
If you have any other questions feel free to email us at or give us a call at 712-225-2650.

Welcome to First Church of Christ

“Thanks for stopping by to get to know us a bit better before you visit.  We really want you to walk into this place and see a bunch of imperfect people in need of a whole lot of grace who have found a perfect Jesus.  You come as you are and I’ll come as I am, and we’ll learn to grow in grace and mercy together.”         – David Hall, Pastor

Five things We'd love for you to know about us!

ONE: You never, ever have to get all dressed up (either physically or spiritually) to join us. We’re just a bunch of imperfect people doing the very best we can to be more like Jesus every day.

TWO: Jesus loves young people and so do we! Through our weekend and mid-week programs, our amazing staff and volunteers help children and teens understand how much God loves them.

THREE: Weekend services are very important! Hearing Bible teaching and listening to uplifting music draws us closer to God. And you’ll also find that fun and laughter are core First Church of Christ values!

FOUR: Whether you’re new to church or been around a very long time, First Church of Christ is a place where you can connect with others and take your next step. We would love to help you get connected!

FIVE: Jesus didn’t come to be served but to serve, and we want to follow His lead. So we’re committed to providing a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, both inside and outside the church.

So thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you soon at one our Sunday morning services!

Do you have more questions for us?

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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