New Here? Start Here
Maybe you’re looking for a new church home. Maybe you’re not sure about church, but you’re looking for some hope. Maybe somebody invited you, and you want to be polite, so you said, “Yes, sure I’ll come,” and now you’re not sure what you’ve gotten yourself into.
We get it. To be a new person in a new place can be awkward. It’s intimidating, especially when that new place is a church.
Regardless of what you believe about God or wherever you might be on your spiritual journey, whatever has gone on in your past or whatever you are currently walking through, you are welcome here. In fact, at First Church of Christ, you can belong before you believe.
Here’s why: We believe that God loves you as you are, He receives you as you are, and He cares about you just as you are. But here’s the really good news: He loves you so much that He refuses to leave you as you are.
If you have doubts, questions, and struggles, and if your life is messy – if your life is anything like ours – First Church of Christ is a safe place to bring those things and meet the God who loves you so much.
We meet for about 70 minutes together every Sunday morning, and we go through a series of talks – Message Series – that usually last about three to six weeks. We look a the Bible, why it matters, and how to apply it to our lives.
We don’t want to waste your time. We want you to leave every week feeling that, regardless of what you currently believe about God, your experience at First Church of Christ was helpful and hopeful.
Come and check us out.
Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.
Bible Classes Following Worship
Standard Curriculum Class
3rd Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m.
772 N. 2nd Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
We are located on N. 2nd Street (also known as HWY 59). We are tucked in west of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center and east of the Skyline Motel. Our main driveway is the first entrance directly north of the motel.
When Should I Arrive?
Our Sunday gatherings begin at 9:30 a.m. but we invite you to arrive a few minutes early to enjoy a cup of coffee and meet some of our members.
What happens on Sunday?
Every Sunday we sing songs together, we pray both privately and corporately, we hear the Bible preached, and we participate in communion every week.
How do I connect?
We want to get to know you and have you become a part of our church family. Please take time to introduce yourself and your family. When you pick up a bulletin at Sunday worship please fill out the visitors card. You can also introduce yourself by completing our online form by clicking the button below.
What should I wear?
Our Sunday gatherings are casual and familial. We’re a church for people from all walks of life. Some dress up and some dress in jeans and t-shirts or hoodies. Please wear what you feel is comfortable and appropriate.
Where should I park?
We have a large parking lot with three handicap parking spaces available close to the building. Please park appropriately according to how cars are lined up when you enter the parking lot. Out of courtesy we generally try to keep spaces closest to the building open for our senior and eldery members.
What do you offer children?
We provide a Children’s Church program that begins afer the opening worship songs and communion. Children in PreK – 5th grades are welcome to meet our volunteer teacher in the lobby at this time. The teacher will lead the children downstairs for their own church program.
We also have a nursery available for infants – 3 year olds. A volunteer is always available to provide care for your child while you enjoy the service. The nursery is located in room next to the sanctuary with a window view into the sanctuary.
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Bible Buddies Returns
March 17, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Starting March 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. First Church of Christ will launch their Bible Buddies program for PreK - 5th grades.
- Bible Buddies will be conducted differently and the following is what’s new:
- Bible Buddies, for the time being, will be held once per month on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Bible Buddies will now be year-round rather than only through the school year.
All registrations must be completed online.
NOTE: Even if your child has participated in Bible Buddies previously you will still need to complete the online form. We will need one form completed for each child.
If you are unable to register online please call the office at (712) 225-2667 Monday-Friday 9a.m. - 2 p.m. so Nancy can get your child registered.
Easter Sermon Series
February 28 - April 4, 2021
There is an awesome power about the cross. Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32). There is a mysterious magnetism about the cross that attracts us. The cross convicts the sinner, it convinces the skeptic, it humbles the arrogant. The Bible says, “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). Some consider the cross “foolishness” today. They can look in the face of the crucified Christ and be totally indifferent. But to those of us who are Christian, we know that the cross forgives our sin, transforms our daily attitude, and gives us an eternal hope.
Over the course of this Easter sermon series, we want to stand beneath the cross and look at the Savior dying for us again. We’re going to look at the cross from the perspective of a variety of people who were there in the first century. And the hope is that we will see it in a fresh way and that we will conclude of a truth, “This man is the Son of God, dying for me.”
Easter Sunday Breakfast
April 4, 2021 @ 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
The board of Elders and Deacons is hosting an Easter Sunday breakfast. You are invited to attend and enjoy a hearty breakfast of sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee, and juice. Then please join us for Easter Worship Service beginning at 9:30 a.m.
In order to prepare properly for the meal we need a general head count. Please sign up to attend the Easter Sunday Breakfast by clicking on the button below.