Who We Are
The focus of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is community - meaning we care for each other and minister to those in our area without any “strings” - that we may fulfill the mission of Christ. We are a diverse congregation, comfortable with our differences in opinion while united with a common sense of purpose and a genuine like-heartedness that naturally expands our circle of friends.
Rooted in the Hampton/Newport News area since 1888, we have been at our Todds Lane location since 1961 in a one floor building with fully accessible entries, sanctuary, classrooms, fellowship hall, and restrooms.
The learning hour begins on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., with groups for all ages, with worship following at 10:45 a.m. Some people wear "Sunday clothes" and others casually; the point is that we enjoy being with each other and welcome strangers with as much joy.
Worship services are, as well as the music, a mix of traditional and contemporary. Strong choirs and solid preaching, the Lord’s Supper is open to all. The pastor likes to keep it short to a 10-12 minute sermon and posts his sermons for those unable to attend or who just want to think more about what was said. Children are always welcome in worship. There is also a nursery available for babies and pre-schoolers, and the ever-helpful family-style bathroom right off the sanctuary.
You will find we are a congregation committed to volunteer service, whether in supporting worship and education, or the two dozen who support our weekly "The Welcome Table" feeding ministry. Service to others defines us and has changed us. Likewise, we actively support helping and social community organizations, such as Girl Scouts, AA, Al-Anon, local elementary and middle schools, and others.
Thank you for perusing our website today. If you wish for more information, please call the church office at (757) 826-0711, check us out on social media, or just stop by the church!