IMMINENT PEACE: Special Music for Advent

Be sure to come Sunday, December 10th, for an Advent service with special music from the Chancel Choir, Chamber Ensemble and Soloists. A wide variety of familiar carols and lesser known gems will inspire this deeply moving service on the… More

New Sermon Series

In the month of October we are happy to present a new sermon series based on Walter Brueggemann’s 2010 book Journey to the Common Good.  Join us in worship at 10:30 on Sundays, or keep up online.   October 1… More

Ash Wednesday 2017


  On March 1st, First Christian Church will lead two services for Ash Wednesday in the Lent season: the first service will be at 7:30 a.m. and the second, a late service, at 6:30 p.m., both in the Sanctuary.

Faith Communities as Sanctuary

A “Faith Communities as Sanctuary” information session will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 7, at First Christian Church (2500 University Ave, Des Moines). Please consider attending and/or sending a delegation from your faith community.   More