More Than A Man Can Take!

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The world premiere of this opera is on June 17 & 18. Created by Des Moines composer David C. Wilson, it is based on the life of the biblical character Job. The production is in partnership with the Des Moines Community Orchestra and Opera Project Des Moines.   More

100-Voice Luther College Cathedral Choir at FCC

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The 100-voice Cathedral Choir from Luther College will sing at First Christian this Sunday, April 10. The Cathedral Choir is an ensemble comprised of 102 singers. Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling nearly 1,000 student musicians.  More

St. Olaf Choir in Concert

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The famed St. Olaf Choir begins their tour at First Christian on Friday January 29th, 7:30 pm.  They will perform outstanding sacred and secular repertoire, including a work by First Christian’s own composer-in-residence, Ben Allaway, and a group of masterworks including… More

2nd Annual MLK Concert

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On January 17th, The ARTS@First is hosting The 2nd Annual MLK Concert for Love and Justice! The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Artists include the Bridges2Harmony Gospel Choir! The event is FREE!  More

CHILI & BLUES This Thursday

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Written by Ben Allaway It’s hard to believe we’ve been tasting chili together for 15 years!  The main objective of the Smokin’ Blues Chili Cook-Off & Jam has always been to have a good time and raise a little money… More

To Whom Are You Bound?

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This weekend is seeing a host of events at First Christian Church celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, his work, his commitment to the poor, and his vision of a loving and just society. However, the center of the weekend is Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., our new worship time. Without our worship, there would be no point to learning about economic justice or singing about civil rights.   More