Due to numerous reasons surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic we have decided to pause In-Person worship for the month of November. We will be notifying the congregation of any and all news regarding our return to in-person worship through the Visitor and congregational e-mails. If you’d like to be added to those mailing lists, please contact the church office at or by calling 573.449.7265.

We have created a YouTube Channel so we can still worship together every Sunday virtually! Click HERE to be taken to our new channel where Dr. Stagg and Rev. Spear will guide you through a worship service, complete with a Children’s Moment, Pastoral Prayer, Scripture, Meditation and music lead by our Music. Dept. staff. New videos will be available every Sunday.

Thank you, stay well, and God bless!


Worship is where our faith community gathers in thankful praise of God and communion with Jesus Christ in a spirit of unity bound together by the Holy Spirit. Every week we break bread and drink from the cup at the Lord’s Table, offer our prayers and supplications, and receive inspiration from the light of Scripture and hear informed preaching.

We gather at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary each Sunday morning.

Traditional in style and fresh in spirit describes both worship services at First Christian Church. Both services offer hymn singing, organ and piano music, choral music, a sermon for the day based upon lectionary texts of scripture, and weekly communion. The seasons of Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent and Christmas are observed, offering variety to the liturgical year’s worship.

8:30 a.m. Worship Service – *ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

The 8:30 a.m. worship service is more streamlined in its liturgy accompanied by piano and soloist, feeling more casual yet intimate, as the clergy lead without robes and preach from the sanctuary floor. This worship service has been put on hold for the time being, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

10:30 a.m. Worship Service – *ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

The 10:30 a.m. worship service feels more majestic and grand with clergy in robes, organ accompaniment, a choir anthem, a children’s moment, and additional responses or hymns. Both services glorify God with different nuances. This worship service has been put on hold for the time being, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Listening devices for hearing impaired, large print hymnals for eyes requiring extra help, children’s packets for children with active attention spans, and shawls for warmth are available to make all services enjoyable, comfortable, and accessible.


All are welcome!



Nursery Care

Nursery care is provided by trained attendants for infants through pre-school aged during worship services and all church activities. The nursery is located on the second floor of the Lemmon Education building.


Children’s Worship

Children’s Worship is held on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Children in Kindergarten through the 5th grade are invited to go with leaders to the 3rd floor of the Education building for their own worship time followed by constructive craft, reading, and play time. Children’s Worship is a “kid-friendly” time of worship that includes songs, a devotion, prayers including The Lord’s Prayer and offering. Children go to Children’s Worship following the Children’s Moment in the 10:30 service.



Chancel Choir – the adult choir that sings most Sundays of the years in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, practicing on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir – the handbell choir that offers music each season of the year, practicing on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Drennan Singers – the women’s chorus that practices toward a performance three times a year.

Children’s Choir – the choir of children K-5th grade, practicing and singing in different seasons of the year.

The sanctuary organ is a three rank Reuter Pipe Organ, 1950.


Not able to join us in-person? Check out our NEW! YouTube Channel – “First Christian Church – Columbia, Missouri” for virtual worship experiences lead by Dr. Stagg, Rev. Spear and our Music Dept. staff.

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