groups

We gather together in many ways. Whether sharing food, traveling, serving, creating, or just socializing, our groups share goals and interests with each other. There is something for any age and it's easy to get involved!

Youth groups

JYF

Sundays, 4:30-6:30pm

The Junior Youth Fellowship is the elementary youth group grades 3-5. They meet in Yonker Fellowship Hall every other Sunday in rotation with Chi-Rho.

CHi-Rho

Sundays, 4:30-6:30pm

Chi-Rho is the middle school youth group meeting in Bethany Hall every other Sunday in rotation with JYF. Chi-Rho takes a short mission trip at the end of the summer season, serving in communities in Missouri and neighboring states. Often these trips focus on serving the elderly, food bank distribution, community gardening, and inner city serving programs.

cyf

Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm

The Christian Youth Fellowship is the high school youth group youth group that meets weekly for study, fellowship, service and community. The CYF takes an annual summer mission trip where they assist in disaster recovery, community building, and home repair for many groups and communities across the United States.

Disciples on campus

Bethany Hall, Tuesdays, 7:30pm

First Christian Church has a long standing commitment to ministry with the student population of Columbia. DOC is the present expression of the church’s connection to college students who attend The University of Missouri, Columbia College, Stephens College and Moberly Area Community College and is currently a partnership with other Disciples of Christ congregations in Columbia.

DOC explores and celebrates the connection of social, service and spiritual life while in the college years. Friends, service opportunities and spiritual exploration and foundation are all part of the DOC experience. An annual mission trip involving service and learning takes place each year over winter break.

s.t.a.r.s.

S.T.A.R.S is the 55+ fellowship group of First Christian Church. STARS = SeniorsTogetherAffirmingReachingServing. The STARS group meets on a monthly basis for adventures in travel, touring, meals, entertainment, education, and service. We regularly use the church bus and always have a good time together!

ladies book club

Bethany Hall, 2nd Wednesday, Noon

The Ladies’ Book Club is a gathering of women (FCC members and friends) who love to read and participate in book discussions. The Ladies’ Book Club meets each month, except December, June and July. The women gather in August for lunch at a local restaurant and to select 8 books for the coming months. All ages are represented and all genres are considered, including Columbia’s One Read. All women are most welcome!

shawl ministry

This group meets once a month to knit or crochet and share fellowship. Although the group began by just making shawls and throws for church members who were experiencing sorrow or celebrations, it has expanded to include hats and scarves for the homeless, hats and scarves for Operation School Bell, twiddle muffs for Alzheimer’s patients, lap robes for nursing homes, and dish cloths for True North. Each item is made with love and a prayer. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners who want to learn.

Christian women's fellowship

Women of the church join together through several different ministry groups in worship, bible study, issue & mission study, service/action, fellowship & networking, leadership training, and stewardship.

brotherhood of men

Men of the church gather in this group for fellowship, fundraising, and acts of service.

bluegrass Jam

Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to come join in informal bluegrass music sessions.