Welcome to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wilson, NC! We're glad you're interested in us!
First Christian celebrated its 150th year of ministry in 2021. Through the years, we have taken many shapes and sizes, and we continue to live and change. From a more traditional-style "mainline" church, First Christian has, like many churches, found itself seeking to be the hands, feet, voice, and body of Christ in a rapidly-changing period of time. What that means is that we, like the first followers of Jesus, are trying to be open to where the Spirit will lead us, to build a church for the 21st Century.
We call ourselves Disciples of Christ, and our focus as a denomination is to be "a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world." We see ourselves as people who are defined, quite simply, as children of God in many shapes, opinions, and beliefs; but mostly, we see ourselves as called to be a people of love: love for God, love for each other, and love for those outside our walls.
Our hope is that you will find us to be people who are like you, looking for a place to grow closer to God, looking for meaning, looking for ways to be God's light shining in the world. We take a positive approach to our outreach ministries; we are experimental in some of the ways we worship; we seek to practice a deep spirituality.
Join us on Sundays, either in person at our 10:00 AM worship service, or streaming online here. Drop by and visit us sometime!
Who knows? You might just find your place here!
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Communion with Each Other
For members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is the central part of our worship, so we share the bread and cup every Sunday. No one is turned away from this table of acceptance. All are welcomed and affirmed here - no exceptions.
A Unified Worship
Our worship stems from the Lectionary, and then transcends into spoken responses, prayers and music.
With a vast array of mediums, worship may include the organ, a classic choral anthem, an acoustic contemporary work, guitar, djembe, gospel or anything in between. We utilize the gifts set before us to help enhance the scripture, as to better understand and ponder these words. We also use tangible ways to express our prayers such a lighting candles and writing down the things which are on our hearts and releasing them to God.
First Christian is certainly blessed with a wonderful pipe organ. To learn more about the Moller Pipe Organ, click here!
Following worship in the 11:15AM hour, adults can join in on a small group or Sunday School class. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry, Small Group, #FCCROCKS and Disciples Class will all be in session! Learn more about these groups!
Where to Go + What to Wear
Activities at FCC take place in both our Sanctuary and our Education Building. The Sanctuary is the large building with the tall steeple immediately off of Vance Street. The Education Building (where the nursery, Sunday School and Wednesday evening activities are held) is next to the Sanctuary, separated by the Church Bell and an entrance off of Tarboro Street.
We have a large parking lot at the north corner of Tarboro and Vance Streets as well as limited 'on street parking' on both Vance and Tarboro Streets. Continue scrolling down to learn more about special needs parking and accessibility.
You will see people dressed in a range of clothing. Our family of believers wears anything from jeans to a suit and tie. You will be welcome in whatever attire makes you feel comfortable.
#FCCWILSONNC A Disciples of Christ Congregation located in Eastern North Carolina
207 Tarboro Street North | Wilson, NC Corner of Vance & Tarboro Streets 252-237-4125