First Christian Church

Find meaning and mission in following Jesus at First Christian Church.

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We are a body of believers who, first and foremost love God and love people, for the glory of our Lord Jesus, the One who first loved us. (Matthew 22:37-39) We worship God reverently, we love people recklessly, we reach out to those in need fervently, we forgive because we are forgiven, we serve because Jesus served.We strive to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. At First Christian Church you can grow spiritually, you can worship freely, and you can serve others both here and abroad.

Our Services

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning is an opportunity to worship God in a way that you feel comfortable. At our 830 AM service, you can expect traditional hymns and songs accompanied with piano and organ, along with weekly communion and a message from God's word. We also have a choir and bell choir that performs throughout the year. At 930 AM we offer Sunday School classes for those of all ages, including a nursery for newborns, to classes for our seniors. All ages are welcome!

Our contemporary service begins at 1030 AM, led by our praise band. Our time of singing is an act of worship, so feel free to sit, stand, or raise your hands. You will see people dressed in suits and ties to jeans and t shirts. Everyone is welcome! We also serve weekly communion followed by a 30 minute message from God's word. We offer Children's Church, for children K thru 5th grade after the communion, held in our church chapel. Feel free to have your child attend Children's Church or feel free to have your family worship together in the sanctuary. We are free in Christ!

Our Services

  • Traditional

    8:30 am

  • Contemporary

    10:30 am

  • Sunday School

    9:30 am

What to Expect

Our foundation sits squarely on the Bible. While it may sound a bit old fashioned, we have found that the truths of God’s Word are timeless and they work in every generation. When you visit us, you will find others who love God and love people. We are more concerned with your heart than what you are wearing, so feel free to dress as you like. God does not look at the outward appearance, but the heart.

Visiting a new church can be intimidating, but no worries. We have greeters at the front door to greet and answer any questions you might have. Free coffee in the lobby. After opening announcements we have a Meet and Greet time in which people move about the church to mingle. People will seek you out. We want to get to know you! We have dynamic ministries tailored for growth in Christ for all ages. It is our desire as you worship with us, you grow as a follower of Jesus.

What about Children?


We are very excited to have our kid's ministry

(K-5th grade) on Sunday mornings during both services. They will have games, a lesson and friends! We love the idea of teaching your kids about the love of Christ early in life and are excited that this ministry is going to do that in a powerful way. Bring your kids and be ready to hear some awesome bible stories from them!


We meet on Sunday Evenings from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Grades 6th thru 12th. From 500 PM to 600 PM we have chill time, ice breakers, and message/small group time. From 600 to 630 we have FOOD! Really good FOOD! From 630 to 700 we have fun games including the ever popular Zorb Ball and Gaga Ball! Music events, feeding the homeless, summer conferences and mission trips, and our annual canoe trip to Missouri are highlights! We Fully Rely On God and Rely On Christ our King!

Any questions contact our Youth Pastor Steve Morgan at (217-273-9784) or at


Children’s Ministry

is for Kindergarten through 5th graders.

Our “Mid-Week Outlet” Program is offered on Wednesday nights from

6-7:30 pm during the school year. This program is an extension of the Sunday morning program. This hour and half will be jam packed with dinner, worship, dynamic teaching and games.

Here at FCC we are all about developing our kids into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. This means our kids grow up to love God, are actively serving His purpose, and are in the process of growing to honor God in all areas of their lives.

We hope to see your child!

With any questions flee free to call Dolo Wishard our Kid Pastor at (217) 234-2928 or email at


Location: We are located just across Charleston Ave. south of the Library, right behind the First United Methodist Church. You will find our location is easy to access, with parking south of our church as well as to the east. As a visitor, we encourage you to park in our designated visitor section.

Church Address:

First Christian Church

1600 Wabash Avenue

Mattoon, IL 61938