First Christian Church is inclusive of all people, because we believe that everyone belongs in the family of God. We say "all means ALL" around here and we believe it. Everyone is beloved and everyone is welcomed -- all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, and more. We are highly involved in our community through participation in a number of local feeding programs, help agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Our various fellowship and study groups provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn, grow, and reach out to others. Our youth and young adult programs attract folks from other churches and faiths and our outreach programs help many others in our community. Locally, we might be best known for our outstanding music program, including our Ecumenical Community Church Choir Cantatas at Easter and Christmas.
Worship at Selma First Christian Church begins at 10:30 am. When you first come in you will notice that we aren’t terribly formal. Folks might be wearing anything from office attire to jean shorts and t-shirts. Feel free to sit where ever you like. Even if someone usually sits there, we are always happy to share with a visitor. Our music is a blend of traditional hymns and praise music, and everyone is invited to sing along. You will be given a paper bulletin with the order of worship when you arrive, but don’t worry -- everything you need to know is on the screen at the front of the room. If you have questions during the service, just tap the person closest to you and ask. When it comes time for communion, you are welcome to participate. We believe that everyone is invited to share in the Lord’s Supper.
Selma First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in 1885 by A. A. Rowell and seventeen other charter members. The first church building was dedicated on March 19, 1892 and served as our place of worship for 23 years. Our current church building was dedicated on March 4, 1917 and the pipe organ was installed in 1923. The first things most people notice are the beautiful stained glass windows and the golden pipes dominating the front of the sanctuary.
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