First Christian Church, Galesburg , IL
(Disciples of Christ)
Special Visitor Coming to Galesburg
Rev. (Maman) Christiane Engetele Ikete is an ordained Community of Disciples of Christ in the Congo. She serves the church as the head of the Women's Office. She is a graduate of the Protestant University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She and her husband are the parents of two children. Rev. Ikete is here in the United States to attend the General Assembly of our denomination, being held in Des Moines, Iowa, July 20- 24. Before she goes to the Assembly, she is going to be spending time with us. Specifically, she will be preaching in both services, along with the Congolese worship service in the afternoon, on July 14. You won't want to miss hearing Rev. Ikete and the ministry of the church in Congo!
Please visit the various pages of our website to learn about our church
WHO WE ARE
As a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we believe:
-the Bible to be the inspired word of God and the foundation of our faith.
-in a strong emphasis on the teaching and preaching ministry – learning and growing in faith.
-each time we gather in worship, we remember that Jesus died for us and is alive today. Communion is central to who we are as a people of faith, drawing us close to the Lord and to each other.
-that prayer is our vital link to our Lord and Savior.
-we are called to reach out to help our neighbors, both here and around the world through our gifts of time, talent and money.
-we are stewards of all our God-given resources and believe in tithing (proportionate giving) to the ministry of God’s people.
-every life is precious to God. We value each other and celebrate the unique gifts God has placed into each life. We celebrate diversity in the midst of unity in Christ. Ministry to all ages and stages in life is important.
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First Christian Church - 301 N. Broad St. - Galesburg, IL, 61401 - 309 343 9960 -e-mail: email@example.com