Summer Care
May
28
to Aug 9

Summer Care

  • FIRST Champaign Location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Summer Care is a fun and engaging program for kids who will be entering 1st-6th grades during the 2019-20 school year. Each week’s theme is explored through Bible lessons, crafts, activities, and games. Summer Care hours are 7:30A-5:30P.  For more information please view the Info PDF or email elaine@fcc-online.org.

2019 Summer Care registration is now open. For additional questions, please contact Elaine Stone at elaine@fcc-online.org

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All Parents Sunday
Aug
25
9:15 AM09:15

All Parents Sunday

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More info coming soon!

We want to partner with you to be the champion for your kids and their faith. On All Parents Sunday we address specific topics as they relate to each phase of your child’s life.

  • Champaign location will meet in the Oasis Venue.

  • Urbana location will meet in the Kids Ministry area.

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SpringHill Day Camp
Jul
1
to Jul 3

SpringHill Day Camp

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This summer First Christian Church is bringing SpringHill Day Camp back to our Champaign Location! SpringHill Day Camp, for kids who have completed graded K-5, provides and runs the complete camp experience including fun activities, Bible-based curriculum with highly-trained camp counselors right in our backyard! Each day includes small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more.

This incredible week is taking place July 1-3 from 9A to 4P at First Christian Church. The cost of camp is $120 for the entire week with scholarships available upon request. 

To register your kids for this amazing week, click on the following link https://www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/first-christian-church. For more information, please check out their website https://www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps or email Jackie Holt at jackie@fcc-online.org.

This is a week that your child and their friends will not want to miss!

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Williams Family Reception

The Williams Family will be with us Thursday, June 27 from 6:30-7:30P for a reception in the Champaign Location Fellowship Hall. Come visit and learn why we are so excited to be partners with them as they continue to spread the Gospel as missionaries to Kenya.

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Bubbles and Bounce Houses
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Bubbles and Bounce Houses

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Join us at the Champaign location for a morning filled with ALL the fun your little one can handle! We will have bubbles and bounce houses of course, but we will also have a TON of activities geared specifically towards your kid! We have sand pits, dirt pits, and water tubs, it will be a morning they will NOT WANT TO MISS!

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CIY MOVE - High School
Jun
17
to Jun 22

CIY MOVE - High School

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June 17–22

Move is a 5 day high school only event held all over the country, designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become kingdom workers. It is a full week of great worship, engaging speakers, small group discussions and opportunities to build relationships with students in our high school ministry. It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey, there is something for you at move.

View the MOVE PDF here.

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FIRST Serve
May
19
8:30 AM08:30

FIRST Serve

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There is room for everyone to help fulfill the mission of Jesus at FIRST. FIRST Serve exists to help you understand our serving culture at FIRST and get you onto a team that is the best fit for you. At FIRST Serve, you’ll experience a team huddle, receive a quick tour of our team environments, hear an explanation of our teams, and have an opportunity to ask questions about serving at FIRST. Sign up or show up >>>

 
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Baby Bottle Drive
May
12
to Jun 16

Baby Bottle Drive

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Pick up a baby bottle by the Next Steps Kiosk at either location and and fill it with change/money or a check and return by Father's Day, Sunday, June 16. Proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center in Champaign as they continue to counsel women in crisis pregnancy situations, help with parenting classes, and bring hope to those hurting post abortion.

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All Parents Sunday
Apr
14
9:15 AM09:15

All Parents Sunday

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Topic: Baptism

We want to partner with you to be the champion for your kids and their faith. On All Parents Sunday we address specific topics as they relate to each phase of your child’s life. Join us April 14 during the 9:15A service to learn more about what it looks like to nurture your kids and their faith. All parents of kids and students preschool–high school are invited to attend worship with their kids and then meet with the Kids and Student Ministry staff immediately following.

  • Champaign location will meet in the Oasis Venue.

  • Urbana location will meet in the Kids Ministry area.

Click here to sign up for Baptism Sunday

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Parents' Promise
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Parents' Promise

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This special time will include a message from a FIRST pastor, a challenge to pray consistently for your child, as well as a slide show with pictures of our precious babies. Parents, family, and friends will share in a time of commitment followed by the presentation of dedication certificates. Following the service, all are invited to a reception in celebration of life and the commitments that have been made. Babies will also receive a special gift from the FIRST Nursery Ministry Team. Register via the link below or a registration form available at the Nursery counter. Please return by March 31.

 
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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Serve Team Appreci-bration

Save the date for the FIRST Serve Team Appreci-bration on April 11! If you serve at FIRST, we'd love to celebrate you on this special night. If you aren't on a team yet, sign up for FIRST Serve to join a Serve Team so you don't miss this awesome event.

If you’re on a Serve Team, RSVP here>>

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Apr
5
to Apr 6

The Vine Conference | High School Ministry

The Vine Conference 2019 is scheduled for April 5-6 on the campus of Lincoln Christian University (LCU). It’s open to all students grades 9-12 who want to learn about the Gospel message and have a blast doing it. 

Students can expect to leave on Saturday feeling challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in their faith. The Vine Conference is also a great opportunity to get a taste of college life. Conference attendees will stay in the dorms, interact with current LCU students, and spend time with the LCU professors who will be teaching breakout sessions.

Contact Garren at garren@fcc-online.org for more info.

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Empowered To Connect 2019
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Empowered To Connect 2019

  • First Christian Church Champaign OASIS Venue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day live conference simulcast, April 5-6, 2019, in the OASIS Venue at First Christian Church Champaign. Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

Learn more and sign up here!

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Superstart!
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Superstart!

  • Eastview Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Who:  4th  – 5th  grade students. Invite your friends too!

What:  A SuperStart weekend consists of exciting speakers, interactive experiences, loud music, creative art, powerful worship, and group time. It is a fun, high-energy trip where 4th and 5th graders learn more about God with other students from the Midwest.

When:  Friday, March 1– Saturday, March 2, 2019

Where:  Eastview Christian Church, Bloomington, IL

How:  We will depart from the church at 4:45P on Friday, so be here by 4:30P and eat before you come or pack a sack dinner. We will take a bus to Eastview for the conference. We will stay at First Christian Church Friday night. On Saturday, we will arrive back at FIRST around 4:00P.

Total Cost:  $110.00 ($10 discount if registered by Feb. 13)

Meals:  We will provide snacks late night Friday, breakfast foods on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday.

Deadlines:
February 13 – $100 (Non-Refundable)
February 25 – $110 (Non-Refundable)

What to Bring:  Clothes for 1 day and 1 night, toiletries, Bible, and money to shop at the SuperStart store (optional).  A drawstring bag may be helpful. 

What NOT to Bring:  DS’s, iPods, iPads, Kindles, MP3s, or other electronic devices.

Cell Phones:  Students may bring phones, but are encouraged to leave them in their bags except for designated times to check in. Leaders will all have cell phones for students to use to call home. 


 

Go to https://www.ciy.com/superstart for more information regarding the conference.

Questions:  Call us at 217-356-1649 or email us at jackie@fcc-online.org.

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Night to Shine
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Night to Shine

FEBRUARY 8, 2019 | FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHAMPAIGN LOCATION

Guest Registration Closed for 2019

 
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First Christian Church’s Champaign Location is excited to again be a host church for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation! Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. 

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest and, of course, a dance floor…all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.


Register to volunteer:

 
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Financial Peace University
Jan
27
10:45 AM10:45

Financial Peace University

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY | JANUARY 27–APRIL 7, 2019

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. And now you can experience this life-changing group the way that’s best for you: with other people in a local group at First Christian Church in Champaign!

 
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Class time: 10:45A
Location: First Christian Church Champaign Location

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Daniel at daniel@fcc-online.org

 
 
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Junior High Insomnia
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Junior High Insomnia

  • First Christian Church Champaign Location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 25 Due to Snow Storm

All junior high students are invited to join us at First Christian Church (Champaign location) from January 25, 9P–January 26, 6A (rescheduled from Jan 11-12) for an all-nighter with laser tag, food, games, and a trip to ELEVATE Trampoline Park! They won't want to miss this event and neither will their friends, SO BRING THEM TOO! Cost is $25. Sign up at the JHM welcome station at either location and turn in the waivers (FIRST Waiver/Elevate Waiver) to reserve your spot. Check in will be outside of the Champaign location Oasis Venue doors by the playground.

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Kids Night Out
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Kids Night Out

  • First Christian Church Champaign Location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1st–5th graders! Invite your friends and join us at the Champaign location for an evening with inflatables, laser tag, movie, pizza, games, and lots of fun. Fee is non-refundable once paid and must be paid online. Each child must have their own registration form filled out.  REGISTRATION CLOSES 1/14/18!


Click here to volunteer at Kids Night Out

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Christmas Dinner
Dec
25
12:30 PM12:30

Christmas Dinner

  • First Christian Church Champaign (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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2018 CHRISTMAS DINNER

CHRISTMAS DAY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
3601 S STALEY RD, CHAMPAIGN, IL

First Christian Church’s Champaign location is once again the host site for the 9th annual Community Christmas Dinner for people who would otherwise be alone or without a special holiday meal to share on Christmas Day. Appetizers will be served at 12:30P with a traditional, sit-down dinner at 1P.


Jim Turpin, former host of Penny for Your Thoughts on WDWS-AM, will once again serve as guest emcee. 


While dinner is free, reservations are requested no later than Friday, December 21
 by calling or texting 217-714-7822 or accessing online: christmasdinner@fcc-online.org. Please provide name, daytime phone number and number of guests attending. All children under 12 will receive a small gift. 

Please make your own travel arrangements as we are unable to provide transportation this year. This event will be held regardless of any wintery weather conditions.

To volunteer to help with this event, sign up HERE by Friday, December 21.

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Christmas Eve Services
Dec
24
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Eve Services

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES | DECEMBER 24, 2018, 2:30 & 4:00P
In Champaign & Urbana

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With this time of the year being busy for us all, a little tradition and normalcy can help remind us what Christmas is all about. So, whether it’s your first or 50th Christmas at FIRST, we want you to know what you can expect with us… good ol’ fashioned family Christmas.

We’re excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior, together with your family, during a cozy, candlelit Christmas Eve service.

Nursery care available for under 2. No kids or student ministry programming.

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Christmas Eve Services
Dec
24
2:30 PM14:30

Christmas Eve Services

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES | DECEMBER 24, 2018, 2:30 & 4:00P
In Champaign & Urbana

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With this time of the year being busy for us all, a little tradition and normalcy can help remind us what Christmas is all about. So, whether it’s your first or 50th Christmas at FIRST, we want you to know what you can expect with us… good ol’ fashioned family Christmas.

We’re excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior, together with your family, during a cozy, candlelit Christmas Eve service.

Nursery care available for under 2. No kids or student ministry programming.

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Foster Care Christmas Parties
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

Foster Care Christmas Parties

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Every year we gather to celebrate families who are caring for children in foster care. We build relationships with them by providing baked goods, playing games, and serving them in a variety of other ways. Would you consider signing up for one or more of our four parties? This is an event where your WHOLE FAMILY can help out. Sign up here today and/or grab a tag on Sunday to bless a family with a gift card!

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Parents' Promise
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Parents' Promise

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This special time will include a message from a FIRST pastor, a challenge to pray consistently for your child, as well as a slide show with pictures of our precious babies. Parents, family, and friends will share in a time of commitment followed by the presentation of dedication certificates. Following the service, all are invited to a reception in celebration of life and the commitments that have been made. Babies will also receive a special gift from the FIRST Nursery Ministry Team. Registration forms may be picked up & returned to the Nursery counter by October 21.

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Trunk or Treat at Salt & Light
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Trunk or Treat at Salt & Light

On Sunday, October 28th from 4 - 6P Salt and Light Urbana will host a TRUNK OR TREAT in their parking lot.  First Christian Church - Champaign and Urbana as well as other community organizations are coming together to help Salt and Light put on this event.  

We believe the Lord will provide over 100 people willing to decorate their trunks and provide candy for over 1,000 kids in our community!  

We are also looking for people to join a parking crew, cooking crew, or cleaning crew. 

Won't you help us make this event INCREDIBLE?  Won't you help us give kids a night to remember? 

SIGN UP TODAY!

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