First Church is 157 years old, but we don’t act that old! We are active, energetic, and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a family of faith that welcomes all of God’s children, youth, adults, seniors, singles, single parents, and families in whatever configuration. We are a community of faith that gathers for worship, study, and fellowship and then leaves to faithfully witness to God’s transforming love in the world.
In addition to our historic downtown location, we are “growing God’s love and putting our faith into action” on our 47-acre WEST CAMPUS development. Ground-breaking took place in July, 2005, for the Celebration Center. The first worship in the new facility was August 13, 2006. This center includes a large multi-purpose room used for worship, athletics, meals, and community events. A large nursery/toddler space and several classrooms complement the multi-purpose room to meet many needs of the church and the community. The Grand Opening was held on September 10, 2006. You are invited to enjoy a walk on the Kansas prairie with wildflowers, native grass, and a spectacular view of Lawrence and Douglas County.