First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Madison, Indiana was organized in 1836. Its brave beginning was made up of pioneer families and hardy individuals looking for a better life along the busiest water highway on the Ohio River. As with other descendants of the Second Great Awakening this newly formed congregation sought to worship God in a simple, sincere way with the hope of restoring the early church's faithfulness.
Our members are active in numerous ways! You can find our folks in various places around the greater Madison area. For example First Christian Church was a leader in founding the community food pantry, House of Hope. FCC members continue to volunteer at the House of Hope each week. FCC hosts a local CSA (community-supported agriculture) which supports local food consumption by local farmers which is the passion of two members. Our members feed children through the network of summer food programs and in the last three summers FCC served over 1,000 meals! Our members are active in the local arts by teaching fabric arts through quilting and knitting. You will also find painters who create both award winning watercolors pieces as well as oil painting and photography. Others can be found sharing their gift of music through a local strings group which performs in nursing homes and occasionally in our worship services. There are also singers who regularly share the gift of song in worship and around the Madison community. We even have members who are storytellers and amateur actors. Several members participate in community not-for-profit groups like Habitat for Humanity and the local Women's Giving Circle as a few examples.
We are an old church with a progressive theology and commitment to making life better in Madison for all. FCC opens its doors to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program each week and gives their director, Vickie Copeland, free office space. Most Mondays one will see young Cub Scouts from Pack 712 take over the Fellowship Hall.
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Rev. Bill & Julia Johnson