A loving family of God,

Adel First Christian Church awakens and nurtures faith in everyone we meet.

 
UNDAY WORSHIP 
currently is livestreaming through
YouTube Channel, First Christian Church Facebook page, and Audio Service.
In Person Worship started back on Easter, April 4, 2021. 
Please see our “Covid Protocol for In Person Worship” page. 
 

To stream see livestreaming instruction and links, go to the bottom of this page.

 
If you missed Sunday’s message streamed,
please scroll down to bottom of this page to watch livestream video.
Prior weeks live stream videos are available to view on “Livestreaming” page by month.
 
Pastor’s Weekly Uplift articles (blogs) links are available on the website.
Click on page menu bar in top right corner and click on “Weekly Uplift Blogs” or scroll down to links.   
 
 
Office Hours – Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Email – fccadeloffice@gmail.com
218 N. 9th Street, Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-4514
CLICK HERE for a map to Adel FCC
Register NOW for
2020-2021 OnlineYouth Group and Sunday School
 
 
Sunday Services
 
 
9:00 AM – Sunday Worship Service
will be in person and livestream 
service through FCC Youtube Channel,
First Christian Church Facebook Live/Page,
and an Audio Service. 
 
In Person worship is back!
No registration necessary!
  
Donuts are back! 
Join us for Fellowship
following Sunday Morning Service
 
10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School  
 
 
 
FCC Youth Programs
 
 
Here are the ways your kids can be involved at Adel First Christian Church (Adel FCC):
 
  • PreK-2nd: (for kids in PreK-2nd grade) Is not meeting on Wednesdays until maybe 2021*
  • JYF (for kids in 3rd-5th grade): Is not meeting on Wednesdays may resume in 2021*
  • Chi Rho (for kids 6th-8th grade): meets at 4:00 every other Sunday*
  • CYF (for kids in 9th-12th grade): meets at 4:00 every other Sunday*
  • Sunday School for all ages: not meeting at the moment due to Covid*
 
*See our Youth Programs Page to register
IN PERSON AND LIVESTREAM SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, 9:00 a.m. 
 
Worship will start in person April 4, 2021 and will also be livestreamed. 
 
To worship by streaming: 
and an Audio Service

To listen to the live service by audio, please dial in by phone:  515-992-9930 this is a local call in central Iowa area

The service will be live at approximately 8:55 every Sunday morning. It is important to note that if you call prior to 8:55, you will hear a recording of the previous week’s service. This new feature also offers an option to be called automatically at the start of a new service.

Please help spread the word to those that may not be aware or have access to this communication.
 
 
For more information about youth groups, the meal or Sunday School, contact church office at fccadeloffice@gmail.com 
 
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January 16, 2022 Worship Service

WELCOME TO IN PERSON WORSHIP 2021!

January 11, 2022 UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS 

The church board meet January 11, 2022.  Updated the mask policy to “strongly recommend, but personal choice” for the use of a mask while continuing to practice social distancing.
Thank you!
 
 At FCC we live our faith every day
and everywhere through worship, fellowship, study, music, youth programs and community service.
 
  • loving, caring church family We’re friendly! It’s easy to find your niche and meet friends.
 
  • Respect — for differing opinions, backgrounds and beliefs, as well as your time and your individual faith needs. We are honest with each other, and our through our actions we live what we believe and say.
 
  • A generous spirit is in the air at FCC.  We are involved in our church and in our community, supporting each other and our neighbors in Dallas County through fellowship and outreach. 
 
  • A vibrant, fun-loving atmosphere — It’s true! Here at FCC, we mix in a lot of laughs in service to God.
 
  • A thirst for learning — Through small study groups, thought-provoking services, community outreach and weekly inspiration, we seek fresh ways to feed our faith, deepen our understanding — helping us to find the best paths that enrich and support our everyday lives.

 

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Glorify – Grow – Give – Go

We love serving in ministry. Our sole aim is to steward faith to create a deeper relationship with God. Our programs are developed to grow your faith!
 

Adel FCC Event Calendar

Click on each event on the calendar for more information!
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Adel First Christian Church

Youth Programs

**Wednesday Night
Children and Families Groups
 
 
Youth groups and Sunday School at Adel FCC are open to every child in our community.  Children are invited to come and be unconditionally accepted and loved, to grow in their connection to the Lord, and to walk with others as they learn about Jesus.  Kids enjoy age-appropriate, faith-based activities and discussions, games, snacks, and crafts.   
 
The registration form can be found below and is required for all ages.
 
Families absolutely love this mid-week family fellowship time!
 
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PreK-2nd Grade – Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00
Will start back up in April 21, 2021
 
JYF (3rd Grade – 5th Grade) – Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00
Will start back up in April 21, 2021
 
CHI RHO (Middle School) – (New) Sundays from 4:00-4:45
 
CYF (High School) – (NEW) Sundays from 4:00 – 4:45
 
***We plan to meet in the parking lot, weather permitting
(inclement weather—Fellowship Hall).
Please wear mask and we will be following social distancing guidelines
(stay 6’ apart—sitting in family groups).
 
Please fill out the registration form below and we will connect with you!
 
 

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LETTER TO THE CONGREGATION REGARDING A NEW VISION January 6, 2022 — Epiphany

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We believe God is on the verge of revealing a new vision for the First Christian Church of Adel. Pastor Pfeiffer has returned refreshed and inspired from his time of prayer, rest, reflection, travel and study during his 3 months away. We have been blessed with the leadership of Pastor Woods with prayer, reflection and study during that same time. We now move into a time when we will consider what has been learned in that process and apply that knowledge and inspiration going forward at First Christian Church of Adel.

Your church board of directors together with the elder board and committee chairs has authorized the formation of a Vision Team to seek God’s vision for our church going forward. First and foremost this team will stay diligent in seeking God’s will in all our efforts to serve and glorify God’s holy name. This team will prayerfully consider the many blessings of our existing programs. A new direction or vision will be sought out and considered. The vision will include caring for the needs of our church family, but it will also seek a new emphasis on engaging the wider community while being cognizant of our abilities and limitations.

This next step forward in God’s service and that of our community will be a tremendous blessing. It is only through our faithful service to our Lord, ourselves and our community that this congregation can be fruitful and multiply.

This team will meet twice a month for about an hour to engage in prayer, discussion about the church and the surrounding community, and seeking God’s preferred future for this congregation. The team will meet for about 3 months starting late January.

If you are interested in serving on this team please contact one of us or our Office Manager Lisa Wilkerson (515.993.4514). If you have program ideas or suggestions please share them with the Vision Team.

Peace,

Jeff Mellencamp (Chair) for the Board of Directors (text 515.883.0751)

Steve Venard (Chair) for the Board of Elders (text 515.661.1241)

Pastor Doug Pfeiffer for the Committee Chairs (text or call 515.720.0689)

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WORSHIP TIME CHANGE:

The Worship Committee is considering changing the time of our Sunday worship service on a trial basis.  We hope this change will welcome new people (particularly those with children) to the church.  We are thinking about changing worship time to 10 a.m. for a 6-month trial, perhaps starting March 6. Please reflect and pray about this possible change. A discussion will be held in the sanctuary after worship (10 a.m.) on January 30.  Everyone is encouraged to participate and offer your feedback.

If you cannot make this discussion and want to offer feedback, please talk with a worship committee member (Jocelyn Schlieman, Donna Roberts, Pam Prouty, or Abby Crannell,) soon. Thank you for your prayers and reflections.

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SHOW AND TELL! For the sermon February 27, 2022, we will have fun with participants bringing in items that bring them well-being and briefly describing these in worship. Please let Pastor Doug know what you plan to bring by February 23. Thanks!
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OUTREACH UPDATE

Last week Outreach delivered a van full of adult winter clothing to Joppa, who serves the homeless population in Des Moines. We downsized the abundance of warm clothing that we had. Thanks to all who helped with this. 

The Clothes Closet served five families on Saturday, January 8th. We handed out several coats as well as clothing. 

We continue to deliver bags of clothing, shoes, and boots to area schools that request help. 

Through special donations from members, and outreach budget.  Adel First Christian Church donated $400 to the Week of Compassion marked to help Kentucky Tornado Victims.

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AGING RESOURCES & SUPPORT Kay Vanags, from Aging Resources of Central Iowa, was our guest speaker October 10 during Fellowship.  Please take a minute to check out the flyer she provided to us in the Fellowship Hall or go to their website www.agingresources.com for information.

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    Doug Pfeiffer
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    Our congregation is incredibly blessed by Pastor Doug.  His insight and ability to  connect modern-day issues with scripture is inspiring and thought-provoking. Pastor Doug is appreciated for his humor and genuine love of Christ and Christ’s children.
     
     
     
     

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    WEEKLY UPLIFT FROM PASTOR

    Weekly Uplift – “Mindful Moments”

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    Ways to send your donation and support First Christian Church

    *Use the post office and send your donation to us at:
    First Christian Church
    218 N 9th Street
    Adel, IA  50003
     
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    from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
     
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