A loving family of God,

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

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
No Christian Education until further notice 
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
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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October 17, 2021 Worship Service



The church board meet August 10, 2021.  Due to the CDC recommendations (August 2021), the Church Board is requiring that everyone please wear a mask while inside the building. 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

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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!
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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  1. How long is the sabbatical and what are the dates of its duration? The duration of the Pastor’s sabbatical is 13 weeks. The sabbatical will begin on August 16 and conclude November 15, 2021.
  2. Do other churches give sabbaticals? How long are they? Yes other churches give their pastors a sabbatical. Many Disciples’ churches have given their pastors sabbaticals in the last 50 years. Typically, a pastor’s sabbatical is 3 months, but they can vary from one month to a whole year.
  3. Won’t the pastor just be looking for another church to serve during the sabbatical? Absolutely Not.
  4. Is the pastor leaving Adel for that time and relocating somewhere else in this time frame? No. Pastor Doug will spend most of his time at home reading books and articles, engaging in prayer, and talking with God during exercise. He will visit five churches during this time for about a day each, gaining insights from them that can help our church. He will also go on reflective trips with wife Debbie in which he journals, trying to pull together his insights from all of these activities to help our church.
  5. Didn’t we get a grant for this sabbatical? Yes, Reflective Leadership Grant by Duke Divinity.  Where will this money go? Pay Pastor Sue salary, Pastor Doug’s travel expenses, and books for Sabbatical.
  1. Will there be an event to mark the beginning of the sabbatical? Sunday, August 15 after church in Fellowship Hall.
  2. Who will be pastor during the sabbatical? Pastor Sue Woods
  3. What will we be doing during the sabbatical? Pastor Sue will be leading us in the study of 4 topics of the day: Hunger & food insecurity, ethnicity & diversity, disaster & response, & support for our aging population. Devote 3 Sundays to these topics. Review and guest speakers.  Congregation will gather discuss ideas on being solution to these issues.
  1. Isn’t this just an extended vacation for the pastor, where he gets paid and is not working? Pastor Doug will spend time at home reading articles, books, and engaging in prayer. Talking with God during exercise. Visiting 5 churches. Take reflective trips with his wife.  Journal and pull together his insight and bring with him when he returns.
  2. What do we hope to gain—pastor and congregation—from the sabbatical? Time of renew focus and rest for Pastor Doug and the Congregation. Congregation focus on the four topics provided by Sabbatical team.
  1. What will happen after the sabbatical? Will there be an event to mark the ending of the sabbatical? There will be a “Together Again” experience in which Pastor Doug and the Congregation come back together and share what they’ve learned during the sabbatical. Highlights from Pastor Doug’s report will be shared. 
  2. Will the agency from which we received the grant get some kind of report from our experience? Yes. Pastor Doug, working with FCC leaders, will compose a report that is due by the end of 2021.

Questions, contact the Sabbatical Team:  Steve Venard, Lori Schultze, Abby Crannell, Kevin Howe, & Della Weems.


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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    Meet Our Pastor
    Doug Pfeiffer
    Senior Pastor
    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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    October 03, 2021 “The Sacrifice of Aging” Genesis 22:1-14
    October 10, 2021 “Lessons Learned” Ephesians 4:25-5:2

    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.

    October 17, 2021 “Project Runway” Titus 2:7-8 & Psalm 1:1-3
    October 24, 2021 “De Profundis” Psalm 69
    October 31, 2021 “Take A Pounding Heart” Mark 10:46-52

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