Please also visit us regularly on our new Facebook "Group" Page at:

While we are in a period of "physical distancing," we want to keep our "socializing" alive and well so worship services are being shared here.  

Because we celebrate Open Communion, we invite you to have whatever elements you chose to partake with us during Communion.

Peace - Shalom - Namaste'


** Effective March 17, 2020:

Due to Governor Kate Brown’s executive order announcing statewide actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Silverton First Christian Church will not gather for worship services until further notice.  We treasure our times together as a church family and this is a loss but hopefully this will not last for very long.  

In the meantime, the good news is that each Sunday we will provide a service with music, scripture, prayers and messages through a live YouTube link you can access through the church email and our church Facebook page.  It will also be recorded so you can watch it at any time.  

We hope this blesses your life each week as we continue to journey with Jesus to the cross during this season of Lent.  Please let us know if you are in need or are aware of others in our church family who are in need.  

In Christ,

Pastor Steve   


"Welcome Home, Friend ..."

This is a welcoming and open spiritual community where You are Welcome to Come  Just as You Are, Whoever You Are, Wherever You Are Along Life's Journey.

We're located at 402 North First Street, Silverton, Oregon 97381

~ Sunday morning Worship ~

   10:00  ~  Worship Service ~ with Open Communion each Sunday

The "Lullaby Room" (back of the sanctuary) is available for babies and their moms and dads.  Attendants in the "Toddler Room" (adjacent to the sanctuary) will welcome your toddlers and pre-schoolers.

If you prefer your child (K-4th) participate in Children's Church during the sermon and close of worship, they can go with Korinna and her helpers following Communion.

Themed "pew packets" are available in the entry area for children.  (Please return  the packets following worship so they can be prepared for next Sunday.)  

   11:15  ~  Family Time of Fellowship ~ coffee, tea,  

                        espresso cart, and treats            

   11:30  ~  Classes for All Ages (late September thru mid-May)

Pastor Steve Knox - "The Denial"

Pastor Steve Knox - "The Desert"

(Please excuse the "hmmm."  You may want to keep your volume a little lower when viewing.)

Pastor Steve Knox - "Abide"

"Announcements"/Cancelled until further notice - Check Back


The Lenten Season ... Dates to Remember:

Palm Sunday:

A Special Community Gathering

April 5

Gather & Blessing, FCC, Multi-Purpose Room; 10:00 a.m. 

Worship, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday

April 9, 7:30 p.m.

A time of candlelit reflections on Passover and Communion.

The Elders and Pastor Steve invite you to this special service.

Easter Sunday

April 12

Sonrise Service, 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. - (fundraiser for camp scholarships)

Easter Worship, 10:00 a.m.

Opportunity Knocks!

There is a new program starting the first of March...

         There will be a "card table" in  the multi-purpose room after church. A variety of greeting cards will  be available for you to select from, write a note, address from the  directory, and leave in the mailing box. When Steve announces there is  someone ill, or having surgery, or a birthday, you can get a card ready  to mail while it is on your mind. There will also be member pictures  available to look through in case you are not sure who someone is. In  other words, you can put a face to the name. 

        By the way, we are glad to take donated cards, if you have any laying around your house that you are willing to give away.

                Thank you!

                      Ginni Stensland   

Regional Representatives - Youth/Board

        The  Regional Board of the Christian Church in Oregon & SW Idaho  oversees the ministries done together by Disciples in our area. Allison Zitzelberger from  Silverton FCC will be one of two youth representatives who are a  liaison between the Regional Board and youth in our congregations.        

       Like  other regional board members, the youth members share information about  regional church programs and relay concerns and questions from the  churches to the board. They review the programs and expenses of the  regional church and learn about Global Ministries, Week of Compassion,  New Church Ministry and many other activities of the regional church. 

       Marcus Clark, also  from Silverton FCC, has served on the Regional Board for the past two  years and will continue as a Santiam District representative. The  regional board meets three times per year.

                Doug Wirt

                   Co-Regional Minister

                      Christian Church in Oregon & SW Idaho

Coin Drive !! Fundraiser for Kids' Camps

 Through the month of March, youth are holding a Coin Drive Fundraiser to help with summer Kids' Camp expenses!  Check your couches, trays in your car, the bottom of your purses, your jars of coins - and share with this special project so as many kids that want to go Can!

Little Kids' Choir !!

(ages 5-9) 

Practices have begun! Check with Christy Knox with any questions!! 

Senior Lunch Bunch - March 3rd

Our next Senior Lunch Bunch get-together will be on Tuesday,, March 3rd at noon.

Second Hour Classes for "In-Betweeners" and All Adults

The In-Betweeners Second Hour Class meets in the Pastor's Study and is for anyone between college to retirement-age. We  have no agenda planned for our second hour gatherings and just go with  the flow. It's lots of fun! We would love to grow our group so I  encourage people to bring a friend or two! 

     I want to thank Gail Frassenei for  hosting our game night/potluck at her home in January. We don't have  another event planned yet, but tossing around some ideas, maybe a beach  weekend, a BBQ ... who knows! Come join us!


An additional adult discussion  (for all adults) will meet in the Fireside Room to discuss  “Lies We Believe About God” (William Paul Young, author of “The Shack), led by Pastor Steve.  

SCHOLARSHIPS Available - May 3rd deadline

All First Christian Church regularly attending high school seniors have been mailed scholarship information and forms. Please remember that the deadline for turning in applications is May 3 at noon.

Grief Support Group - 3rd Thursday (March 19)

All are welcome to join the Grief  Support Group, led by Danika (Beard) Turney, in the Fireside Room every  third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Participants experience the  support and caring of other grieving persons, as well as receive helpful  information about grieving and the grief process.  

This time of the year can be even more of a challenge for those working through their journey.  Check in with folks and share some love and time.

Holy Land Trip - Update as of February 1st

Holy  Land trip prep is getting exciting.  We are 26 in number, got the group  together recently, and another meeting to come.  There's room for a few  more, however we are told there are very few Passion Play tickets  available, so if anyone wants to sign up, this is the time.  Contact the office or visit with Pastor Steve.

Regional Assembly - May 15th-16th at Salem FCC!

"Growing Into God's Future Together"

Welcoming Claremont School of Theology to Oregon (Salem)

Workshops ~ Music ~ Welcoming New Congregations

 Stay  tuned for details and registration information.  Special guests:  Belva  Brown Jordan, Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  General Assembly and Sotello Long, President of Disciples Home Missions  and many more special resource guests and our website  for new information.

Don't forget to plan ahead for the All Church Camp-out

Each June, we have an All Church Camp-out at South Beach State Park.  This year the dates are June 26th-28th .  In addition to fellowship and sharing meals, a worship service is held Sunday morning.  We still have a service at the church for those unable or choosing not to go to the beach and for visitors!    Reservations need to be made for camping spots as soon as possible - Loop B or as close as you can.  Come for one day or all!

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To visit with Pastor Steve or with Cindy in the office:

First Christian Church

402 North 1st Street, Silverton, Oregon 97381, United States

Office: (503) 873-6620 Fax: (503) 873-6763

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Otherwise, by appointment.

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