First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. People are welcome to join First Christian Church as it worships and explores God’s word.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, the apostle Paul writes, “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep (dead), for the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (believers who died) in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And, thus, we shall always be with the Lord.”
This is Jesus fulfilling the promise he made in John 14:2-3, “In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am you may be also.”
This is nothing less than the “blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, the church choir will sing the hymn “Heaven Came Down” under the direction of Janet Ray.
Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Friday evening prayer and study meetings are from 6-7 p.m.
Mid-Week Studies PastorGaryWhitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday’s prayer and Bible Study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.
All Leisure World residents are welcome attend.
Scripture of the Week
Prior to Christ’s crucifixion, he was brought before Pilate, the ruler of Jerusalem, to be punished for his crime of claiming to be a king. Pilate asked Jesus,” Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, my kingdom is not of this realm.” Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice” (John 19 33-37; NASB).
Those who need to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.