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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.

The Message

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, the apostle Paul writes, “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” The phrase “day of the Lord” refers to a time in history when God intervenes to judge his enemies, deliver his people and set up his earthly kingdom.

The believers Paul was writing to understood the times and had an understanding of the imminent return of Christ, that he could come at any moment in time to remove his church from Earth through the rapture. They didn’t know the exact time of his return but were anticipating it with great expectations. It’s not the believers who will be caught unaware, but the unbelievers. Like a thief in the night, Christ will return for the final judgement of his enemies, deliver his people, and set up his earthly kingdom; that is the “Day of the Lord.”

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, Iris Muncie will sing a solo.

Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.

Mid-Week Studies Pastor Gary Whitlach 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 residents are welcome to attend.

Scripture of the Week

“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14, NASB).


For more information, call

(562) 431-8810.

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