First Christian Church, Moore is a community joined together in a loving fellowship that provides opportunities for spiritual growth. It is our hope that you experience God’s love as you share in our pursuit of a closer relationship with God and each other.
Serve, Experience, Enjoy God’s love
We are a congregation looking to connect with others to share in spreading the word of God through our service to the Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
We are a welcoming, caring congregation whose motto is “Love Spoken Here”. We are part of the Body of Christ who believes in Worship, Fellowship and Caring for one another, as “Being part of God’s Right Hand Extended” to the world. We have a heart for supporting missions. 10% of our income is designated to missions.
The scripture that guides us is (Ephesians 3:20-21). God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Statement of Faith
The identity statement of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) states: “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.” But what does that mean? Read below to understand what we mean by being a “movement for wholeness.”
We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord’s Table
All are welcome to the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. Most congregations do this by celebrating communion every Sunday. That’s why we use a chalice as our logo.
We practice believer baptism
A person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God – the idea of the “priesthood of all believers.”
We study scripture for ourselves
We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written.
We are a movement for Christian Unity
We honor our heritage as a movement for Christian unity by cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness – healing and justice – in the world. This is what it means to be “ecumenical.” One example is our cooperative work with the United Church of Christ in Global Ministries for the past 25+ years and our full communion agreement with the United Church of Canada.
We also honor the heritage of Christian unity by staying together in covenant as a witness to the world that even when we disagree we can still make room, welcoming all to the table as Christ has welcomed us. Our spiritual ancestors were fond of saying, “unity, not uniformity.”