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March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In our congregation, elders are called to give care and guidance, preside at the communion table, be a guiding voice in the collective process of forming the church’s vision, serve in leadership positions and support the entire congregation through encouragement, presence, and prayer. In our congregation, elders are called to serve two-year terms. It is a common practice in a majority of congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to ordain those serving in the role of Elder. Previously, First Christian Church has installed its elders along with other congregational leadership, but has not officially ordained them. This year, we begin the practice of ordaining our elders as an affirmation of their call to serve in this unique role. It is our intention in future years to ordain those who are called to serve as active elders, including those who may have served as elder previously, but have not been ordained in the past. We’ll ordain our current elders as part of worship on Sunday, March 8.