• Fall Costume Party
  • 150th Anniversary Celebration pics located in Photos
  • Youngest members recognized
  • Youth and Young Adults Performance


Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries.  Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our church.  If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A warm and caring congregation that will lovingly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is relevant and rooted in God's Word
  • Ministries geared to meet the needs of all ages 

In Jesus,
Pastor David


FCC celebrated 150 years with a special service on Sunday, September 17, 2017. There were special musical guests and speakers. Following the Worship Service, a catered meal was served.

Contact Us

First Christian Church
703 S. Hickory
Mail: PO Box 247
Mt. Vernon, Missouri 65712
Phone 417-466-3345
Fax 417-466-4755

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • Mon-Thur 8:30 am-1:00 pm
    Fri 8:30 am-12:00 pm (noon)
  • Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


  • Thanksgiving Lay Services

    THANKSGIVING LAY SERVICES will be held at Lifebridge Assembly at 7:00 am Monday-Wednesday, November 20-22. 

  • Youth Sunday

    The months that have five Sundays are special months. On the fifth Sunday, First Christian Church's Youth and Children perform all aspects of the Worship Service. They conduct prayers, perform special songs and skits, and are under the direction Helen Calvert.

    These youngsters are the future of our church and country and they have and are forming a solid relationship with God and community. 

    Come and support them as they continue to grow in their faith and lead the church in the special fifth Sunday services.

  • Bell Choir

    Once a month, the Bell Choir adds a special ring to the Worship Service when they perform special music. The members of the choir, led by Lori Evatt, do an excellent job providing the special selections.

    Bell Choir participants meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 for practice.

    Currently, there are thirteen bell ringers. If you are interested in being a bell ringer, come to practice. Anyone and everyone are welcome.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Manna Time

    Manna Time is a weekly Wednesday evening meal served in the fellowship hall. This is a free meal to anyone attending. Donations are accepted to help cover costs, but not required.

    The meal is served at 5:45 pm and is a different meal each week. Church volunteers prepare the meals, desserts and drinks for all.

    This is a time for great fellowship, stories, laughs, and a good ol' down home cooked meal.


  • Women's Bible Study

    The Women's Bible Study group meets on the third Monday of each month, September through May, at 1:30 pm.

    The fall study session is "The Signs of Christ's Return". A book by Author Don Finto titled Prepare! is being used for supplemental reading. The spring seesion will be on the book of Zechariah.

    Marge Lambert is the group leader and is well versed on the Bible. The group, constisting of sixteen ladies, always have good discussions (along with laughs.)

    Join us! We will be looking for you.

  • Men's Breakfast

    On the third Saturday of each month, First Christian Church hosts a men's breakfast at 7:30 am. The meal is prepared by a couple of fellas of the church and served to those in attendance. 

    They have a good time and lots of laughter can heard.

    Gentlemen, come join in for a great breakfast and fellowship.

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