Welcome to First Christian Church

Thinking of joining us for worship? Great! Please take some time to read the information below. You will find a brief history of Selma First Christian Church. You will also find a brief explaination of what to expect during your visit. If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Selma First Christian Church was founded in 1885 by A. A. Rowell and seventeen other charter members. The first church building was dedicated on March 19, 1892 and served as our place of worship for 23 years. Our current church building was dedicated on March 4, 1917 and the pipe organ was installed in 1923. We are a congregation that accepts people from all walks of life and is involved in our community. We have opportunities to learn, grow, and help others. Our youth programs attract people from other churches and faiths and our outreach programs help others in our community. We are a church where ALL are welcome, and ALL means ALL. Our mission is to grow our faith in Christ and share it with others, to connect. people to God and to each other through love, and to create hope by providing opportunities for people to serve

A brief history of Selma First Christian Church

Thinking about joining us for worship? Great!
Here are some things you can expect?
First of all: No, the roof won?t collapse just because you walk in?no matter what anyone else may have told you. Whether you are a ?first-in-a-long-time-or-if-ever? church-goer, you are welcome. Take a deep breath.

Worship at First Christian Church Pomona is welcoming of all people especially at the communion table. We are a warm community, with an improvisational bent so God?s Spirit can move among us.

We engage the Bible in its historical context. Many prejudices have been perpetrated by taking words out of context, disconnected from the actual situation being addressed. We take the Bible seriously; we don?t take it literally.

What do we mean by welcoming of all people? This is what we mean: Straight, gay, richer, poorer, white, black, etc. etc. All means all. You may see same-sex couples holding hands in the pews.

We believe it?s possible to be serious about our faith and informal in our approach. At first glance, we look traditional, but we mix it up. Some people wear a jacket, some people wear jeans. Sometimes the pastors wear robes and sometimes they don?t. (Don?t worry; they do wear clothes) Some people even sport tattoos and piercings. Grey hair abounds, but so do very short, young people.

Children are welcome. We believe children aren?t the future of the church; they are the church RIGHT NOW. We also know they wiggle and laugh and drop things; we all do. There?s even a special time just for kids in our service.

We won?t tell you who to vote for, but we are going to talk about real life and current events. That?s where the rubber meets the road in our faith.

We celebrate communion every Sunday (i.e., the Eucharist, the Lord?s Supper, that thing with the bread and the cup).  You are invited to share, if you want?whether you?ve been baptized or not. That table belongs to Jesus, not us, and he?s the one who invites you to ?taste and see the goodness of God.? We use grape juice, bread or crackers.

We sing a lot, together. Song books are in the pews and words are on the screen. We?d love it if you?d join in.

People will say hello. You will be greeted warmly. There?s no pressure; we just want to extend the hospitality of Jesus Christ.

Worship at Selma First Chrisian Church is welcoming of all people. We are a warm and friendly community. Our services are held each Sunday at 10:30 am.  Our Mission is ?to grow our faith in Christ and share it with others. To connect people to God and to each other through love. To create hope by providing opportunities for people to serve.  We invite you to look around our site to find out more about us. We value being inclusive and we believe here that everyone belongs. We say "All Means ALL" around here and we believe it.  Everyone is beloved--all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, and more. Check us out--we think you'll find that we mean what we say.

What you can expect at First Christian Church in Selma

We welcome you to First Christian Church