What We Believe…
The Dalles First Christian Church is an independent governed congregation with elder oversight. We have strong ties to the heritage of the Restoration Movement. We follow the Lord’s plea for unity. We support all believers who accept Jesus as Lord of their lives. We don’t consider ourselves the only Christians, but “Christians only”. We look to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. We follow the New Testament in matters of faith and practice. We observe communion on a weekly basis and follow the Biblical pattern of conversion. Church members have exhibited their faith in Christ by belief, repentance, public confession of faith, baptism (immersion), and a continual faithful obedience to Biblical standards of living. We stand firm on the essential doctrines of the faith, but observe freedom in the non-essential areas of Christian life and belief.
First Christian Church
The present day First Christian Church congregation in The Dalles was established in 1892 by John W. Jenkins. There were 24 charter members. According to a notice in the local newspaper The Chronicle, the actual legal organizing of the group was done by J. T. Eshelman. The organizational meeting was held in the Court Room of the Old Court House. The emerging church borrowed facilities from several organizations in town while getting under way. The group was able to build promptly and their building was dedicated to the service of the Lord on September 2nd, 1893 by William F. Cowden. A. D. Skaggs was the minister from 1896 to 1897 followed by Gentry Rushing in 1899.
You Are Welcome Here
We’re delighted you’re checking us out here at First Christian Church. Whether you’re looking for a new church, getting back to church after some time away, or trying church for the first time, this might be just the place for you. You’ll find normal folks looking to God, the Bible, and one another for some answers to life’s questions. We try to live out the love and grace of Jesus Christ as we share life together. And wherever you are in your spiritual journey, our worship, sermons, programs, and events are designed to help you take the next step in that journey. We’d love to walk together with you.
Looking for a new church?
Contact us for more information or join us at one of the services listed below.
Friday Night Service – 7:00 pm
Sunday School – 9:15 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
We offer a variety of study groups for all ages and knowledge levels
(contact church office for list of days and times)
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm For Middle School and High School
First Christian Church
909 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
Friday Service 7:00 pm
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Service 10:30 am