The Dalles First Christian Church Ministries


The ministries of The Dalles First Christian Church are driven by a desire to give everyone solid biblical direction for life. Hard decisions have to be made in the midst of confusing alternatives. The Scriptures give us our direction. It is the Word of God that brings the clarity and direction we need when we find ourselves at difficult crossroads. We hope you find a place to grow and to serve along this wonderful journey we walk by faith.

To view a copy of our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy click here.

Amor Group News - Invite, Grow, Mature


Amor Groups are a great place to learn what life as a disciple of Jesus Christ is all about. Amor Groups are where we develop meaningful relationships, grow in faith and personal application of God’s Word, shepherd people and minister to their needs and encourage one another to serve the Body of Christ. If Always Mentoring One an-other in Relationships (AMOR) sounds like your cup of tea, sign up on your blue card in the service, at the Hospitality Desk, or contact the office through the website.

Exaltation Ministries


Our Exaltation Ministries endeavor to meet the emerging needs of the ministry while offering excellence in  hospitality and customer service to the congregation and visitors alike. Their charge is to honor and esteem God at every juncture in ministry. They magnify and give thanks to the Father without reservation as we worship Him in spirit and in truth. Each Ministry Department has a Ministry Team Leader. These persons work in conjunction with every ministry in the department to guide and assist in the smooth execution of their individual events.  Read below for more ministries of the Exaltation team.

The Dalles Worship Choir


The choir at First Christian Church begins the end of August and runs through May. They sing in the services a couple times per month with rehearsals every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:15pm. The Dalles Worship Choir is a community church choir that performs annually during the Christmas season and sometimes in the spring. There is a $20.00 participation fee for this group which provides music for the singers. Shawn Lutz is the team leader.

Audio / Visual Team


The sound team is a crucial part of our weekend services. These servants aren’t always seen but they are the ones who make it so we can hear all aspects of the service. Responsibilities are learning how to run the sound equipment, microphones, dvd player, cd player, etc. On occasion they are needed for extra services such as weddings and funerals. Mike Lutz is the team leader.



We have a list of women from the church that sign up, a month at a time, to prepare and clean up the communion elements for the weekend services. We are always looking for volunteers. Marilyn Nielsen is the team leader.



The Baptistery Team is responsible for laundering the towels and gowns after a baptism and returning them to the baptistery weekly. Team leader is Marilyn Nielsen.

Join Us

First Christian Church
909 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: 541-296-6189
Fax: 541-296-1506

Service Times

Friday Service 7:00 pm
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Service 10:30 am