The First Christian Church of Eldon was formed in June 1884 with 19 members and our first pastor, the Reverend Edmund Wilkes. Our first church was located where Salem Cemetery is located, north of Eldon. Our first building was erected in 1889 on a lot west of Maple Street near the Rock Island Depot.
Our congregation is affiliated with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, a body that developed on the American frontier in the early 1800s as a voice for Christian unity. The Disciples Church has a rich heritage of spiritual fellowship, community service, mission outreach and Biblical education.
Today FCC of Eldon is 129 years old and going strong with more than 200 members. Our annual events such as the Ham & Bean Dinner and the Salad Luncheon are hugely successful community events.
As a family of believers we are inspired by Jesus' example of sacrificial love to serve those around us. We warmly invite you to visit us Sunday morning for worship service at 10:45 a.m.
"No creed but Christ!" is a phrase that rings across the ages of Disciples history, asserting a personal faith in Jesus Christ. Through a belief in the Holy Spirit and the sharing of the Lord's supper, we demonstrate a faithfulness to the new life we receive at baptism.
The Disciples of Christ Church does not impose opinions of socioeconomic, political, or personal issues on its members. In matters of ethics and morality, Disciples hold a deep confidence in the ability of individuals to form judgments for themselves. These decisions are to be made prayerfully and with careful study of the teachings of Christ.
We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and proclaim Him Lord and Savior of the world. We are ambassadors for Christ, striving to lead lives worthy of the sacrifice made for us all.
Glory be to God!