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             We believe in and seek to follow Jesus as the Christ God sent into the world. Jesus helps us know how to live in a relationship with God and others. We simply seek to be “Christian” or “Disciples of Christ” and a part of Jesus' Church around the world. 

            We find the joy of life in God, the Creator of all things. We seek to show respect for all life and we find God reaching out to us through His Word in the Bible, in Jesus life, in our fellowship with Jesus' followers in the Church, and in our associations other people God may choose to speak through.

            We recognize we are not perfect and so it is our joy to hear that because of His great love, God sent Jesus His Son to help us out of and up from sin and death to eternal life: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in him is not condemned..." (John 3:16-18a in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.) 

            Our need for forgiveness and the full pardon available to us and all who turn to live for God, ask for mercy, and believe in the name and work of Jesus, the Christ inspires our worship of God and living in each day. "For there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ." (Romans 8:1). 

            First Christian Church, Pekin, was chartered on October 21, 1876, by 34 believers and has been at 1201 Chestnut Street in Pekin, Illinois, since September 13, 1953 and seeks to continue to be faithful to Christ's calling. We are thrilled to share in the ministry of God's love in our congregation, this community and the world.