Who We Are



WE ARE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
We are a friendly church in Jefferson City that believes Jesus Christ is Lord. We join in God’s work in our world today. We do this by loving God, loving others, and serving our community and the world.

Mission


“Go into the world and open the circle of God’s love unto all people.”
Inspired by Matthew 28: 16-20



Sunday


We invite anyone and everyone to attend our Sunday Worship as we celebrate God in song, scripture, and prayer. We share communion every Sunday.

Worship

9:30 am

Fellowship

10:40 am

Church School

11:00 am

LEADERSHIP

Leadership is all about service. With Jesus as our example, we are honored and privileged to lead, guide, and sacrifice for the community. Community Christian Church is congregationally governed. There is no gender bias in any of our leadership posts.

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Minister


Rev. Bethany Albrecht

Reverend Bethany Albrecht is very energetic, excited to join hands with us and “go into the world to open the circle of God’s love unto all people.” She is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister, in her second year as a Doctor of Ministry student at Phillips Theological Seminary. Bethany firmly believes all are welcome at the table: it is Christ’s table and he invites us all. Reverend Albrecht is first of all committed to deepening the spiritual connections of all people to one another and to God. She has a special interest in the sacred space of worship, working to create a physical ambiance to accompany and enhance the worshiping life of the congregation. 
She loves to preach, and can make a message relevant in the world today.

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Elders

Our Elders join the Minister in taking on the responsibility of praying and caring for the spiritual lives of our members.


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Deacons

Our Deacons work to serve within the church and around the community.

Church staff

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Organist
Helene Richardson

Helene has been at CCC through several staff leadership changes and is energized by new ideas. In addition to music, she loves being outside and planting dogwood trees. She likes teaching and learning. As well as being gifted on any keyboard, she enjoys playing in the hand bell choir and weekly fellowship time after worship service.


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Music Director Jennifer Fults

Jennifer is full of energy, which is good since she teaches music to small children in elementary school for her day job. She is a very positive person with two small children of her own. Jennifer is always open to hearing new ideas for the choir. That turns into some really humorous choral performances on occasion.

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Nursery Attendant
Jamie Webster

Jamie is a registered nurse, working at the University Hospital in Columbia, when she is not working with the children at church. Much of her time away from the church nursery is spent furthering her knowledge. But, she likes to hang out with her friends and family, and really enjoys a good board game or playing cards. Stop by the nursery to say hi sometime.


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Administrative Assistant
Terry Arter

Originally from Fulton, Terry loves a good mystery book or movie, camping and nature in general. Terry is passionate about helping Community Christian Church in all that it tries to accomplish during the week through the operations of the office. Terry and her husband, John, live just outside of Jefferson City and have regular visits with her son’s family, grandson and four great-grandsons. They enjoy going to the movies, family get-togethers, and the center of home life is their two dogs, Otis (15) and Coco (12). If you come in or call, Terry will be there to help you.


Custodian
Trisha Hagan

If you have not run into to her yet, Trisha is our new custodian. She began the first of August.

She is married to Ryan and has two children: a son, Rylan, and a daughter, Kinley,.

Having been in the area for over 10 years, she came from the small Missouri town of Faucett, where she graduated with a class of 15! Faucett is close to St. Joseph. They now live on five acres in Holts Summit, which they share with fur and feathered pets—one dog, three cats and several chickens.

If you see someone working hard to keep our church clean, that will be Trisha . . . Say hello and welcome her to the Community Christian Church family.

Beliefs

Why we exist

We are here to be and make disciples. Disciples are those who have decided that the most important thing in their spiritual lives is to follow the teaching of Jesus.

We work to help people discover their gifts and calling, for the purpose of glorifying God in the world and to bring what we each know about God’s love to everyone.

We are a place where people grow spiritually, love their neighbors and the world, and offer Christ to everyone.

Our commitment

Community Christian Church is committed to wholeness, liberty, and love in Jesus Christ.

We seek wholeness.

We are a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us. All means all.

We value liberty.

Each person is capable of reading scripture and drawing their own conclusions about what is written, following their own spiritual journey.

We pursue love in all things.

The greatest commandment is to love your God; and like it, love your neighbor as yourself.

“Going into the World”

What makes us Disciples of Christ

  • We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. We do this by celebrating communion every Sunday.
  • We practice believer baptism – that a person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God.
  • We honor our heritage as a movement for Christian unity by cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness – healing and justice – in the world.
  • We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written.
  • We also honor the heritage of Christian unity by staying together in covenant as a witness to the world that even when we disagree we can still make room, welcoming all to the table as Christ has welcomed us.
  • We move to answer God’s call for justice particularly in the areas of care for the earth, the challenges for women and children, poverty and hunger and immigration. We seek to do this work in cooperation with other people of faith.