WORSHIP THROUGH ART
"He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers..."
- Exodus 35:35

A uniquely artistic congregation
Musicians, painters, potters, photographers, quilters, and other artists have called First Christian Church their spiritual home.

Opportunities abound to express faith, questions, doubts, prayerful petitions, and deep gratitude in visual media. For various seasons of the church calendar, the worship committee comes up with various creative and thoughtful installations that tell the story of God's action visually.




^ Many members have worked together to make the gorgeous Chrismons that fill our tree during the Advent and Christmas seasons. A dedicated group of members continues this tradition in the memory of Frances Johnson, who taught this art to many.
This stained glass window was created by Ralph and Lois Coburn in 2003 on their kitchen table. An original design, it bears the red chalice of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Other stained glass art by the Coburns grace their home church in Ohio, as well as the living rooms of family, friends and church members.

​Sometimes, these installations include original artwork. Other times, symbols of the faith are suspended from the ceiling or from large bands of cloth or placed in front of the church for all to see and ponder.  >
^  Jim Henck, a local sculptor, crafted this unusual cross as a gift to First Christian Church in 2004.  Handcrafted pots, pitchers, vases, and communion ware were created by Tara Romine and Michelle Daigler, potters who explore ancient forms of vessels in their work.
^  This one-of-a-kind Advent wreath is a sculpture by artist Jim Henck, also a First Christian original.
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Portraits of members and other Disciples
By our pastor,  
Jolin Wilks McElroy
(704) 334-3771
1200 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203