First Christian Church Morro Bay
Disciples of Christ

 

2050 Ironwood Ave. Morro Bay, CA 93442 -- 805-225-1971

Closest DISCIPLES OF CHRIST to Cal Poly, SLO

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50th Church Birthday Celebration Photo - June 7, 2009

 

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION -- The mission of the First Christian Church is to share the good news of Jesus Christ, to witness and serve from our doorsteps to all people throughout our community, to encourage spiritual growth, and to celebrate God's presence in worship.

 

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Our congregation is in covenant with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a contemporary faith group devoted to deep Christian spiritually, true community, and passion for justice.

We are the closest DICIPLES of CHRIST to Cal Poly, SLO.

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Brief History of First Christian Church of Morro Bay

Wanting to start a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Morro Bay area, a group of interested people set the date of May 27, 1959 for a planning meeting.
The group elected Mrs. Inez Wise as general chairperson and called Rev. Quentin Mitchell as organizing minister.

June 7, 1959 was set for the first regular church service in the Wise home at 136 Eleventh St. in Baywood Park. 18 people declared their membership with the new church and voted to be known as “Bay First Christian Church.”  Rev. Quentin Mitchell accepted the call of full time minister. The congregation met June thru July in the Morro Bay Theater and also for a time at the Morro Bay Art Association Building.

The Church Constitution was adopted Dec. 13, 1959 and the Church Charter presented Jan.3, 1960 which was signed by 42 members. On Feb. 21, 1960 the building at 1020 Fifth St. (now Quintana Rd.) was dedicated as a place of worship.

On Aug. 25, 1963,  after 4 years of planning, the congregation broke ground for  their new church on 9th  St.(now Ironwood) in Morro Bay. The building was completed in 1965 with a congregation of  80 members. The Fellowship Hall and Sunday School building were completed in Nov. 1969.

The  First Christian Church of Morro Bay celebrated its 50th birthday June 7, 2009.

 

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Brief History of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grew out of two movements seeking Christian unity that sprang up almost simultaneously in western Pennsylvania and Kentucky - movements that were backlashes against the rigid denominationalism of the early 1800s.

The Disciples have a long heritage of openness to other Christian traditions - having come into existence as sort of a 19th century protest movement against denominational exclusiveness. At the local level and beyond, Disciples are frequently involved in cooperative and ecumenical work.

The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.