At First Christian Church of Carterville, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as pain-free as possible.
Our church is located at 203 Virginia Avenue, and parking is located across the street from the church. If you have mobility restrictions or young children to carry, feel free to use one of the spots closest to the door. We have handicap parking and an elevator to access our sanctuary.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. You don't need to dress up to get his approval. Once you walk through the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress. While a few people in the church wear ties, others like to remind them that Jesus never wore a tie. Shorts are as welcome as suits, and you'll see both.
When you visit, find one of our greeters and introduce yourself. They're usually stationed at the door or by the Holy Grounds Coffee Bar, and they'll show you where everything is. They'll help you find the nursery and Sunday school rooms if you have kids. Our greeters can also point you to the restrooms, sanctuary, and fellowship area. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Be sure to come early, 9:00 am to be exact, and hang with us. We have plenty of fresh coffee and donuts. This will give you the chance to meet our pastor and his wife as well as other people in the church. We'd also love to get to know you so you're a familiar face the next time you come.