Racial Reconciliation

For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made all groups into one and
has broken down the dividing wall that is between us. Ephesians 2:14

One of the priorities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada is racial reconciliation. Scripture tell us we are one in Christ. Paul's letter to the Ephesians says, "Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together."

First Christian works through the Bourbon County Ministerial Association to foster interracial co-operation. All churches of the Association worship together at Thanksgiving, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and during Holy Week. We participate in the Walk for the Well, and, for example, co-hosted a community worship experience on the steps of the Bourbon County Courthouse.

First Christian fosters a special relationship with Seventh Street Christian Church in Paris.