Loving God
Growing Disciples Together

John 13:34-35     The Message (MSG)
34-35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

Free Lunch
Mexican Fiesta
Taco, Tostada, Enchilada, Ice Cream

August 28th at Noon


First Christian Church, 1800 12th Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Office Phone: 208-523-3241   Email:  firstchristianif@gmail.com             
Pastor Dawn Marie Turner email: pastordawnie@gmail.com
Privacy Statement

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in 1915. In 1963, the congregation moved to its present location at 1800 12th Street. In the 1990s, the church shepherded a low income, senior citizen HUD housing project to completion.  The housing project is adjacent to the church and church members serve on the board (see link below).  The church commits 15% of its offering to outreach.

We Believe in:
  • Open Communion. The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all believers.
  • Baptism by immersion. In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God is made possible. Although Disciples generally practice baptism by immersion, they honor other baptism traditions as well.
  • Acceptance of Christ:  Believing Christ is the Savior; he was born, died and arose again.
  • Importance of church unity. All Christians should cooperate in ministry wherever possible, affirming each other as sisters and brothers in Christ. EVERYONE IS WELCOME
  • The ministry of all believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead worship, direct service opportunities and nurture spiritual growth.
  • Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
To Reach Up, Reach Out, and Reach In

To  see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered and serving. To grow in Christ. 

When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,
you also ought to wash one another's feet.  
John 13:12-14 ESV 

About Us

Church Events

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

9:45 a.m. Coffee and Conversation (Adults)
                  Kid's Bible Fun
11:00 a.m.  Worship
3:00 p.m.  YAK Social (Young Adult Court)

Box Day- Second Tuesday of Month (Food Ministry)

Love Lunch-4th Wednesday of the Month


July 28: Pray Open those Doors             Colossians 4:1-6
August 4: Rev. Mara Pennell
Voices of the People: (folks from the church sharing their stories of faith)
August 11: Ron Turner
August 18: Cathy Gray
August 24: TBA



Our Pastor

Pastor Dawn Marie Turner is a child of God, wife, mother (ages 45 to 14) and pastor.  She has been a commissioned minister for 18 years serving in the Northwest Region of the Christian Church, Mid America Region of the Christian Church and presently serving in the Greater Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church.  She began serving at the Idaho Falls Christian Church in September of 2016.  

She lives in Idaho Falls with her husband of 25 years, two youngest children and three dogs. She has ever-changing hair color to keep things lively. Dawn Marie loves serving on the Eastern Washington Walk to Christ (formerly Walk to Emmaus in Eastern Washington) teams when she is called to serve. She loves reading, writing, time in prayer, clowning ministry (Psalm 126:2 Clown Ministry), working out and time in fellowship.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 
About the Denomination

Our Identity
We are Disciples of Christ, 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.

Our Vision
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
– Micah 6:8

Our Mission
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8

Our Confession
As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
– The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


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