“'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar... Alice replied, 'I hardly know, Sir. I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'” - Lewis Carroll

We are diverse, open, affirming, evolving. We are servants, seekers, curious bystanders. We are flawed. But we are not dismayed.

Sunday “Worshipers”

Sundays @ 10:45am

Our Sunday gathering seeks to be intergenerational and experiential with a diversity of music (yep, from hymns to pop music), poetry, communion, and speakers. We know we will all never be on the same page. But we hope something in “worship” will ignite a curiosity in you. Recognizing that we are all “one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28), we affirm our equality before God regardless of social status, education, race, age, gender, sexual orientation,  abilities, or other distinctions. All  are welcome in worship and all are welcome to lead in worship.

Children in Church

Sundays during worship

Be a loud family! We care deeply for children and how they understand and experience God. We believe family ministry is not only about kids, but about the well-being and faith development of the entire family. Your presence is important to us; we want to journey alongside you through highs or lows. And we cherish a noisy worship experience. Kids are always welcome.

“Young” Adults

online and sporadic

FCC Young Adults  is for anyone from college students, to young adults, to medium adults 🙂 We want to make connections, find spiritual family, feel safe in our religious exploration, and support one another’s businesses, families and endeavors. Yes, we’ll attend your drag show. Yes, we have families with foster kids. Yes, we’ll donate to your fundraiser for cats with no hair. We know the value of a good companion.

Discovery FCC

Date @ _____pm
Locaction Address

Come and discover more about the heart and vision of our church at Discovery FCC. You’ll get to meet Pastors Brian and Ann, our staff team, and many others who are relatively new just like you! We will provide you an opportunity to join, but it is not required to attend. Lunch and childcare are also provided.

Serve Team


The FCC Serve Team is made up of amazing volunteers who use their gifts to serve in our church home and in our community. Come discover your unique gifts with a fun personal assessment, and let us help you find a place to connect on the Serve Team.

Quiet Hope

Date and Time

If you are struggling during this challenging time, you don’t have to do it alone. Complete the form below to get connected to a Quiet Hope Group. Quiet Hope is a safe, transparent and confidential environment.


An Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian church and a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, we support full inclusion and equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons.


Homosexuality is a “hot button” issue for many Christians. Answers to the question depend on your belief about…more


FCC has been in Saint Joseph since _______, and our community has certainly changed over the years! Now our congregation is a mixture of straight and LGBTQ+ people of many races, ages, and backgrounds. Come visit this Sunday and see a historic Protestant progressive Christian church in action!


FCC is one of a number of LGBTQ+ affirming churches in our Missouri.

To find out more, visit our affirming churches page here.

Hanging out...

Programming changes depending on the time of year, but here’s a few of our favorites…

Views & Brews

Drink. Think. Faith. Doubt. We explore the ways our faith interacts with our culture. Of course we discuss this over a beverage and maybe some cheese curds. When we’re “in session” join us at the D&G restaurant!

Book Club

Every Tuesday morning, rain or shine (thanks to zoom), we join in person or online to discuss the month’s book which could range on any number of topics from contempletive Christianity to racism.

Worship in the Park

When the weather is nice, we meet the first Sunday of every month at a local park. Sometimes we share a huge meal, or we may go on nature walks, or learn about natural theology.

Women & Men's Groups

Respectively of course. We aren’t entirely sure how we feel about splitting up like this, but some of the women and some of the men love it, so if you identify either way, have at it! Women ususally meet in someone’s home. Men usually meet at Bandana’s.

Bible Study

Every Sunday morning (provided it’s not a snow day or a park day), we meet for Bible study before church. We study whatever scripture accompanies the sermon series.

beyond our pastoral staff

Care & Prayer

Once you decide you want to be a part of our community, an “Elder” will be assigned to you. That’s a fancy way to say, a friend, a big brother, a big sister, a pretend parent. An elder is someone who will reach out to you with snail mail or text or (maybe even eventually by phone with your permission), sending cards when you’re sick, check in if you’ve asked for prayer; they can organize meal trains, or help with transportation if you’re in a bind. An elder is someone you you know is there, even if you’re not.

beyond our pastoral staff

Ministry Teams

Our most recently formed committee is our Racial Justice Committee. We meet via Zoom as often as once a week or as little as once a month. Anyone may join this committee.

Other committee in our church include the Building, Children, Nominating Personnel, Etc. Committees. To serve on one of these committees, you must be asked by the Nominating committee and if you agree to serve your “term” is 3 years. What are you passionate about? Help our church learn to do it well!

Next up

We Gather Every Sunday

Sundays 9:30 Bible Study

10:45am In-Person Service

10:45am (or anytime) Online Service via Youtube