“'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.
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.
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.
Date @ _____pm
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.
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.
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.
WHAT IS AN LGBTQ+-FRIENDLY CHURCH?
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.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Homosexuality is a “hot button” issue for many Christians. Answers to the question depend on your belief about…more
THE SAINT JOSEPH COMMUNITY
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!
WHERE CAN LGBTQ PEOPLE AND ALLIES FIND SUPPORT?
FCC is one of a number of LGBTQ+ affirming churches in our Missouri.
To find out more, visit our affirming churches page here.
Views & Brews
Worship in the Park
Women & Men's Groups
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
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!
We Gather Every Sunday
10:45am In-Person Service
10:45am (or anytime) Online Service via Youtube