First Christian Church of Claremore

(Disciples of Christ)


We are First Christian Church, Claremore; an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We agree that God’s love extends to all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political ideology, age, gender identity/expression, mental and physical ability, or any other designation that has brought them the pain of exclusion and discrimination by the Church and society.

With open hearts and minds, we welcome every child of God to fully participate in the life and ministries of this congregation.

God's Word

We try to follow the clear example and teachings of God's Living Word, Jesus Christ. He is our guide for Christian faith and life. God’s written Word is the Bible. It bears witness to Jesus who perfectly revealed God’s will and nature. The Bible reveals that God passionately wants to be our Eternal Friend in a life-giving relationship with each person on earth. God’s history with Israel and through Jesus reveals that God forgives the hurt we do to others, ourselves, and the world, and most wants that all of us experience life to the fullest.

Holy Communion

Our church practices open communion. Believers are asked to "examine yourselves, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" according to 1 Corinthians 11:28. The Lord's Supper is served every Sunday as was the custom in New Testament times. "On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread ..." found in Acts 20:7

Every child of God is welcome to pa
rtake in the Lord's supper. 

Gluten-free wafers are provided in each communion tray. 


We practice believers baptism by immersion as found in Acts 2:38 and Romans 6:1-5. If someone has been baptized, by their own decision, in a different manner and is satisfied with that baptism, we do not require that they be "re-baptized" in order to become a member. In the baptism of a believer, the believer bears witness to their intention of following Christ by being "buried" in baptism and raised to walk in the newness of life.

Disciples of Christ


More information on our denomination can be found at the Disciples of Christ website.