OUR HISTORY

March 1857- the first permanent Disciple church was organized in Alliance, Ohio with 30 members. 

 

1860-  the first church building (meeting house) was erected on the Southwest corner of Wayne and Walnut Street. The structure was a one story wood framed building with a steeple mounted on the roof. 

 

1867-1867 Alliance College established by church, closed in 1872. 

 

1877, the wood framed church building was moved to Main Street and Park Ave.

 

1887, the church's board of officers adopted a new church pledge for all members to sign. 

 

1890- Electric lights were installed and gas lights were removed from the church building. 

 

1891- Elders took turns at Communion Table, Deacons distribute loaf and cup. 

 

February 13, 1898 the new church building was dedicated at Main Street and Park Ave, and cost $14,094. 

 

1910-1911 A Parsonage was erected next to the church. 

 

April 25, 1924 A new addition was completed (Milbourne Hall- Gym) and dedicated. It cost $70,000.

 

1933- Stark Electric ( Electric Trolley) established special fares for people attending church.

 

1945- Student Assistant Position established.

 

Nov. 23, 1958- New Sanctuary dedicated ($390,000) at Park and Main. 

 

1968- New Addition (Education Wing) Park and Main completed.

 

1987- New church constitution approved.

 

1988- New pipe organ dedicated.

 

1991- Church sponsored refugee family from Ukrain.

 

1993- Church begins purchase of 17.55 acres on West Beech Street in Alliance for new church facility.

 

1999- First Contemporary Casual Service held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

 

2000- First phase approved for West Beech Street site. 

 

2003- First Christian Church website established.

 

April 6, 2003- Ground broken at 1141 West Beech St. for new church.

 

Oct. 3, 2004- New church dedicated

 

2005- First full time female pastor.

 

2007- Church's 150 year celebration.

 

2009- Baseball field dedicated.

 

2012- New addition dedicated.

2014- Statistics: 33 senior ministers, 16 associates, 19 Timothies