FCC HISTORY

the first permanent Disciples church was organized in Alliance, Ohio with 30 members. 

March 1857

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. 

1860

 Alliance College established by church, closed in 1872. 

1867-1867

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

1877

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

1887

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

1890

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

1891

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

Feb 
13, 1898

A Parsonage was erected next to the church.

1910-1911

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

April  1924

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

1933

Student Assistant Position established.

1945

 New Sanctuary dedicated ($390,000) at Park and Main. 

Nov. 1958

New Addition (Education Wing) Park and Main completed.

1968

New church constitution approved.

1987

New pipe organ dedicated.

1988

Church sponsored refugee family from Ukraine.

1991

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

1993

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

1999

First phase approved for West Beech Street site. 

2000

Ground broken at 1141 West Beech St. for new church.

April 2003

New church dedicated

Oct
2004

First phase approved for West Beech Street site. 

2000

 First full time female pastor.

2005

Church's 150 year celebration.

2007

 Baseball field dedicated.

2009

New addition dedicated.

2012

Statistics: 33 senior ministers, 16 associates, 19 Timothies

2014

Children’s “Worship and Wonder” church school for ages 3 to 2nd grade begins.

2014

New project: “Michael’s Closet” used clothing for kids, new born to size 5 T.

2015

FCC along with thirteen other local congregations, participate in Habitat for Humanity Apostle Build

March 2017

FCC donates 20 cooked turkeys for a Thanksgiving Community Meal.

Nov
2017

FCC leases the property at 333 East Market Street in Alliance, Ohio. to be used for Michael's World

Feb 2018

July 2019 - Pastor Aaron Phillips resigns as Senior Pastor 

July 2019