First Christian Church in Las Cruces
Disciples of Christ/United Church of Christ

1809 El Paseo Road     Las Cruces, NM
575 524 3245

Our Minister:     Reverend Linda Mervine

Email the Church:     Email the minister:

Secretary: Vickie Avery

Check out the First Christian Church in Las Cruces Facebook page

For almost 50 years, First Christian Church has provided a powerful witness of ministry and service to the Las Cruces community. A church family that cherishes the diverse nature of the Las Cruces community, we invite you to worship, pray, serve, minister, learn, and fellowship with us.
We gather for a eucharist-centered worship on Sunday mornings and the Lord's Supper is celebrated every Sunday and is open to all. Our outdoor labyrinth is open daily and provides a quiet place for meditation, contemplation, and worship.

On April 24, 2010, First Christian Church became a covenant congregation with the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ. We are now dually affiliated with the Disciples of Christ and the UCC.


First Christian Church Services and Activities

Sunday Church Schedule

Weekly Activities and Meetings

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Special Activities

Trinity Institute 2016

We will be hosting the Trinity Institute again this year!
We will meditate on the following — Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice
Dates: March 1, 2, 3
Location: First Christian Church (1809 El Paseo Rd)
For more information, please visit our event website:
To connect with us and begin our conversations for racial justice now,
check out our event Facebook page:
Or contact us directly at:

Outreach Activities

Kaleidoscope Las Cruces 2015

Kaleidoscope Las Cruces is a program that identifies needs in our community and finds ways to
meet those needs. We believe in creating sustainable solutions that support the health, well-being
and happiness of all people by creating spaces of respect and inclusion.

Our program was developed by First Christian Church in Las Cruces (FCC). In the past, FCC has
fostered services for physically and mentally limited youth and developed alternative affordable
housing for seniors, among other things. Continuing this long-held tradition of social justice advocacy
and work in our community, Kaleidoscope Las Cruces is beginning our work by creating educational after-school
activities with middle and high school youth.

Check these links for more information or to make a donation:
Kaleidoscope Web Site: Kaleidoscope Las Cruces
Kaleidoscope Las Cruces Facebook page: KaleidoscopeLasCruces

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Other Activities and Groups

  • 3rd Sunday     Jazz and Blues Society      6:30 PM    Website
  • Friday     6:00 PM    New World Drummers

The Labyrinth

  • "Think you would like to meditate, and yet are not sure about sitting quietly to do so?
    Explore our labyrinth, and ancient meditation tool where you walk a designated path.
    The purpose is to help you become still internally and to open yourself to the universal divine guidance.
    It's a place to walk and reflect on a particular issue or life circumstance or to allow the spirit to open the walker to whatever the experience brings.
    We invite you to experience the spiritual energy of walking the path and pray that you will be refreshed and renewed.
    It is open year-round and is located at the northwest corner of the church.
    If you have questions call the church office.

Copyright First Christian Church of Las Cruces    May 2000