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Welcome, and thank you for visiting First Christian Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and mission opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to meet you.

Our Mission


As a family of faithful Christians, we prayerfully serve and reach out to others with compassion - intentionally sharing the love of God through our actions and words.

Our Vision


As Disciples of Christ, we are a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world:

  • Gathering to worship God

  • Growing in faith

  • Serving through mission

  • Caring through compassion

  • Connecting through fellowship



Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM.

Children's Church 10:40 AM

All children are welcome to remain in worship or join other children in the Education wing for Children's worship and fun.  

A staffed nursery is available for children under the age of 5.  The nursery is also located in the Education wing.

Meet Pastor Laurie

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Rev. Laurie Metzko joined FCC in July 2015 as the Interim pastor and transitioned to the Transformational pastor at the beginning of 2017.  She received her BA in Social Science from Hiram College and her Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary.


Prior to coming to FCC she served as Mission Minister at Hilltop Christian Church in Mantua, Associate Minister at Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon, and Associate Minister of Congregational Care at Mantua Center Church in Mantua. She worked bi-vocationally also maintaining a secular job as a bookkeeper. She participated in several mission trips to New Orleans and Tuscaloosa providing disaster relief from hurricane Katrina and the Alabama tornadoes.


Pastor Laurie and her husband, John have lived in Mantua for over 30 years. They have two adult sons, Chris and Tim who live locally along with their families.


Pastor Laurie can be reached by email at

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church of Ravenna is a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline protestant denomination. Our congregation welcomes all individuals who desire to grow in the Christian faith and desire to serve God in compassionate and loving ways.  We are a "movement for wholeness in a fragmented world."

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