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Listed below are links that will take you to interesting web sites of our denomination beyond the local church...
Follow this link to the Disciples Home Page in Indianapolis, IN.
Follow this link to the Diciples of Christ in Oklahoma

We are Disciples of Christ...
A movement for wholeness in a fragmented world!


In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Purcell we celebrate Communion every Sunday.  We have open Communion and invite all believers to participate with us in celebrating the Lord's Supper.
Follow this link to find out why Communion is so important to our denomination and our local church.


History and Facts of the Christian Church (Diciples of Christ)
These page gives a brief summary of the beliefs, history, facts, and other information that makes up the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Purcell, Oklahoma. This Disciple congregation has been in existence since January 1889 when it was founded in Indian Territory, three months before the run into the Unassigned Lands.


Since 1968 when the Provisional Design was accepted by the General Assembly, the name of the denomination has been Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The compound name recognizes the historical coming together of two movements in 1832.The "Christian Church" part of the name stems from the church's Kentucky ancestry and Barton W. Stone, who's followers dissolved their Presbyterian relationship in favor of a church less complicated, less dedicated to the use of creeds as tests of belief, and more open to the reunion of Christians.Thomas and Alexander Campbell, whose movement to restore Christian unity developed similarly but separately in western Pennsylvania, rebelled against dogmatic sectarianism. Campbell chose "Disciples of Christ" because he felt it was less pretentious than "Christian Church."

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The Red Chalice

The red chalice, shown in the image to the left, bearing the "X"-shaped Cross of St. Andrew, which has come to be the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was developed in 1969. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord's Supper as well as the cup of Christian self-giving to the world.
The St. Andrew Cross, national cross of Scotland focuses attention on the Scottish Presbyterian roots of the church. Thomas and Alexender Campbell both studied in Scotland and were Presbyterians, drawing many of their ideas from developments taking place in that country. St. Andrew, too, has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of the Disciples over the years.


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