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This is our home church. We love it. Two services available. Traditional at nine, and a much... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Donald O
The most beautiful contemporary church I have seen

Loved visiting it as part of the Visitor Center architecture tour. Not to be missed from the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is our home church. We love it. Two services available. Traditional at nine, and a much more upbeat style at 1030. Nursery is provided. Everyone welcome.

Thank Donald O
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Loved visiting it as part of the Visitor Center architecture tour. Not to be missed from the outside but go inside if you can and be inspired.

Thank John C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

While academically correct, this building, it’s tower and the other famous modern buildings in town I saw lack any sense of human warmth. They are sterile and have no connection to the older buildings around them. They seem to embody a futuristic aesthetic wholly devoted...More

Thank reberrascal
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I am not a very religious person but you can't help feeling the spirit in one of the first modern churches in America. The asymmetrically combined with balance creates a harmonious environment that is quite understated.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

You can see the clock tower from a good distance. This is one of many architectural places of interest in this town.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This church is almost next door to the Visitor's Center. The church is open weekdays, and it is free to go in to look around and take photos. This is the 1942 building by Eliel Saarinen that started the whole mid-century architecture movement in Columbus.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful building in Columbus. There’s newer and bigger buildings, and others can easily become someone’s favorite in Columbus, but few if any beat 1st Christian Church when it comes to aesthetics.

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

If you're interested in architecture, consider taking a Columbus Visitor Center tour - the tour often includes First Christian Church! This church was designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1942, and it's Columbus's first example of modern architecture! It is beautiful (although I prefer the church...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed September 19, 2017

columbus manages to combine old and new buildings with incredible success. make sure you get a map and don't miss anything

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Awesome space inside! Another great example of modern religious architecture in Columbus. This stop is the first on the bus tour and sufficient time is allotted for an inside look and tour.

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