First Ithaca Chinese Christian Church

Making disciples of Jesus Christ in the city of Ithaca and to the ends of the earth.

English Worship Service

(Please see the announcements below for details on FICCC during the summer)

Sundays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Join us for a time of worship through music and a message from the Bible!

Shuttle Pick-up Times

  • North Campus - Mary Donlon Circle: 9:25 am
  • West Campus - Baker Flag Pole: 9:30 am
  • Collegetown - Schwartz Performing Arts Center: 9:33 am

Discipleship Groups

Sundays, 11:10 am - 12:40 pm, Church Basement

Connect to others in a discipleship group through Bible study, sharing, accountibility and prayer! Discipleship groups are a great way to live in community and on mission!

Collegetown Bible Fellowship

Fridays, 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church Basement (109 Oak Ave.)

Collegetown Bible Fellowship (CTBF) is a bilingual (English/Mandarin) mult-ethnic, inter-generational Christian fellowship. We are a diverse group of college students, visiting scholars, professors and other local residents. This is a great way to invite friends and connect with others over food, music, prayer and Bible study!
On a typical Friday, the English and Mandarin groups meet together for dinner and singing, and then we divide up into separate English and Mandarin groups to study the Bible. Currently we are studying the book of Philippians.


Fall Break Service

Due to Cornell's fall break, English worship next sunday (10/7) will take place at 11:15 AM (instead of 9:45 AM) in the church basement. There will be no discipleship groups and instead we will be going to eat brunch together at RPCC after the worship service. This is the bus schedule for next Sunday:

  • 10:45 AM at Mary Donlon Circle on North Campus
  • 10:50 AM at Baker Flagpole on West Campus
  • 10:53 AM at the Schwartz Center in Collegetown
  • 11:00 AM arrive at First Ithaca Chinese Christian Church
  • If you miss the bus, please contact Michael Cao at 607-865-9131 for a ride to FICCC.


There will be a BBQ & scenic hike at Robert Treman State Park on 10/13. Rides will be from Eddygate parking lot, Donlon circle, and Baker flagpole at 10:30am. RSVP to Kevin Gao at Please invite your unchurched friends!

Fall Semester Sunday Worship

Starting on Sunday August 26th we start a new sermon series on the book of Acts. After worship service, stay to experience our discipleship group ministry. After the worship service, those interested will be assigned a discipleship group that will include a Bible study, accountability time and prayer. A bus will arrive at 11:30am for those who need to leave early (though we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire discipleship ministry). Lunch will be served at 12:30pm and the second bus leaves at 12:50pm.

Mission Conferences

You are encouraged to attend a mission conference. Financial aid is available from FICCC. Please contact John Barwick at ( for more info.

  • Urbana 2018 ( 12/27-31 in St. Louis. Early registration: 11/15
  • CMC 2018 ( 12/26-29 in Houston. Early registration: 9/9

Baptism and Membership

If you would like to get baptized or become a member, please contact Pastor Paul (

Start Bible Studies

Part of our church's discipleship vision is for people to start Bible studies outside of the church building with new people. If you would like help in doing this, please contact Pastor Paul (

Get Connected

If you are new to our church or are interested in learning more about Jesus and Christianity, please contact us. We would love to connect you to our community and to answer any questions that you may have!