About Us
Our Identity Statement:
A Polka-Dotted Church. Liberating as Christ liberated. On a multicultural journey. Changing the world with acts of love. Believing Jesus connects all the dots!

Disciples of Christ Identity Statement: 
“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.” 

Who We Are 
Originally incorporated as Christian Church of Othello, we are best known in the community as Othello Christian Church, or the Polka-Dotted Church.
 
Othello Christian Church is a congregation that is open to all. We believe that God has placed us here to witness and to serve the entire community regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, legal status, or past experience.

  • We are part of the Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 
  • We value you and your life experiences. Mistakes and successes are welcome here. 
  • As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God and we proclaim him Lord and Savior of the World. 
  • We celebrate communion every Sunday and our table is open to anyone who wishes to participate in remembrance of Christ. Christ is the host of the table, so we neither invite nor debar, but it is Christ who offers the invitation. 
  • We believe in the priesthood of all believers. 
  • We Believe that all scripture is inspired by God and suitable for teaching, preaching, correcting and encouraging (2 Timothy 3:16). 
  • We baptize by immersion, but accept the baptism of other communions regardless of form used. 
  • We believe that women play a vital role in ministry and should be able to participate in all aspects of the life of the church, including ordained ministry. 
  • As Disciples of Christ, we celebrate our similarities and embrace our diversity.
Polka Dots and One Million Acts of Kindness
If you spend any time in Othello, you may notice vehicles driving around with colorful polka dots. Many of our members have chosen to decorate their cars in this way as a visible sign of who we are. 
 
In 2012 we made a commitment to do 1,000,000 acts of kindness. Whenever an act of kindness is done, it is usually accompanied by a card letting individuals know that we care about them. While there are plenty of acts of kindness going on that we have no way of counting, according to official records we average about 47,000 acts each year. That means it will take us about 22 years to reach our goal.
The Chalice 
The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism. 
 
The Story of the Chalice Logo 
 
Our congregation has adopted a variation of the chalice covered in polka-dots reminding us that the church is made up of people from all different walks of life, but we all find a place at the table through the grace of God made available to us by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.