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Praying Our Way Forward

First Church, We are living in times of tremendous opportunity and tremendous challenge. We at First Church are part of the larger United Methodist Church. We are a connectional church which ultimately means we believe we are better together than apart. Therefore we seek to live in connection with our brothers and sisters around the…

Giving Thanks and Looking Ahead

First Church, New years create wonderful times of reflection both on what has been as well as what is to come.  It has been an exciting past year at First Church. From the first full rotation of our Disciple’s Journey to numerous youth going through our confirmation process to the most baptisms we have had in…

Living the Christmas Story Today

First Church, This time of the year never gets old. There is a reason that we prepare… and come… and celebrate the birth of Christ year after year. It truly is the greatest story and reality ever told. I recently came across this quote in one of the readings that I love. It says: “Great…

What’s New – Christmas at First Church

Don’t blink! Next month, believe it or not, is Christmas!  Christmas is the biggest worship opportunity of the year for us at First Church.  People who don’t go to church any other time of the year are open to an invitation to worship at Christmas.  So, we try to do everything we can to help people…

Disciple’s Journey: Step 2

Dear First Church, As Jesus followers, we are not called to be observers of the game but to be participants in it! Hopefully, by now, you are aware—at least at a minimal level—of what we call “Disciple’s Journey” at First Church. It is how we seek to be intentional to foster multiplying disciples of Jesus…