First Church News

2017 Advent Guide

Six months ago, the Education/Discipleship Committee began reviewing resources for our churchwide study for Advent. After thoughtful discussion about several options and prayerful discernment, we decided to focus on the idea of discipleship as a way of life. A small group from that committee met regularly for creative planning, and what lies in this resource is…

Light of the World Children’s Musical

Sunday, December 3 • 6:30 pm • Sanctuary Light of the World, a musical composed by Mark Patterson, will be presented in the Sanctuary by our Children’s Ministry department, Children’s Choirs, and children from the Wesley Child Development Center. Light of the World combines original songs and familiar carols from around the world to tell…

Talk on Homelessness by Pastor Joel Hunter

November 19 |  9:30 am | Chapel Dr. Joel C. Hunter is coming to First Church to report to us on his mission of helping the homeless. Pastor Joel transitioned from Senior Pastor of Northland Church to faith community organizer in Central Florida. He is the founder and chairman of the board for Community Resource Network (connecting congregations…

Bishop Carter Regional Gatherings Video

Bishop Carter held regional gatherings in September of 2017 in three locations across the state. Over 700 people attended and were invited to submit questions in writing. This video is a compilation of the various questions and answers from the three sites that were recorded, plus Bishop Carter’s presentation on Growing in our Trust of…