First Church News

What’s Next at First Church

Easter has ended, spring is in full bloom and the heat of the summer is just around the corner! Life moves on in our world, in our church, and in our lives. I hope you will find the life and ministry of First Church to be of value to you. May the offerings of the…

Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil

Over these past weeks of Lent we have been invited to prayer–to have an on-going conversation with God. It is a testament that our God is not far away but present and ready to be with us is all of our days and our nights. The Scripture for Maundy Thursday reminds us that Jesus knew…

Scholarships for Higher Education

Background United Methodists believe the living core of the Christian faith is revealed in scripture, illuminated by tradition, brought to life in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. One of the ways United Methodists share their faith is by relating the message of the Bible to wider fields of knowledge. Members and Friends of the…

Lent

Lent is a season in which we practice giving up something important in order to refocus our lives on God. By fasting from certain things, we practice dying to ourselves. And by refocusing our lives, living to God, we intentionally choose things that help us become the kind of people God desires us to be.…