First Church News

The End of an Era in the Life of First Church

All of us face change in our lives.  Some change is easy and some is difficult.  Some is welcome and some is not. But, we all know and reluctantly accept that change is inevitable. What we as a church learned two years ago in the midst of pastoral changes, on-going construction and finally a move…

Why Give?

Giving is one of the most joyful aspects of the Christian life. We give because we serve a God who first gave to us. One of the most popular verses in the bible, John 3:16, tells us “For God so loved the world, He gave…..” God’s Grace is the most amazing gift of all. Through…

2013 Epic Faith Statements

Epic is our Confirmation Class. Each year, confirmands of First Church share their expressions of personal faith. Here are the words of this year’s Epic students: Grace Asbury, 8th Grade My name is Grace Elizabeth Asbury and I was born on September 21, 1998 in Orlando,  Florida to Alison and Roy Asbury and later came my little brother Jonathan.…

March 2013 Minutes

Chair Debby Manuel called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. She welcomed 25 members of the Ministries Council and Work Areas, and 27 self-registered members, for a total of 52 in attendance. Lay Leader Jeff Chandler presented a devotional from 1 Corinthians 12:27: We are the Church, the Body of Christ, noting that as believers…

Final 2013 Lenten Devotional

Green Team offers weekly Lenten Devotionals Stewardship of Creation In the spirit of sacrifice, self-denial and penitence, the Green Team is offering weekly devotions during Lent for your thoughtful study.  This week we ask you to prayerfully consider what we can do to become more informed and involved in public advocacy. Daily Scripture: Micah 6:8 God…