First Church News

First Church Supports Higher Education

By Ted Conner, Scholarship Committee Chair Three First Church scholarship endowments currently support fifteen undergraduate students and three postgraduate ministerial students. The Torrance Scholarship Fund and the Morita Clark Scholarship Fund each serve to support students selected on considerations including academic achievement and promise, service in the church and community, and financial need. The Ministerial…

Creation Care Guide

2012 Lenten Article Series by the First Church Green Team The Bible and Creation Care As we continue to look to the scriptures for instruction and inspiration in caring for God’s creation, consider Ephesians 4:32: Be ye kind one to another. Obviously, this directive relates to our fellow man. However, on further thought this directive…

A Blessed Year

First Church was blessed in late 2010 and 2011 with over $1,000,000.00 in bequests and gifts. That is a lot of sharing and caring. Such generosity does not “just happen”, but is instead the result of much thought, prayer and love by people just like you, who ultimately decided their Church family would be remembered…

Holy Week Traditions and Opportunities

Holy Week Traditions and Opportunities Palm Sunday, April 1 Palm Processional in 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services [gview file=”https://firstchurchorlando.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/spring-picnic-and-easter-egg-hunt-flyer-12.pdf”] Spring Picnic and Egg Hunt: Join your First Church family at 12:15 p.m. at Langford Park (1808 Central Blvd. – just 2.2 miles from the church). All ages will find a fun time of fellowship and…

Thoughts from a First Church Member …

Sometimes I day dream in church and begin wondering about things. I wondered about that long, brightly colored strip of cloth draped around your neck. I figured it was something you get upon graduation at seminary, but had no idea what it was meant to represent and why all Methodist preachers wear them. So I asked…