First Church News

FAQ about A New Beginning: Wednesdays in Lent

Are RSVPs needed … Are reservations or a pre-order needed for dinner? No. We will not be using a reservation or pre-order system for Wednesday night dinners in Lent. Orders will be taken by the caterer when you arrive. Pre-orders and pre-payments are not accepted at this time. For nursery? Yes, up to two years…

Creation Care Guide week 1

2012 Lenten Article Series by the First Church Green Team On February 22 Ash Wednesday will begin the Holy Season of Lent.  The season of Lent is based on the New Testament story of Jesus’ 40 days of prayer and fasting in the wilderness. It is a time for personal self-denial and taking time for…

Stephen Ministry

For some people, Valentine’s Day is a painful reminder of a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, a recent relocation, a chronic illness, or another life challenge. If you are going through a difficult time, our Stephen Ministers can bring Jesus’ love (God’s “ultimate Valentine”) back into your life. A Stephen Minister provides…

Communications Ministry Team

Lent is fast approaching. Is it a part of your personal tradition to take on a new endeavor during the season leading up to Easter? Our Communications Ministry Team offers a venue for you to join a collaborative effort to increase First Church’s publications internally and to the local community. Our ministries flourish when supported…

Donations for Children in Our Community

The United Methodist Women (UMW) delivered 483 books to schools and A Gift for Teaching during 2011. This program was initiated by the First Church UMW Circle of Faith in 2004 and is sponsored by the UMW, the UMW members, our church members and other friends. Since 2004, 5,677 books have been donated to this…