Posts by Kasey Kalchert

Emergency Preparedness at First Church

At our recent Congregational Meeting on January 12, staff offered an update on emergency preparedness at First Church. This marks the beginning of a phase in our ongoing safety and security work that includes the whole congregation — sharing information and offering training. Safety, security, and emergency preparedness routinely needs attention over the life of a church community, not out of a…

Congregational Budget Meeting

On Sunday, January 12, closing our 11am worship, we are holding a Congregational Budget Meeting to review and vote on adopting a 5-month budget (Jan-May 2020). We must have a minimum of 64 church members present to have quorum. Please find the agenda and links to relevant documents, following: CONGREGATIONAL BUDGET MEETING AGENDA Call to…

Bible Study for Men*

The group will meet again on Saturday, January 4 at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall. The topic this session is: John 14:15-3; 15:26-27; 16:5-15 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit. Participants are encouraged to read the focus scriptures before the meeting, to bring a Bible (any translation will do), and to be prepared for…

Christmas Poinsettias

Be sure to order your Christmas poinsettias! The poinsettias are burgundy this year and can be purchased for $10 per plant. You can pick up an order form in the office or contact Kasey Kalchert with questions. On Sunday, December 15, The bulletin will list the names of those being remembered and honored. Orders are…

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 14. Children and adults alike are invited to First Church for a pancake breakfast and a morning of fun activities, including meeting Santa Claus. Breakfast is served from 9-11am. This event is free and open to the public! We are seeking elf volunteers to help in the kitchen, serve,…

November Mission of the Month

Recycle Pots & Pans is the November Mission of the Month! While foodbanks are doing a heroic job of providing food to those in need, oftentimes the food goes to homes without the tools required to prepare it. Recycle Pots & Pans was developed to address this by collecting and redistributing gently used cooking items to those in need. Since its inception…

*Men’s Bible Study

The next meeting will be December 7, where the group will discuss themes of Who is Jesus the Christ? (Focus scripture: Colossians 1:15-23) Participants are encouraged to read the focus scriptures before the meeting, to bring a Bible (any translation will do), and to be prepared for a journey through scripture aimed at providing both…

Coming Out Christian

Spread the word and join us as we rethink God’s love toward LGBTQ+ Christians in this support group. In a safe space, members of the LGBTQ+ community can come together to explore Christianity and each other’s faith journeys. On Sunday, November 10, Coming Out Christian will be meeting in the First Church Chapel from 6-7pm.…

Contem-PAINT

On the first Sunday of the month, all are invited to join Amber Cullen in the 2nd Floor Art Room for Contem-PAINT. From 4-6pm, this is a space designed for you to get creative! For more information, or to RSVP, contact Amber at 330.310.0406 or ambercullenart@gmail.com.

Time with Tots

Join us for a new and exciting time of fellowship and fun with Time with Tots every 4th Saturday from 9am-10am in Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will be served. Time with Tots provides a space for families with young children (3 years and under), to connect, share experiences, offer advice and parenting tips, and foster new…