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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…

Fraudulent Emails and Texts

Recently, we were notified that a spammer emailed church members using Pastor Nanette’s name with a fake email address. The email asked for help and a reply. Today, parishioners are reporting receiving a similar text message sent from a different number than her cell number, again claiming to be from her and requesting help. If you receive these fraudulent…

Mission of the Month Applications 2020

For ten months each year our congregation supports the efforts of a non-profit organization through our monthly Mission of the Month donations. These donations are a minimum of $600 of our church’s Outreach funds plus any monies offered by our community members towards that month’s mission (so donations usually range anywhere from $800-$1200). A representative…

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.…