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First Church Reads

Join us this Lent in reading Because of This I Rejoice. Starting on March 13, the accompanying study questions will form the basis of exploration and discussion for our Wednesday Faith Enrichment led by Associate Minister Antigoné Lowery from 10:45am-noon and 6:45-8pm. You are also welcome to use this book for personal reflection. Copies are available from the church office for a…

Holy Week: An Expanding Tradition

The first Christians or “followers of the Way” as they were known, observed only one special occasion each year: Jesus’ resurrection or what we now call “Easter.” In time, the first liturgical season morphed into being. It was a season of preparation for this holy day and it became the practice of many Christians, especially…

Praying about Addiction this Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Ash Wednesday is named for its central ritual – the imposing of ashes on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. This cross is a penitential symbol that reminds us of our human frailty and, in light of that, of our need both for…