Pray for Our Mission Team

Pray for Our Mission Team

Our mission team is working hard and making a difference! Jim Michel recently messaged us: “We’ve had two fulfilling workdays following two travel days. The team is dedicated. The weather is wet. The Panamanian people we are serving are lovely.” Please continue to pray for our team and the people they meet.

How Are Our Finances?

How Are Our Finances?

Some people have noticed that our weekly financial reports indicate our 2022 year-to-date income is less than what we received in 2021. For example, in today’s First Things, we are reporting that $654,448 has been collected so far this year, compared to $692,717 in 2021. Here are a few details our Finance Committee wants to…

So, Did the UMC Split?

So, Did the UMC Split?

No, not really. Here is the short version of what you need to know. The United Methodist Church has been divided theologically for 40+ years over the issues of LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriages. After years of “discussing” this topic, it is clear there are multiple ways to interpret the Bible on this subject. UMC…

Church Council Updates

Church Council Updates

Updates from the April 26, 2022 meeting The United Methodist Women’s Creative Directions Circle held their last official meeting in April. They will gather in May for a final luncheon. This group of women has been together for over forty years. We celebrate their faithfulness and all that they have contributed to UMW and our congregation!…

Holy Week at First Church

Holy Week at First Church

April 10-17, 2022 Palm/Passion Sunday 8:45 am – Traditional Service (Nave) 11:00 am – Contemporary Service (MPR) 11:00 am – Traditional Service (Nave) 7:00 pm – Youth “Glow-in-the-Dark” Egg Hunt (Youth Loft) Holy Monday 8:15 am – Morning Prayer (Chapel) Holy Tuesday 12:00 pm – Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer (Chapel) Holy Wednesday 12:00 –…

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