Monthly Archives: January 2016

Revival, Renewal, Resurrection

First Church,   It is hard to believe but Ash Wednesday (the first day of the 40 day Lenten journey towards the cross), is almost here.  It will be Wednesday, February 10.  In addition to our Ash Wednesday service at 7PM in the Evangelical Center (FEC) Sanctuary (which I hope you all will come to),…

Acts Network–A Great Beginning

First Church, You may remember from a few weeks ago in worship we commissioned our first community group leaders for the Acts Network.  These groups are focusing upon the components of living AS Disciples, living IN Community, and living OUT being Missionaries in various community group gatherings.  These community groups have started to meet and…

All-Church Leadership Day February 6, 2016

First Church,   February 6!  February 6!  February 6! Yes, February 6 is our all-church leadership day for 2016!  And as strongly as I can I would like to encourage you to come to this incredibly important once-a-year-event. Perhaps you do not consider yourself a leader in the church.  But this is a day for…

Wow! Looking Back, Moving Forward

First Church, Wow!  What an exciting time to be part of God’s church at First Church!  New years are always great times to reflect on what has just occurred, and get ready for what is to come. As I have reflected on this past year I am humbled and inspired by the lives God is…

Fully Alive: A Day Not to Miss

First Church, Happy New Year! I’m not sure I could be more excited about celebrating in worship for the first Sunday of 2016. But probably not for the reasons you might first assume. I, like many others, enjoy new years.  I appreciate the opportunities new years give… opportunities to leave past worries or burdens or…