Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Legacy of Faith

First Church, Today we celebrate the lives of a number of loved ones connected with First Church who have passed on into glory over the past year.  We call this Sunday “All Saints” Sunday as we remember those who have left legacies of faith for us.  Days like today are bittersweet.  On the one hand…

Revive-ALL!

First Church, As blessed as First Church has been throughout its history, we know that it is easy to become too comfortable as a church.  And with too much comfort comes stagnation, a lack of urgency, and a lack of faith to fully rely on God.  We never want to be such a church. Beginning…

Hurricane Matthew and the United Methodist Church

First Church, As many of you know, Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction in its path a few weeks ago.  In addition to the sheer physical devastation that it left, it also took the lives of over 1000 individuals. As the people of God, there are a variety of ways that we can respond…

Tangible Transformation

First Church, We talk a lot about transformation.  Transformation is at the heart of our vision as we seek to focus upon and follow Christ with all of who we are.  We know that lives that experience Jesus Christ are forever changed… they are transformed!  This is why we pray and seek to live into…

Update – Acts Network

First Church, Many of you might remember that just over a year ago we began investing in the ministry of the Acts Network here at First Church.  The Acts Network is a way to live more intentionally into relationships and ultimately a community of faith through the establishment of community groups.  These community groups meet…

Sharing Good News

First Church, Most of us would agree that we do not hear enough “Good News” in our world… that we only hear the negative stuff. But as Christians we have an endless supply of Good News to share. I was so encouraged when I received the message below that one of you sent me a…