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Charting New Waters

First Church, We know that our world is changing.  This is no secret.  And yet many times we seek to not change anything in how the church reaches a changing world.  We also know that some things never change.  Embracing Christ as Lord and Savior.  Loving God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength—and…

For Others as for Ourselves

First Church, Jesus is clear in scripture that we are to love and do for others as we love and do for ourselves.  Matthew 22:39directly says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  And Matthew 7:12 shares, “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” We want to model this type of…

Thank You!

First Church, Once again you have humbled me and made me so incredibly grateful to serve as one of your pastors.  Last weekend at the Community Arts Center (CAC) was a true blessing—both to those who attended and for our community.  I have only heard tremendously positive feedback from those who were able to attend…

We are in CommUNITY

Hello everyone!!!! WELCOME!!! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being with us today.  Today is all about coming together, celebrating, and discovering life to the full as found in Jesus Christ. We live in a time when all we seem to hear about is division, attack, death, and darkness.  Sometimes we…

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…

Welcome to Christmas Eve

WELCOME Merry Christmas to you!  And welcome this night!  We are so very glad that you are here! Regardless of what brought you to this place, we hope that tonight is truly part of a Merry Christmas for each one of us as we celebrate Jesus born among us.  For in this place, on this…