Archive December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

The anticipation and excitement are building. This Christmas Eve in the middle of all of your preparing, wrapping, cooking, traveling, and other tasks, make sure that you take time to remember the incredible truth at the heart of it all. God loves us so much that:

“For to us a child is born
To us a son is given
and the government will be on His shoulders
and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, and Prince and Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

All are welcome at First Church tonight at 7:00 for a candlelight service to honor the birth that changed the world and still changes all of us.

Griefshare Tonight

Join us tonight for the next session of our grief support program, Grief Share. It doesn’t matter whether you have faced a loss recently or if it was some time ago, these conversations will help you move forward. Everyone experiences the death of someone close to them differently. Having a community of people to share the walk with you makes the challenges easier to overcome. Join us at the church tonight at 6:30.

Find Support During a Time of Loss

This Thursday at 6:30 we will begin our grief support ministry. GriefShare is an opportunity for anyone processing a death in their life to find support and community as they work through the feelings and struggles that are common during those times. Please join us and discover that you do not have to handle these issues alone.

Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

First Church is focusing on building cleaning kits, also known as flood buckets, this month to help those suffering from natural disasters like Hurricane Dorian. Click here to watch a video to see what’s involved in putting a cleaning kit together. You can drop off any of the items requested at the church on Wednesday or Friday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 or Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 1:00. You can also make a financial donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) at the following link:



Bible Sudy on Healing Tonight

Is anyone among you sick? – This line from James 5:14 begins a passage of scripture that many have trusted for centuries. Tonight, our Bible Study continues a conversation about healing. We’ll be focused on the healing ministry of Jesus and the need for healing in our lives. Join us tonight at 7:00 for a rich conversation that could bring you closer to God.

Join us for Bible Study tonight!

Life has so many challenges and questions, and many folks are looking for ways to handle what’s happening more effectively. One way to address some of the questions or difficulties in your life is to find out what God says about these things. You’re invited to join a safe space where people can talk or just listen to how God’s word speaks to our joys and concerns. We start at the church at 7:00. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve never opened a bible or whether you’ve read it through several times. Everyone means EVERYONE! We’re a safe and welcoming community.


Looking for something fun, free, and easy to do this weekend? Join your friends and neighbors in the area of Baynes and Potomac on the West Side for a free community picnic at the church. There will be games, bounce houses, and plenty of good food. It’s a great way to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon.

Join us at the corner of Baynes and Potomac from 3:00 to 6:00.

Community Dinner on July 24th

On Wednesday, July 24th, we’re having a community dinner. There will be plenty of great food and conversation. These dinners are totally free, and everyone is invited to join in the fun. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and strengthen our community. The dinner begins at 6:00. ALL ARE WELCOME!