Food Pantry: Our ministry to help those in need of food, basic toiletries, and school supplies continues to thrive. We are deeply grateful for a tremendous donation this week. The pantry currently needs cereals (please no overly sugary options), pasta, rice, and sauces. If you can donate some of these items this week, you can bring them during regular pantry hours or contact the church to arrange a dropoff time.
Bible Study: Our group is reading through Exodus this week. You don’t have to be completing the Disciple I curriculum to join our conversations. Anyone is welcome to listen and participate as they wish. We keep it real, and we have a really good time. If you’d like the link, please contact the church.
Easter Sermon Series: For the next six weeks we’ll be studying how to live more courageously and confidently because of our faith in Christ. This series is inspired by the book Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith by Tom Berlin. If anyone is interested in purchasing the book and beginning a study, please contact Pastor Scott for more information.
Mothers’ Day Celebration: On May 9th we’ll be taking special time to honor all of the special women who have offered the deep and selfless love that nurtures us in our lives. If you’d like to honor a mother or mother-like figure in your life, please send the name and relationship, to the church. We’re planning a few ways to make the day special. Stay tuned for more information.
Pentecost Celebration: Pentecost, the day the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world, is May 23rd. In our church, we’ve welcomed new members and baptized people on Pentecost Sunday. If anyone is in baptism or making First Church your church home, please contact Pastor Scott.
I want to take a moment to offer special thanks to Paul, Birney, and Dick for their dedication and service during Holy Week. They served selflessly and faithfully during our worship times during this special season. We’re blessed to have them at First Church.
Healing: Jean, Lee, Rich, Anita, Sandra, Provy, Walter, Charlotte
Sandy for a work situation
Cindy and Mae dealing with grief