Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our church building remains closed, and we continue to offer worship services ONLINE. We are currently planning for a return to in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
In-Person Option: Watch Worship on the Church Patio on Sunday
Gather on the church patio at 10:30 am on Sunday morning to watch online worship together! Bring your own lawn chair, and any refreshments you might want during worship (water, coffee, snacks). Please note: Sunday, July 25, is the last Sunday we’ll be gathering on the patio to watch worship together.
Worship With Us from Home on Sundays at 10:30 am MDT!
There are 3 WAYS to participate:
Worship With Us on OUR WEBSITE (web page will go live at 10:30 am MDT Sunday).
Worship With Us ON FACEBOOK (video will premiere at exactly 10:30 am MDT, click to play).
Worship With Us on OUR VIMEO CHANNEL.
Coffee Hour on Zoom after Worship
CLICK HERE to join us.
The Zoom meeting ID number is 529 124 0473.
If you need help with Zoom, please scroll down this page.
Help with Online Worship
Remember that if you join us on the church’s website or on Facebook, neither link will work before the service time.
On Our Website: the worship web page goes live at exactly 10:30 am for Sunday worship; prior to that time, you’ll see an error message. This DOES NOT mean it’s not working; it simply means the webpage is not accessible yet.
On Facebook: worship premieres at exactly 10:30 am on Facebook on Sunday mornings. You can watch it after the premiere time, but not before. Click on the worship video itself so that it will play for you. You do not need a Facebook account to participate in worship on Facebook.
On Our Vimeo Channel: you do not need to create an account to watch First Church’s videos on Vimeo. Just click on the video you’d like to watch, and it will begin playing.
Worship With Us on Sunday, July 25
Join us for online worship at 10:30 am! Watch at home on the website, Facebook, or Vimeo; OR gather on the church patio to watch in community (please bring your own lawn chair). Jeanette McNeill will read this week’s scripture lesson, John 6:1-15. Rev. Michael Mather will preach, and his sermon is entitled Living Into the Unknown: Trusting the Present. We’ll enjoy music from Kirsten Carpenter, soprano; Paul Stuber, tenor; and Jordan Ortman, piano.
Scroll back to the top of this page for links to the worship service; they will be added there before Sunday morning.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Adult Forum returns on Sunday, July 25, at 9:00 am! Our TIR (Theologian-in-Residence), Dr. Eric Barreto, will lead Forum on the topic of “Tasting Salvation in the Gospel of Luke.” This is a hybrid event; you can attend in person at church, or you can join via Zoom. CLICK HERE for more information, including the Zoom link.
Want to join our email list? SEND AN EMAIL to the Church Office.
Miss a service? CLICK HERE to watch videos of earlier online worship services, and view/download previous worship bulletins.
Need Help With Zoom?
New to Zoom? This short video will help you get started:
To participate with both video and audio, you’ll first need to download the free Zoom app to your Smartphone, tablet, or computer. Once the Zoom app is installed on your device, CLICK HERE to join Coffee Hour. The Zoom meeting ID number is 529 124 0473.
If you’d prefer to use your landline or mobile telephone, Zoom also offers a dial-in option (audio only) so you can call in to the coffee hour meeting. Here are two phone numbers (either should work in the U.S.):
You’ll also need the meeting ID #: 529 124 0473.
If you’re outside the U.S., CLICK HERE to find your local number.
We use the Waiting Room feature on Zoom, which simply means that folks are let in to coffee hour one at a time. Don’t worry…you won’t be waiting long. When you go to the Zoom meeting link for coffee hour, your screen will indicate that you’ll be let into the meeting shortly. Please make sure to type your name into Zoom so we can see you and let you in.
Join us! Let’s explore new ways of being in community and supporting one another as we also protect ourselves and our neighbors from the spread of the coronavirus.