Advent Devotional – Monday, December 21

Week 4 – December 21 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Lisa Carr What Do I See As Hope for the Future? I’m writing this post-election, and I kind of wish I hadn’t agreed to write about hope…. Yet I knew it would help me further discern how I view hope, which I have been […]

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Sunday Worship, 12.20.2020

Welcome to worship with First Church! We’re so glad you’re joining us today! Let us know you’re here by commenting on this video, and use the links below to send any prayer requests, connect with our pastors, or go to our online giving platform. First Church Connect Form: https://forms.gle/dR5qHYQj9wERCSFRA Prayer Requests: https://forms.gle/CcmVqxPMhrBC6M4x6 Online Giving: https://rb.gy/dkcki1 […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 20

Week 4 – December 20 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Youth Discussion with Connie Takamine It was a real privilege to meet with the youth and have a discussion on the various issues that we are facing in the challenge of change. They are forming their own opinions (of course influenced by their parents […]

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Welcome to Week 4 of the 2020 Advent Devotional

Welcome to the fourth and final week of the 2020 Advent Devotional, with daily reflections written by members and staff of First United Methodist Church. This year has been unprecedented and indeed, as the theme of our devotional suggests, we are Facing the Challenge of Change. Early on in the pandemic, there was discussion of […]

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Advent Devotional – Saturday, December 19

Week 3 – December 19 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Stephanie Willingham Moffitt 1 Thess. 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Easy to remember, hard to follow. That’s how I interpret these words from Paul in his letter […]

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Advent Devotional – Friday, December 18

Week 3 – December 18 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Anonymous I fell in love with the ocean when I was twelve years old and went snorkeling in the Caribbean for the first time. It felt like flying. But what I really fell in love with was the brilliance of life under the waves. The […]

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Advent Devotional – Wednesday, December 16

Week 3 – December 16 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Sharon Collinge Earth is fragile. Recent decades of rapid growth and increasing consumption by our human civilization on Earth have shown us that fragility. Polluted water, polluted air, species extinctions, degraded soils. And as humans have changed Earth’s climate, we also notice an increasing intensity […]

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Advent Devotional – Tuesday, December 15

Week 3 – December 15 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Jake Lewis I think of a few things when considering “our fragile Earth,” such as ownership. In my field of environmental engineering, the priority is to ensure the health and safety of people living on Earth. Preserving and protecting the natural environment helps to accomplish […]

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