First Church seeks Building Manager

First Church is hiring! We invite applications for the Building Manager position. The Building Manager oversees the management and operations of all the physical facilities of the church. They provide oversight and responsibility for the buildings, grounds, equipment, building systems, general security, and housekeeping, ensuring the facilities are fully operational, safe, clean and neat, and […]

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice on the Labyrinth!

Celebrate the Summer Solstice Celestial! Welcoming Summer with a Walk on the Labyrinth! Join us on our indoor, candlelit labyrinth on Wednesday, June 22, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Come, walk, and leave as your Spirit directs you during this time. Masks are encouraged.   Parking Suggestions: Parking is available in the underground garage below the TGTHR […]

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Sat, 6/11: 11th Hour Calling Bell Ringing

On Saturday, June 11, all are invited to join members of the First Church Green Team, the Green Faith Alliance, and other community organizers for an 11th Hour Calling bell ringing event to call for urgent, immediate action on climate change. Gather around 10:30 am outside of First Church’s bell tower (14th and Spruce in […]

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Come See Elements in the Sanctuary Gallery

Come and see Elements, the current exhibit in our Sanctuary Gallery! The show features 38 pieces by 27 artists, and the works span a variety of media including painting, photography, and fiber arts. All pieces were created by local artists. There is no admission charge to come enjoy Elements, and all are welcome!   Elements […]

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First Church Students: Apply for the FUMC Scholarship Fund!

We are now accepting applications for the FUMC Scholarship Fund! These scholarships support the higher education goals of students who are members of First United Methodist Church, and who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees. This amazing, long-standing tradition of First Church supporting our youth in education began in 1990 with a portion of […]

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Summer Book Conversations: All We Can Save

This summer, join First Church’s Green Team members Brenda Mehos and Jana Milford for a series of conversations about the book All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson. Discussions are planned for 9:00 am on the church porch on three Sundays: […]

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Earth Day at First Church

On Earth Day, April 22, 2022, we were delighted to host the first in-person 11th Hour Calling bell ringing event in more than 2 years! For a number of years now, folks have gathered on the 11th day of each month at 11:00 am to call for urgent action on the climate crisis…during the pandemic, […]

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Good Friday at First Church

This year’s Good Friday service is ONLINE ONLY. There is NO in-person Good Friday service.   Click below to watch the pre-recorded Good Friday Stations of the Cross service. Join us for Easter at First Church! 10:30 am Easter Worship is in-person (masks are optional), or you can join us from home via live-stream. There […]

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Sunday, April 24: Screening of
This Is [NOT] Who We Are

Save the Date of Sunday, April 24th for a special event after worship in our church parlor: a screening of the award-winning film This Is [NOT] Who We Are followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Katrina Miller. We’ll begin with lunch at 12:00 pm, catered by local Latinx caterer Dunia Anzures […]

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Good Friday and Easter at First Church

April 15: Good Friday Online Stations of the Cross Service: 12:00 noon Join us for an online Stations of the Cross service. The service will premiere on our website at 12:00 noon on Good Friday; you can watch it beginning at that time, or anytime after. CLICK HERE to watch the Good Friday service.   […]

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