Thursday, December 2

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Glenna Briant Where do I find […]

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Wednesday, December 1

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Lisa Dixon Finding joy in the […]

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Tuesday, November 30

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Barbara Middleton In my reflections of […]

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Monday, November 29

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Rev. Michael Mather It seems strange […]

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Sunday, November 28

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Connie Takamine When meeting with a […]

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Welcome to the 2021 Advent Devotional

Welcome to the 2021 Advent Devotional, In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit. As we enter the season of Advent, we are continuing to explore the theme of change as we approach year 2 of a global pandemic, and contend with continued political partisanship, social unease, and much more in our […]

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Memorial Service for Dick Hayward Monday, 11/29, 11 AM

If you were unable to join us for Dick’s service on November 29, CLICK HERE to watch the recording of the service.   Our beloved Dick Hayward passed away on Sunday, November 21, after a lengthy ordeal with Alzheimer’s disease. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held here at First Church on Monday, November […]

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Sat., 11/27: Help Decorate the Church for Christmas

On Saturday, November 27, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, all are invited to come and decorate the church for the Advent and Christmas season! Come when you can…if you can’t stay the whole time, that’s OK! There will be jobs for folks of all ages. And we’ll have some yummy snacks and drinks. QUESTIONS? […]

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Get Your Holiday Cookies: UMW Cookie Sale

Sorry…the deadline for placing cookie orders has passed. What comes after Thanksgiving pies? Well, Christmas cookies, of course! YUM!!! First Church’s United Methodist Women (UMW) chapter is having a holiday cookie sale, with proceeds benefiting the important work of UMW. Cookies come in boxes, and there are two sizes: 24 cookies for $10 OR one […]

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Order Your Poinsettias for Christmas

It’s that time again! The Music and Worship Committee is ordering poinsettias. They will help decorate our sanctuary during December, and may be taken home on December 24th as you leave Christmas Eve services. Poinsettias are $15/plant. The deadline for ordering poinsettias has been extended, and is now Thursday, December 16. How to Order Poinsettias […]

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