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Gift Cards
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The Bible reminds us that if we love God, we should also love our brothers and sisters who are in need.  (I John 3:17, 4:19-21). The Benevolence fund is an assistance ministry to people who are needing financial help. Trained members interview those people who are requesting support. A...

College Care Packages
Posted by Nancy Golden on

Hi! I'm Nancy Golden, director of Pursuit - our Young Adults Ministry here at First Church. According to Sticky Faith, an organization created to help set students on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service, college students who have contact with their former youth leaders and adults from...

Pastor & Staff Appreciation
Posted by Vicki Pierce on

We are so richly blessed by the dedication and loving care of our pastors and staff. Now is our opportunity to bless them for enriching our lives with God’s Word and tirelessly demonstrating God’s love. October is Pastor and Staff Appreciation Month.  Look for ways to show your...

Easter Egg Donations Needed
Posted by Cindy Johnston on

The annual Easter Egg Scramble will take place on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. for all kids and families. Help make this event a very sweet time by bringing in your donation of candy filled eggs! Please be sure that all candy is individually wrapped. We will be collecting candy and egg...

Soundtrack: Singing the Psalms
Posted by Lauren Shirley on

The Psalms are songs, written not for reading but singing. What if we could sing them again, claiming the Psalms as the soundtrack of our lives? This Lent, we’re challenging every member of our congregation to do just that using “Soundtrack.” Each day sing a psalm, read a brief...

KidSwap
Posted by Bonnie Downing on

Did you know about our new kids' clothes closet? KidSwap is in room E108, and we have clothes, shoes, toys, bedding, and equipment for babies and kids - come get what you need and swap what your kids have outgrown! Volunteers to help organize during the week and donations of disposable diapers...

Sheffield Elementary Update
Posted by Cindy Johnston on

At the beginning of the school year, First Church Women's Ministry delivered gifts for all of the faculty and staff at Sheffield Elementary to let them know that we were praying for them and the children they teach. This was received with gladness and appreciation. As a result, Cindy...

Which Team Are You On?
Posted by Doug Miller, Senior Pastor on

Did you know that ministry teams have replaced a lot of “committees” at our church? We made that switch in several program areas of ministry back in 2014, although we will use the committee model for administrative work. Committees are best for managing the ongoing support of the...

Youth Summer Camp 2015
Posted by Caroline Burchett on

It's been about one week since the youth got back from summer camp. During our time at Sky Ranch, it became clear that we were encountering a mountaintop experience. Just like Peter, James, and John in Matthew 17, we were seeing Jesus in a different light, a light we had never seen before...