First United Church is closed for worship and other events except the Beyond Hunger food pantry, First United Nursery School, and some staff and small-group use for groups no larger than 20 people. Send prayer requests via email to [email protected].
Sept. 19 — Start of Quest confirmation class, 9:45 a.m.
Sept. 19 — Adult Ed: What we've learned as parents, 9:45 a.m.
Sept. 26 — Fourth Sunday Offering for the Inclusive Collective
Oct. 3 — World Communion Sunday
Realm is here!
Church members can check emails to learn how to log in to Realm, the church's new church management application. This new, secure system is user-friendly and will allow users to update their own profiles and search for contacts within the church. Accounts are available for adults and children in 7th grade and up. Thanks to church staff and the Technology Team for their hard work in this transition. If you haven't received an email invitation or the link you received has expired, please email the church ([email protected]).
To learn more about Realm, including how to install Realm Connect on your cell phone, you can watch a series of videos made by Pete Todd on the church's YouTube channel or visit our website Realm page.
During this time of social distancing, First United is offering online fellowship and events through YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom. Here's how to join in the life of the church:
Second and fourth Mondays — Prayer Shawl Ministry via Zoom, 10 a.m. at this link
Wednesdays — Fostering Connection and Support drop-in via Zoom, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at this link
Sundays — Virtual Chapel Prayer after 11 a.m. worship via Zoom, at this link
Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 — Housing Forward House to Home project
Proverbs 22: 1-2, 9, 22-23; James 2: 1-17
On the one side of things: We have a world that seems to be speeding wildly in directions of harm and an onslaught of questions about what to even do about it. And on another side of things, we have Scripture like we heard today, pretty explicitly instructing us to care for one another, that mercy triumphs over judgment. It feels like it should be able to fit together like a puzzle.
— Ally Vertigan
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The command to rest is serious business. It is right there in the decalogue (AKA the Ten Commandments) next to such notable items as “do not murder.” ... Don’t take only my word for it, though. Take it from the Ten Commandments. Working all the time without a rest is impossible. Not even God could achieve that. And in God’s wisdom, God did not even try.
— John Edgerton
You can help furnish House to Home kits for Housing Forward families
First United's Housing Justice Team is launching its 8th annual House to Home kit project. People are asked to provide NEW items to furnish five apartments for five families setting up their new homes. Needed items include toilet paper, alarm clocks, bedding, pots and pans, TVs, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, and much more. You can see the whole list and sign up on the SignUp Genius link below. Items can be delivered in person to the church’s makeshift outdoor “lounge” on Sept. 19, Sept. 26, and Oct. 3. Items ordered online also can be shipped to the church; see the SignUp Genius link for more details.
If you prefer, the Housing Justice Team will gladly accept cash donations and do the shopping for you. Click on the church website’s “Give” page and choose “House to Home” in the drop-down menu. Or text FIRSTUNITED to 73256 followed by your gift amount.SignUp Genius link