First United Church and its offices are closed for worship and all non-essential events except the Beyond Hunger food pantry and First United Nursery School.
Send prayer requests via email: Send in a prayer request in advance of Sunday's streamed worship service to [email protected].
Need assistance or a mask? Church members are available to run errands for those unable to leave their homes and to sew and deliver masks for those who need one. Contact Alicia Reese if you need help or are willing to volunteer.
Sept. 16 to Nov. 18 — Adult Ed: Zoom book group discussion, Good Grief, 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 — Adult Ed: Bible study on Naughty Women of the Old Testament, 10 a.m. Thursdays, via Zoom link
Oct. 25 — Fourth Sunday Offering: Housing Forward PADS lunches
Nov. 1 — All Saints Sunday
I was thinking about some terrifying things in the Bible. There are monsters. There is mysterious writing that shows up on a wall. A woman is turned into a pillar of salt. There are plagues, famines, and bear attacks, but nothing sounds scarier to me than angels. ...
Too many wings! Shaking! Smoke! Live coal! This sounds terrifying. Angels in the Bible usually say, “Be not afraid” when they appear, and no wonder, they sound quite scary. I feel like if you can look at an angel and calm yourself, you can face anything. Isaiah manages to muster the inner calm to say, “Here am I; send me!” ... I hope that we will be a people who look into the face of the terrifying call ahead of us and say, “Here am I; send me!” even if our voices shake.
— Lydia Mulkey
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:
Sundays — Deacon-led prayer availability via Zoom, 10 minutes after worship at this link
Second and fourth Mondays — Prayer Shawl Ministry via Zoom, 10 a.m. at this link
October Wednesdays — Deacon-led Prayer Circle, 10 a.m. at this link
Exodus 32: 1-6
We must tell the truth because of the second lesson of the golden calf — things always change. One of the strangest things about these days is, although I know that it isn’t how things have always been, it feels in my gut like this is how things are always going to be. It feels like this is just how things are now. It feels like these bad times will last forever. But it’s not true. ...
People of future generations, children and grandchildren, will look back on this time and say — if they could get through that, then surely we can get through this.
— John Edgerton
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Information for newcomers
Although church is not yet reopened for worship, Church Council has adopted protocols drawn up by the church’s Public Health Task Force on how the building can be used safely, and only by people authorized to conduct church business.
The protocols include arranging entry with a staff member, filling out a health check questionnaire, wearing a mask at all times, and keeping at least six feet away from others. See the link below to find out more, or contact the church office for more details.
Be prepared … to rake leaves
The Buildings and Grounds Team spearheaded a recent day to rake leaves and do general cleanup on the lawn and grounds of First United Church. We're so glad that about a dozen Boy Scouts joined the effort to help!