First United Church is closed for worship and other events except the Beyond Hunger food pantry, First United Nursery School, and some staff use.
Prayer requests: Send a prayer request to [email protected].
May 16 — Outdoor worship (weather permitting), 9 a.m.; streamed worship at 11 a.m.
May 17 and 24 — Adult Ed: Book discussion via Zoom for God Can't, 7:30 p.m.
May 23 — Fourth Sunday offering: New Moms
May 23 and June 6 — Discussion of proposed new covenant after worship, via Zoom
Growing Our Generosity in Stewardship
In the past year, First United stayed strong because we stayed together. Our youth programs, music, worship life, and mission programs will need the financial support of the congregation to come back stronger and more joyful than ever. The church wants to make this year one of creativity and wide-open horizons, so the Stewardship team is calling on the whole church to grow our generosity. Please prayerfully consider what a generous gift to the church would look like for your family. Pledges will be for the church's fiscal year beginning July 1.
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
Wednesdays — Fostering Connection and Support drop-in via Zoom, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at this link
May 20 and 22 — "Tours" of Casavant pipe organ led by Michael Surrat. 4 p.m. May 20; 4 p.m. May 22
John 15: 1-8
I believe God is calling us towards growth in our ministries, greater fruitfulness in those things that really make this place what it is. ... If we are generous — together — and devote our resources to those things that really matter, if we tend to the garden that is our church, we shall bear fruit more and more and more, and like a hearty tomato plant in a cheery sunny spot of the garden, we’ll be able to withstand anything and still keep growing.
— John Edgerton
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In a way, the answer is easy. The purpose of the church is laid out by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. The purpose of the church is to be “Christ’s body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” Perhaps the Christians in Ephesus knew just what Paul was getting at right away. But for the rest of us mere mortals, that is going to take some unpacking.
— John Edgerton
Thanks to all the CROP Hunger Walk donors and walkers
Small teams spent a glorious Sunday afternoon walking to raise money to fight hunger. They were all part of the Hunger Walkathon West CROP Hunger Walk, the annual walk to raise money for global and local organizations, including Beyond Hunger, one of First United's mission partners that is housed in the church. This screen shot is from a video on the Beyond Hunger Facebook page. The group has raised nearly $84,000 this year to date, but it's not too late to donate! Just click on the link below.