Oct. 21-Nov. 11 — New Member Class, 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 24 — Healing Service, 6 p.m.
Oct. 28-Nov. 18 — Adult ed: Climate Change, led by the First United Environmental Team
Oct. 28 — Stewardship Sunday
Oct. 28 — Fourth Sunday Offering: Housing Forward House-to-Home kits
Nov. 4 — All Saints Day with Bach's Cantata No. 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's Time is the Best Time)
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day/Armistice Day 100th anniversary
"I have no time for any form of exclusion in the church. I believe anyone is welcome to the Communion table and any person who claims faith in Christ should be welcomed into the full life and ministry of the church. And that is us. That is First United."
— Steve Pederson
Nov. 3 — Music At First concert: Terry Sullivan Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m.
November Sundays — Holiday Food and Gift Basket Sponsorship sign-ups, before and after worship
Nov. 9 — Raise the Roof Talent Showcase, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10-11 — O.W.L. lock-in for FUJI
Nov. 11 — Second Sunday Sundaes, after worship
Nov. 16 — Dinner and a movie: "First Reformed," 6 p.m.
“'I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.' The greatest risk in preaching a text like this is that, in her eagerness to put flesh on this idea, a preacher says too much. We dare not confine the idea of abundant life to my definitions, or to images of material wealth, or to Western intellectual constructs about what constitutes the good life."
— Deborah Kapp
October 7, 2018
Music! Singing! Dancing! Comedy! Don't miss the final event of First United's Centennial Celebration, the Raise the Roof Talent Showcase, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Church members, pastoral staff, and friends will join in the entertainment, from Broadway numbers to instrumental groups to a FUSH dance debut to a Sweet Adelines barbershop quartet. Prices are $10 per person or $20 per family.
PNC will soon receive applications for lead pastor post
First United’s Pastor Nominating Committee has completed its first major step in the search for a new lead pastor. There are church profiles for applicants through both the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA). Potential applicants can access those forms through either denomination. The church profiles also are available at these online links: PC(USA) Ministry Information Form and UCC Local Church Profile. Anyone interested in learning more about the PNC can contact Chair Rick Pollock or any of the PNC members.