May 5, 12, and 19 — Adult Ed: Three-week series on the Lord's Prayer
May 19 — Election of church officers, after worship
May 26 — Summer hours start: No Church School or Adult Ed; worship moves to 10 a.m.
May 26 — Fourth Sunday Offering: New Moms
May 27 — Church office closed for Memorial Day
June 2 — Confirmation Sunday
June 2, 5, and 9 — New Members Classes
June 9 — Pentecost
— Deborah Kapp
May 14, 2019
May 19 — Church picnic, after worship
May 19 — Buildings and Grounds work day, 2-5 p.m.
May 19 — FUJI year-end party, 5 p.m.
May 23 — Food Pantry Summer Meals Volunteer Orientation, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
May 24 — FUSH year-end party, 5-7 p.m.
June 2 — Confirmation reception, after worship
June 4 — Music At First Summer Sings: Sacred Harp Sing, 7 p.m.
June 11 — Music At First Summer Sings: Fauré Requiem, 7 p.m.
June 14 — Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m.
June 18 — Music At First Summer Sings: Haydn Mass in Time of War, 7 p.m.
John 3: 14-21
"This is a great verse that’s also packed full of big ideas, but it’s not an easy verse. And sometimes when we try to use it as a stand-alone summary of Christianity, there’s a danger that we do turn it into something simple, a predictable formula that people can trust. But it’s not that easy, because the gospel of John isn’t written for those of us who like things to be straightforward."
— Deborah Kapp
May 12, 2019
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Kapp, First United's Interim Lead Pastor, will be leading Adult Education on May 5, 12, and 19 at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Kapp has prepared resources that she hopes will be useful for those attending Adult Education and for others with an interest in learning more about The Lord's Prayer. She writes: "If you are interested in looking into the Lord’s Prayer further, and reading some of the resources I’ll be referencing about the prayer, here are some links to resources you might find helpful."
Please join us for these three weeks in May!
Summer Sings is back! June 4, 11, and 18
Music At First's annual series of do-it-yourself choral works will return on the first three Tuesdays in June to the refurbished First United Sanctuary after last summer’s construction project. We provide the director, the soloists, and the instrumentalists. All we need for a great musical evening is YOU, whether it’s to sing or just to listen. All events start at 7 p.m. Admission is $12, plus $3 to rent a score (copies of Sacred Harp will be available for purchase on June 4). Buy a set of tickets for all three evenings for $35. It’s a $45 value, and saves the cost of renting the scores. Our three programs:
- June 4: Sacred Harp Sing, under the leadership of Dr. Anne Heider. There is free admission with presentation of a copy of Sacred Harp, with a freewill offering.
- June 11: Fauré Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré. Music director is Martha Swisher.
- June 18: Haydn Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), by Franz Joseph Haydn. Music director is Charles Brown.