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Calm and Bright

Calm and Bright

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts |

“Calm and Bright” 200 years of “Silent Night” The season of Advent begins on Sunday December 2. This year our theme is “Calm and Bright”. Two Hundred years ago, the beloved carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” was shared for the first time. This year during Advent we will focus on this beautiful carol and see how the words and music can prepare...

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Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Music, Worship and Arts, Religious Nurture Center, Student Ministries, Television Ministry |

When the color of Christmas feels blue Christmas is a season where joy and revelry are on full display.  Unfortunately, not all of us are always feeling what we see exhibited in store windows, advertisements, and other public spaces.  Sometimes the pain caused by the loss of a relationship, a loved one, or unfortunate circumstances can be magnified by the...

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A Year of Gratitude

A Year of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Television Ministry |

December 2018 Gifts: This month tends to be all about gifts. We receive and give them. There are many kinds of gifts, physical, spiritual and emotional. This month we give thanks for all the gifts we receive. January 2019 Good things: This is a month often used for “new life.” Resolutions, life changes. Find a jar and each week write down one good thing...

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Study Guides

Study Guides

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured |

December2 “Peace in the Midst of Conflict” Peace in the Midst of Conflict Study Guide November 25 “Thankful Year” Thankful Year Study Guide Year of Gratitude   November 18 “Thankful in All Things” Thankful in All Things Study Guide   November 11 “Thankful for Today” Thankful for Today Study...

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Conversations on a Way Forward

Conversations on a Way Forward

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured |

Thank you to everyone who attended a listening session during October, as First Church prepares for the special General Conference in February. We gathered to process the possibilities for the future of the global United Methodist Church and our local congregation.   Below are “A Way Forward” resources    A Way Forward Resources A Way...

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