Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized |

Dear Friends,


The news around the COVID 19 pandemic continues to unfold daily and sometimes hourly. There has been no end date set for the ban to be lifted on groups of 50 or more. We will continue to monitor daily and weekly as we are creative about our ministry together. 


The staff has been working to find ways to stay connected to our small groups and Bible studies. You can call the church and leave a message if you need any of the staff to get back in touch with you. We are all available by e-mail and text and phone. Below, you will find the ways the staff is connecting with their ministry groups. We are open to suggestions as we navigate this uncharted territory.

I would encourage us all to keep up with our Lenten devotional book. This week on rest is particularly good for this time of social isolation. Continue to pray. Call your friends and neighbors and see how they are doing. As much as you can, check in on those who must stay home. Do they need something? Can you bring them food? We do not stop being the church in this time of pandemic, instead, we find new ways to reach out with grace and love.


I am praying for you and with you. “There is nothing in all creation that can separate us from the love of through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Graced to Serve,
Cindy

Ways to Stay Connected with First Church:

  • Worship online

Downtown Alive worship Sunday at 11 a.m. throughour live-streaming or on KAKE-TV,You can also watch past services at your convenience. The Gathering worship live on Facebook, Sundays at 5 p.m.,facebook.com/thegatheringworshipservice

Let us know how you are worshiping with us by registering your attendance! Register Attendance

  • Children/Youth

The children will be meeting through Zoom, starting today at 4 p.m. for a devotion, discussion and activity. The youth meeting will be today at 3 p.m.
Sunday school lessons will be sent out for families to completetogether including worksheets.If you are interested in being included in these resources, pleasecontact Brad Remington, Dir. Family Ministries. You can also stay in touch by liking the Facebook pages for the Children and  Youth!

  • First Church App

Have you downloaded the First Church App to your phone or tablet? This is an easy place to access online worship, online giving, prayer requests, read weekly scripture as well as receive important information quickly. Simply text “FIRSTWICHITA APP” to be 77977 and you will be directed.

  • Phone 

If you have a concern or need, please feel free to call the church,316-267-6244. 

  • Prayer Requests

Feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious? Share your prayer requests through our website, or by e-mail, prayer@firstwichita.org

Open Prayer Meetings are led by our prayer team through phone each Monday at 10:30 a.m. Call 1-346-248-7799 and have the meeting ID handy (393 103 106)

  • Online Giving

It’s important to remember, the work of the church can not continue without your support! Giving can be sent to the church by mail, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202 or through online giving

  • Do YOU Have Ideas?

Have a great idea for how we can stay connected?We would love to hear from you! E-mail erind@firstwichita.org

We continue to explore new ideas and plans for the future…stay tuned for more information!