Our Church Family

During the best of times, fellowship at First Church begins with an after-church coffee hour in Howes Hall, where members and friends can meet, chat, and grab a snack. First-timers are encouraged to "come on down" and visit with our pastor, deacons, and members to learn more about us. We're a friendly bunch!

But even during these uncertain times, our church family continues to find new ways reach out and  care for one another in keeping with social distancing protocol. Email groups, prayer chains, virtual Bible studies, phone buddies, meal and grocery deliveries and more keep our members and friends connected in good times and bad.

Once the current crisis is over, these groups will continue to minister to the needs of our members and friends:

Prayer Group: Each Sunday before worship, a small group of men and women meet to pray for our members, our church, our community, and our world.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: A lively group of ladies (men are welcome too!) meet each Tuesday afternoon to knit prayer shawls, comfort dolls, and other items that are given to anyone in our church family and beyond who needs a warm hug.

Visiting Committee: Dedicated volunteers keep in touch with our homebound members and those in rehab and nursing facilities via visits, flowers, cards, and phone calls.

Ladle and Loaf Ministry: Home cooked meals are prepared and delivered to our homebound members and friends.

Lunch Bunch: Once a month, everyone is welcome to enjoy lunch and camaraderie at a local restaurant.

Thrift Shop: While our Thrift Shop donates many thousands of dollars each year to the church and charitable causes, it's also an opportunity for our cadre of volunteers to enjoy one another's company while working together toward a common goal.

Special Events: Our All-Church Christmas Fair, concerts, Trunk or Treat, community dinners, Vacation Bible Camp and other large-scale events bring our members, friends, and community together in a big way! Click here to see what's coming up!

Special adult classes, seminars, and Bible study opportunities are offered throughout the year, as well as Sunday School, a Confirmation Retreat, and special programs for kids and youth.

 

 

"There are many things one may do alone. But being a Christian is not one of them!" --C.S. Lewis