News Archives : June 2016

We discovered more than the sea during this year's Deep Sea Discovery. Every year we look forward to sharing Bible stories with Vacation Bible School kids through crafts, science experiments, storytelling and music. Thanks to copious planning, attention to detail, and 65 committed youth and adult volunteers, VBS surpassed expectation,... read more

An Exciting New Season

June 28, 2016

A note from Rev. Ann Willet as we look forward to welcoming her to our FirstChurch family this Sunday.  With each new season in our lives, we have opportunities to experience God’s ever-present grace.  Perhaps the new season is due to a change in career, the birth of a child,... read more

Rise Up

June 27, 2016

By gathering volunteers and donations, the Rise Fund maximizes FirstChurch’s impact on our partner agencies. And that unified impact is greater than it ever could be individually, as evidenced by our partnership with Rise recipient JJ Rhoads Elementary. $7,000 + 150 volunteers = 3,500 hours of service This combined effort... read more

The Mystery Revealed

June 15, 2016

Dana Effler reflects on the Variations Mystery Tour The Variations Mystery Tour began to unfold as we pulled away from the church on Sunday, June 5 in a charter bus and a 15 passenger van headed northeast to Texarkana. We were loaded down with suitcases, musical instruments, snacks, water, 48 Variations... read more

Prayers for Orlando

June 12, 2016

As the sun sets on the East Coast tonight, we invite you to pray for families and friends who have lost loved ones and those holding vigil at hospital bedsides. "Our hearts are broken, O God. Yet again, one of your children has died in the name of a skewed view of righteousness.... read more