News Archives : November 2016

Status Quo Is Not Enough

November 16, 2016

By Megan Stoker On Monday night we attended a prayer service at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center where Andy had been invited to speak. We decided to go as a family, and took the boys. I was reminded that night how important and impactful it is to meet people where... read more

Reflections from Baton Rouge

November 10, 2016

By Dana Roosa, FirstChurch member When we arrived in Baton Rouge, the city seemed to move as normal.  Planes landing and taking off, crazy drivers on the freeways, traffic jams, visitors from Alabama pouring in to celebrate the annual LSU-Alabama game. All the usual city momentum. But just 15 minutes... read more

By Rev. Linda Roby The cool, early morning breeze gave way to afternoon heat and humidity, paralleling the two dimensional country we were experiencing: one dimension refreshing and hopeful, another, the remnants of more than 50 years of seclusion. Traveling with us were two Cuban born Americans, Ruben and Alina Esquivel.... read more

A few things you probably didn't know about Louis Malone, a longtime member of FirstChurch's Building Services.  Tell me the story of how you got hired? Oh, Ken Cummins. He sang in the choir. He’s the one that brought me here 29 years ago. On Sept 19, 1987. 33 years old.... read more