By Dana Effler The Enneagram has helped me see my personality in action, understand my motivations, and let go of excesses - the strengths that can become my weaknesses.  It has allowed me to see for the first time what has been right in front of me all along, empowering... read more

Dear FirstChurch, As this season as your Perkins Pastoral Intern draws to a close, I grow increasingly grateful for the hospitality and grace this body of Christ has shown me. Although my time here has been short, I have had the honor of serving in multiple capacities - participating in... read more

Easter Hospitality

April 13, 2017

Especially on Easter Sunday, we hope that visitors will choose to worship with our FirstChurch family. More than that, we hope that their time with us will show them the deep love of Christ and call them to join us again. As we look forward to the pinnacle of our Holy... read more

Reflections from Costa Rica... We found a huge rock, painted it, and now the group will sign it. – Tessa McCavit Lord, Thank you for the opportunities you dangle before us today. We pray for the wisdom to recognize them, to grab them, and to use them best in the... read more

I have been a member of FirstChurch for over 40 years.  Initially, it was my love of a traditional church service and the music program that made the 20+ miles to church worth the drive, but over the years I have come to realize that it was one of the... read more