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Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Disease

Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Disease

Research has shown that individuals who maintain a spiritual connection as they age have a stronger well-being and greater sense of purpose in life. Religious places and traditions often provide special memories, giving an individual or family member a sense of peace, serenity and joy. Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of memories, but does this does not eliminate a person’s... read more

Holy Week Devotionals

Holy Week Devotionals Mar. 29 – Apr. 1 Noon – 12:30 p.m. on Zoom Join Dr. Andy Stoker for a brief 5-min Lent devotional and roughly 10 mins of Lectio Divina –style reflection at Noon on Monday, March 29 – Thursday, April 1 via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99747118420?pwd=WndpVmtlUEpWaHgzeWxOWTA5VWsyZz09 Meeting ID: 997 4711 8420 Passcode: 819006 Can’t join live on... read more

Lenten Senior Adult Mid-Week Check-In

SENIOR ADULT MID-WEEK CHECK IN Wednesdays during Lent : Noon – 12:30 p.m. Designed for those 60+. Facilitated by Rev. Evan Jones, we will explore the worship scripture and have some time for sharing and prayer. SCHEDULE/SCRIPTURE FEBRUARY 24 Psalm 25:1-10 Mark 1:9-15 MARCH 3 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Romans 4:13- MARCH 10 John 2:13-22 Psalm 19 MARCH 17 John 3:14-21... read more

LGBTQ+ Ally Training

The ABCs of LGBTQ+: Becoming a Better Ally — is an interactive learning session focusing on gaining more knowledge.  During the session, we will learn about gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, statistics and information on the LGBTQ+ community, and more.  Participants will receive a packet of materials that includes LGBTQ+ vocabulary, tips for being an ally, the importance of... read more

Church-Wide Study – May “The Good Neighbor Experiment”

Led by Rev. Holly Bandel and the Mission & Advocacy Leadership Team With resources from the Neighboring Movement, learn how to get to know or renew relationships with your actual neighbors. This experience will teach 6 concrete, faith-based habits to love your neighbors. After so many months of distancing, this process promises to be a time of renewal and transformation.... read more

Church-Wide Study – Apr. “Small Gems: A Study of Proverbs”

Led by Rev. Evan Jones The book of Proverbs is filled with small gems of wisdom which show us ways to be a better friend, a better partner and how to live life abundantly. Does it really tell us we should be like ants though? Find out in this deep dive into a fascinating book of the Bible. We will... read more

Church-Wide Lent Study – “The Walk”

Led by Rev. Evan Jones In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church. In each chapter,... read more

When the Heart Waits

Sundays, 4 – 5 p.m. April 18 – May 9 Led by Sherrye Bass Sue Monk Kidd, best selling author of The Secret Life of Bees, shares her experience with finding meaning in life through “active waiting”. Full of wisdom and grace, Kidd’s words will encourage us along our spiritual journey, toward becoming who we truly are meant to be.... read more

What We Believe: The Articles of Religion

Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. April 28 – May 12 Led by Rev. Evan Jones Join us for a 3-week study of the 25 historic Articles of Religion. These provide a framework for what Methodists around the world believe and are the central tenets of our faith. Different than the Social Principles which change and adapt over time, The Articles... read more

The Book of Judges: Heroes and Villains

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. April 13 – May 4 Led by Alex Moore, Perkins School of Theology Intern serving FirstChurch Not often read, Judges can provide a glimpse into patterns of disobedience, oppression, violence, salvation, and peace.  This class will work through the entirety of the Book of Judges and cycles of action which shape the overall story.  Through... read more