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

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. “Little Nuggets: A Study of Proverbs”

Led by Rev. Evan Jones The book of Proverbs is filled with little nuggets 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

Sacred Pathways: 9 Ways to Connect with God

Led by Anna Bundy Tuesdays from 7 – 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9 Each week we will explore two different ways to connect. Each week will have a blend of opportunities to explore encounters that might be most effective to your personality type. We will investigate tending the Garden of the Soul and how an intentional pathway... read more

Church Wide Study – Jan. “The Racial Healing Handbook”

Book by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh Led by Rev. Holly Bandel & Racial Justice Cohorts Join the movement of anti-racism and racial allyship through practical activities to help you challenge privilege, confront systemic racism and engage in collective healing. Our goal is for 100 people at FirstChurch to engage in this study in 2021. The Racial Healing Handbook offers questions... read more

Advent Study: An Old Season and a New Story

Nov. 29 – Dec. 24 Daily devotionals, Monday Zoom check-in Christmas is going to look different this year. Old traditions will be replaced with new ways of gathering, sharing and giving. Old thinking will give way to new insights. And through it all, the hope and promise of God is that the Messiah is coming will come to pass. Each... read more

Deadline to Order Advent-in-a-Box

The first step in participating in this year’s Advent study, “An Old Season and a New Story”, is to order an Advent-In-A-Box, a full kit supplying you with everything you need to make Advent Season come to life in your home! This box includes a hard copy of the daily readings guide and many of the supplies needed for the... read more