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Events

Aug
2

Self Care Sunday

Aug 2 - Sep 27

Need a weekly reset? Want some time just for yourself? Come join Dr. Andy Stoker, FirstChurch members Sherrye Bass, Julianne Harris, John Bryant and other friends of FirstChurch for Self Care Sunday, a sacred online space where you can engage in spiritual practices that align your mind, body and spirit.... read more

Aug
3

Fall Discipleship Class Registration Begins Monday, Aug. 3

Category: Adult Education  
Aug 3 - Dec 30

2020 has brought major shifts in our experience – in how we operate from day to day, how we connect with others, and how we view our world in those in it. In a space and time where circumstances shift from day to day, it’s more important now that we... read more

Aug
10

Church-Wide Study Aug. – “So You Want to Talk About Race?”

Aug 10 - Aug 31

Zoom introduction Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Zoom close Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Facilitator: Rev. Holly Bandel This first Church-Wide study for Fall 2020 allows us to further explore how race impacts our culture, and what that means for us as Christians. This book serves as a... read more

Aug
16

Sunday Morning Contemplation

Category: Adult Education  
Aug 16 - Nov 22

Facilitator: John Bryant Combining silence, Gregorian chant and guided meditation, this group focuses on deepening a connection with the divine through intentional contemplative practices. Click here to register. read more

Aug
19

46 Minutes for Parenting Faith – Aug.

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 7:46pm

Wednesday night Facilitators: Rev. Evan Jones, Dorian Albert & Leah Bailey Parenting looks different than it did a few months ago. Parents are carrying more of the responsibility for all aspects of children’s lives. Join us for 46 minutes of resources, support and ideas. Aug. 19 –  “Teaching Faith @... read more

Aug
26

The Head and the Heart: A Bible Study

Category: Adult Education  
Aug 26 - Sep 16

Wednesdays, August 26, Sept 2, 9 and 16 7 – 8 p.m. Facilitator: Anna Bundy What do our heads and hearts say about the pandemic? One minute things feel semi-normal and the next we feel the need to lament. Sometimes we have to hold tension between what our head thinks... read more

Sep
14

Church Wide Study Sept. – A Study of Mark

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 14 - Oct 5

Zoom introduction Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Zoom close Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The original gospel sheds light into the teachings, life an admission of Jesus. We will explore Mark through the lens of John Wesley’s study of Mark which shaped his theological understanding of the Gospels.... read more

Sep
15

Church Council Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 15 - Sep 19

Join us for the Church Council Meeting. All FirstChurch members are invited. Contact Carrie Chavarria for Zoom meeting details. read more

Sep
15

Enneagram: Know Your Number

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 15 - Nov 3

Tuesday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Facilitator: Susan Holloway The Enneagram is an ancient system of nine personality types.  By combining traditional wisdom with modern psychology, it is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and others. Learning the Enneagram helps us grow personally by enhancing relationships and spiritually as we... read more

Sep
15

Long-Term Study – Companions in Christ

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 15 - Nov 24

Tuesday evenings 7 – 8 p.m. Facilitator: John Bryant Companions is the Upper Room course in prayer, meditation, contemplation, and discernment. It is a 28-week journey down the classical Christian path to achieving an authentic personal relationship with God. In a small group we learn together to listen deeply to... read more

Sep
23

46 Minutes for Parenting Faith – Sept.

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 7:46pm

Wednesday night Facilitators: Rev. Evan Jones, Dorian Albert & Leah Bailey Parenting looks different than it did a few months ago. Parents are carrying more of the responsibility for all aspects of children’s lives. Join us for 46 minutes of resources, support and ideas. Sept. 23 – “Mental Health &... read more

Oct
4

Methodist Sunday School: Meaning of Life of Faith

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 4 - Nov 22

Sunday evenings 5  – 6 p.m. Facilitators: Dr. Andy Stoker & Courtney Mitchell In a changing world, we are offering a course to better understand John Wesley, founder of Methodism, and his theology through his sermons. Each week, we will discuss Wesley’s sermon and develop a spiritual practice for deepened... read more

Oct
6

Racial Healing & Allyship

Oct 6 - Oct 20

Tuesday evenings 7-8 pm Using the The Racial Healing Handbook by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, FirstChurch Racial Justice Cohort members will lead participants in a 3-week deep-dive study of anti-racism. This powerful study and practical study seeks to navigate racism, challenge privilege and put what we believe into action in... read more

Oct
12

Church-Wide Study Oct. – “The Holy Spirit and the Movement of Advocacy”

Oct 12 - Nov 2

Zoom introduction Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Zoom close Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Using the resource We Are Called to Be a Movement by Rev. Dr. William Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign, this study will combine our Wesleyan beliefs about the Holy Spirit and the... read more

Oct
21

46 Minutes for Parenting Faith – Oct.

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 7:46pm

Wednesday night Facilitators: Rev. Evan Jones, Dorian Albert & Leah Bailey Parenting looks different than it did a few months ago. Parents are carrying more of the responsibility for all aspects of children’s lives. Join us for 46 minutes of resources, support and ideas. Oct. 21 – “On the Other... read more

Nov
9

Church-Wide Study Nov. – Calm in the Chaos

Category: Adult Education  

Zoom introduction Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Zoom close Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. In the midst of pandemics, election and war, finding time to connect with God and identify our true needs is a challenge. We will explore traditional and non-traditional Spiritual practices with a daily engagement.... read more

Nov
18

46 Minutes for Parenting Faith – Nov.

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 7:46pm

Wednesday night Facilitators: Rev. Evan Jones, Dorian Albert & Leah Bailey Parenting looks different than it did a few months ago. Parents are carrying more of the responsibility for all aspects of children’s lives. Join us for 46 minutes of resources, support and ideas. Nov. 18 – “Traditions and Faith:... read more