T-14 Days Until Christmas!

December 11, 2019

We're just two weeks from Christmas Day, and Advent is in full swing at FirstChurch!  Don't miss the celebration! Sunday, Dec. 15 – Third Sunday of Advent All-Church Breakfast & A Service of Lessons and Carols 8:30 – 11 a.m. – Come enjoy breakfast and fellowship in Fiedler Atrium. There will... read more

This week, Dr. Andy Stoker offers some more thoughts on how to handle emotions and memories that this season often evokes. Below, Dr. Stoker speaks specifically on grief and how we can navigate in the weeks to come. My grandmother kept an 8x10 framed photograph of my grandfather on her... read more

The Truth about Gratitude

November 26, 2019

 As we get ready for Thanksgiving, Dr. Andy Stoker gives us some wise counsel on how to make the best of this week, and the holidays in the weeks to come. I was asked a couple of weeks ago: “What makes the holidays with my family so hard?” The holidays... read more

Zoe was founded in 2004 as a Christian response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the thousands of orphans it left in its wake. While the ministry started in Zimbabwe, and was therefore named Zimbabwe Orphan Endeavor, it expanded its relief work to Zambia. Thanks to additional funding and connections provided... read more

The Process of Confirmation

November 13, 2019

This fall is packed with activities for youth - some of our tweens and teens are currently in the journey toward Confirmation. These young people go through a series of classes to learn the basic tenets of our faith and to have a safe environment to ask questions and grapple... read more