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We're always grateful to present the voices of our members on this blog. Today, we have Richard Spies, a member of our Immigration Task Force who is passionate about this issue, share some of his thoughts and experiences on the topic. If immigration is of interest to you, be sure... read more

You may have noticed there was something different going on during last Sunday's Sunday School hour in the Atrium - members of Sunday School classes and a few of those who don't currently belong to a class were having roundtable discussions...instead of listening to a structured talk. What was going... read more

Welcome to 2020! Our first blog of the new decade comes from Rev. Holly Bandel - Mission & Advocacy is moving full steam ahead. Consider how you can embody Christ through this type of ministry work this year. As we have entered 2020, our Mission and Advocacy ministry continues to... read more

Why Handel’s Messiah?

December 18, 2019

Inspired by last week's Service of Lessons and Carols, Dr. Andy Stoker shares some insights after taking a deep dive into the history of Handel's Messiah.  It had been years since I completed “Music Appreciation” class in college, so when Dana Effler was describing the musicology of Messiah by George... read more

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