Why Urban Camp?

July 10, 2019

If you've ever been to FirstChurch on a summer weekday, you know the entire building is teeming with energy - KID ENERGY. There are squeals and giggles and running and cheering - all the things that a day camp should have. Our brave camp leader, Rev. Evan Jones, talks below... read more

Thoughts on Prayer

June 26, 2019

Our own Rev. JoNell Lindh taught a wonderful class on prayer this past Spring. Below, she shares some insights on what prayer really means in our lives and a lovely example prayer - a great reminder to make prayer a priority even as we move through our summer travels!  I... read more

We're excited to have Farahana Surya Namaskar as our guest blogger this week. Farahana has been an amazing partner to FirstChurch in working with our kids and parents around mindfulness. See her recommendations below for using mindfulness to have the most relaxing family summer possible!   YIKES! The summer is... read more

In the days since General Conference and the decisions that resulted, our clergy has listened to the thoughts, feelings and opinions of our congregation, and partnered with our LGBTQ+ members on devising a path forward for FirstChurch. On Easter Sunday, we were proud to launch an official response to that... read more