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

The Heart of Worship

November 6, 2019

This week, Rev. Ann Willet shares some additional thoughts on worship. Today, she asks: do we treat worship as an exercise led by the head or the heart? Since the birth of the Church, Christians have embraced styles of worship that fit their cultural and social context.  Some Christians experience... read more

Seeing God at Zion

October 30, 2019

Just a few weeks ago, our Music and Arts directing duo Tim and Dana Effler visited Zion National Park, a 229-square-mile canyon in southwestern Utah filled with red-tinged and tan-colored Navajo sandstone. One of the most famous hikes at Zion is Angel's Landing, and is not one for the faint... read more

Grief During The Holidays

October 23, 2019

Losing a loved one is always heartbreaking, but the sense of grief and loss that arises during the holidays can be devastating for many. We are proud to offer a Grief Support Group here at FirstChurch, thanks to the capable leadership and guidance of Rev. JoNell Lindh. Below, she talks... read more

Visiting The Bible In Person

October 16, 2019

Whether you're going down the road or halfway across the world, we all know what a powerful teacher travel can be. This week, Rev. Evan Jones discusses how one special trip pushed him to see the Bible in a completely different way. I have read the Bible my entire life.... read more