Staying Connected

Advent 2021

Each week of Advent, we will be studying a chapter from the book All the Good, A Wesleyan Way of Christmas. We will have a video lesson (below) from our clergy, and a Wednesday evening discussion led by our lay members, each week. Click here to join the Zoom gathering each Wednesday at 6pm.

“The season of Advent offers time and space for Christians to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas through reflecting on the story of salvation.” P.9
We invite you to join us for Advent Studies to make this Christmas more special than ever.

Series Introduction

November 26, 2021 

Chapter 1- Practicing Advent: Preparing the Way by Laceye Warner, will be taught by Pastor Mark, with a Wednesday Zoom discussion led by Laura Lenzen.

On December 1, join us on Zoom for the group discussion. The Wednesday Zoom link is here.

December 3, 2021  

Chapter 2- Praying in Advent by Sangwoo Kim, will be taught by Pastor Paul, with a Wednesday discussion led by Sue and Bob Eagle.

December 10, 2021

Chapter 3- Practices of Mercy: Embodying God’s Love for Others by Jung Choi, will be taught by Pastor Ran, with a discussion led by Milton Ford.

December 17, 2021
Chapter 4- Christmas Is Only the Beginning: God Sends the Church to the World by Amy Valdez Barker, will be taught by Pastor Mark, with a Wednesday discussion led by Rich and Carol Oliver.

September-November, 2021

First Church's Racial Equity and Justice Group had a book reading and discussion series based on Eddie Glaude's book Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. All of the recordings of the weekly Zoom discussions are now posted on the Racial Equity and Justice Ministry page. For more information on the book, or if you would like to join our next series please click on this page.

To view our previous Staying Connected videos, please click on the following links:

Staying Connected - All Videos

Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler posts

Rev. Dr. Paul Melrose posts

Rev. Ran Yoo posts

Ross Cowing and Music Ministry posts

Megan Zuba posts

FUMC Kids (Laurie Peterson) posts

Rev. Tina S. Lang posts

Rev. Maribel Celiz posts

Staying Connected - Guest Videos

Holy Week 2021

Holy Week 2020