Programs

A Prayer shared by our pastors, written by Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton, for a Divided Nation:
Dear God,
This new day has dawned with this country more divided than it has been since the days of the Civil War. Half of your people are rejoicing while the other half are stunned and sore afraid.
What divided us then continues to tear at the seams of the fabric of this nation.
We are a United Divided States.
Help us to remember that the experiment called democracy is not over; it is still being tested. After 240 years of existence, the final results are not yet in. We still have work to do. It stretches out before us, across wheat fields and deserts, from the mountains to the prairies, from sea to shining sea.
In the midst of our sense of victory, help us to remember your call to us to love one another as you love us.
In the midst of our sense of defeat, help us to remember that you still reign; you alone are worshiped; you alone are God.
Help us to put aside our own feelings – jumbled and confused as they may be at the moment – in service of others, our families and friends and neighbors – here and around the world.
Help us remember your high calling to us to be agents of forgiveness and reconciliation, love and peace, healing and hope in a world made dark by fear and hatred and brokenness.
Help us to rebuild this nation by seeking out your image in the face of others, finding the best in us to serve those who are the least, the lost and the lonely.
Help us to remember the words of one of your servants of old who reminded us that ‘perfect love casts out fear’. Help us perfect our love.
We are your people. You know us by many names. You are our God. We know you by many names.
May we find strength in our diversity and seek the courage to live into what is written on every piece of currency in this nation: In God we Trust. In God. We Trust.
For only in you can we live in safety. Only in you will we find justice. Only in you will we know the peace that passes all human understanding.
Amen.
During this incredibly uncertain time, we continue to join together in various virtual ways. Please check our calendar for program opportunities, our Staying Connected page for inspirational messaging, our Live Stream page to join Sunday worship, and our Announcements page for updates and program changes.

Grow your faith

Faith is not static. It moves, grows, changes, and matures and requires cultivation. First Church strives to provide intentional faith development opportunities that will nourish your soul. Members and non-members alike, young and old, those searching meaning or those sharing witness are all a cherished part of the life of this community of grace.

Getting involved is what Jesus calls us to do. Grow spiritually and build friendships through our various programs and outreach activities. We have programs for all ages and all stages life. 

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Children

The goal of our Children’s Ministry is to provide children with support in their faith journey and to share the stories and teachings of Jesus so that they may experience his deep and unconditional love. We want to build a strong foundation for each child that will be everlasting. MORE>>


Youth

We bring young people together in a life of faith, action and fellowship, and address spiritual, emotional, and social needs unique to youth. We create a safe space for our young people to gather and share their lives with each other and with caring adult mentors. MORE>>


Young Adult

The Young Adults and College students at First Church look forward to connecting with you. We strive to nurture spiritual growth, deepen personal connections, and passionately serve others. MORE>>


Adults

Here at First Church, we are attentive to the head, heart, and spirit of all of God’s creation. We explore the faith framework through which we encounter the world through education, book studies, group activities, lectures, restorative experiences.  MORE>>


Senior Ministries

Our active 50+ adult ministries encourage spiritual growth through a variety of service programs, education, and fellowship. MORE>>