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New Sermon Series Starts Jan. 20

Our Purpose is Love is a 6-week sermon series that addresses Christ command to love others in today’s setting. We are living in a time of great division in the world, our country, and the Church. Join us Jan. 20 – Feb. 24 as we consider, what does it mean to love God and neighbor…
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Simplifying Sunday Worship

One of the lessons I heard repeatedly at the Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection this past September was the need for congregations to simplify; simplify schedules, processes, systems, etc. Simplifying our schedule is more than making things comfortable or less confusing for us.  It is more about making it easier for new people to find a time and…
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Student’s Midweek Message

Last week we talked about The Prodigal Son. We touched on how much God the Father loves us when we sin and no matter what we do he will always welcome us home with open arms. But we also focused on the brother and his resentment towards his brother. Sometimes it hard to see the…
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Your Gifts Are Needed!

We kicked off Midweek Message on January 9 with 38 kids! We expect those numbers to grow as kids return to their school routine. We are looking for some people who feel moved by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love with the youngest in our church. We are looking for more volunteers for both Wednesday Nights and…
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Midweek Message Spring Discipleship Growth

MIDWEEK MESSAGE SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT JOHN WESLEY’S REFLECTIONS ON SCRIPTURE Methodism’s founder John Wesley considered the Bible central to the Christian movement he founded. Beginning Jan. 9, at Midweek Message, First Church will explore Scripture through Wesley’s own words as we seek to address 21 century questions. In the study, Scripture and the Wesleyan Way,…
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Midweek Message Series to Highlight John Wesley’s Reflections on Scripture

Methodism’s founder John Wesley considered the Bible central to the Christian movement he founded. Beginning Jan. 9, at Midweek Message, First Church will explore Scripture through Wesley’s own words as we seek to address 21 century questions. In the study, Scripture and the Wesleyan Way, each chapter explores a key Scripture text and one of…
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Midweek Message Two Week Series Focusing on Meditation Through Movement

Tai Chi is a Chinese tradition that can be used as a form of mediation through movement. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. With its low impact movements Tai Chi is appropriate for all ages. Join Dixie Squires on Jan. 9 and 16 as she…
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Midweek Message Series Discussing Jesus’s Prayers, Parables, and Healing Ministry

The four Gospels of the Bible are filled with scripture focusing on Jesus and his life. In this 4-week study, Jesus: Prayers, Parables, and Healing Ministry, you will explore these stories to help grow your discipleship journey. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Midweek Message Rev. Paul Overholt, will guide this discussion on exploring these stories…
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New Course Focuses on Growing Emotionally and Spiritually in 2019

Are you seeking to make a deeper commitment to God in the New Year? Do you find yourself in a place where you are avoiding healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace? Ignoring or suppressing emotions? Finding yourself working for God instead of being with God? Living without limits?  Dr. Greg Tener and…
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Cornerstone Going Digital!

The First Church Newsletter, Cornerstone, is officially all digital! If you would like to receive our Newsletter in your inbox subscribe now!  The Cornerstone is a weekly email with all the latest news of what is happening at First Church. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Greg Tener also emails a weekly pastor e-note!