Thomas, the twin, missed out when Jesus appeared to the disciples in the upper room. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny notes that we don’t know exactly why he wasn’t there—was he depressed and holed up at home, out roaming the streets looking for Jesus, or did he get locked out?
In a week that saw the ramping up of tension and the threat of military and even nuclear response between the US and North Korea, and demonstrations by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Senior Minister Molly Baskette found it hard to create a sermon about God’s love as a solution.
The scripture for the morning says, “whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42) Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores the nature of rewards and the difference between the accumulation of
In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.
In her Pentecost Sunday sermon, guest preacher Rev. Da Vita McCallister shows us how triumph and tragedy walk hand in hand in the story of Jesus’ disciples following his death and resurrection. The disciples gathered on that day would still have been experiencing the trauma of Jesus’ crucifixion and yet the Holy Spirit sweeps through them.
The Summer Bible Cabaret cast tells the story “Jesus’ Chosen Family” (Jesus calling his disciples—Matthew 4:12-22 ) and then sings “All About the Faith”.
Congregation members tell their own stories of what they were looking for when the came to First Church.