May 21, 2017 • 10 am • Don’t Shrink Back

Rev. Alan Johnson, Chair of the UCC Mental Health Network, was First Church’s guest preacher on Mental Health Sunday. He encouraged the congregation to “not shrink back” from the reality of mental illness—our own stories, those of our family members and our church family. The stigma around mental illness is strong. By breaking the silence and stepping forward we can offer and get support.

Dec 6, 2015 • 11 am • I Wonder

In Luke 1:5-24, 57-80 , the angel Gabriel announces to Zachariah that he and his wife Elizabeth are going to have a baby (who will grow up to be John the Baptist), even though both are getting on in years.

Nov 29, 2015 • 11 am • Question (Pause)

Using the image of a computer script that needs to "(pause)" at some point in the middle of its multistep task, Minister of Art and Communication Phil Porter suggests that during Advent we might treat the space between question and answer as a rich place of wonder and imagination.