Advent 2019: What Are We Waiting For?

Advent is known as the waiting season, the time of magical, breath-holding anticipation for what might yet unfold, a new world appearing before our eyes. Whatever your spirit is longing for this year, we hope you’ll find yourself among us at First Church. What are you waiting for?  Sat., Dec. 7, Advent Retreat (9:30 am– 3:30 pm, Pillar Room)  Sun., …

Winter Solstice Service

 All are invited to a contemplative, Winter Solstice service on Wed., Dec. 18, 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Led by members of the congregation, it will include music, rituals, meditation, and readings. 

Blue Christmas Service

First Church offers a Blue Christmas Service on Thurs., Dec. 19, at 6 pm on the Chancel in the Sanctuary. This service gives us room to acknowledge grief, overwhelm, loneliness, and other feelings that don’t ordinarily fit into the season of cheer. It will include prayers (silent, written, spoken), Scripture, music, and healing rituals.

Christmas Cookie Events!

Care, Fellowship & Invitation Ministry invites you to share your holiday hospitality at the following two fun holiday events:  The Great Christmas Cookie Bake Off, Sat., Dec. 21, 1–4 pm, Durant House. We will provide ingredients for a basic sugar cookie recipe and you are invited to mix, bake, and decorate Christmas cookies to be shared with our church family …