Church-Wide Study on SPIRITUAL GIFTS

The Lay Leadership Committee will lead a church-wide study on spiritual gifts.

Sunday Mornings            9:15-10:15 am      October 17-December 5  (in person only)

Wednesday Mornings   10 am-11:00 am   October 20-December 8  (in person and ZOOM on demand)

Self-guided study resources will be available on the website as well.  Please join us for this study.

The church has 20 copies of the book and the cost is $14.  Available October 3.



Fall Adult Study

Book of James begins Fall Adult Studies at First Church on September 5

Join fellow adult learners as we read the book of James and understand it within its historical context.  This study will explore the themes of faith and work; prayer and healing; testing and endurance; and the reversal of social status.

Bring your Bible, a mask and a friend on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Aldersgate Room.

Join Pastor Joe for this four week study.


Lenten Sermon Series

During Lent,
we will address
helping our neighbors who are suffering
— by using our faith understandings
from our rich theological tradition.


  • If you have every journeyed with a loved one or friend through terminal illness, divorce or other suffering, this series is for you. 
  • If you want to spiritually prepare yourself for such a journey, this series is for you.

This series is inspired by Frederick Schmidt’s book, The Dave Test: A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times.  He holds the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

Dates, Topics, & Scriptures

  • February 21  Letting Go of False Gods (Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15)
  • February 28  Understanding the Incarnation of God (Genesis 17:1-7; Mark 8:31-38)
  • March 7  Acknowledging Our Mortality (1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22)
  • March 14  Finding God in Desolation (Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21)
  • March 21  Affirming Biblical Values (Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33)

Post Sermon Discussions

Pastor Johnson invites you to join  post-sermon discussions on ZOOM over these 5 weeks.  To determine a preferred meeting day & time, please complete the following on: survey 


Join the UNAFRAID Conversations

New Adult Education Series for 2020-2021:

We know Jesus tells us “Do not be afraid,” but with everything presently going on in the world, how is it possible not to be affected by the worry, anxiety, and fear that permeate our lives?

In Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, noted author and pastor Adam Hamilton addresses nearly every type of fear imaginable – large or small, real or imagined, those within our power to overcome, and those we must accept. For each type of fear, the author offers a disciplined approach of facing facts, examining assumptions, overcoming anxiety through action, and cultivating a life of faith.

Contact us to join with other First Church friends in an exploration of these ideas.
Sunday Mornings at 9:15
Tuesday Evenings at 7:00

The book is available on for under $17 or on Kindle for $11.99.