Fall Fest supports the Nature Conservancy

Following Worship on Sunday, October 27, First Church celebrated the season with an all-church lunch and  games and Trick-or-Treating.  The children raised over $300 for the Nature Conservancy.  Earlier this year, the church school also adopted Two Turtles!!

Confirmation Class of 2019

To prepare for Confirmation, these nine young people gathered each Sunday throughout the year to study the Bible, learn about the Methodist tradition ,and have open discussions about what it means to be a United Methodist Christian in the world today.

Confirmation Teachers Kathy Hansen, Pete Meyer, Ruth Zervas, Chris Ladd along with Pastor Joe and Lisa Rogers are gratefully acknowledged for their  dedication to and their love and support of our Confirmands. After a Celebration Breakfast on Sunday, May 12,  the Rite of Confirmation was held during the 10:30 am Worship Service.

We proudly welcome our newest members into First Church:

  • Isabella Rose Bjerkan mentored by Christine Janes
  • Rowan James Clark mentored by Jason Janes
  • Edward Scott Cooke mentored by Jason Janes
  • Paige Arbor Detzler mentored by Chris Mertz
  • Maggie Lynn Ejma mentored by Beth Valdez
  • Haley Camille Hindsley mentored by Beth Valdez
  • Wyatt Andrew Kennedy mentored by Steve Strauss
  • Thomas Moxley Schroeder mentored by Steve Strauss
  • Claire Catherine Vincent mentored by Ann Gills

Congratulations!

 

Bible Presentation Sunday on February 24

First Church 3rd-5th graders were presented with their own Bibles during Worship on Sunday, February 24, at 10:30 am.

  • Hadley Cross mentored by Jennifer Hagstrom
  • Zoë Ejma mentored by Ruth Zervas
  • Allison Janes mentored by Chris Squier
  • Jack Mathias mentored by Dave Cooke
  • Elsie Phipps mentored by Dena Vincent
  • Anabella Potter mentored by Marlene Stratton
  • Matteus Potter mentored by Ed Miner

Thank you to their wonderful mentors for living out the baptismal vows that we make as a congregation: to nurture one another in Christian faith and surround those being baptized with love.