First Church is proud to be a Community Contributor to this important virtual forum. Guest speaker, the Rev. Robert E. Buckner II, will be presenting the principles behind Dr. King’s nonviolence social change movement and vision of a beloved community. Dr. King’s great sacrifice and contributions were the driving force for establishing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18 join us as we explore these principles and their relevance today.
First Church invites you to experience the familiar manger scene through a new perspective by juxtaposing non-representational figures with a more traditional view of the stable where Jesus was born. Installed on the church lawn at the corner of York and Church Streets, the Nativity will be lighted at dusk through Advent and the Christmas season.
Come and take a closer look and be reminded of God’s gift of hope in the birth of Jesus Christ.
The idea for an outdoor Nativity scene was born of our desire as a congregation to send a message of hope into the community . . . an earnest and critical message in a year when so many are feeling hopelessness. To learn more about how this modern Nativity came to be, please click on the following link: Nativity Background
You can celebrate All-Church Communion at Home Drive-Through * Pick-Up * No-Contact
Let Us Break Bread Together
The sacraments — which have been blessed by Pastor Joe — are individually wrapped and sealed, complete with juice and wafer. Look for a bin on a small table under the portico outside the North entrance to the church. Containers of hand sanitizer will also be on the table.
Drive-up any time during the pick-up days (see dates below)
Sanitize your hands,
Take as many individually wrapped pieces as needed for your family,
Replace the lid.
Simple as that.
Take your sacraments home.
Set them out as you prepare for the virtual service at 10:30 am.