Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen. Luke 24:5-7
Welcome, We are beginning the journey to Jerusalem with Jesus. First there is the parade and the accolades of the crowd who are expecting a messiah--someone to take on the Roman authorities. And although Jesus has clearly warned his followers what is going to happen, they are all unprepared for the events that unfold: betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion, death. This is known as the passion and without it, the empty tomb is just--an empty tomb. But as he had predicted, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day. And that is why we celebrate Easter.
Our Holy Week includes a Parade/Passion service on April 14th, a Maundy Thursday service of agape meal, footwashing, and Tenebrae on April 18th, and both a sunrise (at 6:30 AM) and regular (11:00 AM) service on Easter, April 21st. We hope you will join us for this significant journey with Jesus.
First Church is a progressive congregation, active in social justice issues, and officially an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. Please visit for conversation during office hours, or join us for worship at 11:00 AM. Office hours are Tuesday from 9 to 12--but the pastor is available at your convenience..
Our adult faith formation classes are on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM at the church. Currently we are using Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking. This text takes us through Jesus's life and connects the First and Second Testaments to our lives today. We are having lively discussions!
We also offer a Friday Night Faith formation meeting twice a month for conversation and discussion of the on-line resources--with snacks and beverages! We are using The Bible Project and Overview Bible videos for reading through the Bible--we have lots of questions and discussion.
Our worship service is casual and we serve communion on the first Sunday of the month. Come as you are--all are welcome at the table. We serve gluten-free bread and grape juice and wine by intinction or occasionally in the pews. Children are always welcome.
No matter who you are, or where you are on this journey called life and faith, you are welcome here.