Welcome, It's FALL! Our worship time is now 11 AM and we are returning to the Revised Common Lectionary for our scriptures for each Sunday.
Our Faith Formation class is talking about White Privilege using the UCC's materials on that topic. White Privilege: Let’s Talk This study is divided into four focused parts. Each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege: 1. The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race 2. Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White 3. The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status 4. On Becoming an Ally In all four parts, authors contribute a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection. There will be lots of reading and journal keeping at home and discussion and reflection during our gatherings. We will gather at 9:15 AM for centering prayer and preparation for our 9:30 group meeting. Please join us.
First Church is a progressive congregation, active in social justice, 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 if you contact her.
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 and although we do not have a formal Sunday School program, there are always activities that connect our younger worshipers to our faith.
No matter who you are, or where you are on this journey called life and faith, you are welcome here.