Hanging of the Greens Service

One Service @ 10 am on November 25, 2018

Join in a service of joy, excitement, and preparation for Christmas as both services come together at 10 am to begin Advent. This is a multi-generational service where all are invited to participate.  Please help by signing up at the Welcome Desk for one small part of this wonderful event whether it is reading, singing, or placing parts of our age old Christmas traditions in the sanctuary. 


Coaching Available--Help Moving Ahead in Any Part of Life

Pastor Dave is offering his coaching skills. Coaching is a intentional 30 minute conversation, to help you learn faster and work more effectively in faith, life, or work. You would also be helping Pastor Dave log the 100 hours of coaching needed for his training.  Most of the time coaching is done by phone but also be a meeting at Dave’s office. It’s free to church folk and the best way to understand is to try it. Contact Pastor Dave (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to set up a time! 


Make Your Amazon Purchases Count

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon you can choose First Church as your charity and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the church?

You must use to make your purchase then under the Account drop down choose Your AmazonSmile and select First United Methodist Church as your supported charity.


A Change is Coming to Missions...

On the 2nd Sunday of the month, we will collect loose change. Monies raised go towards our mission efforts including Rise Against Hunger and PF 6:8. Start scouring your purses, cars, and cushions for loose change now!



In Good Company

New Outreach Small Group every Wednesday 6-7: 30 pm at Camp Seltzer.  It's called  "In Good Company."  This 90-minute group around tables seeks to be a conversational place of food, family, questions, faith, and informal worship.   This 8-week pilot is exploring how to meet a need expressed for a safe place for families to explore faith in fresh ways.  Pastor Dave is leading the group.  Info available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Discovery Dunes


November Memory Verse:  But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you.  Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay.  Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

November 18: The Widow and Her Sons: Elisha was the successor of Elijah, and he became the chief prophet in the northern kingdom of Israel.  In his travels, he became known for his miracles.  In one of the towns he visited, he was approached by a poor widow.   Join us and explore the true friendship that grew from the widow and the Elisha in a time of need.

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Grief Support

First Church is offering a time of learning and sharing around the topic of grief, facilitated by our Discipleship Pastor, Jason Armold. Sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the South Wing.  If you struggle with grief, whether recent or in times past plan on attending. For more info, contact Pastor Jason 717.838.2551, x204.