Posts from November 2023

Posts from November 2023

Beginning Advent

First Church Family:     Goodness, it’s cold! While winter hasn’t officially begun, you can’t tell it! I pray that you are warm and well.     This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and also the first Sunday of the church year. “Advent” means coming – namely the coming of God into our world in and through the Incarnation.     A transformation occurs in our lives every year at this time as we are reminded of how much we mean to God who offered Himself in…

Happy Thanksgiving

First Church Family:I awoke this morning keenly aware of the things for which I’m thankful:      *God’s saving activity through Jesus who gives me hope and purpose.     *God’s daily presence in my life, encouraging and comforting me.     *A precious family that I love and that loves me.     *And the incredible opportunity of serving God together through His Church          and with you here. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving! With love, Pastor Dave

Bless This Meal 2023

First Church Family:     The holidays are just around the corner. Here are a couple of reminders of things that are coming up:     Saturday, we will provide 125 families with Thanksgiving meals. Even if you haven’t registered as a volunteer, your spirit will be raised if you swing by the church sometime between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Saturday to experience the gift of giving.     Sunday morning will be the first time our “Groovin’” kids playguitars/ukuleles/buckets/African drums for us in worship. Jon Beal and…

Great Commandment

First Church Family,   Wow, winter finally got here! But it’s only fall… oh well, I enjoy all of the seasons in our beautiful county!     Over the past weeks, we have had a number of visitors at the 9:00AM service who were camping/RVing in our area for a couple of weeks enjoying the beautiful autumn colors. After last Sunday’s service, a couple named Tom and Sue, who had been with us two weeks (actual names are different to protect privacy), waited their turn to have a…