Here’s a partial list of ways to get involved in growing and acting in faith here within the walls of this church. Discover what inspires you! Make new friends! Feel connected!
Wednesday Morning Study Group ~ Lively and enlivening exploration of the Bible—Wednesdays, 10-11 am, Library
Women’s Fellowship ~ Meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 11:30- 1 pm in Wakeman Hall
Retreats ~ On separate weekends in winter, the men and women of the church gather together and take time to pause, reflect, refresh and renew their spirits.
Breakfast Club for Men ~ Informal, funny fellowship , 8 am at the Circle Diner, one Saturday a month—check the calendar for dates.
Introducing First Church~ Want to know more about this church? Wonder what the church has to offer you? What does it mean to “join”? Informal conversation with David and Jennifer held the first Tuesday of the month. Contact David or Jen or Cheri Evan, to learn more.
Fellowship Lunches, Dinners& Picnics ~ Gathering around a meal for table fellowship is a vital and heartwarming faith practice. Everyone is invited to the meals hosted at the church at different times during the year—from the picnics held on a Sunday in September and in June to a spaghetti dinner in January, from the Workcamp Brunch to the Stone Soup Lunch.
Join our Leadership Team/em> ~ Share your skills, talents, time and ideas to help with the work of one or more of the many church ministries. Contact David or Jennifer to find how you can help
Samaritans ~ Lay caregivers offer companionship and friendship to other church members.*
Prayer Circle Ministers ~ Pray daily for members and friends of our church who request intentional and confidential prayer. *
*To become a First Church Samaritan or Prayer Circle Minister, contact one of out pastors.
Community Garden ~ Plant and harvest fresh vegetables for the Operation Hope Food Pantry
Covenant to Care ~ Support children in foster care with basic goods and practical help such as school supplies in September, a Thanksgiving meal in November, a gift at Christmas, a basket at Easter.
Food Pantry collections ~ Bring in non-perishable food items anytime all year long for Operation Hope and St Paul/St John’s food pantries. Place in shopping carts outside
Soup Kitchen Saints ~ Cook meals for 200 people at Thomas Merton House at 7 pm in the church kitchen on the second Wednesday of each month—September to June.