The Other 316s: This Should Be Fun (and Inspiring)!

The Other 316s: This Should Be Fun (and Inspiring)!

Wednesdays at First activities and MidWeek Fellowship are scheduled to resume on Wednesday evening, September 4. This gathering of the congregation for food, fellowship, children’s music education, children’s mission education, study and prayer are an annual indicator...
Family Reunion: Wednesdays at First

Family Reunion: Wednesdays at First

I have missed our time together around the tables in the Fellowship Hall. From the many questions I have received about when they begin again, I don’t think I am alone in it. It is nearing time for our family reunion—Wednesdays at First activities resume on September...
MidWeek…Incoming!

MidWeek…Incoming!

One of the best signs that a church is both thriving and bonding is the presence of shared storytelling. When we start sharing our stories— rather than protecting our secrets— in order to help one another, we grow. When the church becomes a safe space for that kind of...
MidWeek Incoming

MidWeek Incoming

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to say a huge THANKS to our Visual Arts Team for making our “Fruits of the Spirit” look good enough to eat! Each Wednesday for ten weeks, fresh art has appeared on our MidWeek tables, reminding us of the gifts that are ours in our life...
Get in the ‘Spirits’

Get in the ‘Spirits’

Are you a one-time only movie-watcher or a repeater? I’m pretty much a “one time is plenty, thank you” guy, yet every Christmas season, my family and I watch the same movie: the 1970 movie version of the Leslie Bricusse musical “Scrooge” starring Albert Finney. There...
Freedom From, Freedom For

Freedom From, Freedom For

Just months before his death this spring, our friend Pepper Martin celebrated his 75th wedding anniversary with his lifelong sweetheart, Nina. They married around the time our country entered World War II. Isn’t that amazing? Did you know that our church will turn 186...