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Are you prepared to vote on Election Day?

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Proactive Barnabas Training Weekend

   It’s not too late to sign up for all or part of the weekend events.  Our next Barnabas Weekend is coming September 12 – 14, 2014 on the theme of “Loving, Relating and Encouraging” or L.R.E. Training with a special focus on visiting the inactive members of our church.  It all begins at 6:00 pm …

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Back Yard Bible Study in August

There are two Sunday evening Back Yard Bible Studies left in August from 7 – 8:30 pm.  These events will feature a Bible Study in the Book of Ruth in two different locations.  Bring your Bible and a lawn chair to enjoy Christian fellowship around a camp fire or the beauty of a back porch.  …

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Special Guest Speakers in July

       On July 13th we are pleased to introduce Reuben Watson as our guest speaker.  He is the head of our Prayer Ministry Team and will be giving his testimony in his first message to the congregation entitled “Faith Re-activation.”   Come to be inspired by this young man and what God is doing in his …

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We remember our soldiers

Pastor Dale Shunk will bring a Memorial Day message and our choir will sing “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones” as a tribute to our soldiers who gave all to help us remain free.   Yes, we are free to worship in our houses of worship as we desire and serve the One who gave …

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Good Friday and Easter’s Coming

First Church has the honor of hosting the community Good Friday Service on April 18th from Noon to 1:00 PM.  This cooperative service is sponsored by the Somerset Area Ministries.  The theme is “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”   This service is designed for people who have only one hour for lunch to be able …

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Heaven is for Real Movie

Annabelle and I finally got to see “Heaven is for Real.”  We read the book last year and the movie is very faithful to the book.  We highly recommend this movie.  This is the kind of movie that starts serious spiritual conversations.  I hope those conversations will lead to many people placing their faith in …

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Exciting things coming during Holy Week

I am looking forward to two things this week.  One earthly and one heavenly.  The earthly one is the total lunar eclipse early in the morning of Tuesday, April 15th, if the sky is clear enough.  By early I mean 3:00 am for you night owls!   The heavenly one is Holy Week with Erin Shunk …

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Holy Communion Invitation

We will celebrate the life giving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through the receiving of Holy Communion on Maunday Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the 7:00 pm worship service.   In the United Methodist faith community our communion table is open to any believer from any other Christian denomination who confesses Jesus Christ as their …

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Celloist confirmed for April 17th Maundy Thursday Service

We have confirmation that my daughter-in-law, Erin Shunk, will bless the First Church Family on Maundy Thursday.  She has agreed to play her Cello during both the hymns and during the serving of Holy Communion.  This will be good!  Come join us at 7:00 PM on April 17th.