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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.

The Son of God: Who is he?

Sunday, March 30 begins a new sermons series on Jesus, the Son of God.  Who is he?   What does “The Anointed One” mean?  How is he the sinners friend?  How soon will he return to earth as the King of Kings?  These are good questions to explore over the next few weeks leading up to …

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Lenten Lunches

During the six Wednesdays of Lent you are invited to attend the Lenten Lunch Services hosted here at First UMC.   The time of 12:05 pm to 1:00 pm is designed so that workers can come during the lunch hour to hear an inspiring message by local laity and clergy, eat lunch and get back to …

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Want to lose weight?

At First Church we offer a support group called Losing to Live for those who want to lose weight and keep it off.   At the end of our last 12 week class that just ended, one of our participants reported a weight loss of 91 lbs!  This is our biggest loser. From now, April 16th, …

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