"Worship the Lord your God, and only Him. Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness." (Jesus in Matthew 4:10 The Message)
Worship describes those times we gather deliberately seeking to encounter God in Christ. We cultivate our relationship with God and with one another as the people of God. We don't attend worship to squeeze God into our lives; we seek to meld our lives into God's. It's a time to think less about ourselves and more about faith, less abut our personal agendas and more about God's will. We encounter a fresh vision of God's reality in Christ so that God's Spirit can reshape our lives and form us into the Body of Christ.
Comprehending the meaning of worship requires looking beyond what people do to see with the eyes of faith what God does. God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another. God through Christ actively seeks relationship to us through worship.
-- U.M. Bishop Robert Schnase in Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Sunday Worship at First Church
Holy Communion (bread and juice) is served at all three worship services on the first Sunday of each month. A gluten-free option is available.
Sunday School for all ages is held from 9:15 to 10:15am, September through May.
Childcare is available during all worship services in Room B4, located in the lower level of the church.
Learn more about where we are located and where to park.
Learn about options for hearing aid users.