At First United Methodist Church we interpret the following scripture to mean that the church should be focused on Making Disciples, Sharing the Sacraments and Teaching the Faith. Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are centered on these three emphases. Please join us for one or more of these opportunities to express and grow in faith and a relationship with God!
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
9:30 AM Sunday Morning Study for ALL ages – Beginning Sept. 15th, 2019
In May of this year our Senior Minister, Mark Hecht announced the release of his book: Family, Friends and Faith: Lessons I Have Learned. At the time he described it as follows.
After years of suggestions and nudging, I have ﬁnally responded to the promptings of others and gathered together a collection of messages to share in book form. As Christians we are on a journey and our journey is not alone. We cannot grow in faith without others sharing theirs with us along the way. This collection of stories and messages remind us of the ways our lives are influenced and transformed as we walk together in faith!
Included are stories of my childhood and those who nurtured me in the faith, as well as the stories of my wife and our children whose faith we have attempted to nurture. It is my prayer that in reading about those who have influenced my faith, others might be reminded of those who have helped to form theirs.
In this book you will:
· Learn timeless life lessons that pertain to anything from home-life to church-life.
· Develop an appreciation for the ordinary life events through which God works.
· Grow as you navigate questions that accompany each section of the book.
This fall our Adult Sunday School Class will be using this book for its study on Sunday Mornings with Tawni Betts as the leader. We encourage all members of the congregation to come and join in this group study experience. Many have already purchased books but if you still need one they are available in the church office. So that we can prepare properly we would also ask that you sign up for this class on the list across from the church office.
Young Adult Bible study meets each Sunday in Parlor B. The Study is led by Jason Wood, Dir. of Student Ministries.
Children ages Pre-K – 6 will be meeting in Founders Hall for study and activities
Jr. High will be meeting in a classroom on the 2nd Floor off from the Skylight Room.
Sr. High will be meeting in the Everts Room or Jason Wood’s office.
Please encourage your children to come to Sunday school. It’s a vital part of building their relationship with Jesus and with their church’s community of faith. We look so forward to sharing the Word of God with you and your children. See you soon!!