At First Church, we care about each other and the world. We look for God in the scriptures and everyday life. We think and pray and break bread together. We ask questions that don’t have easy answers. We serve our neighbors. We raise our voices about the justice issues of our day. We proudly belong to the United Church of Christ. We think diversity is a beautiful gift from God and we do our best to truly welcome everyone. Worship is at the core of our life together. Join us at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Join us for Holy Week at First Church
Palm Sunday: April 13 at 10 am
A reenactment of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as he journeys toward the cross.
Maundy Thursday: April 18 at 6 pm
A worshipful feast in remembrance of Jesus’ last supper. The service includes hand or foot-washing, a meal, and the sharing of communion.
Good Friday: April 19 at noon and 7 pm
A stark and simple re-telling of Jesus’ crucifixion, with a brief reflection on the meaning of the cross for us today. During the 7 pm service, a learning activity will be provided for younger children.
Easter: April 20
8 am at the Stone Arch Bridge.
A simple, beautiful service of the resurrection, which includes the scattering of rose petals from the bridge into the river.
9 am Breakfast at the church
10 am Sanctuary Worship with a dramatic reading, choral music, a sermon, and the opportunity for the congregation to join in singing the Hallelujah chorus.