First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
Fall Small Groups: Deepening faith and community
Sundays at 11:30 am at church, Kyra Ostendorf, facilitator. Reading No Choir Boy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin. Begins October 23.
Sundays at 11:30 am at church, Carey Seeley-Dzierzak, facilitator. Reading Waking Up White by Debby Irving. Begins October 23.
Wednesdays at 10 am at church or nearby coffee shop, Jane McBride, facilitator. Bible study of the big stories of Genesis that we’ve been reading in worship. Begins October 19.
Thursdays at 7 pm, at church, Melissa Harl, facilitator.
Reading The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Begins October 20.
Sign up for one of the groups listed below by emailing the office or sign up online!
Welcome Daniel Romero
New Minister for Faith Formation
We are pleased to announce that Daniel Romero will be our new Minister for Faith Formation. Daniel will be moving to the Twin Cities from Chicago; he will begin his work with us on October 24. Prior to entering seminary, Daniel’s experiences included 17 years as a social worker and another 15 as a union leader and faith-based community organizer. He has also worked as the UCC’s Great Lakes Region Council of Hispanic Ministries and recently returned from an assignment in the West Bank of Palestine where he worked as a Human Rights Monitor with the World Council of Churches and UCC-DoC Global Ministries.
First Sundays @First
Sunday November 6 at 7:00 Please join us for an evening featuring Liam Vance. The repertoire for this concert will include pieces of classical music for voice and guitar, in addition to selections from Vance’s usual set of popular music. This concert is free to all who wish to come, but free-will donations are highly encouraged and will be accepted at the door.