First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
Introduction to Centering Prayer
This ancient spiritual practice and Christian way of meditating teaches how to listen for God’s invitation to a deeper relationship. Mary Latham and Glenn Kline, practitioners and presenters of Centering Prayer, will lead us. The workshop takes place at First Church on Saturday, Aug. 25 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. Please bring a bag lunch. Suggested donation $15.00. To register please email Jane McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justice Team Retreat
In an effort to both broaden and strengthen our commitment to Justice Ministries, leadership rom Racial Justice, Immigration Justice and Climate Justice teams invite you to join us for a planning retreat on Sunday, Aug. 19 after church for a few hours. More details to follow!
13 First Church members, including several confirmands, will be in San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala from August 6 – 14. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers while they are gone!
Pizza Night – September 4!
Welcome our student neighbors back for the fall at Pizza Night! We’ll be setting up grills and rolling out dough to feed all comers. You can help by signing up to bring an ingredient or to do some clean up afterwards! Sign up is in Pilgrim Hall.
Please consider playing an instrument and/or singing during the summer services. As you know, our adult choir takes “vacation” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You are welcome and encouraged to share your musical talents. Please speak with Jayson Engquist (or leave a message) about scheduling a Sunday. He can be reached at: email@example.com or 914-649-0844. The adult choir will resume rehearsals sometime in the Fall. Watch for details.
Introducing Byron Almen
New Minister of Music
Welcome our new Minister of Music on Sunday, August 26! Byron is coming to us from Austin, Tx. where he has been organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church and professor of music theory at the University of Texas.
We will be saying good-bye to interim Minister of Music Jayson Engquist on Sunday, Aug.19.