Gather. Listen. Speak. Act.
First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
Join us for Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here to view the bulletin for Sunday June 13, 2021. The information to join worship on Zoom is in the bulletin. To view the livestream, and recordings of previous services, visit our YouTube channel.
We are very excited to share our plans for returning to the sanctuary! For the summer of 2021 we are adapting a combination of hybrid (in-person/Zoom) services, with a few Zoom-only services. Here is the schedule:
- June 13 and June 20: Hybrid (in-person/online) services
- June 27 and July 4: Zoom only
- July 11: Return to hybrid model for the rest of the summer.
We have updated our entire COVID-19 Preparedness plan, which you can find below. The plan includes a covenant we will all observe during worship as well as a health questionnaire. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed, please stay home.
We recognize that our guidelines err on the side of caution—asking everyone who attends worship to wear masks, maintain distance, hum rather than sing, and refrain from indoor coffee hour. We are intentionally seeking to foster an environment that is as safe and inclusive as possible. We want to respect and support our young children, and anyone for whom the vaccine might not be safe or effective at this time. We also know that the situation is continuing to change rapidly; we will continue to evaluate when and how we can ease these restrictions.
New First Church COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
Updated June 2, 2021
The board and staff recently worked together to update our COVID-19 preparedness plan, which you can find here. We ask that you read and abide by it whenever you take part in church activities, or when you are meeting inside the church.
Click here to proceed directly to our online giving page, which offers options to give to First Church and to our monthly special offerings.
Weekly Spiritual Practice
Let’s stay connected and grounded! During this time of physical distancing, members of our community invite you to pause with them for shared prayer, practice or meditation. To participate, click on the zoom links provided below.
Wednesdays, 8 pm: Jane McBride leads lectio divina, praying the scriptures. Click here to join the Wednesday evening gathering.
Thursdays, 10:30 am: Jean Chagnon leads guided meditations focused on topics like connecting with your authentic self, feeling more grounded and centered, or revitalizing your energy field. Click here to join the Thursday gathering.
Faith on Tap is (for now) Faith on Zoom!
Faith on Tap is going virtual (and with a slightly altered name). If you’re interested in fun and thought-provoking discussions about faith, spirituality, and life, join us at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month for Faith on Zoom. Just click on the meeting link: https://umn.zoom.us/j/97550902366 All are welcome!