First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
Sign up now for our Pilgrim Point Weekend
Our weekend at camp is July 8-10. Pilgrim Point is on a beautiful lake near Alexandria, MN The best thing about camp is the relaxed pace, with lots of opportunities for swimming, games, art, conversations, campfires, and worship. Suggested costs (please pay what you can): $90 (adults); $70 (ages 4-12) and $25 (3 and younger).
Registration forms are available here and in Pilgrim Hall.
First Sundays @First! -Everyone Welcome!
On Sunday June 5 at 5 p.m., come hear Flip Side and Halcyon Daze in a coffee shop-type setting at the church. Flip Side is an acoustic trio featuring smooth vocal harmonies in their repertoire of swing and popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Robin Nelson and Bonnie Donnay are the voices of Flip Side, accompanying themselves on bass, ukulele, melodica, and accordion. Ace guitarist Jan Stroup fills out the trio.
Following a selection of their music, Flip Side will invite the Halcyon Daze band to join them to play some jazz/soul/gospel music of a more recent vintage. Halcyon Daze is Sam Stroup, drums; Nicholas Christiansen, bass; Yonci Jameson, bass clarinet; George Adzick, alto sax; and Ivan Cunningham, alto sax. Jan will move to the lead vocalist spot for this full band ensemble.
“Peace ~ Salaam ~ Shalom” Summer Day Camp
We will join with a dozen other congregations June 27-July 1st for a week of faith formation, community building and fun. Day Camp is for ages 4-8th grade. High School youth are invited to serve as volunteers throughout the week, earning a $100 stipend to put toward a church, service, or school activity. Adult volunteers are also needed to work with children and provide food and other support. Register by June 1st. Registration form is here.