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We understand that following Jesus can be hard work, and it is easier and more rewarding if it can be done in a group with laughter and open sharing.

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2420 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47401


Sunday Worship Service

10:45 am


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An Inclusive Community of Christian Faith

Whether you’re seeking a church home or simply exploring your own spiritual life, we believe you’ll find opportunities and inspiration here to help you grow. Members of First United Church come from diverse religious backgrounds and bring a rich variety of perspectives to our Christian faith community. We have long celebrated the freedom to grow in faith in an environment of open minds and open hearts.


Announcements for October 4, 2015

PANEL ON LOW-INCOME HOUSING. “Housing Needs in Our Community,” a Mayoral Candidates Panel on low-income housing, will take place this Sunday, October 4, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom Congregation, 3750 East Third Street. The panel will include Democratic mayoral candidate John Hamilton, Republican mayoral candidate John Turnbull, Rabbi Brian Besser (Beth Shalom

Announcements for the week of September 27, 2015

INTERFAITH WINTER SHELTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSIONS. Here we go again, this very Sunday afternoon. This season’s low-barrier emergency overnight shelter for people without homes begins November 1. First United will train volunteers in Fellowship Hall Sunday, September 27, and Sunday, October 4, at 2:00pm No sign-up needed–just come, and bring your friends! Other volunteer training

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN–“Challenge Your Commitment.”

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN–“Challenge Your Commitment.” The 2016 Stewardship Campaign begins on Sunday, October 4 and continues through October 25.   Reflect on all the good things the First United Church community does and all the ways this church touches people. Good plans require good budgets—and knowing how much we will have next year is critical to the budget

Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles

Mark 9:30-37 How is your faith? Do you have faith? Can you define your faith? What do you have faith in? These are not questions I am posing to you. These are questions that were posed to me and about thirty other spectators this week. I was riding across campus and I heard a commotion

Announcements for the week of September 13,2015

THE BELLS HAVE STOPPED RINGING! The Bell choir has lost three players and because we now have only four players, we can no longer continue to play until we have more members. So please think about joining the Bell Choir. Bells are musical instruments but are not difficult to play. We would be happy to