We value connections.

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 the week of October 19, 2014

CROP WALK. JOIN THE FIRST UNITED TEAM A reminder that the CROP Hunger Walk is SUNDAY. The walk will begin at the Islamic Center, 1925 Atwater Ave. at 3:00pm. Those interested in carpooling should meet at the church between 2:15 and 2:30, with roll-out time soon after 2:30pm. HIKERS AND WALKERS. This month, we’ll join forces

Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles, October 12, 2014

Celebrations and parties do not come easily for me.  The older I am getting, the sadder I get at funerals.  But, that’s truly an acceptable reality in my hard-forged personality.  I was taught early on in life that some losses are just so sad; now mind you, I was also admonished for being too sad

Announcements for the week of October 12, 2014

EXPLORING SPIRITUAL DIRECTION - What’s Coming Up? You can learn about spiritual direction groups at First United onSaturday October 11 at 9:30 am.  Together we’ll watch a short PBS Religion & Ethics video presentation about spiritual direction and another from Parker Palmer about his Circles of Trust model.  There will be an opportunity to participate in a

Announcements for the week of October 05, 2014

COMMITMENT SUNDAY. A Gentle Reminder from First United’s Stewardship Committee for 2015: Commitment cards will be collected with the offering this coming Sunday, October 5.  We hope you and your family have prayerfully considered your opportunity to assist the church in continuing its worshipping, learning, loving, and sharing.  WE ARE FIRST UNITED!  Please GIVE UNTIL IT FEELS GOOD

Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles, September 28, 2014

Matthew 21:23-32 Who is in Charge? If you are living with another person or people in your life—who is in charge at your house?  There are many answers to that question.  Historically in our culture men have been the authority, and are encouraged to answer the question by saying, “Well, I am.”  We know how

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