Real People: Michael Deane

Posted on October 28, 2012

I am a senior at Indiana University studying voice performance at the Jacobs School of Music.  The way I like to think of myself is this:  I’m a son, brother, friend, performer, and in general, just a normal college student.  But there is one thing about me which in the past has made me feel

Real People: Barb Clark

Posted on October 25, 2012

I was a faithful church-goer from childhood through high school, but after I came to school here at IU, I spent the next 20 years avoiding church, except for weddings and funerals.  Those 20 years weren’t exactly well-spent, and after surviving yet another unfortunate relationship, I decided it was time to undertake a major overhaul

Real People: Pat Martin

Posted on October 19, 2012

Don’t laugh – I found First United in the yellow pages.  Yes, I’d just moved in and my computer wasn’t hooked up, but I’m old and probably would have looked first in the yellow pages anyway.  Our wonderful new web site has taken the place of those yellow pages ads – my timing was right.

Real People: Dave Edgerton

Posted on October 16, 2012

My wife and I came home to Bloomington for our retirement.  After many years away, we needed to reacquaint ourselves with our hometown, a process that included finding places for ourselves within the Bloomington community for our respective forms of worship and spiritual practice. My wife didn’t have to look far: she’s a Buddhist in

Real People: Stories from Our Members

Posted on October 10, 2012

You are invited to visit a new feature of our website: Real People. There you will find stories of First United Church members and regular attenders. Kicking things off, we have the story of how Malissa Sparks came to know and love this church. In the next few weeks you’ll find stories from Jenni French,