Be the Reign You Want to See by Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles

Posted on November 25, 2012

Sermon text: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 and   John 18:33-37                                                                                        One of the many advantages of getting chronologically older is that I have grown accustomed to my traditional blind spots.  I’m still blind for awhile when it happens.  But I’ve learned to compensate by doing a fairly good job of knowing from experience what sort of


“The Redeemer” by Rev. Caela Simmons Wood

Posted on November 11, 2012

Sermon Text: Ruth 3:1-9, 4:13-17 Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a woman named Naomi who had two sons. She and her husband, Elimelech had moved from Bethlehem, in Judah, to a foreign land, Moab, because there was a famine. After they moved to Moab, Naomi’s husband died. Her


Real People: Eric Metzler

Posted on November 10, 2012

My spiritual life and faith journey are extremely important to me, but I have a restless heart and a questioning mind that have prevented me from settling into faith traditions that seem to be passed along without much thinking or reflection.  That’s why I call First United my church home.  There, I can question.  There,


Real People: Laura Kao

Posted on November 4, 2012

I enjoy being among the church family at First United Church, and I feel good about my two growing daughters also being a part of this liberal, inclusive congregation.   Our traditions at home are a hybrid of East and West.  My husband doesn’t have church-going as part of his heritage, as I very much do.  That’s just fine


Real People: Tim Morrison

Posted on November 1, 2012

My mother was a Methodist and a Republican.  My father was a Baptist and a Democrat.  After years of marriage, two children, and a falling out with Fort Wayne Methodists, they became Presbyterians.   They never did resolve the politics. Linda and I were married in a Methodist Church in her hometown New Albany.  We joined