Real People: Donovan R. Walling

Posted on November 27, 2013

My church experience growing up was nominally Disciples of Christ. However, because I was a military kid, it was mostly “post chapel.” On Army posts, there’s one building for church. In my youth, it was by turns generically Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish, depending on the hour or the day. So when I went to church


Real People: Laura Castleman

Posted on November 24, 2013

My name is Laura and I moved to Bloomington in the summer of 2013 in order to attend a master’s program in counseling and move in with my fiancé David who is a phD student in the History and Philosophy of Science department. I was very concerned about finding a church that would be a


Real People: Amber Kennedy Kent

Posted on November 21, 2013

Let me introduce myself. My name is Amber. I am a wife, a mother, a friend, an animal lover, an avid crafter, an Instructional Specialist… I identify myself as so many things, but one thing I still have difficulty calling myself is a Christian. My family and I first came to First United in summer


Real People: Jo McClamroch

Posted on November 18, 2013

I’ve had a long (twenty years) spiritual journey before I found First United.  Before returning to Bloomington fifteen years ago, I lived in Cincinnati where I worked at Memorial Library at Xavier University.  It is a Jesuit Catholic university where all are welcomed and embraced.  Among other things, the Jesuits are all about social justice.