Ready for Christmas? by Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles

Posted on December 8, 2013

Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12   All of us who are parents have had the joy and the absolute terror of being asked by our young children, “Where do babies come from?”  As intelligent as we are, the question always comes when we least expect it…, like when we are cooking oatmeal for breakfast.  You

Real People: Elizabeth Busey

Posted on December 7, 2013

As an introverted artist, I spend lots of time by myself.  I find the spiritual in many places – especially outside – and try to put some of the Spirit in my artwork. For me, this one-way communication is comfortable and comforting. I am also a wife and a mother. Throughout our dating and married

Real People: Josh Perry

Posted on December 4, 2013

Bishop John Shelby Spong is who – or what – first brought me to First United.  Not literally. I mean, he didn’t pick me up in a Prius and bring me. But it was an announcement in the local paper promoting a visit to First United by Bishop Spong that first caught my attention and prompted

Real People: Rebecca Prato

Posted on December 1, 2013

If you had told me one day I’d be writing something about what has kept me attending a church I would have told you ‘No way!’ and yet here I am.  To know why this is significant I think it’s important to know a little about me and the path that lead me here.  My