Announcements for the week of October 19, 2014

Posted on October 17, 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

Posted on 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

Posted on October 10, 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

Posted on October 3, 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

Posted on 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