Real People: Jacque Soderquist

Posted on December 10, 2013

Hi! I’m Jacque Soderquist and my family started coming to First United in 2003. We love so many things about this place that I’ve struggled to limit my words here!  For starters, the people are unique (as people are) and our church appreciates that God didn’t make us all the same. On Sundays the worship


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


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