REMINDER: ALL FIRST NEWS ARTICLES NEED TO BE SENT TO THE CHURCH OFFICE NO LATER THAN JULY 20. THANK YOU.?
FREE OPERA AT FIRST UNITED–MOZART’S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO will be performed here?in Italian with English subtitles at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23,?and 2:30 pm Sunday, July 24.? No, charge, but there will be a basket for free-will donations.? See the small posters in the hallway for more details about this concert performance by Blooming Voce Summer Workshop.? We?heard?good singing last year and the year before, and this is a good first opera if you’ve never been to one before!? Sara Frommer
CURIOUS? If you have been curious about the Sacred Conversation on Race group at church, now is a great time to stop by and see if it’s for you.? Given the desperate need for people of all colors to work against racism, the Conversation is committed to being a safe place to talk, learn, and plan next steps. ?We will meet next on Sunday, July 24th at 9:30 am in Room 6, and we hope you will join us!?
BUILDING AND GROUNDS NEWS. ?The digging on the 3rd Street side of our church’s grounds is in conjunction with the lighting ?installation and entrance improvements underwritten by Hassel DePree’s gift to our church. ?In July, our sanctuary will become a construction zone as the sound booth console cabinet is installed. ?Nancy Hiller will build the cabinet.?
UPDATE: we are awaiting late August, early September install on our solar panels. ?The install will take about 3 weeks.?
THE TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS will continue through the summer. Anyone wishing to stop by and check it out is welcome. The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m.?
LOOKING FOR CHILDREN’S LEARNING TIME TEACHERS.? Do you like working with kids aged 3-12?? Do you have a passion for helping children learn how to live well with others?? Do you find fulfillment in teaching children about our shared faith and this amazing world we live in?? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a teaching opportunity for you!? Please see Ted Wininger, Hopi Stosberg, Derek Roe, or anyone else from the Education Board for more information!
SING WITH A CHOIR SUMMER SEASON!? Join the choir during the relaxing summer months.? Rehearsals start Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.? No prerequisites, come all who love music!?
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED.? We are in need of coffee hour hosts. All the supplies are provided, grab a friend, or someone new to partner with you. It is a great way to provide a service to the church and encourage a sense of community. Won?t you sign up?
MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY17 IS DOUG PETERSEN.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their homes.