Your First Church Quarantine Survival Kit

We know it’s not a roll of toilet paper, but this is our gift to you during this time to help you stay centered and draw strength and comfort in God’s love and presence.  Use this guide to stay connected with one another and to God – and do all you can to make the most of the hidden gifts beneath this worldwide crisis. 

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The GatheringWorshipZ - Front Page
May 29, 2020

Okay, so we’re praying. Now what?

Imagine that you have a structure in place, a way of doing things that brings order and predictability to a busy family life. Imagine that school, work, and childcare are all figured out in a way that helps everyone navigate their emotional, social, and psychological needs.
Community AdvocateZ - Front Page
May 28, 2020

One Way In and One Way Out

This past week I stood in the garden of a local church where eight of us gathered to remember the life of a man who lived homeless for the last several years. Within that space an exchange of honor and love reached through the normal walls of our lives.
Family Sunday SchoolLearnPrayWorshipZ - Front Page
May 28, 2020

Family Sunday School: Resilience

In Family Sunday School this week, we’re talking about resilience, and dandelions growing up through pavement, or in my case, irises growing around the base of my deck. We’re also talking about our obligation to teach our young people that they, too, can grow, regardless — and that they are…
Youth MinistriesZ - Front Page
May 28, 2020

Hey there, I’m Chris!

My Name is Chris Vardy, I am a Sophomore at Texas Tech University (Wreck Em’) majoring in Agriculture Communications. Now I know what you’re thinking, I do not know how to talk to cows. That’s next semester. I am very excited to introduce myself to y’all as the new intern…
SanctuaryWorshipWorshipZ - Front Page
May 27, 2020

The Sufficiency of Grace

In this time in our world, there are many, many “thorns”— those things which torment. It is so easy to see the thorns and miss seeing the Grace. It’s so easy to see the pain around us and hear the crying prayers and miss God's answer: “My grace is enough…
PrayPrayer & Spiritual FormationZ - Front Page
May 22, 2020

Practicing Prayerful Presence

I am excited to announce that starting on Memorial Day at 9:30 am, we will begin a new group meeting called: “Practicing Prayerful Presence.” Among other things, it will be a follow-up from Dr. Tim Bruster's sermon series "A Healthy Spirituality for Our Time,” and is open to all.
SanctuaryWorshipZ - Front Page
May 21, 2020

Not Conformed But Transformed

How are you conformed to the world? How have you been “transformed by the renewing of your mind?” I invite you to think about conforming and being transformed and what that means for you as we go out to be God’s people in the world, today.
eleven:elevenZ - Front Page
May 21, 2020

No where else to go

This Sunday, Linda and I continue our conversations with our new series, “Disruptions: Parables and Pandemics.” Parables are meant to awaken us, to open us up to new ways of seeing something, of relating to the world, to God, or to ourselves. What inspires you to think differently? Come to…
Music & Worship ArtsYouth MinistriesZ - Front Page
May 21, 2020

Messages in Bottles

Sometimes the work we did so happily before — creating content, leading groups, writing lessons, and then offering it in person to watch people engage with it — now feels like effort tossed out onto the ocean of the internet with little way to know if any of it made…
GiveStewardship & GenerosityZ - Front Page
May 21, 2020

Feeling the Love

Because of your discipleship, First Church remains financially strong, even with empty pews on Sunday mornings. I witness God’s love in action on a daily basis as disciples in our First Church faith community come together primarily through technology to share your individual gifts of time, talents, and treasure!
PrayPrayer & Spiritual FormationZ - Front Page
May 21, 2020

What Is Prayer Anyway?

What is prayer anyway? Sometimes to me prayers are statements of my perspective or my hopes and dreams. Often a prayer is my intention to be aligned with God’s work in the world, though honestly I don’t always have a clear vision of that. How about you?
Family Sunday SchoolYouth MinistriesZ - Front Page
May 20, 2020

Family Sunday School: Change

Change can be deeply anxiety-inducing: there is something within us that is afraid that we won’t be OK on the other side of whatever change is coming — that we won’t be us, or that the person we are cannot adjust to some new reality. The psalmist, Hebrews, and Leviticus,…

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Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for The Gathering, 11:00 am for Sanctuary, and 11:11 am for eleven:eleven.

Sunday Worship

8:30 am

9:30 & 11:00 am

The Gathering
9:30 & 11:00 am
Wesley Hall

11:11 am
512 W. 4th St.

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Chapel Communion
10:35 am