Weekly News 12.7.19

By December 7, 2019



Sanctuary Service
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
Sermon Series: Joy to the World
“Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy”

7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Mary Ellen Barrow

The Gathering
9:30 & 11:00 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall

11:11 am | 512 W. 4th St. | Rev. Tom McDermott

Additional Opportunities

Youth Worship
9:30 – 10:30 am | Justin Youth Building

Chapel Communion
10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

Dementia Friendly Chapel Service
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 10:45 am | Chapel

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.

Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.

Sunday Worship Previews

See You at Church

Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts, gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.


Joy to the World: our 2019 First Church Advent theme celebrates the triumph of hope, love, joy, and peace with the 300th anniversary of this beloved Christmas classic as backdrop. Here’s a quick overview of the season from Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor.

advent programs and events


UMW Sunday

This Sunday in all our worship services and beyond we as a church will celebrate the longstanding service of our own vibrant chapter of United Methodist Women (UMW), led this year by President Sara Harris who will be speaking in all services.


Why is it Taking So Long?

The decision not to hold services indoors wasn’t made out of fear, but rather with our deepest respect for health and life. Our love for God and our neighbor drives us, and we are called by John Wesley to do no harm.


Believing Our Future IN

This past Sunday in a combined zoom webinar meeting and an in-person vote, the construction of Next90 Phase I was approved by a whopping 92.4% margin.


Gather With Us on the Church Steps

On Sundays, September 20 and 27, First Church will celebrate another first with The Gathering headed outdoors for in-person worship at the 9:30 am on the front steps of the church.


GROW — Every Wednesday

Whether you’re new to faith or a long-time Christian, whether you’re joining us in-person or from home, GROW is a great opportunity for you to experience the grace and presence of Christ.


Moment With Mike

Stay up to date with the latest announcements presented by Dr. Mike Marshall.

more moment with mike


Doug Higgins
Lawson “Len Delony”

In Memoriam

Bill Whatley

Memorial Gifts

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Linda Lewis Billman by Law Offices of Paup, Shutt and Associates

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