Weekly News 3.28.19

By March 28, 2019



Sanctuary Service
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
This Is Us: We Show Compassion
Fourth in the Lenten series This Is Us

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

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

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.

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

See You at Church

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


In the wake of all that is going on around us, in our world and even in our denomination, it seems especially important to use this Lenten season as a time to deeply reflect and consider who we are as a faith community.

Our 2019 Lenten Theme, This Is Us offers the opportunity for such deep reflection of what we value as a church, including diversity of worship experiences, community, growth in discipleship, compassion and generosity, and sharing God’s love with others. Each week of Lent 2019 there will be a value that we focus on together as well as an action item to actively express that value. Please join us in participating in all of these as you are able to deepen your experience of Lent and our churchwide This Is Us worship theme!

lent 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.


Moment With Mike

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

more moment with mike

New Members

Cal Rankin

Margo & Curtis Bush, pictured with daughters Lupton Louise and Margaret Penn


Boyd Chapel Holloway,
proud parents are Macy & Matthew Holloway, pictured with sister, Sunny

Elliot Elizabeth Greer, proud parents are Elizabeth & Christopher Greer, brother, Wyatt


Joan Piper

Memorial Gifts

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Jerry Hendrix by Jamie Peebles
Virginia Covaleski by Alice Cranz
Virginia Covaleski by Dana & Dee Kelly, Jr.
Virginia Covaleski by Suzanne Mauze

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Jerry Kent Hendrix by the Law Offices of Paup, Shutt & Associates, P.C.

General Fund in Memory of:
Jerry Hendrix by Kaye Thornton
Jerry Hendrix by Nancy & John McClane

Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Jerry Hendrix by Susan and Don Dodson

Honorary Gifts

Easter Fund in Honor of:
Dr. Tim Bruster by Dr. Lamar Smith

Want to honor a special person or accomplishment?
Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?
Make an Honorary or Memorial Donation



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