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Virtual Fount of Music Blessings

Our Music and Worship Arts ministry continues to reach our congregation through more and different avenues than we’ve been used to in the past, including this premiere performance of the virtual choir performance of Come Thou Fount. Here’s more about what our Music and Worship Arts ministry is doing to fill that choir-sized hole in our hearts.

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Summer Jam Plays On!

Last week’s Summer Jam, FUMCFW innovative virtual children’s day camp, brought together 65 kids for a unique combination of live-online events, activity videos, a special opportunity for kids to learn how to process their feelings into song — and a daily surprise video. Celebrate with us how First Church kids are deepening their connection with God — and with one another.

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Rescheduled: Spectrum’s Six-Feet-Apart Concert Finale

On Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm, the Spectrum Chamber Music Society will present its finale concert of the season – social distance style. Join us in watching this once-in-a-lifetime, livestream event!

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First Yoga: Unexpected Twists

For many First Church goers a new hobby has been beginning – or improving – our home yoga practice. With two class options, Hatha Flow and an Adaptive/Chair class for those with some mobility issues, our First Yoga may be just what your quarantine schedule is missing!

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Reopening Update

The church isn’t a building in one location — it’s the people, wherever they are. And now, with careful consideration and extreme caution to protect the health and wellness of our congregation and community, we’ve developed a framework for resuming in-person gatherings and worship on our campus.

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Summer Book Club: The Book of Longings

In her first Summer Book Club meeting of the season on June 11, Rev. Linda McDermott looks forward to asking some hard questions and delving into thought-provoking conversation surrounding this incredible feat of story telling. Join the discussion in one week at 11:45 am!

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Nikki LaBonte: Living Room Recital Series

On Saturday, June 6, Nikki LaBonte, horn, hosted a special episode of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Living Room Concert Series, live streamed from our beautiful Sanctuary for an intimate evening of both classical and contemporary favorites from Bach to The Beatles. Here’s how to view this fabulous concert — for the first time — or again!

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Weekly News 5.29.20

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Weekly News 5.22.20

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Dementia Friendly Quarantine Tips

This season of isolation and social distancing can be especially difficult for friends and family with dementia. Here are a few tips to help you fill the days of loved ones with dementia with meaning and moments of joy:

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