“The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world . . . The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.”
― N.T. Wright, “Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense”
Last Sunday was absolutely perfect. The weather was beautiful, the Garden looked amazing (thank you, UMW!), and it was just so much fun to see everyone come together between services, visit with one another, and enjoy a cookie — or two! It was the consummate example of why I am so passionate that First Church is a place for people not only to worship, but also to feel connected with a community of worshippers.
While the inspiring messages and magnificent music you enjoy in our worship opportunities do feed your soul, so does the camaraderie we enjoy with the people who gather here on Sundays! These are relationships — connections — that are a big part of what keeps us coming back week after week.
So, if you haven’t stopped by for our Connections receptions between services on Sundays, I hope you will make a point to join us soon. Take a few extra minutes to grab a cup of coffee and visit with First Church friends you know — and some you haven’t met yet! I promise you will be glad you did!
See you Sunday,
Director of Welcoming Ministries
Sundays | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall