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Sunday Service Schedule
- Worship – 9:30 am
- Coffee and Refreshments – 10:30 am
Current Operations Status (during COVID-19 pandemic)
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, First Pres is moving carefully back to in-person ministry options, while continuing to put the needs of the most vulnerable in our community first, as Christ teaches us to do. Our current operating status is as follows:
In sanctuary worship will resume on Sunday, July 18 (masks required, distancing encouraged), with Zoom worship as an option for those who prefer to worship remotely.
Small groups welcome inside (masks optional, distancing encouraged).
Office open Mondays-Thursday, 8:30-11:30am.
- If you will be on the phone we encourage you to keep a copy of the order of service handy, so that you will have the lyrics to sing along on hymns.
- Gather some bread and a cup (of whatever is common to your house) so we may share communion together. Christ will bless whatever we gather and share at our tables, just as Christ blessed the common bread and cup at the table with the disciples long ago.
- Email Pastor Kendra (firstname.lastname@example.org) your prayers of joy and concern by 8 am Sunday (or enter them in the Zoom chat during worship) for inclusion in our shared prayers.
WE’RE HIRING-Seeking a Media Technician & a Nursery Attendant
We are seeking a Media Technician to provide audio and video technical support and oversight for Sunday worship services and other special services and church events. View the full job description here.
We are also seeking a Nursery Attendant to provide safe, nurturing, dependable care to young children during worship (and special events as requested). View the full job description here.
First Pres Featured in Star Observer
Continuing their emphasis on local journalism, the Star Observer featured a profile of our family of faith in their July 29, 2021, edition. We extend our gratitude to the paper for helping us tell the story of how we are seeking to share God’s love and grow in faith!
Globe Art Installation Hung in Sanctuary
In the fall 2019, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, we began recreating a globe to celebrate God’s presence in the world. During the year, each wedge provided a new opportunity for prayerful reflection on God’s presence in and call upon our lives. The globe was finally hung in mid-July 2021, with gratitude to Gopher Stage Lighting for installing our art lift (in March 2020) in memory of Gloria Voskuil. Check out pictures and more details!
Welcoming the Rev. Lora Burge, Family-Intergenerational Ministries Coordinator
We are thrilled to announce that the Rev. Lora Burge will be joining the First Pres staff beginning July 22, as our Family-Intergenerational Ministry Coordinator. In this role, Lora will coordinate (1) opportunities for young people and their families to grow in faith and share God’s love and (2) opportunities for the entire congregation to be in ministry to and with young people and their families. Read Lora’s bio.
Outdoor Worship Brings Family of Faith Together After Months Apart
On June 13, members and friends of the First Pres family had a lovely time gathering on the lawn/ via Zoom to worship, sing, and pray together (the first time physically gathered in 15 months)! It was a blessing for all! What a blessing for all! Check out pics here!