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Global Ministries is a joint ministry of the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ.  The partnership started 50 years ago, with the establishment of a joint Southern Asian office with shared staff.  Since 1996, the Common Global Ministries Board has overseen the ministry, co-managed by both denominations and missionaries throughout the world. Read more...
Sunday, May 14 at 12:00 PM. We are delighted to welcome Father John Crossin, OSFS, lead a discussion about the significance of ecumenism and interfaith partnerships in the 21st century. Father Crossin is a trained moral theologian and ethicist, who has become an international leader on ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. He most recently served as executive director of the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in 2011. Read more...
Tuesday May 23, 6:30 PM. Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture by Walter Brueggemann. World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a "sustained contestation" over truth, in which established institutions of power do not always prevail. Read more...
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30 minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer.  Wednesdays  between 12:15 and 12:45, a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are invited to give yourself 30 minutes once a week for meditation, silence, and prayer.  Read more...
One Congregation, One Family Are you interested in working with a team of First Church members to mentor a family transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency? If yes, you might be perfect for the One Church One Family mentor team. Volunteers will work with families to help them achieve specified goals. All families will be preparing to move from the District’s Rapid Re-housing program -- which provides rental and utility assistance as well as supportive services for a specified short period of time -- to market-rate housing. Read more...
Sasha BruceFirst Church is bringing hope and help to homeless youth and other youth in need of services in the downtown area through a weekly drop-in center that we are operating in partnership with Sasha Bruce Youthwork and the Downtown Business Improvement District.  The drop-in center continues the First Church legacy of engaging directly with our community and working to address issues of homelessness.  Read more...