No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
Last Week   Theology Reading Group, February 18th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Living Room.  Please join the Theology Reading Group as they discuss The Last Week by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.  This book has gained amazing praise from pastoral leaders and biblical scholars including Peter Gomes, Brian McLaren and Barbara Brown Taylor.  In this book, Borg and Crossin describe a Jesus who is a moral revolutionary, speaking truth to power, and reminding us about our ethical obligations to be a follower of Jesus.  Please come for a riveting conversation about this book and how it speaks to us now. Read more...
Flint WaterIn February, our Second Sunday Offering will raise funds to help Flint, Michigan, where residents (children, especially) have been exposed to unsafe lead levels in their drinking water. These funds will purchase water filters and water bottles for the people of Flint. In doing this, we are in solidarity with Woodside Church (UCC) of Flint and their leader, Rev. Deborah Conrad. Woodside is at the center of the humanitarian response to this public health crisis. The youth will be learning more about this crisis in Sunday School. Read more...
TImage generated by GNU Ghostscript (device=pnmraw)wo opportunities for Ash Wednesday, February 10:  12:00 Noon, Union Ash Wednesday Service.  We join with 6 other DC UCC congregations. Lincoln Temple Congregational UCC, 1701 11th Street NW, Washington DC, Marvin Silver, Associate Conference Minister, preaching. 7:00 PM: Ash Wednesday Taizé Service.  First Church Sanctuary.  A time of quiet, prayer, candlelight, song, and ashes. Flute, cello, and guitar.  Begin the Lenten journey into the wilderness – a time of rest and restlessness. Read more...
Spiritual WoundsSpiritual Wounds: A Path to Healing from Religious Trauma, Nurtures on February 14 and 21.  For many of us, a part of our faith history may be a wound that is particularly spiritual in nature.  The February 14 discussion will focus on the particular nature of spiritual wounds and some personal experiences of these wounds. The February 21 discussion will focus on how we bear spiritual wounds throughout life, and especially on how First Church can be a community that welcomes these wounds and helps the wounded find grace and (perhaps) healing. Read more...
Truck StopSunday, February 28 at 12:00 PM.  Join our Pastoral Intern Justin Martin, on February 28th at 12 PM for an Adult Nurture entitled "Ministry Beyond the Walls."  Justin will be traveling to Breezewood, PA for two weeks in January and will be providing pastoral care/support to truckers with the Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry.  Please come out and hear about his ministry experience and how it will inform his presence and ministry here at First Church. Read more...
Break Away!  A 30-minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer, Wednesdays between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are welcome here for a time of silence, to sit with others and meditate. Read more...