No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
TImage generated by GNU Ghostscript (device=pnmraw)wo opportunities for Ash Wednesday, March 1:  12:00 Noon, Union Ash Wednesday Service.  We join with six other DC UCC congregations.  Lincoln Temple Congregational UCC, 1701 11th Street NW, Washington DC. 6:30 PM: Ash Wednesday Taizé Service.  First Church Sanctuary.  A time of quiet, prayer, candlelight, song, and ashes.  Begin the Lenten journey into the wilderness – a time of rest and restlessness. Read more...
Powers that BeThe Powers That Be:  Theology for a New Millenium, by Walter Wink,  reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms.  Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience.  He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Read more...
Sanctuary Church February 26, 12:00 PM.  Please come learn more about the Sanctuary Movement – its history, First Church’s involvement, and what we can do now to be a safe haven and an advocate for immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters.  Please contact Sam McFerran, James Ross, Barbara Gerlach, or Susan Saudek for any questions. Read more...
PazWe welcome you to this full conversation about how the story of Colombia is so interwoven with the life of our church.  We are so fortunate to learn from Luis Murillo, whose story and family story has been a witness to the darkest periods of Colombia’s Civil War and it’s current movement toward peace; and Rev. Barbara Gerlach, who helped lead the church to faithfully respond to how to be a witness for justice and peace for refugees from the civil wars of Latin America.  Please contact Rev. Sam at 202-294-5437 or mcferran.sam@gmail.com if you have any questions. Read more...
building-justDon’t forget to prayerfully consider your support for the ministry of First Church in 2017. Thanks to those who have already made a pledge. Your promised financial support will allow us to continue our commitment to social justice, direct work with affordable housing, inspiring worship and music, and a renewed commitment to faith formation.  Pick up a pledge card in the narthex and return it to the office or offering plate, or make a pledge online. 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...