News and updates


“While We Wait” Advent Study

Advent Study in Fireside Room in December. WHILE WE WAIT examines the questions that biblical characters and we share that come to mind during Advent. Everyone welcome to this 5 week study.

Languages of Love

Gary Smalley’s book Five Languages of Love are the inspiration for Sunday School discussions and a sermon series in January. Invite your friends and family!

Fun Night Bowling

24 Youth went bowling together on Youth Group Fun Night. Thanks to Jenny, Karen and Jim N for chaperoning.

Webb House ROOF

Many thanks to all the volunteers (adults and teens) who re-roofed the Webb House. Now donations are needed to pay for the shingles. Thank you to all who provided food for the workers.

Fun at Deal’s Orchard

Youth Group had fun at Deal’s Orchard again this year. Many thanks to Jenny Wills and Karen Shannon for leading our youth group. What a great group of kids!

Alpha Retreat

Alpha Holy Spirit retreat was held at Dayton Oaks. Presentations on the Holy Spirit, Holy Communion, time for prayer and reflection made it a renewing time.

Esther Kirby retires

Esther Kirby, financial secretary, retires at the end of September, 2018 after 19 years of dedicated service to First United Methodist Church. Staff-Parish Relations Committee invites you to a reception in her honor on October 7 at 10-10:30 am and at 11:30-noon, before and after worship.

Esther Kirby retires

A reception to honor Esther Kirby’s 19 years of service will be held on Oct 7 at 10-10:30 am and 11:30-12 noon. Esther Kirby, financial secretary, will retire at the end of September, 2018. The public is welcome.

Simpson Youth Academy

Rev Eric Rucker, Simpson College Chaplain, will speak to parents (9 am) and teens (9:30 am) on Sept 30 about the Simpson Youth Academy for sophomores and juniors. It is a spiritual growth and leadership training event that goes for a year. Applications due October, 2018 for the 2019-2020 program. Academy is open to all…