The world has changed in profound and unimaginable ways since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but the church’s mission remains the same.
To that end, the pastors of First Church will present “Different World, Same Mission,” a new sermon series, during worship services in June. Messages will focus on the Great Commission (Matthew 28), and specifically the four gifts Jesus calls us to bring to a world in the midst of unprecedented change.
First Church’s building is currently closed for the safety of our members and the public, but our ministry is very much alive! Join us online to enjoy pre-recorded weekly worship services. Go to fumchurch.com, and click on the “sermon” link at the top on the homepage. See the Daily Bible Reading Plan here.
June 7 Patience
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
One of the hardest things in our world today is waiting on God’s timing. Many of us are frustrated, wanting everything to return to normal. Knowing that our present and our future belong to Jesus, we bring the gift of patience to a troubled world.
June 14 Community
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,…
Many of us struggle with isolation, but social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. Jesus modeled community for us and calls us to build a loving community that welcomes everyone.
June 21 Obedience
…and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
Where do we turn for answers in this troubled world? Jesus calls us to anchor our lives in his teaching and to share his life-changing message with others.
June 28 Certainty
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Uncertainty about the future can create stress, anxiety and frustration. Whatever tomorrow brings, we are certain that Jesus is always with us.