The church has been around for 2,000 years, touching every generation since Christ and spanning every continent on earth. Countless numbers of people have come to know and experience the saving love of Christ and have had their lives transformed.
How has this happened? It has happened one life at a time, as ordinary people spread the good news of how God’s love has touched, healed, and transformed their lives.
The pastors of First Church will present “We Are Witnesses”, a series of messages based on the Acts of the Apostles. Hear the powerful stories of those who first declared, “We are witnesses.” Please click here for the Daily Bible Reading Plan that corresponds with this series.
All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of First Church or of any church to attend. The messages will be delivered during Sunday morning worship services in May. Services are held at 8:30 (traditional) and 11:00 (mix of contemporary and traditional). The 8:30 service is additionally available via livestream, and the recorded service can be viewed through our website any time after the service.
May 1 “Who Are You Lord?” (Acts 9:1-6) / Communion
Our witness begins, like it began for Paul, with listening. How do we hear the call of God today, and how do we respond?
May 8 “Get Up!” (Acts 9:36-43) / Mother’s Day
We have all been blessed by people like Dorcas. We remember them not because of their titles, but because of their humble service. Often the most powerful witness is made without using words at all.
May 15 “What God Called Clean” (Acts 11:1-18)
Peter’s vision while praying on the rooftop in Joppa challenges us to consider how we welcome others and whom we love.
May 22 “Opened the Heart” (Acts 16:9-15)
God doesn’t tap us on the shoulder and then leave us alone to figure it out. God is a constant presence, guiding, advising, hinting, strengthening us for the journey into discipleship. Paul’s vision of a man from Macedonia invites us to open our hearts to God’s voice and to be committed to obey it.
May 29 “Disturbing the City” (Acts 16:16-34) / Memorial Day
Can we fix everything? No, but we can follow the example of Paul and Silas who were inspired by and worked toward a vision that affirmed the value of every person in Christ.