MARK YOUR CALENDAR– Sunday, December 3, 2023
We are excited to announce that a special worship service will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 10:00 am in the sanctuary to celebrate the centenary of our church building at its current location. Following the service, we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a celebration meal. The event will recognize and commemorate the many mile stones of our church over the past one hundred years. We welcome all guests and visitors to join us on this special day. We are also pleased to announce the release of a Church Memoir, which will include a narrative of church life along with pictures. This memoir will serve as a wonderful keepsake for all those who attend the celebration. You are cordially invited to join us on this momentous occasion.
New Year’s Eve Wesleyan Watchnight Service & Fellowship – December 31st at 7:00 pm.
Please consider joining us for this special service in the sanctuary, followed by games and shared snacks in Fellowship Hall. See Tom Bolton’s article for more details.
Methodist Movie Matinee this Fall!
January 14th following worship our film is TBD- the title will be posted soon, but please save the date and join us for a FREE movie with popcorn and beverages. Stay for a brief discussion and pizza. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the pizzas. No Packer game, so come and Bring a Friend! Free will offering to defray the cost of the pizzas.
Brunch in Bethlehem – December 10th
Following 2nd service, please join us in Fellowship Hall as our young people present the Nativity story (as only they can) and enjoy a lovely brunch with your church family and friends. This First Church tradition is always a fun way to start the Christmas season – please come and bring a friend!
“Frozen Tundra” Ice Cream Social – January 21st Following Worship
Come down to the Small Dining Room after church to build your own sundae, banana split, or root beer float. This is a super opportunity to lower your internal body temperature to match the icy January cold and enjoy a sweet treat with the fellowship of your church family. Please come and plan on having FUN!
HOLY LAND JOURNEY 2024
Pastor Sam will lead/host a Holy Land Journey 2024 – April 2 – 12, 2024. In this journey, we will explore the Life of Jesus, His times, His land, and His Hebrew Faith. We will see the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, the Chapel of the Primacy, Magdala, the Wedding Chapel in Cana, Tel Megiddo, Caesarea, Jericho, Qumran, Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, the Mount of Olives, the Palm Sunday Road, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, House of the High Priest Caiaphas, the Upper Room, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Jerusalem, and much more! More information such as cost and registration will be provided later. If interested, please call the church office to sign up with formal online registration later. This journey is in partnership with Educational Opportunities Tours, a Christian Travel Service.