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“Jesus knows me, this I love”

by FirstUCC

“Jesus knows me, this I love” Sometimes a mistake can contain more truth than perfection ever could. This phrase has become a popular statement to post on church signs. Knowing that Jesus loves us is the most basic message we have. Rearranging the words to the foundational Christian song focuses our attention on Christ’s radical […]





First Fruits – January 2019

by FirstUCC

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Hospitality – September 2018

by FirstUCC

Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. – 1 Peter 4:8-9 Love, exciting and new Come aboard, we’re expecting you Love, life’s sweetest reward Let it flow, it floats back to you – Paul Williams, Theme […]





A message from Pastor Joel

by FirstUCC

First United Church of Christ Family, Henri Nouwen wrote that “waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting.” I know there is spiritual truth to what Nouwen says. The Bible bears that out; when I tried to count the passages that talk […]





Our New Minister – Pastor Joel Risser

by FirstUCC

Congregants shook off the snow from the previous evening to attend a special Congregational Meeting on February 18 to vote on a new ministerial candidate. Pastor Joel Risser was approved overwhelmingly as our new Minister after he conducted a wonderful Call Service. His wife, Jessica, and son, Stanton (almost 4 years old) were in attendance […]





Board of Christian Education Looking for New Member

by FirstUCC

Your Help is Needed The Board of Christian Education is looking for a volunteer to fill our open position. The BCE creates, executes, updates and oversees Sunday School, Nursery, Confirmation, and Youth programs. We also plan and sponsor inter-generational events, mission and service activities, and assist with adult programming. We generally meet the first Monday […]