24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton is our new small group study for Lent. Here is the link to the promotional video:https://youtu.be/NIOVIyeYR4o Sign up for the small groups will be in The Well. Beginning February 14, the first Sunday in Lent (besides being Valentine’s Day), begins the Lenten Journey for six weeks. It has been said that the Holy land is the fifth Gospel and Adam Hamilton will walk the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Christ) so that we might better understand the story and the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. Each participant is invited to buy the book and the devotion that goes along with Adam Hamilton’s DVD lesson. You can buy your own book and devotion at the church office for $6 and $8 dollars. Remember these small groups are an excellent way to invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to a study that will deepen their faith and allow them to make new friends and possibly discover First Church as a community of faith that will nurture their faith.
The Worship and Music Committee is proud to announce a new worship service that will happen in The Well on the first Sunday of the month starting February 7, 2016. We have decided to call it “12:15 Encounter” because the service will begin at 12:15 pm and it will be based on Jesus’ Encounter with the Woman at the well in the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel. (Catching title isn’t it?)
Beginning January 6, at 6 pm in the Parlor, Pastor Brent will be looking at Islam as a religion and Islam’s internal and external conflicts that raises questions about whether Islam can accommodate to democratic values or will always seek to impose a theocracy when its followers are in the majority. Come with an open mind to get behind the headlines and soundbites to learn more about this Abrahamic monotheistic religion.
Join us on the 2nd Monday night of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm for Celtic Music at The Well. A group of local musicians practice and play Celtic music and Mountain music. Sometimes they even dance to the tune (https://youtu.be/jWjW92ZctCA). Enjoy your favorite Latte or Smoothie prepared by our Baristas waiting to serve you.