"There's room at the table for everyone"

This is the refrain from one of my favorite Carrie Newcomer songs.  It describes the beloved community where all are embraced as God's children.  This is the kind of community the congregation here at First Church strives to be - a place where all are welcome.

We are a people of diverse views coming from a variety of backgrounds, yet God has called us together to worship, pray, grow and enjoy as live in service to Christ's reign.  We want to be, and hope we are, a place where God's grace can be experienced, and a place where we can become channels of God's grace to each other and the world.  Are we perfect at it? 

No, far from it, but as United Methodists we believe God calls us to grow as disciples of Jesus.  So we keep working at it by serving our neighbors, by caring for one another and by celebrating the Spirit of God in our midst.

Thank you for your interest in our community.  Please know this above all else: there's room at the table for everyone; there's room at the table for you.

Brad Bartelmay, Lead Pastor  emailfacebook