Congregational Life


Our objective is to provide opportunities to nurture church fellowship and strengthen community, increase and nurture member involvement and increase welcoming and gathering times.

Some of our yearly activities include Rally Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Advent Workshop, Chili Cook-Off, Lenten dinners and programs, Children’s Sunday ice-cream social and a Carillon Concert picnic in July.  We also provide a “Community Garden” at the church for those wishing to provide themselves with some fresh vegetables during the summer.

 book club

The First Church Book Club will meet on Friday, November 30th, from 12 – 2 pm,  in the Parlor. At this meeting, Deborah Ravenwood, cousin of First Church member Jessica Soboluesky, will share portions of her book Silence.   A discussion will then follow.  Please consider joining us – we welcome sharing our love of books with any fellow bibliophiles!!


With fall approaching, stop by for a book to cozy up with . . . the shelves of the First Church library are filled with a wide selection of books.  They don’t need to be signed out, so please enjoy one.  Thank you to all who continue to bring books in to share!  If you have books you’d like to contribute, please leave them in the copy room in the church office and only donate books that you don’t want back.  Thank you!  Kristine



Our Men’s Breakfasts have moved to the second Sunday of the month.  All men are welcome to join us for breakfast at 8:30 am; we will take turns cooking and cleaning up and put our wonderful church kitchen to good use.  A hearty breakfast and good conversation is the perfect way to get ready for church.


A Coffee and Social Hour is held on Sunday mornings, immediately following worship, in the Fireside room.   Please join us!  The Hospitality Crew invites you to bring something to the weekly Coffee Hour. Sharing your food and stories with others is a wonderful part Fellowship. Make it, bake it or purchase it, just bring it to church and “The Crew” will do the rest.