Becoming the Beloved Community: BLIND

As part of our journey toward becoming the Beloved Community, for the past several weeks we have been exploring “ableism.” We began with a statement: Ableism: Ableism is the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief...

On Seeing Bucha: Poem by John Indermark

The news and images from Ukraine attest to the atrocities occurring there. Reports state that the Ukrainian government is documenting evidence that actions taken by Russian forces against Ukrainian civilians fall under the designation of war crimes. We have heard the...

Casa Alitas Update

This week First Christian was called upon to help Casa Alitas host families. We thank our volunteers and staff for their rapid response to get spaces ready, prepare meals and snacks for their trip, purchase clothes, and schedule transportation to the airport. Thank...

Becoming the Beloved [Deaf] Community

Today we learn American Sign Language for “deaf,” and, through a video (link below), how to ask someone if they are deaf. Although we often people speak of the Deaf community, many hearing people do not realize that community includes a unique culture, language, and...
New leaders! What do they do?

New leaders! What do they do?

This week we will install incoming leaders of the congregation during our worship service. Our volunteer leaders come with many gifts and dedication to the mission of our congregation. We will receive them into service and ask blessings upon them as they lead us. We...