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Sunday Worship Services

WORSHIP
• 9 a.m. Contemporary Service
• 11 a.m. Traditional Service

For our home worshippers, we will Livestream our services each Sunday.

NOTES
• If you are simply not ready to participate, we understand and will hopefully see you on Livestream.
• Any changes in these activities will be dictated by concern for your health and safety.
• In all activities, we will mask and social distance.


Let Us Know You Are Here

We are glad you are here for worship, in-person or online, and hope you will let us know. Please use our attendance link on your mobile device or home computer to register your attendance whenever you join our worship services, whether it be on Sunday morning or online during the week on Livestream.

https://firstchurch.church/about/welcome/


Sunday Adult Classes

Join one of our adult classes on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
• Faith for Today Adult Class – Centennial Room
• Upper Room Adult Class – Epworth Room
• The Table Adult Class – Room 116

The Table Class is a group of 20’s and up who typically meet between services on Sundays. We discuss a broad range of video, book and online series through the lens of faith and openness. All adults are welcome! Please join us in Room 116! We will be reading from and discussing Philippians.  Join us as we reconnect and investigate why Paul’s letter to the young church in Philippi is considered the happiest book in The New Testament.

Faith for Today Class is an adult Sunday school class that meets in Centennial room on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. between our worship services. We aim to view and discuss materials that can be applied to daily living. We are exploring a series, “A Thinking Person’s Guide to Faith”.


Kids Church on Sunday Mornings

For children age 4 through 5th grade in Rooms 221 and 223 – we will begin in the sanctuary and move to the classrooms after the children’s time. We are excited to start separate classes upstairs in Room 221 for age 4 – 2nd grade and in Room 223 for grades 3 – 5.


Volunteers needed – Tutoring Program

Please join a group of FUMC tutors who assist and support students, Kindergarten – 4th grade, in the Madison School District OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program.
For more information, please contact Marie Morais Garber at 602-448-0419.
Thank you


 

Help Needed

As First Church returns to a more regular routine of worship, we need YOU to step up and volunteer! Please consider volunteering in one of the following ways:

  1. Hosts are the friendly face of welcome.  Hosts guide and assist visitors and guests and make everyone feel they belong.
    If you would like to serve as a host, please respond to the First Church
    Worship Host Team Sign-Up email you receive in your inbox, or email the church office: info@firstchurch.church.
  2. Liturgists are the voice of worship. Liturgists invite us into celebration and bring the word of God to the people of God.  If you would like to serve as a liturgist, please contact Karen Champagne: kchampone@cox.net.
  3. Pew Pocket Crew makes sure our pews are neatly stocked with “I’m Here” cards, Blue Prayer Cards and other important information.  If you would like to serve on the Pew Pocket Crew, please email the church office:
    info@firstchurch.church.

Thank you for stepping up to help your Church Community!


Food Pantry Items

The shelves of our food assistance pantry are getting bare. Many of the people we serve come and go on foot or bicycle so easy food is essential. We are in need of the following items: bottled water, Vienna sausage with pull-tops, tuna with pull-tops, mac-n-cheese individual serving size, soups with pull-tops, Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s with pull-tops, small containers of jelly and peanut butter (plastic only please), saltine crackers with sleeves, granola bars with individual-serving packages, applesauce/fruit cups, plastic spoons and forks. If you are able to help with any of these items, please drop them off to the church office. We ask that all containers have easy-open lids or pull-tops and are individual-portion sizes. Thank you!


A Christmas Pause

You may recall that The First Church sanctuary was open during the advent season on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7 – 9 a.m. We had signs along the Central Avenue sidewalk inviting our neighbors surrounding the church to stop in for quiet reflection and a “Christmas Pause”. We had a few folks stop by each time and the reaction was very positive! The sanctuary looked beautiful as always, and the Christmas star was a beacon shining brightly.


Games Galore

Games Galore will not be meeting the month of January due to the recent surge in Covid cases. We hope to return in February. Watch for announcements regarding when we will reconvene. New players will be welcome when we do begin playing again.


Altar Flowers

You can request to provide altar flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one. Our altar flowers are $35 per arrangement. You can provide one or both arrangements for most Sundays with any dedication you choose. Please call Cathy Fuentes in the office at (602) 263-5013 x100 for more information or use our online request form.


♦ If you want us to include your prayer requests, please email Cathy Fuentes. You may also visit our prayer request web page.

 

PRAYERS FOR OUR SPECIAL CARE
Herb Kanter, Gerry Oliver, Jean Oliver, Annetta Pike, Joyce Quisenberry, Donald Randall, Dorothy Randall, Bonnie Rheaume, Bobbie Rudd, Joann Sapp

SKILLED NURSING HOME
Ruth Clark

HOSPITALIZED
Nancy Strong

SENIOR MILESTONES (Celebrating 80 or more birthdays)
Suzanne Haehl, 1/09
Beverly Sutton, 1/16
Marjorie Needham, 1/17
Ursula Wolf, 1/20

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES (Celebrating 50 or more years of marriage)
James and Brenda Unsworth, 1/27
Fred and Mary Alice Moor, 1/30

PRAYERS FOR OUR CHURCHES
Staff of Desert Southwest Conference
Wesley and Golden Gates Community Centers
Justa Center, Phoenix