Sunday Morning Coffee Lounge
Adults, want a spot to wait for your kids or significant other, or just to hang out? Head to Wesley Lounge between 8 a.m – 11 a.m on Sundays for a break, chit-chat or just to relax. This is not a class, just a chance to hang out in the air conditioning and maybe grab a coffee. A Keurig will be available for serve-your-own coffee.
Ash Wednesday Soup Supper
You will want to get your tickets to this annual event of fellowship and supper held on Wednesday, February 26. The meal will be served 5:15 – 6 p.m. The tickets will be available on the patio starting next Sunday, 10 – 11 a.m. and after 12 p.m. The meal includes a selection of homemade soups, jello with fruit, freshly baked cheese or green chili cornbread and yummy desserts. All proceeds benefit the First Church UMCOR Mission Team. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 4-10, and free for the little kids. PLEASE pre-purchase the tickets as it helps with our planning.
Saturday Grief Recovery Group
Did you recently, or not so recently, have a loved one die? And are you looking for a safe and confidential place to process your grief? First Church might be the place. We will meet for four Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Epworth Room. Dates are February 22, 29, March 7 and 14. If you have questions, please contact Robin at 602.263.5013, ext. 1107. We hope you will attend.
Jr. High Youth Blanket and Water Drive
Through March 1, our Jr. High Youth Group will collect new or gently used blankets and sleeping bags, etc., and flats of water for the homeless. The Jr. High Youth Group will be delivering these to our local homeless population on March 1. You may bring the items to the Jr. High Youth room or place in a bin in front of the church.
Food Pantry Items Needed
The shelves of our food assistance pantry are getting bare and we are in need of the following items: bottled water, Vienna sausage and tuna, mac n cheese, soups, packaged noodles, spaghetti sauce, small jars of jelly and peanut butter (plastic jars please), ramen noodles, plastic spoons and forks. If you are able to help with any of these items, please drop them off to the church office.
Are you looking for an easy way to make contributions to First Church? Do you want a simple and secure way to make your gifts? There are a few ways you can get started.
Visit our website www.firstchurch.church and click on the “Give Online” link at the bottom of the home page. You may also click the direct link to the giving site. You can set up a recurring frequency or give when you want to just by making a “one time gift”.
Use our Give+ mobile app to give from your mobile phone using your checking, savings or debit card bank account. Click here to learn more.
You may also give electronically using your bank’s “bill pay” service. Many banks offer this service as a feature with checking accounts.
*All of these methods of giving electronically are safe and secure.