8:30am Early Bird Service
9:30am Contemporary Service 
9:30am Sunday School                                 
11:00am Traditional Worship Service                                     
*Nursery: Infant through 1st grade available during 9:30 and 11:00 services.



Getting Connected Through Bible Study

First UMCJOIN A CONNECTIONS GROUP - Adults meet every week in various connections groups to get to know one another and God better. Some meet on Tuesday mornings while others meet in homes during the week throughout the month. Meetings include conversation, Bible study, prayer, coffee, and food. We hope that each person has the opportunity to experience one of our connections groups and to grow in Christlikeness.

  • TUESDAY MORNING in the CHAPEL - Every Tuesday morning at 10:30am a gathering of Christian brothers and sisters come together to discover more about the Bible in a study.

  • For Christians the Bible is a cherished connection to God's truth in Jesus. Taken in faith, the Bible lays hold of us for good. There are many trong reasons to study the Bible. God has spoken in different ways throughout history. In Old Testament times, He spoke through His prophets. The Scriptures were the recorded revelation of God to His people. But the Old Testament was not the complete revelation of God. Man could not know God truly and fully until His Son came to earth. Jesus came to reveal to us what God the Father is like. Philip, one of Jesus’ followers, said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father.” Jesus replied, “He who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:8,9). Jesus Christ is the Living Word ... He was God in human form (see John 1:1-14, Philippians 2:6,7).

    The Book of Hebrews says, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son” (1:1,2).

    After Jesus came, died, rose from death and ascended to heaven, God the Holy Spirit inspired the New Testament writers to record and explain His life and teachings and the apostles’ lives and teachings to the first Christians.

    Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would guide us “into all truth” (see John 16:13). The Holy Spirit helps us understand the truth beyond our natural ability. The apostle John said, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth” (1 John 2:20, NIV).

    The Bible provides evidence in itself that it is God’s Word. But a person is thoroughly persuaded of the Bible’s divine authority through an inward work of the Holy Spirit, as He convinces our hearts of the truth.

    When we read the Bible, we are not just reading history and teaching. God personally reveals himself to us as He did to the first readers of His Word. Jesus, the living Word, is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.