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.
The Lord's Table at First Church
All Christians are welcome at the Lord's table at our church, whatever their denomination. Holy Communion is a family meal, and all Christians are members of Christ's family. Therefore, in each congregation, when we receive the bread and cup, we join with millions of brothers and sisters across the ages and around the world. As with baptism, we use common, physical gifts of the earth, bread and wine. Though in United Methodist churches we prefer unfermented grape juice.
In Luke’s Resurrection story, the Risen Christ broke bread with two of his followers at Emmaus, “then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him” (24:31). So, as we’re nourished by this meal, our eyes are opened; and we recognize Christ here in our congregation, our community, and our world. What’s our response? Thanksgiving! In fact, another of our words for Communion, the Eucharist, means thanksgiving.
Holy Communion (or the Lord's Supper) is a mystery too deep for words. Its meaning will vary for each of us and from one time to another. But three essential meanings are caught up in this proclamation in our Communion service: "Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again."
We offer Holy Communion at all of our worship services on the first Sunday of every month.