First Church Alert
5 Things to Know this Week @ First Church
1 New Years Day Worship
Join us this Sunday for a casual worship service at the church. (the forecast calls for possible snow and rain) Start the year off right, singing songs and praising God!
2 Thank You’s
There were a lot of people working very hard to put together the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service. Everyone, from gathering readers for worship, music, recording, children’s choir, special music, and organizing last minute organ repairs, we thank you ALL!
3 Church Office Hours
The Church Office will be open Monday, December 26. We will close Tuesday through Thursday and reopen on Monday, January 2. If you have any questions please feel free to call Gwynn directly at 719-469-2473.
4 Christmas Joy Offering & Adult Mission Trip
Our Christmas Joy Offering supports the construction of water cisterns in and around Xpujil in the Mexican state of Campeche. Todd Luke of the Outreach Foundation has invited us to send a work team this summer. If you are interested, please contact Pastor MJ to fill out the interest form here https://forms.gle/1Tke7pyoaFf7gPje7 . We have the option of work trips beginning July 24 or July 31, so please consider which week would work best for your schedule.
5 Congregational Meeting, Next Sunday January 8
Please stay after worship on Sunday, January 8, for a brief congregational meeting for the purpose of amending our bylaws to shorten our elders’ terms on the Session. Currently, elders are elected for up to two three-year terms. With this change, elders would be elected for up to two two-year terms. The Session is recommending this change in order to allow greater flexibility and avoid the burnout we sometimes see in leaders at the end of three or six years.
Visit the church website to find out more on our midweek groups for men, women, youth, and Mothers of Preschoolers!