And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as the Messiah. Acts 5:42

Current and Upcoming Events

Holy Week & Easter 2015

Click HERE to learn about what’s happening at FirstChurch from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.

Baskets of Blessings

All 60+ Baskets have been claimed!  Wow FirstChurch!  Baskets are due by this Sunday, March 29.  Please deliver baskets to First Place Cafe after Thursday. Baskets will be delivered to House of Faith Sunday afternoon. If you can help transport baskets, meet at the church at 2:45. Park in the west parking lot by the Kitchen entrance.

Palm Sunday Pancakes & Sausage

Please join your church family for breakfast on Sunday March 29. All donations will go to Costa Rica Missions. Breakfast will begin shortly after 7:30am for you “early church folks” and will continue until 11:00am so you “11th Hour Folks” can grab some pancakes and sausage to take into Celebration Hall with you. What could be better than that!

Easter Morning Breakfast—Servers Needed

We would like to have people assist with the Breakfast in 30-minute shifts throughout the morning.  To help out, please sign up in the FirstPlace Café, or contact Sherrie Walker in the Church Office.

Bunny Brunch March 28

Please support the First Kids Club by attending this year’s Bunny Brunch on Saturday March 28 10-12!  Tickets are on sale now for $5.  Ticket price includes a brunch buffet and drinks, picture with the bunny, frame, and more!  Email or call the church office to purchase your ticket!

Church Conference Monday March 30

You are invited to a special called Church Conference tomorrow at 6:00pm in Celebration Hall. Trustees will make a presentation, answer questions and make a motion to the Conference asking that you approve a capital funds campaign.

Helping Hands Work Day

Our church will be represented at the city-wide Helping Hands Work Day on Saturday, April 11th. We are looking for people in our church who would like to volunteer their time, tools, money and/or food to work on a home. If you are interested in helping, sign up online at or in the FPCafe.  FMI contact volunteer coordinator Nelda VonGonten at or (325) 450-8404.

Easter Egg Hunt!

You and your family are invited to our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Lakeview United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 am.  After the egg hunt, there will be a hot dog lunch.  Come out for the fun and fellowship!  FMI or if you are interested in helping out with this year’s Egg Hunt, please contact Liz Calhoun or by calling the church office.

SPIRIT Selling Circle E Candles

Don’t miss this opportunity to support the Spirit Summer Godspell Tour and enjoy some of the best candles made! There are over 50 fragrances available in two sizes: 12oz/$22 & 5oz/$13. Orders due by March 31st. Grab a youth and place your order soon, or contact the Church Office.

FirstKids’ Club Summer Club

It’s time to sign your child up to spend their summer with us! Enroll them for FKC Summer Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-1:30. Extended hours are available from 8-9 and 1:30-3. Spots are filling up quickly, we have 3 infant spots and 14 elementary spots left! Pricing and enrollment information are online at Contact Karla at or 655-8982 with questions.  We look forward to seeing your kids this summer!

Orchestra Fundraiser

Our church Orchestra is having an “Orchestra Fundraiser” on Friday, April 10, at the Bentwood Ballroom from 6:00-8:30 pm. Along with the Orchestra, there will be entertainment by “One Perfect Party”. O.P.P. will be performing with characters from “Frozen”, the children’s movie and dinner will be served.  Tickets can be purchased in the office or online at FMI, see Barry Dowell.

2015 Chancel Flowers

The 2015 Flower Calendar is available so if you would like to honor or memorialize someone or something then please contact Dori at or by calling the church office.

Filling the FUMC Pantry in March

Please bring canned fruits, canned meats, and macaroni and cheese to the FirstPlace Café or the church office. Leave items in the designated green containers. Send monetary donations, payable to “First UMC” and marked “Food Pantry”, to the church office, or place in the Offering plate.

Lincoln Middle School Box Tops for Education

Cut out and collect Box Tops to help LMS! Each Box Top will be redeemed for cash for the school at the end of the year. Donation containers are in the Church Office and the Information Desk in FPCafé.

Sunday Service Bulletin Announcements

Unable to attend worship on last Sunday?  Click HERE to see last Sunday’s bulletin announcement sheet.

MESSENGER Newsletter from FirstChurch

The Messenger is a monthly publication of First Church.  Pick up a hard copy of the current Messenger in First Place Café or the church office.

To contribute your FUMC news, call Betsy Sadler at 374-8798 or leave word in the church office at 655-8981.

Looking for an old Messenger article? Call the church office at 655-8981.


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