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

Lent 2015

Click HERE to learn about what’s happening at FirstChurch on Ash Wednesday and throughout the season of Lent.

Youth Bible Study

All youth are invited to a new Bible Study called “Epic” on Tuesday nights 6:30-7:45 at the Igler’s Bunkhouse.  The Bible Study will run Feb 10-March 10.  FMI contact Tony

Church Directories are Here!

Stop by First Place Café or the church office to pick yours up today.  One per household please.

First Church Delivers Meals in March

FUMC is delivering meals the entire month of March, Weekdays @ Noon. There are many routes to fill all over town. Great to do with a friend. Families might consider delivering during Spring Break. Sign up on Sundays, or contact our FUMC Coordinator, Sandy Pedersen at 949-9031 or

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 Sherrie Walker in the Church Office

ADHD Workshop Seminar

Sunday, March 8 4-6pm at Sierra Vista UMC  Presentation by Dr. Johnny Burkhalter, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.  He will discuss diagnosis, treatment and the impact in children.  For more information call 944-4041 or email

Bunny Brunch March 28

Please support the First Kids Club by attending this year’s Bunny Brunch!  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!

Easter Eggs Needed for Easter Egg Hunt!

Plans are underway for an exciting Egg Hunt this year!  We have begun to collect candy and other goodies for our Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th.  Candy donations can be dropped in the candy can in First Place Café beginning TODAY or can be brought to the church office.  No chocolate in the eggs, all candy must be individually wrapped, and please bring eggs pre-stuffed!

FMI or if you are interested in helping out with this year’s Egg Hunt, please contact Liz Calhoun at or by calling the church office.

Mid-Week Worship Lenten Worship

Join us Thursdays at 12:05 pm in the Chapel for Mid-Week worship and communion during the season of Lent.  Worship will be followed by a  light lunch for $3 in Celebration Hall.

Daily Devotionals for Lent

The Sanctuary for Lent 2015 by Sue Mink  (FREE—available in FirstPlace Café)

Lent for Everyone, Mark, Year B by N.T. Wright ($10.50, Church Office)

Holy Week 2015

Wednesday April 1—Candlelight Prayer & Communion Healing Service at 5:30pm in the Chapel

Thursday April 2—Lord’s Supper Tableau at 6:00pm in Celebration Hall

Friday April 3—Good Friday Service at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary

2015 Chancel Flowers

Please welcome Dori Wegner as our new Flower Ministry Coordinator!  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.  Flowers are needed immediately for February, March and April so contact Dori if you wish to participate in this ministry!

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 Sunday?  Click HERE to see 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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