Find out what's happening this week in the life of First Church!
Click HERE to view the live recording from Sunday morning's in-person services. You can also find the daily readings & notices at the bottom of this email.
Summertime Sessions:End of Summer Bash
Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00pm | Lawn
All are invited to join us for a special end of Summer celebration, complete with a hot dog bar, Kona Ice, Water Slide, Yard Games, & Music. Registration is required for dinner. 
Lemonade with the Lentzes
First Church families have opened their homes to host casual neighborhood gatherings where we can come and enjoy a cup of lemonade as we get to know our new Senior Pastor and his family! Pick one of the remaining locations or dates that works best for you! No reservations necessary. Visit for more info. Visit for more info.

Upcoming Dates and Locations:
New Date: Thursday, August 4 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | 5935 Arch Ave
The Home of Shelley & Gary Frost
Adult Summer Sunday School
Sunday, August 7 | 9:45 - 10:45am | The Wright Place, Great Hall
All adults are invited to join us for our last week of Summer Sunday School!
Patrick Houghton | Learn to Do Good
Welcome Rev. Emily Kincaid - August 7
On Sunday, August 7, we are welcoming the Rev. Emily Kincaid to our staff at First Church as the Pastor of Discipleship and Congregational Care. She will be preaching at both Main Sanctuary services at 8:30 & 11:00am. Pastor Geoffrey will preach the 11:00am ICON service. We invite you to welcome Pastor Emily and her family to our church at the BBQ Lunch on the Grounds after the 11:00am service.
Kids & Students: Sundae Sunday
August 7 | 9:45 - 10:45am
Our upcoming Kindergartners, 5th, & 7th Graders that attend Sunday school will be “promoted” to the next class on Sunday, August 7 during the 9:45 - 10:45am Sunday School hour! Upcoming K - 4th Graders, meet in the Big Room on the 2nd Floor of Ed. Building, upcoming 5th & 6th Graders meet in room 201, 2nd floor Ed. Building. Upcoming 7th- 12th Graders will meet in the Youth Building. We will have a special Ice Cream Sundae Treat and fellowship. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies so that we can accommodate. 
BBQ Lunch on the Grounds
August 7 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Gym
Join us for a BBQ Lunch on the Grounds on August 7 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the Gym! You will also have an opportunity to welcome the Rev. Emily Kincaid and her family to First Church. All ages are welcome and reservations are not necessary.
Wednesday Nights at First Church - Starting August 17
Wednesday Nights are starting back at First Church on August 17! We will have a FREE kick-off dinner, and start programming for all ages including our Senior Pastor's Bible Study, Mid Week for Kids & Students, Choir Practice, and more! Click on the link above to register and find out more.
Church-Wide Retreat Registration Opens Soon!
October 14 - 17 | Blue Lake | Registration Opens August 7
The weekend will include break out sessions, pumpkin carving, canoeing, roasting marshmallows, playing games, and fellowshipping!
First Kids: Yearly Info update
Due before August 7! We ask parents fill out a registration form each school year through the link above and to sign in and sign out each Sunday/Wednesday to insure their child's safety. This yearly form helps us to keep the most updated information on your child. A door entry code that can be used on Sundays will be sent to all parents who register. 
Confirm Your Information
We launched a campaign to help us confirm all church attendees information. This includes your phone number, email, address, and more. This accurate info will help us to stay in contact with our congregation during natural disasters and to help us better communicate in this digital age. Email to confirm your information today!
Monday, August 1
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays | 10:00am | 2nd Floor Wright Place, Room 203

Serving the Hungry
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Centering Prayer Group
Mondays | 6:00pm | via Zoom

Grand Monday Nights - Hosted by The Grand-Parenting Class
Mondays | 7:00pm | via Zoom
Tuesday, August 2
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Tuesdays | 10:00am | Wesley Abbey 101
Coffee With Friends
Tuesdays | 9:30am - 10:30am | Library
Wednesday, August 3
Dad's Bible Study
Wednesdays | 7:30am 

Renewal and Repair (R + R)
Wednesdays | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Garages
Summertime Sessions:End of Summer Bash
Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00pm | Lawn
Thursday, August 4
Serving the Hungry
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm
NEW DATE: Lemonade with the Lentzes
Thursday, August 4 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | 5935 Arch Ave
The Home of Shelley & Gary Frost
Next Sunday, August 7
9th Sunday After Pentecost
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am in the Main Sanctuary, ICON at 11:00am in Wesley Abbey
Online: 8:30 & 11:00am Facebook &
Nursery available for Infant - 4 years old. Click HERE for more info.
Sunday Morning Classes
9:45 - 10:45am
Click HERE for adult offerings
Click HERE or children, tween, youth offerings
Blessing of the Backpacks
August 7 | All Services
Sunda Sunday
August 7 | 9:45 - 10:45am
Adult Summer Sunday School
Sunday, August 7 | 9:45 - 10:45am | The Wright Place, Great Hall
BBQ Lunch on the Grounds
August 7 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Gym
Looking Ahead
50 Forward: XYZ Mystery Trip
Tuesday, August 9 | 10:30am - 2:00pm
Join us as we venture out on the church buses for a day of fellowship and fun! Plan on lunch out. Where? It's a mystery! RSVP online or to the church office by August 5th.
Love & Remembrance To
Tyler Kercher on the death of his grandmother, Jacqueline Ruth Larson. Jacqueline died in Pensacola on July 27, 2022.

The family of James "Jim" Murphy. Jim died on July 27, 2022. Jim's service will be announced at another date.

July 31: The flowers were given in celebration of Tom Mayhugh for his birthday on August 4th given by Libby Mayhugh

If you would like to add something to next week's notices, contact Ginger Raines at

You may place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor, celebration or memory of someone. The arrangements are $65.00 each. To reserve a date, email Ginger at
Each of us is encouraged to read scripture during the week. This time of slowing down and physical distancing could prove to be a good time for making space for God by making time for meditation, reading, and prayer each day. It will be a blessing. It can change you life.

Monday- Psalms 77, 79; Judges 6:25-40; Acts 2:37-47; John 1:1-18
Tuesday- Psalm 78; Judges 7:1-18; Acts 3:1-11; John 1:19-28
Wednesday- Psalms 81, 82; Judges 7:19--8:12; Acts 3:12-26; John 1:29-42
Thursday- Psalms 85, 86; Judges 8:22-35; Acts 4:1-12; John 1:43-51
Friday- Psalms 91, 92; Judges 9:1-16, 19-21; Acts 4:13-31; John 2:1-12
Saturday- Psalm 136; Judges 9:22-25, 50-57; Acts 4:32--5:11; John 2:13-25
Sunday- Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40
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