Sunday, May 2nd - immediately following worship via Zoom
First Things First!
A weekly E-newsletter from
The First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ
An open and affirming, Just Peace, Green Justice, Global Mission Congregation

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Worship Resources
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 2nd @ 10am

Holy Communion Worship Service
Please have elements ready.
Thank you for your donations.
Announcements and Events

Check back each week for information and updates regarding the re-opening protocols at First Church.
You are invited to join us for a 4-week Bible Study
of the book of Ecclesiastes!  

Sometimes considered the most curmudgeonly and cynical of all the books of the Bible, Ecclesiastes is also praised for telling it like it is. This book of wisdom also reminds us that the great joys in life are fairly simple: snuggling under the covers, having close friends and/or a sweetheart, sunlight, rest, eating good food and drinking good wine, and a good days' work.  

The book study will be held on Thursdays in May, starting May 6th, from 7 to 8 pm. There will be reading and a short homework assignment you will be expected to complete before each class. Please sign up by Tuesday, April 27th so we can order books for all those who will be participating in the study. Click the button below to learn more register! 
First Church Book Group

The Book Group is reading and discussing Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. 

Book Group meets each Tuesday at 4pm via Zoom. Please call Marci Peterson at (440) 774-3118 to receive the Zoom invitation or if you have questions. All are welcome.
Next week we will begin to read The Soul of America by Jon Meacham.
  • K-5 Sunday School: 9-9:30 am Sunday mornings

  • 5-12 Sunday School: 11:30-noon Sunday mornings (Hot Topic on the 4th Sunday)

  • Storytime: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 4pm

  • Friday Night Hangouts: First Friday at 7 pm

  • Adult Education: TBD
K-5th Grade PASSCODE: 988153
5th-12th Grade PASSCODE: 7751711
Additional Links and Information
Secure your campers spot today for Summer Camp!
Limited spaces available!

Summer Paid Staff needed! Cook, Health Supervisor, Lifeguard, Program Specialist, general camp assistants. Contact Jill Frey for application and more information jill@heartlanducc.org or 740-901-0734.
On May 3 and May 4, there will be an in-person ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) at LCCC Wellington Center from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the LCCC Wellington Center. 

This is a FREE MHARS training to help YOU help OTHERS who are in distress.
Please contact Amy Szmania for more information.
Amy Szmania - Coordinator
LCCC Wellington Center
Offfice (440) 366-4556
Cell (440) 387-8498

For everyone's safety and well-being:
  • Worship, meetings and events are being held virtually.
  • The church building is currently closed to the general public.
  • Face masks are required in the building.
  • Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - noon, and 1pm - 4pm.

Diana Pierson, Interim Financial Secretary & Communications

If you are searching for ways to become more fully engaged in the life of the church, please contact Rev. David T. Hill by calling the church office at (440) 775-1711 or sending an email the church office.
Submission information:
Deadline for articles and information is Thursday at 10am. Thank you.
Email information to: DianaPierson@firstchurchoberlin.org