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
Sunday, April 11th @ 10am

No matter who you are,
or where you are on life’s journey,
YOU are welcome here! 
Thank you for your donations.
One Great Hour of Sharing

“Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty” is the hope of God in Isaiah. It is also the hope of One Great Hour of Sharing. One Great Hour of Sharing is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Easter offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.

With the gifts of our hearts, we let love flow, like new well-water to a thirsty village; for crops, for cooking, for life! Let our giving be an upwelling of generosity and may the stream of love bring about God's kin-dom. Gifts can be made by mailing or dropping off a check at the church with OGHS noted on the memo line or you may donate online by way of the church's website: www.firstchurchoberlin.org. Simply click on the "donate online button" and indicate an amount for One Great Hour of Sharing under the category of Special Offerings.

Let your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing put your prayers into action.

Check out this week's video below:
Announcements and Events

Check back each week for information and updates regarding the re-opening protocols at First Church.
Our next children's storytime is Thursday, April 8th, at 4 pm. Please join us for stories about Spring!
The church office will be closed on Monday, April 5th in observation of Easter.
First Church Book Group

The Book Group is reading and discussing Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen.
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.
  • 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

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