08.05.2022
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

August 7th @ 10am
Thank you for your donations.
Location Change for THIS Sunday's Worship Service

This Sunday (August 7th), we will be holding our service in Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there!
Communion Celebrated Sunday

For those joining us for worship virtually Sunday, this is a reminder to prepare your elements for communion prior to the service.
LISTENING TO CHALLENGING PEOPLE

In recent sermons I've mentioned the need for all of us to practice the art of listening deeply to others, particularly those with whom we disagree. In the following article, Richard Rohr and Valarie Kaur offer some very helpful wisdom for how to engage in such listening. As we look to build bridges in our community and beyond, this spiritual practice is absolutely critical.

Grace and Peace,
David Hill, Pastor
First Church is taking steps to maintain our worship life and programming while keeping all of us safe.

Click here to hear David talk about some of the Protocols and Guidelines and how they affect some of the events at First Church.
Announcements and Events For.....
First Church, Its Mission, and Its Ministry
Please Sign-up to Host Coffee Hour

The Fellowship Committee would like to try a new approach to our Coffee Hour after church on Sundays. We invite all of you to sign up to host on a Sunday of your choice. Families or couples can sign up, or sign up with a friend. Now that we are once again able to gather, we know that those in the First Church family are eager to socialize. The recent coffee hours hosted by the Fellowship Committee and the Slocums have been well attended and much appreciated. All that is required is coffee (provided by the church) and a beverage for children (usually lemonade). Anything in addition to that (such as hot tea, iced tea, cookies, coffee cake) is completely up to the host. Remember, the food and drink is just an excuse to see one another! Please call Sarah Colson with any questions at (440) 774-2538. The sign up chart will be in the gallery.
Thank You, Donors!


The generosity of members in providing extra financial support to the church is a continuing blessing.

Jiann Lin and Pearl Lin have established an endowment fund in their name with a gift of $20,000.

Another couple have donated $40,000 to pay for sewer repairs between the Meeting House and James Brand, a generous gift for an unglamorous project.

Another member sent a retirement check, more than enough to cover her pledges, and donated the rest. This gift will inaugurate the First Church Enterprise Fund for unanticipated expenses.

There are many ways to support the church! We are thankful for donors of all kinds!
Thank You Letter to First Church - 2022 Mozart Requiem

Click the button below to open the thank you letter from the 50th Class Reunion and Mozart Requiem Planning Committees for 2022.
Oberlin Community Services Back to School Drive Drop Off at First Church

We have been given our drop off box for the annual OCS Back to School Drive! It is placed by the coffee machine across from the office.

The drive ends on August 8th, so act quickly! Click the flyer below to see the items that are most in need and how to donate. Thank you for your consideration!
The Wider Community
Nordson to build 100 beds for children in Lorain county!  

The Nordson Corp has generously donated to the Good Knights of Lorain County enough funds to get 100 children off the floor! We cannot get these beds built by ourselves, so we are looking for volunteers to help!  

We need help from Monday, August 22nd, through Friday, August 26th! Click the button below to see the available time slots, how many volunteers are needed, and the location it's at.

Please call 440-420-5430 to sign up for a time slot or email roger@goodknightsoflc.org 
Oberlin Community Services Needs Donations!

Click the button below for a flyer on the food they are low on for this month!
Registration for Oberlin's After-School Enrichment Program is Now Open!

For more information, please see the website linked in the button below.
Additional Links & Information
COVID VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER


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 by sending an email to the church office.
Submission information:
Deadline for articles and information is Wednesday at 10 AM.
For entire list of submission requirements, click here. Thank you.
Email information to: office@firstchurchoberlin.org