Hospitality: A Relationship of Giving and Receiving

Just what is hospitality? When we think about hospitality and the bible, we generally think about Martha and Mary hosting Jesus. And, we generally believe that Mary got it right. The truth is, neither one of them got it quite right! Why you might ask? It is helpful to remember the origin and definition of biblical hospitality.… Continue reading Hospitality: A Relationship of Giving and Receiving

Gratitude: Giving Thanks Activites

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18 Last week we talked about how hard praying without ceasing might seem… especially when we are tied to a particular form of prayer. This week, we are looking at gratitude…… Continue reading Gratitude: Giving Thanks Activites

Prayer: Tuning In Activities

Sunday we talked about the many ways to pray. Often, we are very good at talking, or making requests, but not so good at listening.Here are some ways to practice tuning in to God: As a family: Take a walk, a hike or just find a comfortable place to sit outdoors with the idea of… Continue reading Prayer: Tuning In Activities

Vacation Bible School

First Church invites you to join in our Vacation Bible School:  Rolling River Rampage!  It is sure to be splashingly good fun! Dates:  June 18-21 Times:  6:30pm – 8:00 pm For:  Rising PK – Rising 8th graders For more information or to inquire about registration, contact the church office at 540-434-8288. You may now register… Continue reading Vacation Bible School

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It takes a little practice…

“Practicing the Presence” can sometimes seem like an elusive thing. Often, that is because we have certain expectations about the outcome… what the divine will look like in our lives. Other times, it is because there is no real formula for success. It is more about practice than perfection. For some of us that is… Continue reading It takes a little practice…

Wednesday Evening Artists

No matter the age, there is always creative fun taking place as we learn about God!  Join us on Wednesday nights!

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The Community Garden Project During Weekend of Service

There were six of us folks who participated in the Community Garden Service Project on our church grounds—Julie Foster, Beth Burtner, Brenda Fox, Sharon Helbert, Tish Moore, and George Toscano. We spent the first part of the morning on Saturday, August 13, 2016, putting a 3-foot wide border of cardboard layered with mulch around the… Continue reading The Community Garden Project During Weekend of Service

2016 Weekend of Service Schedule

2016 WEEKEND OF SERVICE SCHEDULE August 12, 2016         Day of Service Kick-off (participants are to eat at home before coming to the church) 8:00 – Family Movie Night – a recently popular film with your favorite zoo animals (popcorn & drinks served beforehand) Camp Fire & S’Mores August 13, 2016         Day of Service 8:00 a.m. –Breakfast… Continue reading 2016 Weekend of Service Schedule

Deadline for Weekend of Service Signup!

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Weekend of Service Deadline Is Sunday, August 7, 2016 To Sign Up For A Project & Order T-Shirts If you will not be at church this coming Sunday and you want to sign up for a project or T-Shirt, please stop by the church  or call the office at 540-434-8288 before… Continue reading Deadline for Weekend of Service Signup!