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Our Ministry

Ministry means attending to the wants and needs of others. It is enlightened service to those in need. At First Church, ministry is something that our congregation does, service for each other and for others in need. To find out more about our service to those beyond our walls see: Social Justice.

The ways we minister are many. Our varied ministry includes a Care Team that supports members who are ill; a well developed program of religious education for children, youth, families, and adults; workshops and speakers on social justice issues, art and music groups, gardening, sharing meals and much, much more.

Our minister provides inspiration, guidance, support, and leadership for us. Our Senior Minister is the Rev. Dr. Daniel O'Connell. He leads our Sunday services, leads and coordinates groups and programs, and provides pastoral care. If you’d like to read some past sermons by Rev. Daniel O'Connell and others, visit our sermon archive.

The Lifespan Faith Development ministry encompasses programs and classes for our children, youth, families, and adults. Carol Burrus directs this essential program of religious education.

Our music program is one of the cornerstones of our church life. We have an adult choir which sings most Sunday mornings along with choirs for children & youth. Occasionally special singing groups that get together for the pleasure of singing and provide music for services and events from time to time. Our director of music, Mark Vogel and our organist/pianist, Bob Fazakerly are keys to our success.

Our varied ministry to each other and to those beyond our walls is evolving and growing all the time. We welcome you to join us and be a part of the exciting changes happening at First Church.

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Updated: February 03, 2016