Just Look

A few weeks ago, in the throes of pandemic weariness, and desperately longing for spring, a mysterious switch was flicked in my brain. I began noticing birds.

The First Church List

We are so glad that you’ve joined the List, and we look forward to the connections we’ll make here as a community. We hope that you will use the First Church List to: Share personal announcements and prayer requests. Publicize…

man praying

Invitation to Contemplation

For many of us, Advent is a time for introspection and reflection.  As the days grow shorter, we feel the silence of winter, and experience an invitation to become still and quiet. As we anticipate the return of the light (both literally and figuratively in Christ), we turn inward in contemplation and appreciation. 


A Creative Offering from the Men’s Breakfast Group

I sent the poems and images to the Men’s Breakfast group for our November meeting.  We talked about the sijo verse form—three lines with a ‘twist’—and the movement out and about that a poem invites us as readers or writers to follow.  Then those attending made their own poems, which follow.  And they do also lead us, away, to other places of vision, contemplation, experiment.