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Traditional Sanctuary Worship

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

9:30 am
An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style, with sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music to enhance and deepen your experience of worship. The beauty of our Sanctuary and the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ make this service especially moving. Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor, is the primary preacher for this service whose whole design respects the traditions of the church while creatively addressing the issues and needs of contemporary society.

11:00 am
An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style with special enhancements designed to engage people of all ages. This service features the traditional elements of worship, including sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music. This service takes place within the beauty of our Sanctuary and utilizes the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ.

Children (Kindergarten and up) are provided with special bulletins and backpacks filled with thoughtfully designed materials and activities to actively engage them in each Sunday’s scripture, sermon, and theme. Added features such as the “Faith Like a Child” time (children’s sermon) and sidebar commentary to our younger worshippers are included to further enhance meaning for all ages. Older children participate as acolytes, assist with the opening procession, baptisms, and Communion. Teens are engaged in sermon and theme “critique” and participate as worship leaders and Communion servers. Nursery is available for children under 5.

Contact: Elaine Johnson | ejohnson@myfumc.org

DiscipleChurch

Choose any or all options:
7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Leonard Memorial Chapel

DiscipleChurch is a unique worship service centered on the sacrament of Holy Communion and a passion for social justice. The community first gathers around a shared meal provided by church members for any who come hungry, followed by a worship service.

Contact: Charme Robarts | crobarts@myfumc.org

The Gathering

9:30 am | Wesley Hall
11:00 am | Room 350
Rev. Lance Marshall

This new and different First Church Sunday morning offering led by Rev. Lance Marshall is a casual and relevant opportunity for worship, learning, and prayer. The service emphasizes delicious coffee, community, and in-depth teachings that explore the foundations of faith while rooting the message in the challenges of daily life. The Gathering presents a unique opportunity to connect socially, intellectually, and spiritually in a new and different way within the First Church faith community.

Contact: Rev. Lance Marshall | lmarshall@myfumc.org

eleven:eleven celebration

11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

This engaging experience of laughter, storytelling, and message, infused with the music of Brad Thompson and the Revolution Band, offers a nontraditional, unorthodox, and transformative worship experience with an invitation to “reconnect your spirit without disconnecting your mind.” This service empowers you to discover new insights into radical community, the universal love of God, and living for the healing and transformation of our world. Dress is casual — all ages welcome!

Contact: Rev. Tom McDermott | tmcdermott@myfumc.org

Chapel Communion Service

10:35 – 10:55 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

In addition to our other full services of worship, a simple yet full service of Holy Communion is offered each Sunday in our beautiful Leonard Memorial Chapel in a more contemplative style, including special music provided by various musicians.

Contact: Dr. Len Delony | ldeloney@myfumc.org


Live Stream

Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am for Traditional Worship, 9:30 am for The Gathering, and 11:11 am for eleven:eleven celebration.

WRR Radio 

Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.


 Worship Bulletins

Click on the links below to download a PDF, posted weekly as soon as details are finalized!

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