First Church reaches out and serves the community through its various missions. From infants to the elderly, the First Church family enjoys giving back. We value a Christian community dedicated to seek out and meet the needs of others through understanding and compassion inherent in Christ’s commandment “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Love Knots is a First Church small group that meets to craft a knotted blanket with each knot symbolizing a prayer for the recipient. The recipients include any baby or child baptized in our church, the homebound, those who are hospitalized, those who are ill, and others who may need our prayers.
Ugly Quilt Group
The Ugly Quilt Group makes sleeping bags for the homeless. No fancy quilting. Join them on Thursdays during the cooler months between 8 a.m. and noon for fellowship and simple, easy sewing.
Wesley’s Wardrobe provides clothing for women, men, and children. Wesley’s Wardrobe is open to those in need of clothing on Mondays and Wednesdays. Professional suits are available for those who have job interviews.
Friends@First provides emergency resources for our street friends and neighbors through the Outreach Center. This includes a Cool Down Room, shower facility, clothing boutique, food pantry, blessing bags and toiletry bags. This outreach is made possible by the generous communion offerings of our congregation and contributions from individual members and groups.