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"If You Will Trust in God to Guide You"

03.24.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

Georg Neumark (1621-1681), the writer of text for the Lutheran hymn, “If You Will Trust in God to Guide You,” experienced a personal tragedy early in life. It occurred in 1641 while traveling with a group of merchants to Lübeck...

    You Are Not Alone

    03.22.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    For those who are familiar with Cowles Mountain, you know there are several trail heads that lead up to the Summit. The sign in the photo was posted to one of the trail heads where I hiked this morning. During this time, we all need reassurances...

      Being Church in Uncertain Times

      03.21.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      n this time of uncertainty, First Church and the Water’s Edge are still finding ways to reach out to each other and the community. The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry on the Water’s Edge campus, thanks to director and member Marian...

        Listening to Your Heart

        11.19.18 | Stories | Faith Stories

        Almost every Thursday morning, I fish at a pier which is about 600 yards out into the ocean. It’s a beautiful place. Surfers to the left and right, a pristine coastline, picturesque rolling sea and waves. Early in the morning the pier is...

          Burning Love of God in Cambodia

          04.04.17 | Missions | Stories | Mission News

          The new Methodist Church in Cambodia look to mission groups, like First Church’s, to support their efforts through evangelism projects and with financial gifts, enabling congregations to become self-sufficient without relying on charitable donations.

            Holding on to Kindness

            04.04.17 | Stories | Local Missions

            As the Interfaith Shelter Network began its two-week run on campus, First Church shelter director, Brenda Blake, was on hand to receive the first night’s guests and make sure the meal volunteers and overnight hosts were briefed.