Leaping Forward


Now We Begin
There is great hope for the future of our church. I have had conversations with a wide variety of our members and friends through the ‘Meet & Greets’ and other gatherings. There is great hope with many great ideas and visions. As we move through our stewardship time, I want to share in greater detail what is behind our “Leaping Forward" appeal and the strategic vision and budget that will emerge as a result of our financial commitments. I hope you find these helpful and inspiring for our future ministry together. I will write three blogs per week through Commitment Sunday...and perhaps beyond.
- Mark
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
Lead Pastor

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Leaping Forward with Youth, Young Adults & Young Families | Tuesday's Turn

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On Sunday we welcomed our third group of new members into the congregation since the beginning of the fall! Many more newcomers have begun to make a home with us. The young adult brunches and Tuesday evening gathering have grown in the last several months.

Our youth program, already a vital experience for many young people, has adapted to the reality of the busy lives and diverse commitments of that population and continues to expand and enrich its offerings. Our staff and lay leadership have renewed their commitment to find new and effective ways to engage our young families in dynamic worship, study and service.

First Church is in a perfect position to reach out to these groups and engage them in a vibrant community dedicated to nurture, growth, justice and hospitality. As we Leap Forward together, let us join with them in forming a strong foundation for their life and ministry among us. Your Leaping Forward financial commitments will help us achieve this goal. 

- Mark