Pastor's Blog

  • Pause with Pastor Paul

    Her name is Imelda.   She’s a five-year-old with dark eyes, a bright smile, and excitement written all over her face.  She is getting ready to go to Kindergarten! Remember that “big step” in your life or in the lives of your children?   Can you feel the nervousness and–at the same time–the thrill of what it was like to start school? Yet, Imelda and her mother needed a little help to take that step.  There were forms to fill out.  What used to [...] Read More »

  • Pause with Pastor Paul

    As I read this morning’s news, I saw that scholastic performance is in the headlines.  Students and academic growth are major concerns. It’s good to know FirstChurch’s ministry addresses this need! Summer reading is key to maintaining and even improving a student’s grade level proficiency.   Through Project Transformation, our church provides that opportunity for children and youth. There are two ways we are reaching out through this ministry: We are sponsoring a summer intern, Cris Gomez, who is in his third year [...] Read More »

  • Pause with Pastor Paul

    Vacation Bible School 2015 “It’s the Power, ya-ya-ya, God’s Power!”  Our Vacation Bible School theme song keeps playing and re-playing in my mind. It has been a great week with God’s power on display in lots of ways.  It started with the power of creativity – filling our hallways and rooms with awesome decorations.  It’s the power of prayer – as hundreds of prayer flags surround our VBS with heartfelt expressions of faith and hope.  It’s the power of serving – as [...] Read More »


News & Events

  • Fall Kickoff 2015

    What does your fall kickoff look like? Cheering on your favorite football team? Starting a new school year? Invite your family and friends to get in the game of faith, family and fun at FirstChurch as we kick off our fall season in August. August 23  Sunday School Promotion  Blessing of the Backpacks (8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. worship services)  New Sermon Series, “What in Your Backpack?” August 26 Churchwide cookout (free hamburgers and hot dogs),  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Kairos Prison Ministry Missions Project, 5:30 – [...] Read More »

  • Crossfire Youth Week

      Join us for a fun-filled week, July 31 – August 5. Register now.               Read More »

  • Covenant Bible Study

    Covenant Bible Study Covenant is an in-depth 24-week Bible study (three sessions of eight episodes) that centers around our relationships with God, with each other, and with the world. It emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant–the enduring commitment between God and us as his people–as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible. Covenant Bible study creates a learning experience where Scripture meets everyday experiences–both within and beyond the sphere of church life. It builds trust in others as well as confidence in [...] Read More »


Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?