Connect Groups (Small Groups Discipleship) – Alice Stringer
We grow SO much in small group settings…First Church is in the process of developing many options to choose from so we can help each other through life with the Word of God and prayer. A mid-week Connect Group offers “Study of the Book of Revelations” which is a very practical chapter and verse bible study of the Book of Revelations. A Grief Support Group call “Beyond the Broken Heart” will begin in March. Home Connect group offerings are listed on our calendar and feature different topics depending on individual needs conveniently located near your home base. Small groups offer intimacy and that personal closeness which nurtures trust…trust in God and trust in each other.
Sunday Morning Bible Study Connect Group at 9:30am, conference room; Sunday Financial Peace University from 6-8pm, starting April 27th for 9 weeks, conference room; Wednesdays “Book of Revelations” Connect Group, Fellowship Hall from 6:30-7:30pm; Grief Support Connect Group begins in March. Childcare available Sundays.
Missions (Nazarene Missions Int’l) – Dennis Howes, NMI President
Dennis was elected this year. The team he is establishing from First Church will coordinate local day trips as well as reach out to Sacramento and worldwide with a passion to reach EVERYONE for Jesus.
Our local Missions Council will meet regularly to keep missions in front of our First Church family.
Worship Team (Vocals & Instrumentals) – Megan Spurlock, Director
A mix of traditional, contemporary and classical music is heard at First Church. Megan has her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University- Sacramento in Music Education. She is well skilled vocally and has mastered a myriad of instruments. She directs choir and is getting more involved in the drama aspect of the worship experience. Her high energy, focus and excitement to worship Jesus Christ through many forms of music are contagious. The Worship Team humbly yet giftedly lead he congregation into offering one song with one voice to One God.
Wednesday rehearsals at 6pm; Sunday warm-ups at 9am; worship service at 10:30am. Special Easter Choir rehearsals are being held on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm though Easter.
Outreach Ministries – Pastor Marcia Hull
We have a deep passion to reach the lost and unchurched, and we know our church building is only a building…WE are the Church…people who have invited Jesus Christ into their hearts are the CHURCH! We get excited about building relationships with other people, getting to know them, what their interests are so we can ultimately lead them to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. We do that through monthly neighborhood walks where we pick up litter in the area around the church, offer information on events that are family-friendly and where almost ALWAYS food is served! Music, activities, serving….that’s First Church reaching out to reach people with the Kingdom in mind.
Monthly meetings to debrief and plan effective events; monthly activities/events to connect with community…a volunteer staff coordinates.