Small Groups (Discipleship) – Pastor Marcia Hull
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 gatherings offer “Bible Studies for Life” which is a very practical look at topics and characters of the Bible and ways to respond in our everyday lives. A Grief Support Group call “Beyond the Broken heart” will begin in March. Home groups will begin in the near future offering different topics depending on individual needs and 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 Small Group at 9:30am, conference room; Tuesdays Financial Peace University from 6-8pm, conference room; Wednesdays “Bible Studies for Life”, Fellowship Hall from 6:30-7:30pm; Grief Support Group begins in March. Childcare available Sundays and Wednesdays.
Missions (Nazarene Missions Int’l) – Mike Hernandez, NMI President
Mike was elected to the NMI position a year ago with a passion to reach EVERYONE for Jesus. The team he has established around him from First Church has recently helped reach fire victims in Santa Rosa at a local thrift store there, and they plan to head to Napa soon. Mike’s team is also planning a more long-term trip in 2019. Mike has recently applied for his local minister’s license through First Church and unanimously voted “YES” affirming his call to preach the Word through the credentialing process with the Church of the Nazarene. Mike will begin his coursework in 2019.
Monthly Missions group meetings are held; a special Missions is part of our annual Sacramento District Assembly in April.
Worship Team (Vocals & Instrumentals) – Megan Spurlock, Director
A mix of traditional, contemporary and classical music is heard at First Church. Megan is obtaining 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.
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.