Growing in our faith is a priority here at First Church. Study of the Gospel itself, is an ongoing, lifelong process, as the baptized learn and re-learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ, who teaches our world a whole new way of living and experiencing life.
Our members and friends are invited to meet for Brown Bag Bible Study every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The first half-hour we share a meal as well as our lives together.
We then begin a lively, informative discussion of Scripture, a time of discovery as we unearth the often hidden (and often misunderstood) meanings of this foundational Church document under the leadership of Pastor Dianne Arakawa.
All in all, we strive to make relevant the meaning of the Gospel not just in the classroom, but in worship as well as the everyday doings of our varied ministries.
We invite you to join us in the church Parish Hall the building to the left of the Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m. Bring a sandwich, beverages supplied. We look forward to your participation.
Our Sunday School meets weekly from 9:30 – 10:15 am in the Parish House. Children Pre-School through 8th Grade are welcome, supported by their parents/guardians. Lessons for the classes are based on the Sunday worship lections and worship and based on the Godly play method. Godly Play is a hands-on style that encourages kids to learn through play.
Our classes are led by Sonny Gada, who has taught Sunday school for several years to kids of all ages. He is accompanied by Betty Lou Hindle, who has taught Sunday School at our church for many years; and Shirley Mashoke, who has assisted also for many years.
All teachers are approved through CORI (Criminal Record Investigations), and follow our church’s Safe Conduct Guidelines.
We offer childcare during worship services from 10:30-11:45am. Children with their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend worship, participate in the Children’s Moment during worship and are escorted to childcare directly after.
Children are received in the Parish House by qualified and caring attendants. Cassie Pena, Sammy Mashoke and Lizzie Baird are our caregivers.
All caregivers are approved through CORI and follow our Safe Conduct Guidelines.