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Note From Pastor Dave

Dear First Church Family,                                                                                                                                                                                     I pray that you are persevering during this uncertain time. Not being able to actually be with you is taking its toll on me, as I imagine, it is on you. Our staff surprised me with pictures of many, many of your smiling faces on chairs in the CLC last Sunday during worship, and has done the same in the Sanctuary this week. I love it, but I miss the…

Easter Message From Pastor Dave

Dear First Church Family, We have been going through tremendous difficulty, both in our country and around the world, due to the Coronavirus. Our prayers are with the thousands of people who have contracted the virus, and whose lives have been lost. Our whole world has changed. Businesses have shut down; numerous cancellations of events we took for granted only a few short weeks ago have taken place; and our worship services have been altered dramatically. Yet, I remind you…

Message From Pastor Dave

FUMC Family, Grace and peace to you from the Risen Christ and our church. It is a blessing to be able to worship together with the use of technology provided for us by the Broyhill Family Foundation in honor of our Allene Broyhill Stevens. We would love to hear from you about your experience of that. And if you are finding it of benefit, why not consider inviting friends and family to do the same? Our Church office will continue…

From Pastor Dave

First Church Family, It’s been a challenging week for all of us, as we abide by the principles/suggestions that have been provided for us during this time. Our prayers go out to our healthcare providers, who are risking their own health on the front line of our community and world’s war against the Coronavirus. There are many persons in our church and our church’s extended family who are right there helping to diagnose, treat, and save the lives of people across…

19 Spiritual Things to Do During the COVID19 Pandemic

19 Spiritual Things To Do During the Covid-19 Pandemic Read Psalms (19th book of the Old Testament) and Hebrews (19th book of the New Testament). Pray for 19 people each day. Spend 19 minutes reading devotional materials each day. Read the Bible for 19 minutes each day. Email, text, call, and/or send a card or letter to 19 people. Pray for at least 19 minutes each day. Find 19 ways each day to say, “Thank you, God.” Spend 19 minutes…

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Friends, Visitors, and Members of First Church, My prayers are with you as we move forward in unprecedented waters. In consultation with an executive committee of leaders of our church, I’m announcing that next week, and for the foreseeable future, we will cancel all Sunday School meetings and hold only one closed, web streamed worship service at 10:00 each Sunday. We will use elements of both our modern and traditional services in worship. For that 10:00 service each week,…

NOW STREAMING LIVE

Good news! We are now streaming LIVE services on YouTube. You can watch the service as it is going on! It will be just like being here! All you need is a computer with internet access or a smart television or streaming service like Roku or Amazon Firestick. Steps to watch on the computer Sign onto the internet via your computer’s web browser Go to the YouTube website and search for “FUMCLenoir” Or go directly to the channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4mUHrOp4XFZw-7smdKE3mg…

Sermon Series: Restored

Ever feel worn down, discouraged, or broken? From time to time, we all do!  It’s part of being human. God has an answer when we are in dark times. Join us on Sundays (February 23 through April 12) during the cold, dark, rainy days of winter to learn how we can be: “Restored” by God.

PANCAKE DAY

Pancake DayTuesday, February 25 @ 10:30-1:00 and 4:30-7:00We will be serving approximately 850 school children a wonderful pancake breakfast in the morning hours and 100 meals in the afternoon for Bethel Colony of Mercy, at no cost to them. Also, tickets will be sold for our friends and family to enjoy a meal. All proceeds will go towards the Helping Hands Clinic in downtown Lenoir. Please consider helping underwrite the expense, so that the support of Helping Hands Clinic might…
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Dear First Church Family

Dear First Church Family, A public announcement was made last Friday about 16 United Methodist leaders across the world who, together, will make a proposal to the United Methodist governing board, the General Conference, in May of 2020, that would allow unhappy churches on the extreme right or left to leave the denomination.  In my opinion, I don’t see that including or affecting us in a major way, other than making the formal United Methodist Church smaller; but we will…
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