Lenten Bible Study
“Who Is the Holy Spirit?”
February 25 ‐ April 1
9:00 AM in the Meetinghouse
12:00 PM at Ashlar Village
This transforming study will reveal who Jesus is, what He does, and what life
is like when He lives within you. Learn what the Holy Spirit does in the life
of a Christian and how The Spirit can help you grow to be
more like Christ.
Join Rev. Warburton as he facilitates this basic Bible Study for all ages and
every stage in the Christian Life.
Books will be available for $6.00 each.
Holy Week at First Church
Palm Crosses, French Toast, & Fellowship
An Annual Tradition
Maundy Thursday – April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
The Lord’s Supper and Tenebrae in the Sanctuary. This is a time of quiet meditation and reflection: a spiritual experience.
Good Friday – April 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon
“The Seven Last Words”
Holy Saturday Worship – April 4 at 2:00 p.m.
An Easter Vigil at Ashlar Village in Auditoriums A & B
Based on the ancient liturgy of the Church:
Fire, Word, Water and The Lord’s Supper
Easter Day Festival Worship – April 5, 2015
Special Music: The First Church Choirs and the Great Organ.
Easter Flowers will brighten the Sanctuary.
Church's Search Committee
Nomination Process for the Search Committee for Senior Minister
For surely you know the plans I have for you, says the Lord,
plans for your welfare and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 28:11)
This is an exciting time of transition for our congregation as we determine how God is calling
us into the future, and who will be called as Senior Minister to serve our church family. Dean Warburton, our Senior Minister has resigned effective in 2016. Our
next step is to establish a Search Committee for our new Senior Minister. Their job will be to
complete our church profile and examine candidates to find just the right person for us.
It is essential that the Search Committee reflect the diversity of our congregation. The only
single thing required for consideration is that everyone on the Search Committee must
be a member of our congregation.
Church members serving on the Search Committee must be able to honor commitments of
faith, time, confidentiality, openness and consensus. There is a considerable time
commitment, so nominees need to decide if they are able to meet this requirement.
Nominations are CLOSED.
The Nominating Committee will contact all those who have been nominated. To insure
diverse representation, an interested nominee will be asked to complete a form asking for a
little background information. Nominees will be asked to write a few sentences about why they
would like to serve, and what qualities or experiences they could bring to the search process.
The Nominating Committee will develop a list of 11 people representing a cross-section of the church's members and at least one youth member, with a goal to submit their
recommendations at the April 6, 2015 Church Council meeting. Once the Search
Committee is approved, they will set to work on preparing our church profile and finding our new Senior Pastor, trusting in God’s plan for us!
The Nominating Committee:
2015 Books and Beyond