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In-Person Worship Update

We’re Open!

The 21st street ramp and stairway that is such an important access to the church is currently closed, however we are open and we have two entrances available. You can

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From our Pastor

Many Yeses

In my lifetime I have found many, many spiritual communities and writings that have drawn me closer to love and opened me to new wisdoms. Most of those are from

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Proud We did well, Friends. First Church was represented at the California Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church Annual Conference (here’s a smile: This year it was held in

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Our Love First Newsletter Articles

Christmas Plans?

Christmas Plans?  For those of you who will be in town this Christmas Eve, we’re going to have a Candlelight Service!!! Actually, three!  -One will be a family-oriented service at 5:00 p.m.

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The Incredible !!!

There it was, the Thursday before Thanksgiving, and First Church’s seniors were feasting on a Thanksgiving meal in the Terrace Room (the social hall), from turkey to pie. This is

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Our Building Restoration and Refurbishment

We’re Open!

The 21st street ramp and stairway that is such an important access to the church is currently closed, however we are open and we have two entrances available. You can

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Headlines in the California-Nevada UMC conference

2021 Annual Conference Session

In an effort to continue to do the work of the 2021 Annual Conference Session  in a manner that responds to your request that we take advantage of the benefits of virtual means of gathering , our Legislative Section will conduct its work virtually on October 8, 2021 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm PT. 


The 2021 California-Nevada Annual Conference offering will support students working under the temporary protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In California and Nevada these young people arrived in the US as children arrived primarily from countries in Latin America and Asia including the Philippines, China, Vietnam, India. Read more.



Lay leaders’ grant helps church grow young
PITTSBURG, Calif. — Faced with the isolation of the pandemic, Esther Taufa and Lesila Leger of Pittsburg United Methodist Church wanted to find a way to connect with their fellow young adults. Their prayers and initiative led to Café Agape, an online ministry that now has grown to include in-person gatherings. Conference lay leaders have awarded the ministry a $1,100 grant.
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National and World United Methodist News

Registration for United Methodist Women Assembly 2022 open
NEW YORK — Registration for the United Methodist Women’s Assembly 2022 is open. The quadrennial event titled “Turn it Up!” is scheduled for May 20-22 at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, with an optional Ubuntu Day of Service on Thursday, May 19. Early-bird registration discounts are available through Nov. 30.
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Celebrating Asbury’s impact on 2 shores

BRISTOL, England (UM News) — The 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s crossing of the Atlantic from England to America is being celebrated jointly by the Methodist Church of Britain and The United Methodist Church. Though virtually unknown in England, Asbury went on to build the Methodist movement in America and became one of the first two bishops of what is today The United Methodist Church. Tim Tanton reports.

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Pioneers in Methodism: Betsey Dow Twombly

Betsey Dow Twombly (1818-1900) was a pioneer in education for women and men, taught one of the first courses in the early beginnings of Boston University School of Theology, and was a leader in supporting women in mission. Read story.

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