First Church this Week


For Children’s Faith Formation with Hilah Clarke on Sunday at 9:30 on Zoom CLICK HERE the link is:

  • WORSHIP will be streamed ONLINE at 10am on Sunday. 
    • Click on the YouTube above to access the FirstChurch BTV – YouTube Channel:
    • – OR – Listen to Worship on Phone: Or phone in to listen to worship by dialing: 1 646 876 9923  –  the meeting ID is: 591 074 317
    • Videos of worship services can be watched at any time (after 10am on Sundays).
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November 29: The First Sunday of Advent – HOPE   Worship will be streaming on YouTube on at 10am


ADVENT at First Church

Daily during Advent

Tuesday thru Friday at 12:30pm, visit our Facebook page - - to join a 10 minute prayer session led by Elissa.  

During Advent – Sunday November 29 on… Yet More Light prayers will be offered daily at 12:30 on FacebooK:

Pageant Advent Calendar
Unwrap a piece of the pageant daily on YouTube at 6 p.m. or after!



We are hosting regular gatherings using the platform “Zoom”.  You should be able to join a meeting simply by clicking on the link below the event, and following the instructions.  You can also call in using the numbers listed below each event.  For more detailed instructions on how Zoom works, CLICK HERE. 

 Let’s “Stay Tuned Together!”  All interested in singing are invited to join in weekly, Thursday evening at 7pm, Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals on Zoom.  Music Director David Neiweem ([email protected]) welcomes all to rehearsals.  Got questions? Email David to learn more.    The Sanctuary Choir will not meet on Thanksgiving Day.
Or phone in  1 646 876 9923  and then enter the
Meeting ID: 936 0108 1116#



DECEMBER SPIRIT SEEKERS – LET’S EXPLORE THE THEMES OF ADVENT on Fridays Dec. 4, 11 and 18: We are switching things up a bit on Spirit Seekers during Advent and inviting several story tellers a week to share tales of hope, peace, joy and love on Fridays at 3pm on Zoom.  Do you have a story to share that captures one or more of the themes of Advent?  Please be in touch with Spirit Seekers host – Lucy Samara at [email protected] and join one of our Friday groups of Advent story tellers!

 CLICK HERE for the SPIRIT SEEKERS ZOOM LINK:   Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 994-109-977#

Spirit Seekers interviews can be found on our podcast: First Church Phonic –

“Spirit Seekers” is a forum for folks to share their spiritual journeys and life stories with a goal of creating understanding, community and to foster deeper connections with one another.  If you have a story to share, or someone you’d like us to interview – please let us know by clicking here!.

CLICK HERE for First Church Phonic  – – offering you the opportunity to listen to:
– Sermons
– Spirit Seekers Interviews
– Yet More Light prayer times with the Rev. Elissa Johnk<
–  Story-tellers from May’s “Good Luck, Bad Luck, or No Luck at All!”



Take a look at our current “First Church BTV – Family E-Newsletter”  for links to all programs for children and youth – and some at home activities.

This content is also linked in a Sunday – Family Facebook Event – linked HERE


For Children’s Faith Formation with Hilah Clarke and Laura Elder-Connors on Sunday November 22 at 9:30 on Zoom CLICK HERE the link is:

Sundays at 9:30am: Director of Faith Formation Hilah Clarke and Laura Elder-Connors, Director of Children’s Music,  are hosting Church School for all in elementary grades on Sundays at 9:30am.


The Haven:
programs for Middle & High School Youth
LINK HERE for The Haven’s calendar of upcoming events.
To learn more –
please contact Hannah Sachs, Director of Creative Ministries, at [email protected]


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