- Sundays at 9:30am: Director of Faith Formation Hilah Clarke is hosting Church School for Children in all elementary grades on Sundays at 9:30am. Use this LINK to connect: https://zoom.us/j/8028625010
- All Church Worship will be online at 10am on Sundays.
- If you want to call in to listen to worship, dial: 301-715-8592, then enter: 208-054-269#
- On Sundays – immediately following the 10am worship, we’ll host a Zoom Coffee Hour!
- CLICK HERE to join the Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting!
- OR PHONE in to the ZOOM COFFEE HOUR: Call 301-715-8592, and enter 591-074-317#
Let’s gather in the shade of the beautiful leafed out trees on the front lawn at First Church on Wednesdays at 6pm for “Prayers on the Porch!”
Bring a lawn chair, or a blanket, a water bottle, a snack if you want… wear a mask and let’s enjoy gathering – with a mind for social distancing – to be in prayer together and to enjoy some beautiful music. This is an event for all ages!
Prayers on the Porch is also available on Zoom LINK: https://bit.ly/prayersontheporch
The Zoom Meeting ID is: 880 1012 4551 password: 524017
Or phone in to listen: 1 301 715 8592 and enter 880 1012 4551# followed by 524017
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.
MUSIC MATTERS is taking an August hiatus and will NOT meet on August 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Tuesdays: Music Matters at 3 p.m., led by Director of Music, David Neiweem – What a great opportunity to be in discussion with a master of church music.
– David will be including special guests in the weeks ahead. Please email David with your topic suggestions ([email protected]).
Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 152-915-611#
Wednesdays: Outside Office Hours with Elissa, 2 to 4pm – (NOT on August 5)
The Rev. Elissa Johnk is offering “Drive-by” (outside) office hours on Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm.
Please wear a mask – visiting will be in the church parking lot or on the “portico.”
No appointment needed! Elissa is looking forward to reconnecting in person – come by for a visit!
Artful Faith is taking an August hiatus and will not meet on August 5, 12, 19 or 26.
Wednesdays: “Artful Faith with Hannah Sachs,” 3pm You are invited to join Director of Creative Ministries, Hannah Sachs, each Wednesday at 3pm, on Zoom, for “Artful Faith.” This Zoom event will be an opportunity for close looking, open discussion, and spiritual reflection in response to selected works of visual art. Use this LINK to connect to Artful Faith with Hannah Sachs on Zoom. You can phone in by calling: 1 929 205 6099, then enter 849 708 245#
Bible Study with Elissa is taking an August hiatus and will not meet on August 6, 13, 20 or 27.
Thursdays: Bible Study at 3 p.m., led by Lead Minister, Elissa Johnk. Each Thursday (NOT on July 30) we will explore the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday worship.
– Connect to Bible Study with Elissa on Zoom using this LINK – or by phoning in: 301-715-8592, then enter 951-190-153#
Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 951-190-153#
Choir rehearsals will NOT be held on August 6 & 13 – they WILL resume on August 20.
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.
ZOOM DETAILS: LINK HERE: https://zoom.us/j/93601081116
Or phone in 1 646 876 9923 and then enter the
Meeting ID: 936 0108 1116#
Spirit Seekers will meet on August 7 & 14 – details below- before taking an August hiatus and NOT meet on August 21 and 28.
Fridays: Spirit Seekers at 3pm: “Spirit Seekers” is planned to be an “On Being” style forum for folks to share their spiritual journeys and life stories with an interviewer, in order 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! https://zoom.us/j/994109977 Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 994-109-977#
Donna Lee is set to be our “Spirit Seeker” on Friday August 7 at 3pm. Donna joined First Church BTV in 1992 when the Rev. Bob Lee was called to serve as our Senior Minister and they moved their family to Vermont. Donna continued her work in education in Vermont, her specialty area being working with at-risk preschool age children and their families. Donna is passionate about children, faith and speaking from the heart. This coming Friday – August 7 at 3pm – please join in Spirit Seekers on Zoom and learn more about Donna’s spirited, faithful life.
Janice Clements will be our “Spirit Seeker” on Friday August 14 at 3pm
OUR NEW PODCAST: FIRST CHURCH PHONIC
CLICK HERE for First Church Phonic
First Church Phonic – offers you the opportunity to listen to:
– Spirit Seekers Interviews
– Story-tellers from May’s “Good Luck, Bad Luck, or No Luck at All!” – and similar future events.
– Yet More Light prayer times with the Rev. Elissa Johnk
– and more!
FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
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