- WORSHIP streamed ONLINE at 10am on Sundays.
- If you want to call in to listen to worship, dial: 301-715-8592, then enter: 208-054-269#
- CLICK HERE for the October 25, 2020 Order of Worship.
- 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#
- CLICK HERE to join the Coffee Hour Zoom Meeting!
- CHURCH SCHOOL – SUNDAYS 9:30am: Director of Faith Formation Hilah Clarke and Laura Elder-Connors, Director of Children’s Music, are hosting Church School for Children in all elementary grades on Sundays at 9:30am. Use this LINK to connect: https://bit.ly/churchschoolat930
A recording of Betty Taylor’s Memorial Service will be available – please email: [email protected] to request a link to the video.
CLICK HERE for Betty Taylor’s obituary
Our four week sermon series focused on “Faith & Civic Life” concludes on Sunday October 18 – get caught up HERE.
This series will help us engage one another in conversation about what the lessons and stories of our faith have to teach us about the most important issues of our communal life together. If you are looking for a thoughtful way to begin the fall, to seriously consider multiple sides of important issues, and to live courageously and lovingly in a world of complex decisions, then you will enjoy this journey.
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.
THURSDAY morning Bible Study with Elissa: The Rev. Elissa Johnk invites you to join her for Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am on ZOOM from September 16 through October 28.
ZOOM LINK: https://bit.ly/BibleStudywithElissa OR Phone In: Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 951-190-153#
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: http://bit.ly/ThursdayChoirZoom
Or phone in 1 646 876 9923 and then enter the
Meeting ID: 936 0108 1116#
Spirit Seekers – BECKY HOLT on 10/23: First Church Communications Coordinator, Lucy Samara will interview Becky Holt on Friday October 23 at 3pm on Spirit Seekers (on Zoom). Becky is the Development Director at COTS, a former Free Press reporter, and a leader of Vermont’s Story Lab – the conversation with Becky will explore how her life story and faith journey have combined to influence her professional path. Please join us for this special opportunity to get to know a community leader from a personal perspective.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30: Lucy Samara will interview Becky Levasseur on Spirit Seekers on the 30th at 3pm. A retired RN, Becky worked in the public health field for Planned Parenthood for decades, serving in both Chittenden County and in rural Vermont. She is currently volunteering as part of the team planning for Covid safety for voting sites in Burlington and has been deeply immersed in the Burlington mask-making initiative. Please plan to experience this interesting Spirit Seekers as Becky shares her faith journey and life stories.
CLICK HERE for the SPIRIT SEEKERS ZOOM LINK: http://bit.ly/SpiritSeekersonZoom Call in: 301-715-8592, then enter 994-109-977#
Spirit Seekers interviews can be found on our podcast: First Church Phonic – https://anchor.fm/firstchurchbtv
“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!.
OUR NEW PODCAST: FIRST CHURCH PHONIC
CLICK HERE for First Church Phonic – https://anchor.fm/firstchurchbtv – offering you the opportunity to listen to:
– 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!”
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
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. Use this LINK to connect: https://bit.ly/churchschoolat930
The Haven – for Middle & High School Youth:
LINK HERE for The Haven’s calendar of upcoming events.
To learn more – READ Hannah Sach’s article about forming The Haven – &/or – please contact her: Hannah Sachs, Director of Creative Ministries, at [email protected]