Founded in 1910, First Community is a multi-faceted community grounded in the teachings of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace. At First Community we agree to differ, unite to serve, and resolve to love. We provide sanctuary and foster growth through worship, study and fellowship, service and sanctuary, and celebration—and we model God’s unconditional love and acceptance of all. Acceptance which transcends tolerance through non judgment and embracement of every person, wherever they are in their personal and spiritual journey.
- We take the bible seriously, but not literally, and find more value in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty.
- We accept that there are other pathways to the Divine, so we explore a variety of spiritual disciplines and encourage the pursuit of individual journeys.
- We believe that the ultimate demonstration of faith and purpose comes from compassionate action and standing with those who suffer. While we honor tradition, we are open to change and evolution.
- We fulfill our purpose through the following ministries: (See Sections Below)