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2017 Stewardship Campaign

During this time of discerning our stewardship pledges for 2017, we've heard each week from a member of the church about the important work in the life of our church that is enabled through our annual giving.  

      October 30, 2016 - Kathy Kobe offers her insights as the church's long-serving Treasurer

      November 6, 2016 - Elizabeth Jungman connects our giving to our children's program

      November 13, 2016 - Juanita Jernigan gives a personal glimpse into how giving matters

      November 20, 2016 - Anne Bloome speaks to the value of mission in our church


About the Stewardship Team

The Stewardship and Finance Team (SFT) is chaired by a Ruling Elder currently serving on the Session and includes several members of the congregation along with the Church Treasurer and Pastor who are ex-officio members.


What We Do

The SFT has a broad range of missions and duties:

  • Annual Stewardship Pledge Campaign with scripturally-based theme
  • Annual Budget Preparation for Session Approval
  • Special Offerings, including One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace and Global Witness, Pentecost, and Christmas Joy
  • Investment Policies for Financial Reserves
  • Planned Giving Program and Permanent Endowment Funds
  • Memorial Fund
  • Annual Audit of Church Financial Books of Account under the Book of Order
  • Approval of Fundraising Events under Authority Delegated from the Session
  • Financial Secretary Oversight

Donating to the Church

First Church is almost fully sustained by the generousity of its members and guests through donations made as part of the worship service.  In addition to giving during worship, many give in other ways:

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Children's and Youth Ministry

Children’s and Youth Ministry

We are thrilled to welcome Cali Bronkema as our new Director of Children's and Youth Ministry! Cali will be with us beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Children's/Youth Choir will resume on Sunday, September 15 from 9:30am-10am upstairs in the Rally Room.

At First Church, we partner with families to guide and nurture children and youth, providing plenty of ways to encourage kids to know and follow Jesus Christ and be faithful members of his church. Learn how we approach spiritual development of children and youth.