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Rev. Izzy Alvaran at Adult Sunday School

On Sunday, March 26 at 9 a.m., we will welcome Rev. Dr. Israel Alvaran to First Church. A long-time activist and community organizer, Rev. Alvaran currently serves as the Western Regional Organizer for the Reconciling Ministries Network. He has served in… Read More

All-Church Retreat 2017

All-Church Retreat at Camp Indianola April 21-23, 2017 You are invited to spend the weekend with your church family at Camp Indianola on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula! Join this annual gathering where we’ll walk the beach, meet new… Read More

Heartfelt Thanks

Every Wednesday morning in the First Church office, the archives team continues to inventory First Church historic documents, artifacts, and ephemera. Thanks to Jim Palmquist, Gary Parker and Charles Wheeler for their diligent help with this work. Special… Read More

Holy Week Schedule


All are welcome to gather with us on Easter Sunday (April 16) and for special services throughout Holy Week to hear the gospel message of Jesus, connect with community, and explore together ways we can be in service to the world.

Lunch and Learn with Pastor Austin

Sunday, March 12 Join us after church on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall for a Lunch and Learn with Pastor Austin about our Lenten season study focus, The Cross and the Lynching Tree. The season of Lent is… Read More

First Church’s New Pastor

Rev. Jeremy Smith Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Jeremy Smith as Pastor of First United Methodist Church beginning July 1, 2017. Rev. Smith is currently serving as Minister of Discipleship at Portland First UMC in Oregon.

How Do Methodist Churches Find Pastors?

from Lyda Hawes, Chair of the Committee on Staff-Parish Relations (COSPAR) For those of you who are new to the Methodist tradition, congregations within the United Methodist Church do not “hire” pastors. Rather they are appointed by the… Read More

Lenten Study Groups

Want to join a Lenten study group?   Sign up by using this form!

Finance Committee News

Good news from the Finance Committee–the church’s operating budget ended calendar year 2016 with a $77,000 surplus. This was the first year in recent memory that the church spent less money than it received, meaning it did not… Read More

Welcome Martha Hopler, Shared Breakfast Resource Coordinator

We are thrilled to have Martha Hopler from Companis as our new Shared Breakfast Resource Coordinator! Martha will be on hand during Shared Breakfast to direct those in need of additional services, including food, shelter, clothing or medical… Read More