A Church for Everyone
On October 23, 2011 members of First UMC voted overwhelmingly to become a Reconciling Congregation – a congregation committed to the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the life of the church. In the fall of 2015, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, the congregation voted to allow same-gender weddings to be held in the church’s facilities and to support its appointed clergy in officiating at these services.
The church is committed to be a part of the conversation on issuses of social justice, affordable housing, LGBTQIA2S+ rights, fair pay, racial reconciliation, gun violence, environmental stewardship and more.
The church also has a Social Services Ministry, which serves members of the community who may be unhoused, food insecure, or in need of basic clothing. Social Services hours are Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to noon and is run by a team of volunteers who prepare bags of groceries gather toiletries and essential clothing items, and engage with members of the community for conversation and prayer. New volunteers are always welcome to join us as we work to create a more fair, just, and welcoming community.