The 6 weeks leading up to Easter are historically known as Lent. This is a season where we go deep into our faith and consider Jesus' sacrifice for us. There are many opportunities to go deeper during this season. Check out a Small Group, additional worship times, and 21 days of prayer.

Please note | All weekend worship gatherings will happen in the sanctuary, including Saturday Night Worship. 

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting gatherings will occur in the Chapel on weekdays. 




On March 7th we began a season of prayer and fasting. Click here for more information.

Lent Message Series

We walk through a season of shadows and gallows; a season in which we feel we have gone too far and done too much wrong. The weight of the sadness, loneliness, and fear shackle us under a heavy burden. I am not sure there is hope or forgiveness or life for me.  

At the same time, there is a beating heart, an amazing love, and a rising revival; Jesus lives and dies and lives again in this season we call Lent. Jesus knows my name, forgives my mistakes, and offers me an amazing life. With Jesus, I am coming alive…really alive!

I want nothing more than Jesus first in my heart. So, before I do anything during this season of shadows and gallows I will seek a closer relationship with Jesus. Oh, I don’t deserve this amazing love; but Jesus gives His life to give me His love!

I pray my stone-cold heart and my stubborn will can finally yield to the amazing grace of the Lord God. I yield my rebel heart to Jesus. I pray Jesus will rush in to rescue me…again.

Small Groups

While we offer small groups throughout most of the year, we encourage everyone to try a small group for 6 weeks during Lent.

Visit our Adults page to learn more about Small Groups or sign up. You can also email Micah about getting involved in a group.

Ash Wednesday

We begin the season of Lent with an invitation. The invitation is to turn from our bad habits and our sin or wrongs and turn to Jesus.

Here at First Church we also practice the ancient tradition of placing the symbol of the cross on our foreheads with ash.

You won't want to miss the powerful worship experience on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week

The week leading up to Easter Sunday we walk with Jesus and revisit His final moments before his death and resurrection. Join us for our additional worship services this week.

For more information on our worship gatherings click here.

  • Palm Sunday

    The Sunday before Easter we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We have a Palm Parade where our children wave palm branches and sing. We are invited to reflect on why Jesus came into our world.

    Palm Sunday is Sunday, April 14 and we will worship at our regular times - Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30.

  • Maundy Thursday

    The word 'Maundy' is derived from the Latin word for 'command.' The command refers to the instructions Jesus gave at the Last Supper - That we should love and serve one another, remember Jesus always, and go make disciples. We remember Jesus and His example of humility. 


    Two very important things happened at the Last Supper. First, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. He took the place of a servant and humbled himself to demonstrate how we are to humble ourselves. 


    Second, Jesus instituted Holy Communion or the Eucharist. It is also known as The Lord’s Supper; a time where we remember how Christ sacrificed Himself to pay the cost for sin. 


    Observing the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday is a powerful reminder of how we are to live the Christian life (Philippians 2:1-11). 

    On Maundy Thursday, April 18, we will gather at 7:00 p.m. for worship and Holy Communion.

  • Good Friday

    What's so good about Christ dying? Why call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday” instead of “Bad Friday” or something similar? Some Christian traditions do take this approach: in Germany, for example, the day is called Karfreitag, or “Sorrowful Friday.” In English, in fact, the origin of the term “Good” is debated: some believe it developed from an older name, “God’s Friday.”


    Still, without this day - without Christ's death - there would be no resurrection. There would be no Easter to celebrate. Death would still be something to fear and sin would rule. 

    Regardless of the origin, the name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. Today we remember that "It is finished." (John 19:30).

    This year we will worship at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and have a lite lunch afterward.

  • Easter

    The hope of our Christian faith is the empty tomb. Jesus conquered sin, death, and hell itself! Jesus has opened the door for anyone who would believe in Him to have a real relationship with the God of the universe.

    Easter Sunday and Holy Saturday worship will take place during each of our regular worship times - Saturday 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.