Sunday, September 23, 2018 ~ 10 a.m. Rev. Connie Simon
What We Leave Behind
The children entering first grade this year will graduate high school in 2031. We are stewards not only of this earth, but also stewards of this congregation for our children and their children. What is the legacy of First Church? What can we do today to build a healthy congregation that will be here for our children and future generations?
Sunday, October 7, 2018 ~ 10 a.m. Rev. Connie Simon
The First Step is the Hardest
Even the longest journey begins with a single step. Whether on a path that is unfamiliar or one you’ve traveled a thousand times before, your journey still starts with that first step. The thought of the trip might fill you with excitement, anxiety or fear. How will you find the courage to take that first step?
Sunday, October 14, 2019 ~ 10 a.m. Rev. Connie Simon
What's in a Name?
How would you feel if someone repeatedly and purposely called you by a different name than your own? Each of us wants to be seen and recognized and honored for who we are. As the University of Wisconsin LGBT Center reminds us, “you can’t always know what someone’s pronouns are by looking at them.” We honor our neighbors’ inherent worth and dignity when we ask and correctly use their pronouns and respect their gender identity.