Associate Pastor Rev. Beth Waltemath is on Family/Medical leave to care for her medically fragile daughter Margaret Grace as she transitions home. She will return to her normal pastoral duties on Friday, October 29th. Rev. Beth wishes to thank the congregation for your support and prayers this year.
Inquirers Class starting in September!
If you have been thinking about learning more about First Church, take part in the September Inquirers Class. We will be gathering three times at the Manse (128 Henry Street, beside the church) to reflect together on the meaning of faith and life and First Church.
This class will likely be the last opportunity to join before the congregation elects a new Senior Pastor some time this fall. (Only members of FPC are eligible to vote when the congregation calls a pastor.) The meetings will take place on the following Saturdays:
Sept. 11 @ 9 a.m., Sept. 18 @ 11 a.m., and Sept. 25 @ 9 a.m. Those from the class who decide to join the church will do so on October 3.
To take part, please contact Paul Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy Slowik at email@example.com or (917) 400-6589.
(Church members who want refreshment in matters of faith and church are also welcome.
Summer Garden Parties: Join us for our last Garden Party of the Summer Friday August 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. This week Garden Party will be co-hosted by the Membership Committee and Edna Asknes, Clerk of Session.
Communications Team: If you would like to contribute ideas and energy to web site development/enhancement and other strategies and designs for strengthening our community connections, send an email to Richard Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is organizing the team for this work.
On the church website, www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org, click the DONATE button at the lower left of the page. To set up an account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link.