SUNDAY, FEB. 12 — Due to today’s winter storm, First Church will be closed this evening, with no choir rehearsals or other activities held.
We believe God sustains and grows us through prayer. For this reason, our church and its ministries are bathed in prayer every day of the week.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray unceasingly for everything and in all circumstances. The First Church Prayer Ministry promotes the importance of prayer for all. The following list shows some of the many facets of this ministry.
Please click here for details aboutour midweek Churchwide Prayer.
After-Service Prayer — Anyone can come to Conference Room 1 (behind Reception) after a Sunday worship service to receive a short prayer from our Prayer Ministers.
Sunday Service Prayer — Individuals on the team intercede for the pastors and the congregation during the Sunday services.
Prayer Wall — The prayers are regularly prayed over and remain current for four weeks. They are removed from the wall after that period, unless updated.
Monday Intercessory Prayer — Led by Warren Viele and Charlotte Howson, they meet Mondays, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., in the Murphy Conference Room to raise up concerns for others and our world.
Prayer Shawl Ministry — This group meets the first Tuesday of the month to prayerfully knit shawls for individuals celebrating the birth of a child, confronting a major illness, or facing loss.
Telephone/Email Prayer Chain — Every day, faithful pray-ers are contacted through Caring Ministries to pray for concerns and offer praise for answered prayer.
Individual Prayer — Members can make an appointment to receive individual prayer from two prayer ministers at a mutually convenient time.
For information about the Prayer Chain, the Prayer Wall or the Shawl Ministry, contact Diane Galloway at 860.529.1575 x210.
For further information about the other Prayer Ministries’ offerings or to schedule individual prayer appointments, please call the church at 860.529.1575.