Foundations in Christian Formation
News and Activities
with LeeAnne
June 18, 2021

Lamb of God Story Time with Baby Goats. All God’s children had fun with kids in the Courtyard on Children’s Day. Pictures and video coming soon. Sunday, June 13th! Check your eNews soon for pictures!

River Walk with God concludes with its final gathering on Thursday, June 24th from 6-7pm. spiritual practices grow us in our spiritual journey in this 6-session Series for mature 12’s-adults. We will learn to think about how God works in our lives and do spiritual practices such as labyrinths, letters to and from God, responding to God’s word through art and percussion. Each session stands on its own but more than one session or the entire series is best.

The Holy Spirit is our constant companion as we navigate life’s journey. Our parents, siblings, friends and children have important roles and we would not understand ourselves without them. God is always with us no matter what. Imagine your life as a river with bubbly currents, still spaces, rapids, dams and bends in the path-even waterfalls. Working together we will craft our “river-stories”, work with sacred texts and grow deeper in our journey together with God. Sign up today!

Horton Center Summer Camps – New Things at Horton Center: Join Deans Rev. Rob Grabil and LeeAnne Steenhoek as well as FCN counselors Abby Adaszcik and Genevieve Steenhoek. Caroline Steenhoek and the rest of the outstanding staff will be waiting for us on the mountain for New Things July 11-17th.

THE ALL-CHURCH HORTON CENTER WEEKEND IS BACK- Friday-Sunday, August 27-29, 2021. The retreat is held at the camp and retreat center, owned and operated by the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC on Pine Mt. in Gorham, NH, this weekend is open to everyone – adults, children, singles, couples, families. It is all about fun – hiking, swimming, visiting, reading, relaxing and enjoying the peace and beauty of northern New Hampshire in the late summer. This is a great way to spend time with and get to know other First Church members, especially if you are new to the community. Join the others who find this a wonderful way to end the summer. More information coming soon!

Confirmation Retreat is October 1-3 at Horton Center 2021. Both classes of Confirmands and mentors from 2021 and 2022 please register today for this invaluable experience.