First Church is a progressive, local congregation of the United Methodist Church.
Over the past few Sundays, we’ve been looking closely at the concept of “grace.” The word in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word “charis” which means “gift, benefit, or favor.” We’ve defined grace as the free gift of God’s unconditional love and presence. The author Philip Yancey tells about a time […]
Grace Notes: an extra note added as an embellishment; not essential to the harmony or melody. In music, grace notes are an addition, the signature of the artist, a flourish of notes that add something to the original foundation that define a song. They are not essential yet most musicians and lovers of music would […]