At FIRST, we realize there are many different opinions concerning COVID-19. During this time we are excited that we can offer both online and in-person gathering opportunities. We would like to remind our church family that we seek to follow the guidelines of Jackson County authorities, which include social distancing and the wearing of masks during our in-person gatherings. For the protection of everyone, masks should remain on during all gatherings, including worship services, group classes and moving within the hallways, even when social distancing is observed.
Some people have asked about the wearing of masks by people who are teaching or leading on a platform. We have consulted with both the county and other churches in our area, and we believe our platform leaders are at an acceptable and safe distance from the congregation. This allows them to clearly communicate as they lead both those in attendance and those watching on video.
We also understand that some people have thoughts and concerns related to Constitutional freedoms. Others simply feel uncomfortable with prolonged wearing of masks. However, we feel the best way to help our community clearly see a loving God is to set aside personal opinions and to be united. We ask you to help us demonstrate to everyone who may be watching, whether in-person or online, that we love God and love others by respecting authorities and doing our part to keep everyone safe.
We continue to offer online options for anyone who is more comfortable being at home. We understand and encourage you to use whatever level of caution is best for your family as you decide whether to worship at I-70 or online. We look forward to seeing many of you in-person this weekend. Together, let’s continue our focus on “knowing Christ and making Christ known!”
Wherever you are in life, you are welcome at FIRST. We are a group of people who don't pretend to be perfect, and we don't expect you to be either. We laugh and learn together every week, and we have something for everyone regardless of your age or background. Whether you check us out in-person or worship with us online, we're glad you are here!
You belong here
We all have a need to belong somewhere. You don't have to wait to "get your act together" before taking your next step. There is a place for you right now at FIRST.
Join a group
We believe that life change happens best in small groups. At our core, we know that small groups are the place where we can really grow in our relationships with Christ and other believers. Our Life Groups meet in homes all across Eastern Jackson County throughout the week, and we also have groups that meet each Sunday morning. These groups gather to pray, study the Bible, grow in fellowship, serve, and to do life together.
Worship with us
Our worship services are designed to help you connect with God in a way that makes sense and is meaningful. Our music is modern, and our teaching is practical for everyone.
We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 at our I-70 Campus. If you're unable to join us in-person, watch our Sunday livestream or check out one of our past messages.