News & Events

Thank you, Lydia Rodriguez!

After more than twenty-one years of dedicated service, Custodian Lydia Rodriguez will be retiring from First Church on August 2. She was originally hired for Sunday Coffee Hour and later became a custodian full-time.

Charleston, New York, and the Summer of 2015

Dr. King said in his now famous speech of August 28, 1963 at the Washington Monument, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  That day has not come, as we all know. In this summer of 2015 we are living with the tensions of racism laid bare in a way that reminds us of the struggles of the early 60’s when basic human rights were hard won and bitterly opposed. 

Glory to God!

The New Hymnal is here!
We are excited to begin using the new purple Glory to God hymnal in worship. The cost of these hymnals was fully funded by gifts from our many members and friends. Thank you to all who gave this gift of music! Book plates indicating the gifts in honor or in memory of individuals are affixed on the inside front cover of many of these hymnals.