Current Sermon Series (April 15-May 13)

Speaking our Faith: How do we talk about our Christian faith outside of church, without being a jerk?

We’ll consider the language we use, what to say and what not to say, and how to express our beliefs authentically and humbly, rather than as a marketing or sales pitch with the selfish intent of “winning” another soul for our resume.

In his book, Testimony: Talking Ourselves into Being Christian, Dr. Thomas Long reminds us:

We will always talk about God in the midst of life– that is, we will be in the midst of life, and God is in the midst of life too. We need then, to think of

ourselves as more than just ‘church people,’ as more than people who go about our daily business and who have a quiet, almost secret compartment in our lives where we are religious. We cannot be human, much less faithful to God, if we keep silent. We must begin to think of ourselves…as witnesses.


CPR/AED/First Aid Training at Avery UMC

Saturday April 28, 8 am – 1 pm

Recommended for church staff and volunteers. Class size limited to 12. An additional class may be added if needed. Sign up in the church Welcome Area or contact Buddy Batson at 724-986-8574.


Youth Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at First UMC
Saturday April 21, 4 – 7 pm
Spaghetti & Meatballs,  Salad, Breadsticks (Gluten free available)
Cost: $8.00.  Kids under 6 Free.  Takeouts available.  – See Buddy Batson for tickets.
Proceeds benefit the 2018 Youth Group Mission Trip to Danville, VA, July 8-14.

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