First Church Notes for June 26, 2022


News regarding the life and ministry of our wonderfully diverse and energized faith community


Welcome to First Notes!

If you have items for our notes, we ask that they be submitted to the office by email no later than Wednesdays at 9:00 AM.


Prayer Flag Picnic

Kids and people of all ages are invited to the prayer flag picnic on Sunday, June 26th, 11:15 am in the courtyard. Have a light lunch, learn about prayer flags in Buddhist and Christian traditions, and create a beautiful set of prayer flags to hang around your home. 


FUMC Sunday Cast for Congregation and the World

Most of you by now have seen or heard of our weekly worship experiences we are posting on YouTube. We hope they have been meaningful to all of you. We invite you to share the experience with friends and family far and wide. If you search for “fumcpitt” on YouTube it will take you to our church page where you can find all past videos and also the live SundayCast. An email will still be sent out to the FUMC email list each week by early Sunday morning with a link for each “live” experience. We are grateful to be able to connect in this way.


Christian Education and Spiritual Formation

Sunday School classes do not meet during Sumer schedule. They will resume in September.


Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

Note dates changes: Wednesdays June 1st, 15th, and 29th, and July 6th

6:30-8:30 pm, in the Parlor

Join us for a study of Queering Wesley, Queering the Church by Keegan Osinski and for a discussion of how the Wesleyan tradition can foster and expansive openness to the love and grace of God. Please RSVP to joe@fumcpittsburgh.org to get a copy of the book. Facilitated by Anais Hussian, RoBear Wilson, and Joe Smith.


A Prayerful Quote

Without community, there is no liberation.

–Audre Lorde


Church Staff

Pastor
Tracy Cox
pastortracy@fumcpittsburgh.org
DeaconAnais Hussian
anais@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Music and Community Tim Coles
timcoles@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Spiritual Formation Joe Smith
joe@fumcpittsburgh.org
Office Administrator Gwendolen Jackson
Office office@fumcpittsburgh.org
Office Assistant Sherrie Kaiser
Building Maintenance Manager Nelson Viola
nelson@fumcpittsburgh.org
Custodians Tacoma Woods
Freddie Griffin
Digital Tech Engagement SpecialistMichael Dodin
michael@fumcpittsburgh.org
Youth & Community InternRudeene Jackson