News & Events Highlights

Here you will find information on some of the exciting things going on at FCC. Visit this page often to review featured events, ongoing opportunities, and various updates from the congregation.

Easter Flowers

Cassie Williams
March 22 2017

Again this Easter morning, flowers and decorations will fill the chancel, and some will be delivered to members and friends who cannot be out and about.
If you would like to donate a memorial gift of $10.00 or more towards the purchase of Easter flowers and decorations, send a check with a note designating who the flowers are in memory of to the church office by Monday, April 3rd. Make checks payable to First  Central, and designate your check “Easter Flowers.”

Befrienders

Cassie Williams
March 22 2017

Have you ever thought about becoming a “Befriender?” Befrienders are families and/or individuals of the church who are interested in building a … More

Katie’s Musings: Deirdre

Cassie Williams
March 22 2017

Last night, my seminary pal, Deirdre, was placed in hospice care. On one hand, it wasn’t a total surprise. Postpartum cardiomyopathy, a … More

Scott’s Column: Nash

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 15 2017

Nash The second night of my mother’s recent visit, we were in Rockbrook Village when Michael said, “Let’s check out the pet … More

Spring Cleaning!

Cassie Williams
April 1 2017

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 1st (yes, April Fool’s Day), from 9:30 a.m. – noon. We will be doing all those … More

CEO’s Fish Fry

Cassie Williams
March 24 2017

CEO’s invite you to join them for dinner at the Knights of Columbus 205 Industrial Drive For a FISH FRY! March 24th … More

First Central Creativity Day

Cassie Williams
April 22 2017

Saturday, April 22   10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This year’s Creativity Day will be a fabulous day at the Hot Shops Art … More

WISE Conference for Mental Health- Volunteers NEEDED!

Cassie Williams
March 9 2017

How do you feel about soup?  Or Cake? On March 31st, First Central will be hosting the regional WISE Conference for mental … More

The Prairie Citizen

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 16 2017

In an effort to find common ground in these divisive times, we at First Central have launched a new weekly podcast entitled … More

First Central Green Team

Cassie Williams
February 28 2017

A Note From Bud- Sometimes the simplest issues are complicated. The First Central Green Team has been attempting to reduce the use … More

FIRSTYouth: Mark Your Calendars!

Cassie Williams
February 22 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!   Spring Family Movie Night will be on Sunday, April 23rd, at 6 pm!  All are invited to join … More

Ties That Bind

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
February 21 2017

Sometimes we feel cut off from other people, from God, from our true selves. God has promised to be always with us … More

Writer’s Group: The “Write” of Spring

Cassie Williams
January 28 2017

Celebrate spring, actually each season, by writing about your observations about it. Such writing can be a fun game to record all … More

FIRSTKids: Risk the Adventure!

Cassie Williams
January 25 2017

This Winter/Spring at First Central, FIRSTKids are taking an EPIC (Choose Your Own Adventure-style) adventure through the life and times and stories … More

First Central Book Club Schedule

Cassie Williams
January 25 2017

  February 9, 7 pm, 51 Carter Lake Club, Carter Lake, IA (Julie McKillip’s home). Book: Willa Cather’s My Antonia. Sue Arkfeld … More

Katie’s Musings: Spring Cleaning

Cassie Williams
March 9 2017

This past weekend, I decided to engage in that most ancient and sacred of traditions:  spring cleaning. Confession:  I hate cleaning.  In … More

Scott’s Column: A Mess of Things

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
February 28 2017

A Mess of Things I need the season of Lent this year, so I’m glad it begins this week. Lent is a … More