WHO WE ARE

First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ


We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about serving the Lord.




OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


We believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves.

 

 

OUR PURPOSE

We are here for each other and for you



Preach the Holy Bible

We are honored and happy to provide the word of God to anyone who wishes to hear it. 


Administer the Sacraments

We share in the joy of the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.


Promote Fellowship

Through education and the teachings of Christ, we encouarge a place of community and camaraderie.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

A friendly welcome to all


We extend a friendly welcome to every worshiper!  It's a geniune joy to gather in the Lord's house and share in the praise of the living and loving God.

 

 We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors, you may see people in dresses or suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. All that matters to us is that you decided to worship with us today!

 

We want everyone to feel comfortable and at home in our church.  As part of that effort, we have assistive listening devices available at our Third Street entrance.  Ramp access to the church is just off the parking lot and handicap-access restrooms are available next to the Auditorium.  We also offer activity packets for children ages 3 to 8 who come to worship with us. (Just ask an usher for one.)

 

At the end of every pew, you will find a red pad. We ask our first-time worshipers to fill it out with their address, phone number and/or email address so we can keep in touch with you!  You can also fill out the red pad if you are interested in a visit or phone call from Pastor Darryl, if you'd like to talk to someone about becoming a member, or if you'd simply like more information about our church and/or activities. 

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know the First Church crew


Darryl Hamm

Pastor Darryl has been with us since 2016, warmly guiding us in worship and in advancing our missions. He is married to his wonderful wife, Jennetta, and is sometimes joined at the front of the church by their daughter, Hannah.  Their son, Isaac, will soon be joining Hannah during the children's service.

Karen Heck

Karen became our proficient office manager in 2008.  She is the master of all things administrative, keeping everyone informed and things running smoothly.

Consistory

The policy-making body of the church is the 12 elected members of Consistory. They support and carry out the will of the congregation. 

Al Muller

Al is our Consistory President and a long time member of our church.  He has served in the Army for many years but will be retiring from the service the end of this year.  We sincerely thank Al for his service to our country and for his dedication to our congegation, our church.  

Jennifer Francisco

Jennifer is a life-long member of our church and became our Choir Director in 2015.  She leads our talented choir in heavenly songs of praise every Sunday, cheerfully sharing her gift for music and brightening every service.  

Annamae Loose

Annamae, our wonderful organist, joined us in 2013 .  Since then, her graceful and swift fingers have been tickling our antique organ's keys and dazzling our ears. 

Roy Berstler

Roy has been our loyal Property Chairman since late 2016. Thanks to the efforts of Roy and his committee, our beautiful church built in 1898 is still standing strong.

Sharon Strausser

As our dedicated Sexton, Sharon is on the frontlines of keeping the church in good repair and ready for anything. When the church is warm and inviting in time for a function, when the restrooms and floors are spotless, it's because Shari was there to make it so.

Lari Leiby

Lari is our Mission House Chair and, along with her fellow committee members, is dedicated to making sure the Fretz Mission House is a safe and inviting place for anyone in need of a home after a crisis.