Pastor Bill's Blog
Welcome to Pastor Bill Uetricht's Blog! He looks forward to sharing his thoughts with you regarding the life of our congregation and our work in the world.
I heard a term yesterday that gets at what I worry so deeply about for our common life: "truth decay."
To be human is to long for the bigger, the transcendent. People will seek that in one way or another.
This may seem weird to you. But there is something energizing for me when I watch people put on their masks as they enter stores. It's as if we are in this together, as if together we are fighting an enemy.
This past weekend, Jesus through the Gospel of Matthew confronted us with the limits of purity. Most religion and most politics begins in purity. That's normal.
We are ready now to announce that First will begin hosting in-person worship starting the first week of July. (And I say this recognizing that this decision may be altered if the data in the State warrants it.) We are committed to making these experiences as safe as we can make them. We will be unable to eliminate all risks, but we will do our best to reduce risk. You will be the major players in making sure that our gatherings are safe.