As a congregation, we are proud of our heritage and grateful for all those who have preceded us in service to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the center and foundation of all that we do. We look toward the future – having faith that God will work to spread his message of love and forgiveness through those who gather at both sites. We treasure all people, as they are. connecting every individual to Christ and each other with love, compassion and grace. We inspire belonging. We are a church inseparable from the community reaching far beyond the walls of any building, to the places where lives are lived, struggles are real, and hope is shared. First English is committed to living its mission statement: The Grace of Jesus moves us to Fearlessly join God in loving the world.