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Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here

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Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here

Preservation Project

Follow the progress of the preservation project at our preservation blog, 3rd and Cedar.

Project Update: Our team has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the east façade renovation and this fall construction will begin! The Preservation Committee is so grateful for the support of the First Church community throughout this process. Here is the much-anticipated project update. Read more …

The Root of the Problem: Last week we removed a small section of the outermost brickwork on the lower east side. This excavation revealed poor original workmanship that has been damaging our terracotta and brickwork from the inside. The strength of a masonry building comes from interlocking bricks held tightly in place by an even, tightly packed mortar. Read more …

Metal Detected: A few weeks ago the church had a boom lift parked right outside. The city permitted the lift to block the bike lane on 3rd St. and the street parking on Cedar Ave. for only two days. Unfortunately, it happened to be raining sporadically those days so our team had to construct a little enclosure so that they could conduct their survey. Read more …