"No one, of course, can forecast with certainty the future of any individual or institution. We can, however, hold on to dreams, and if the dreams of today become the reality of tomorrow, this church has only begun to move forward toward fulfillment of its destiny." - Dr. Roland G. Carter, Senior Minister, 1961-1973
First United Methodist Church is a community that dreams today for the reality of tomorrow. We hold on to many dreams: dreams for our souls, dreams for our children, dreams for our community, and dreams for our world. We have all kinds of dreamers that dream all kinds of dreams. We dream of faith. We dream of hope. Most of all, we dream of Love. John the Apostle wrote that "God is love," and so First Church is a place where we work to both experience and share God's transforming love, so that we might fulfill our destiny and dream God's dreams.