Fellowship & Community Events
Our members are the energy of our congregation. We strive to remain engaged and active, while providing for social and spiritual needs.
First & Central has many opportunities for all to get involved and know each other better – both in church and the community. From informal luncheons to holiday galas, from couples and spirituality groups to family activities, F&C offers something for everyone! We encourage prospective members to visit First & Central to learn more!
First & Central Soul Food Menu
Following Sunday morning worship, members, friends and visitors gather in our Sanctuary for coffee, cookies and conversation. Our Deacons provide refreshments and assistance to visitors and members. This is a time to catch up with friends, check for those who need special prayers, pick up flowers to deliver to shut-ins, purchase Fair Trade Coffee, Chocolate and Tea, and sign up for events and volunteer opportunities at First & Central.
Thursday Noontime Concerts
Thursday Noontime Concerts feature some of the most diverse musical performances in the city, including such artists as Minas, the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, Siora and the Cartoon Christmas Trio. Click here to view the full Noontime Concert schedule.
It Takes Two is a couples group as inclusive as our church is! The group meets for fellowship, learning and fun, with a focus on relationships. Couples in a committed, healthy relationship are invited to attend and be open to sharing and commit to regular attendance. Childcare is also available! For more information, contact Doug Gerdts.
A tradition at First & Central is the construction and decoration of graham cracker Candy Houses! This intergenerational event attracts a wonderfully diverse group. Typically held on the third Sunday of Advent, the event begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m.
Dinners for 6.,7,8, or 9! is a dinner group
Any of those numbers is a perfect fit for a party!
At F&C, we would like to get to know one another better through small dinners at our homes. You don't have to be part of a couple to join in the fun and fellowship. If you are single -- or if your other half isn't available -- come on your own. Everyone will find a warm welcome.
Here is how it works. Hosts volunteer to open their homes to a group of 6,7,8 or 9 people. We will assign guests to each host home, depending on the number of guests the hosts can readily accommodate. The hosts are responsible for the main dish. Guests will bring appetizers, side dishes and dessert.
If you would like to host or be a guest, or for more information, contact Doug Gerdts.
Gay and God is a spirituality group led by Larry Peterson, Professor Emeritus and Former Faculty Coordinator, Sexuality Gender Program of the University of Delaware, and will reconvene this summer on the following Tuesdays at First & Central at 7:30 p.m.: June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th. The June meeting will screen a documentary on Homosexuality and Christianity in the US.