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HALECREST PARK CHILI COOK-OFF

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH (12-3PM) 3107 Killybrooke Lane (CM)

First United is entering the chili cook-off and table decoration competition, and we would love your support at this free event. Free chili tasting (ours is called Cheese-n-Christ), live music, vendors, raffles, food, and more! To help decorate the table and serve chili, contact David Trotter at david@costamesafirstumc.com.


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SHINE BRIGHT: 1ST ANNUAL BELL TOWER LIGHTING

Sunday, DECEMBER 2ND (6-7PM) FIRST UNITED (420 W. 19TH STREET, COSTA MESA)

Invite your friends to this first annual community event with live Christmas music, photos with Santa, cookie decorating for the kids, hot apple cider, and the bell tower lighting. Free event!


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SAY YES: A LITURGY OF NOT GIVING UP ON YOURSELF

SATURday, DECEMBER 8TH (7:30-8:30PM) FIRST UNITED (420 W. 19TH STREET, COSTA MESA)

Join Scott Erickson for a multimedia storytelling experience that deals with the painful death of a dream. FROM SCOTT: “When you’re dreams die, the voice of Giving Up speaks very poignantly about what your next options should be. But I discovered a hidden deeper path emerges. One that leads to an unexpected conversation with desire, vocation, and existence itself. “Liturgy” simply means the “work of the people”… and our conversations about existence, giving up, suicide, disappointment, desires, vocation, hopes, dreams are communal conversation that we should corporately construct before existence itself. And they should involve comedy, singing, and art making. This is what we’ll do together.” Get tickets online for $5.


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WELCOME DESSERT

Sunday, DECEMBER 9TH (6:30-8PM) tROTTER HOME (231 HILL PLACE, COSTA MESA)

If you're new to First United or simply haven't gotten involved, join us for the next Welcome Dessert for the opportunity to hear about the vision of the church from Pastor Sarah, connect with leaders, and meet other newcomers. Sign up at the Welcome Table on Sunday or by contacting David Trotter at david@costamesafirstumc.com or 949.335.2925.