We are so happy you're interested in worshipping with the faith community at Noblesville First. If you're new, we look forward to meeting you and helping you find opportunities to worship, serve, study and grow in your faith. Whether you're ready to make a big leap or a baby step, the pastors and staff are committed to meeting you where you are. If you attend worship, be sure to introduce yourself to the pastors and myself. We have a special gift for you and we look forward to welcoming you into the Noblesville First church family!
Books are available in the church office ($15) or from your favorite online retailer for the What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? A Guide to What Matters Most series. Pastor and author Martin Thielen explores a list of ten things people need to believe, and ten things they don't, in order to be a Christian. This lively and engaging book will be a help to seekers as well as a comfort to believers who may find themselves questioning some of the assumptions they grew up with. With an accessible, storytelling style that's grounded in solid biblical scholarship, Thielen shows how Christians don't need to believe that sinners will be "left behind" to burn in hell or that it's heresy to believe in evolution. And while we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally. At the same time, Christians do need to believe in Jesus---his life, his teachings, his death and resurrection, and his vision for the world. A great benefit of those beliefs is that they provide promising answers to life's most profound questions, including: Where is God? What matters most? What brings fulfillment? What about suffering? Is there hope?
Sunday, June 20 outdoor worship
Series: What's the Least I Can Believe & Still be a Christian
This week: Jesus’ Priority - What Matters Most?
Scripture: Mark 12:28-34
Speakers: Pastor Jerry Rairdon and Pastor Matt Hantelman
Theme: Relationships -- with God and others -- matter most.
Weekly outdoor worship at Teter Retreat & Farm is one of our favorite things about summer. The farm is located at 10980 221st Street, Noblesville, just north and east of downtown Noblesville approximately five miles. You will enter the long drive that leads back to the worship area at the back of the property. Please reserve the parking closest to the worship area for those with limited mobility. Sometimes the benches are damp in the morning. Bring a towel or blanket or your own lawn chair. Worship begins at 8:15AM and, through Labor Day, replaces the fall/winter/spring 8:30 worship at the church.
Current Covid protocols ... No masks will be required, and congregational singing will a part of outdoor worship. The benches are socially distanced, and you can also set up your own seating wherever you like. We do encourage you to be respectful of those who choose to continue wearing masks as there are some in our congregation who are immuno-compromised and don’t want to catch a virus of any kind.
If weather is threatening ... we will cancel the outdoor worship and worship at the church, 2051 Monument Street, Noblesville. In case of cancellation we will communicate by 7am via push notifications to our church app users, Facebook, Twitter, and at NoblesvilleFirst.com.
Teter Retreat & Farm is an outreach ministry of Noblesville First United Methodist Church.