Spiritual Formation Team

The Spiritual Formation Team provides for the growth of church members and for their equipment for ministry through programs of study, reflection, and service, fostering the life of the mind in service to God. The team works to equip the people of God to participate fully in the church’s service and worship, both personal and corporate, by developing and conducting programs of education for children, youth, adults, and families. In addition, the team supervises youth ministry, organizes mission opportunities, and encourages participation in Dogwood Acres summer camps and Montreat Youth Conferences.

For more information on the Spiritual Formation Team, please contact the church office at office@oldfirstchurch.org or call 850-222-4504.

Creation Care – Seeking Faithful Justice in a Climate Crisis – Fall Series 2023 – 5 Recorded Sessions

When we work to protect creation, we are answering God’s call to till and keep the garden (Genesis 2:15). In the face of a deepening ecological crises caused by climate change, our call to act as earth’s caretakers takes on a new urgency.   The history of our church’s response to this call can be found at https://www.oldfirstchurch.org/solar-panels/.

In the fall of 2023, we responded yet again to this call by hosting a five-week creation care series, “Seeking Faithful Justice in a Climate Crisis”.  Recordings of these talks are available here. We encourage you to listen to them and we welcome your input on next steps we could take to address the climate crisis.  Please send your thoughts to pammcvety@hotmail.com.

Session 1. Rev. Jim Antal (22-Oct-2023)
Session 2. Michael Ohlsen (29-Oct-2023)
Session 3. Rev. Fletcher Harper (5-Nov-2023)
Session 4. Dr. Bruce Strouble (12-Nov-2023)
Session 5. Panel Discussion (19-Nov-2023)