Meet the Creative Arts Community Council (CACC)!

CAC Monthly Newsletter

The Creative Arts Community Council (CACC) is now creating monthly newsletters to provide information on various events the CACC is producing as well as to highlight other opportunities to support the arts both within and outside of FirstMC. These newsletters will contain more information than what will be included in the Midweek Messenger.

The September newsletter was sent out on Friday, September 1. If you would like to receive our future newsletters to your email, you must opt-in by filling out the form below. If you would like to opt-out of receiving these newsletters, please contact Rachel Wilhelm.

In case you missed the September newsletter, you can check it out below! There are also copies available at church or you can download and print your own.


As we continue to develop this community, we want to know what your gifts, talents, and interests are in any artistic field. We also want to know if you might be interested in being involved with future projects or a part of new initiatives as we work to incorporate various arts into the life of FirstMC.

We are asking that everyone at FirstMC fill out this short survey. Please be sure to click on the red submit button once you have completed the form.

One of the components of the Creative Arts Community is to allow for more of the many talented musicians within our congregation to share their gifts by providing live music near the Coffee Connection Café on Sundays starting at 10 AM. We hope that you will make a habit to come to church early to enjoy the yummy drinks and treat, cherish the time of fellowship with one another, and savor the music.

If you would like to provide 20 to 25 minutes of music on a Sunday before church, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click the red submit button when finished.

We are so excited for our second exhibit in The Gallery located in the hallway on the north side of the Fellowship Hall. Sisters Amy Nussa and Bonny Arnold joined forces to fill the space with their work. Amy is our Office Administrator, and Bonny often sings with the worship team and gospel choir. We hope you will stop by and see this exhibit!

The exhibit runs from Sunday, July 30 until Sunday, September 3.

September 2023 Call for Entry

Our next exhibit will have the theme “Seasons of Change” and is open to all FirstMC artists with their original two and three-dimensional art. We welcome works done by children and youth too!

The work will be juried by the FirstMC Creative Arts Community Council. The council has the right to not accept any pieces whose material is not consistent with the theme or that which may be deemed inappropriate.

The deadline for submissions with completed forms is Sunday, September 17, 2023. Any entries received after September 17 or with incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

September 12 – 14 & 17, 2023: Artwork dropped off during church hours
September 18, 2023: Submissions juried
September 21, 2023: Exhibition installed
September 24 – November 5, 2023: Exhibit open during church hours
November 5 – 9, 2023: Artwork picked up during church hours

The Call for Entry is below. There are also copies available at church or you can download and print your own.

Arts in the Community

If you are involved in the arts outside of FirstMC and you would like your event announced in the Creative Arts Community’s Monthly Newsletter, please provide us with the relevant information by
filling out the form below.

Please note that the Creative Arts Community Council reserves the right to promote only events
considered appropriate for the entire FirstMC community.