The sharing of life stories is immensely important, imparting the knowledge and wisdom gained through a lifetime of experiences from one generation. Hearing such stories enriches all the listeners, providing both encouragement and the challenge to model such a well-lived life. The tradition of imparting generational accounts around a fire reaches back to the beginning of the human experience. First Stories is a winter series where once a month listeners gather around the Main Street Café fireplace to hear a longtime member of First Methodist share his or her life story in an intimate session. The events are recorded and become a part of the church archives and also provide present and future generations the opportunity to hear these stories. So, take your cup of hot chocolate or coffee, find a comfortable spot to sit, and join us virtually beside the fireplace for First Stories.


On February 25, Loyce Cole shared her life experiences. She spoke of growing up on a ranch near Midland and shared a picture of her childhood home. Loyce recounted how she met her husband, as well as how God brought their children into their lives and the adventures of their family in Alaska. The children present at this second Winter 2018 First Stories series especially enjoyed the artifacts Loyce brought, which included Eskimo thimbles, moccasins, volcanic ash, and a real gold nugget. All in attendance were blessed by the hearing of her stories. Enjoy these stories from Loyce’s life experiences.


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