The FIRST Stone Mission
The FIRST Stone Mission serves as a reminder to us that John 8 is much more than a lesson in forgiveness and mercy. John 8 is a call to live a responsible life. It's a call to serve your purpose.
From the Founder of the Mission ~
The Rev. Glen DeLong was my dad and an Episcopalian priest. In 1973, he used my nail polish to paint the word FIRST on a river rock. He held it up and said, "What does this mean to you?" I answered, "Let he who is without sin cast the FIRST stone." I knew my dad had created a brilliant teaching tool, a gentle reminder of the lessons of the FIRST stone from John 8. Read More
Become a FIRST Stone Missionary ~
It's easy to become a FIRST Stone Missionary.
All you have to do is recognize that you are one.
The FIRST stone is all about intent. It's about owning the responsibility for who you are and what you represent. It's about serving your purpose, it's about working for the good of all. Trust me, you'll know if you're one of us and if you know you are, then we welcome you. You are a missionary. There is no purchase required to join us. There are no prescribed duties, no required services or meetings. All you have to do is share your heart.
The FSM Cairn Project ~
The FIRST Stone Mission Cairn Project is the brainchild of our Mission's founder: "I was thinking about about the crowd with Jesus in John 8. When Jesus said, 'Let he who is without sin cast the FIRST stone,' what if those people had not just dropped their stones and walked away? What if they had created an intentional pile of stones, a cairn? That cairn would have been a message of mercy and forgiveness for all who saw it. Then, I imagined churches everywhere creating FIRST Stone Cairns, intentional beacons to angels and lost souls. I imagined everyone understanding how powerful the messages of the FIRST Stone were, are, and could be."
The FIRST Stone
"The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself." ~ Bertrand Russell