This Sunday, October 4, 2015, First Cong will celebrate exactly 175 years since the congregation was chartered on October 4, 1840. The day will begin with 10:00am worship, with Rev. Ron Buford preaching. Ron was the architect of the United Church of Christ’s ‘Stillspeaking’ campaign. Former General Minister and President of the UCC John H. Thomas said, “Ron leaves a permanent legacy on the UCC for which the church will always be grateful. The Stillspeaking Initiative will continue to be a transforming movement within the life of the church and Ron’s creativity and devotion have been a driving force behind it.” Ron is currently the Pastor of the Congregational Community Church of Sunnyvale, UCC, Sunnyvale, California.