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The Future of The Church

This last Sunday, the Children and Youth of the congregation lead the Worship service.  It was a committed group of Children and Youth who took the task of leading Worship seriously and provided a wonderful Worship experience for all of us.  At a time in the world when we often hear the phrases, "What is the world coming to?  What's wrong with the younger generation?  Kids don't have the same values as when I grew up," those of us in attendance participated in a meaningful service. 

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 10:15 am in Featured Content.

Nothing We Can Do??

Do you get tired of watching or listening to the news or reading the newspaper? Does it depress you to hear and see what is happening in the world, our community, or our neighborhood? Does it seem that there is nothing to be done to make the world a better place?

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 10:06 am in Featured Content.

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters

Event Date: 
April 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mariposa and the Saint, by Julia Steele Allen, an award-winning playwright and activist, brings to life the true story of a woman locked in solitary confinement for nearly three years, in her own words. 

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 9:31 am in Upcoming Events and Featured Content.

The AMAZING GRACE!

First Congregational Church was again host for the ninth running of the AMAZING GRACE this past Sunday, April 3. 11 teams of youth from 9 Southwestern Wisconsin Churches completed challenges and followed clues on a race to the finish. The winning team gets a traveling trophy and the top two teams have prize money sent to the charity of their choice. 

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:55 am in Featured Content.

Invitation to Holy Week

The staff cordially invites you to attend the services of Holy Week.
Careful planning and preparation has been done to make the services of the week a meaningful walk through Jesus' experiences.

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 9:41 am in Featured Content.

Holy Week begins Sunday

Sunday, March 20th marks the beginning of the final week in Lent. There are many opportunities for us to gather in community to be reminded of the events of Holy Week thousands of years ago. This year our Maundy Thursday service will include a Cantata and Reader's Theatre that will help us to experience the profound emotions of Jesus' journey during his final steps. Your presence is encouraged to make the resurrection even more meaningful. Services offered include:

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 9:50 am in Featured Content.

Seeing Your Building as Ministry

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, First Congregational hosted a workshop titled Seeing Your Building as Ministry. Consultant Susan Eaton Mendenhall led a seminar educating us about the influence of our building on human behavior, spiritual formation, community building and hospitality. She discussed first impressions, accessibility and the qualities related to physical and emotional safety. At that point in time, First Congregational was considering the ways Reach and Renew funds could be used for our home, health, and hospitality. 

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm in Featured Content.

Walk the Extra Mile in Solidarity

In a world where communities are being displaced by the catastrophes of war, famine and natural disasters, the Church is called to reclaim the spiritual discipline of solidarity. If WE are the church, then we need to prayerfully consider how we can accompany our brothers and sisters without homes as they search for safety, food and a place to rest. Through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Sunday, March 6th, we as the body of Christ, have the opportunity and power to help those who are living in despair as refugees. If refugees had a chance to return home, many would not have a place to return to because their home most likely has been destroyed - either burned, bombed, or left with no source of food.

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 10:28 am in Featured Content.

Join the Conversation

The Executive Council is offering three opportunities for the congregation to hear and give input into the long term needs of the church. The conversation will include immediate needs and longer goals for the properties, and the possible ways these needs might be met. Conversations will be held:

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:38 am in Featured Content.

What is SCRIP?

The First Congregational UCC Scrip Program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. SCRIP is simply a word that means "substitute money" - in other words, SCRIP is gift cards from national and local retailers. The program offers gifts cards for over 700 of the most popular stores in the country. Families can use SCRIP to pay for gas, groceries, restaurants, home improvement, clothing, travel and entertainment.

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm in Featured Content.

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