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Death by His own Hand

Event Date: 
October 4, 2011 - 10:15am

The following story appeared on a pro-LGBT listserve from which I receive occasional e-mails. I have tried to check the reliability of the story. Evidently the events described did happen, though Egnew’s wife denies she said he could never see their children, and Egnew’s family says they tried to support him after he came out. Stories like this make me incredibly sad for the people involved, and they make me very angry at a church that takes the described action in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Here is the story, edited for length, as I received it. It is from Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 9:27 am in Featured Content.

Upcoming Sundays

Event Date: 
September 27, 2011 - 10:15am

Worship on Sunday, October 2 will be a kickoff for our REACH and RENEW capital campaign. Our preaching text focuses on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount: 

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 10:25 am in Featured Content.

Dear Congregation and Friends:

Event Date: 
September 20, 2011 - 10:15am

I understand we will be worshiping together. Sometimes worship can be very hard for me. Here is some information that might help our time together be more successful and enjoyable.

(Adapted by Christina Schoenwetter from Viki Satkiewicz Gayhardt's "Holiday Letter" 11/19/99)

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 9:14 am in Featured Content.

9/11 and After

Event Date: 
September 13, 2011 - 10:15am

The 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 has passed; but this article by Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners community, which appeared on Friday, September 9, 2011, is timeless in its analysis of those events and of what is needed today.

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:40 am in Featured Content.

9/11, Ten Years Later

Event Date: 
September 1, 2011 - 10:15am

The following is part of an article by Cathleen Falsani, the religion reporter for the Chicago Sun Times 10 years ago, when the airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 11:13 am in Featured Content.

Reach and Renew: The First Congregational UCC Capital Campaign

Event Date: 
August 28, 2011 - 10:15am

We are in the midst of planning and preparing for our Capital Campaign this fall. The Steering Committee chose “Reach and Renew” for its name because that describes what we are really going for in this campaign.

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 10:06 am in Featured Content and Reach and Renew.

Senior High Youth Mission Trip July 10-16

Event Date: 
August 9, 2011 - 10:15am

Five young members of First Congregational Church headed up to Minnesota for a week long Sr. High Mission Trip. Here are their thoughts about the trip....

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 11:19 am in Featured Content.

General Synod 2011 & UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns National Gathering

Event Date: 
July 31, 2011 - 1:00pm

Our congregation was well represented at the General Synod (Imagine What is Possible) this year held in Tampa, Florida. Attending from FCC were Rich Fluechtling, Susan Shands and Eldonna Hazen. 

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 9:17 am in Featured Content.

The Safety Net Frays

Event Date: 
July 17, 2011 - 11:22am

The following article by Elizabeth Palmberg comes from the July issue of Sojourners Magazine.  It is quite timely in light of the present political negotiations about our national budget so Congress will agree to raise the debt limit.

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 10:39 am in Featured Content.

Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Dedication

Event Date: 
July 3, 2011 - 11:22am

On August 28, 2011, a memorial to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be dedicated at the Tidal Basin on the mall in Washington, D.C. 

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 10:24 am in Featured Content.

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