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First Congregational Receives Leadership Award

Event Date: 
June 13, 2011 - 1:00pm

On Monday evening, June 6, our church was awarded the Organization of the Year award by Fair Wisconsin, at a ceremony in the lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.


Posted on June 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm in Featured Content.

Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?

Event Date: 
May 31, 2011 - 10:15am

Eboo Patel, the author of this article, is a Muslim who works for cooperation among members of different religious groups. He is the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 10:24 am in Featured Content.

Television Commercial

Event Date: 
May 24, 2011 - 10:15am

First Congregational UCC worked with Fox 47 to produce a television commercial that will be played on a new program called “Our Lives.” Our Lives is already the name of a magazine about gay and lesbian people and lifestyles in the Madison area.  There have been stories about Eldonna Hazen, Jeanne Marshall and her AIDS bike ride fund-raising experiences, and our members Josh Feyen and Jay Edgar were even on the front cover and the subjects of a featured article. Fox 47 has teamed up with Editor Patrick Farabaugh to produce a half-hour television show based on the kinds of stories that the magazine already carries. Representative Tammy Baldwin will be interviewed in one of the episodes.

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 9:51 am in Featured Content.

Capital Campaign Resolution to be Presented to the Congregation

Event Date: 
May 10, 2011 - 10:15am

The Executive Council presents the following resolution to the congregation to be discussed and voted on at the Sunday’s congregational meeting following worship. This will be distributed as a ballot to the congregation members who are present.

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 9:57 am in Featured Content.

It Takes A Village

Event Date: 
May 3, 2011 - 1:11pm

For those who grew up in the Church, it wouldn’t take much effort to conjure up the memory of a Sunday School teacher or Youth Leader who made an impact on their life. First Congregational Church is blessed to have a valuable crew of volunteers who bring alive the stories of the Bible, share Jesus’ message of love, model Christ-like behavior, and build bonds of relationships.

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm in Featured Content.

May is Sustainable Travel to Worship Month

Event Date: 
April 26, 2011 - 10:15am

As we have for the past six years, our church will highlight and celebrate sustainable, car-limited travel to worship during the month of May. Our goal is that a high proportion of all trips to worship use car-limited transportation modes such as carpooling, biking, walking, skating, riding the bus, sharing a taxi with others – anything other than driving alone or only with other family members. Throughout the month we’ll encourage each other in taking the next steps toward year-round sustainable travel to worship and in finding other ways that we can improve our stewardship of God’s creation.  

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm in Featured Content.

Worship Services this week



Posted on April 19, 2011 at 11:21 am in Featured Content.

Holy Week Worship April 17-24

Event Date: 
April 12, 2011 - 10:15am

In the worship services from Palm Sunday through Easter, we will remember and think about some of the events in Jesus’ life during this period we call Holy Week. We hope you will join us regularly for worship during this special week in Jesus’ life and in the life of the church.

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:46 am in Featured Content.

Southwest Wisconsin Association UCC Spring Meeting

Event Date: 
April 5, 2011 - 10:15am

The Spring Meeting of the Southwest Association of the Wisconsin Conference UCC will take place on Saturday May 7, from 9am to 3pm at Community of Hope UCC at 7118 Old Sauk Road, Madison.

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm in Featured Content.

Teachers and Education

Event Date: 
March 22, 2011 - 10:15am

              You can read such interesting things in the newspaper. On Thursday, March 17, there were two articles in the “A” section of the Wisconsin State Journal that caught my eye. One was entitled simply “Collective Bargaining Q & A.” It was an article describing the effects of the Collective Bargaining law passed so quickly by the legislature and signed by the Governor a couple of weeks ago. The article was formatted as a series of questions and answers about what was in the law and how it would affect various people. It is what we have understood. Public employees will have to pay more for health insurance and pensions. Their collective bargaining rights are taken away except for the right to bargain about wages, and that is capped at any increase in the cost of living. This is going to make various differences for various different kinds of public employees, but it is likely to take away about 8-10% of a teacher’s purchasing power based on her/his individual salary. For beginning teachers it will be a larger loss; for long-time teachers, it will be a little less. That’s a pretty significant cost for teachers.

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 10:46 am in Featured Content.

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