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May 6, 2018 - 11:00am

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Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:08 am in Upcoming Events.

Youth May Mystery Trip!

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May 20, 2018 - 11:30am

All youth grades 7-12 are invited...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:06 am in Upcoming Events.

Spiritual Practice Academy: Reflecting on Works of Art as Spiritual Practice

Event Date: 
May 6, 2018 - 8:30am

Reflecting on works of art...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 am in Upcoming Events.

Children & Youth Sunday!

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April 29, 2018 - 10:00am

The Children & Youth of First Cong will be...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

Event Date: 
April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

April 20 is the anniversary of...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You

Rev. Robin Raudabough was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the SW Wisconsin Association of the United Church of Christ at Salem UCC in Verona this past Saturday. For those of you not familiar with our denominational structure, First Congregational is part of the SW Association, which is one of four Associations in the Wisconsin Conference. Beyond that, our Conference is part of General Synod - the national UCC body.
 

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:57 am in Featured Content.

Chancel Flower Chart

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Caregiver Support Group Saturday COFFEE!

Event Date: 
April 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Our next gathering...

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:35 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
May 2, 2018 - 11:30am

Advocacy in Sustainability

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:34 am in Upcoming Events.

Long-Term Member Celebration

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 11:30am

Imagine being dedicated to...

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:19 am in Upcoming Events.

Legacy: Not Just for Old People!

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April 29, 2018 - 8:45am
Whether you are a young parent, a young professional, a grandparent, or a great-grandparent, your legacy has already begun. Why not take an active role in planning your legacy? The sessions are designed to help us think about, and then encourage us, to act on our own legacy. These classes are a unique opportunity to see our lives in a new way. When we talk about legacy, we often think we will get to that when we are 'older.' Our legacy starts much earlier in our lives than we suspect. Our thoughtfulness now will provide an amazing gift to our families.

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:18 am in Upcoming Events and Featured Content.

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth

As many of you know, the remodeling project at First Cong allowed us the opportunity to put a labyrinth in the floor of our Chapel. We will be introducing this new spiritual resource to our congregation on Sunday, May 6. During this introductory session, we will begin with a light lunch in the Student Lounge following worship. After a brief orientation, the labyrinth will be available for use until 1:30pm. Introducing the prayer labyrinth at this time is an opportunity to follow up on our Lenten series on "Listening." Questions for reflection might include: What did I hear as I intentionally listened? What am I hearing now from God and neighbor as I move past Easter?

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am in Featured Content.

April Chapel Concert

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April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:38 am in Upcoming Events.

"Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You"

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April 14, 2018 - 9:00am

The 2018 Annual Meeting of...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:36 am in Upcoming Events.

Washing of Feet

Prior to attending seminary, I owned and operated a deli/bakery business. Needless to say, as in any restaurant, there were always dishes to be done. One of the ways we saved space and money was to function with a three-hole commercial sink instead of a commercial dishwasher. As an owner, one of the jobs I committed to doing, was washing dishes. Before I come off as a wonderful owner, you need to know that I do like to do dishes. I find it therapeutic. But, one of the main reasons I continually did dishes, was to be clear that it was an important task, and that no one was "above" doing dishes. It may have even been one of the most important jobs in the business.

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:33 am in Featured Content.

Early Easter Service

Event Date: 
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am

We will be celebrating...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:20 am in Upcoming Events.

Good Friday Service

Event Date: 
March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Readings and Music....

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Maundy Thursday Service

Event Date: 
March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:15 am in Upcoming Events.

Men's Fellowship

Event Date: 
April 22, 2018 - 8:45am

A discussion of the book...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:11 am in Upcoming Events.

The Amazing Grace!

Event Date: 
April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Run much like the...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:08 am in Upcoming Events.

Spiritual Practice Academy: Utilizing the "Jesus Prayer" as Spiritual Practice

Event Date: 
April 11, 2018 - 6:30pm

The "Jesus Prayer" is...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:06 am in Upcoming Events.

New Member Class

Event Date: 
April 8, 2018 - 8:45am

Are you interested in knowing more...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:03 am in Upcoming Events.

An Invitation to hear Rev. John Dear

Event Date: 
April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

A Jesuit priest and...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 7:58 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
April 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Hailed as among...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 7:53 am in Upcoming Events.

Holy Week Approaches

This Sunday, March 25th at 8:45am in the Chapel, we will take the opportunity to process what we have heard during our Lenten Listening opportunities.  The focus will be specifically related to our listening sessions with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray, Jr. and the Honorable Everett Mitchell.  But I also hope each of us might be paying attention to the voices relating to White Privilege we hear within our own community and beyond.

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 7:46 am in Featured Content.

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