First Congregational United Church of Christ Celebrates 175 years!

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.  Ron will help us celebrate our past and challenge us to live out God’s call in the future.  Also participating in the service will be Wisconsin Conference minister Rev. Franz Rigert, and Associate Conference minister Rev. Joanne Thomson (who is former First Cong clergy).

Following worship, a luncheon will be held in the Dining Room.  We will take the time to reminisce about the past and recognize former staff that is able to attend.  Mari McCarty has prepared a video from the Sesquicentennial Celebration, which will be shared during the luncheon.  We hope you are able to attend and share some of the memories held from these 175 years.  Many thanks to Sue Jones, who has led the ongoing anniversary celebration through the weekly history notes, the planning of events and preservation of history in the last 25 years. If you are planning on attending the luncheon, please RSVP to the church office at 233-9751, or or


Tower Scripture

Mark 10:2-16

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 10:05 am in Featured Content.

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