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Advocacy in Sustainability...

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 11:05 am in Upcoming Events.

All-Church Ice Skating Party

Event Date: 
January 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

EVERYONE is invited to...

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

Recycle the Warmth

Event Date: 
January 26, 2018 - 10:00am

It's time to collect...

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 11:01 am in Upcoming Events.

Intergenerational Supper & Movie Night

Event Date: 
January 26, 2018 - 5:30pm

In an animated film based on...

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 11:00 am in Upcoming Events.

Opportunities Galore!

Adult Education at First Cong takes place in many ways. Short and long-term classes, conversation and support groups, book studies, and prayer practice groups are just some of the ways we continue learning how life and faith intersect. The primary goal of our Adult Education Committee is to provide opportunities that allow us to understand, deepen, and act on our faith. Some upcoming offerings include...

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 10:56 am in Featured Content.

Caregiver Support Group Saturday Coffee

Event Date: 
January 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Our next gathering...

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 11:32 am in Upcoming Events.

Interfaith Reformation Reading Group

Event Date: 
January 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

Are you interested in...

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 11:29 am in Upcoming Events.

Epiphany Sunday

This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday, when we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to the manger in Bethlehem. Traditionally, we celebrate the Prison Ministry Project on Epiphany Sunday because when the Magi arrive, they bow down in recognition of a power greater than the secular power they represent. The greater power of the baby in the manger is the power we claim when we go to prison. 

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 11:25 am in Featured Content.

Winter Weather Cancellation Policy

Here is our winter weather cancellation policy. 

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:31 am in Featured.

Youth Movie Meditation

Event Date: 
January 14, 2018 - 11:15am

All youth grades 7-12 are invited...

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm in Youth and Upcoming Events.

Confirmation Class Student/Parent Meeting

Event Date: 
January 7, 2018 - 11:00am

First Cong offers a...

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm in Youth and Upcoming Events.

Sunday School Student Winter Art Exhibit

Be sure to stop by...

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm in Featured and Sunday School.

Gratitude

Take time to stop by...

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm in Featured.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Hark, the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the Christ-child bring,
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinner reconciled!"
Joyful, all you saints arise, join the triumph of the skies;
With the angel host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
"Hark! The herald angels sing,
"Glory to the Christ-child bring!"
 

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm in Featured Content.

Christmas Eve Choir

Event Date: 
December 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Sing with the choir on...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:49 am in Upcoming Events.

"Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" Book Discussion

Event Date: 
January 14, 2018 - 8:45am

A discussion of a...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:47 am in Upcoming Events.

Spiritual Practice Academy: Examen as Spiritual Practice

Event Date: 
January 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Daily Examen is...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:45 am in Upcoming Events.

Prison Ministry Celebration

Event Date: 
January 7, 2018 - 10:00am

We will celebrate the...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:43 am in Upcoming Events.

College Scholarships Available

Members of First Cong are invited to...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:42 am in Featured.

Holiday Office Closings

Event Date: 
January 1, 2018 - 8:00am

The church office...

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:40 am in Upcoming Events.

Opportunities this week at First Congregational

Blue Christmas Service - A Service for Comfort and Light
Wednesday, December 20 in the Student Lounge & Chapel
Potluck at 6:00pm/Service at 6:30pm
When we live in a world surrounded by pain, we often need a place to find hope. Join us for our Blue Christmas Worship and potluck meal. We will begin at 6:00pm with the meal, followed by Worship at 6:30 which includes scripture readings and Advent candles lit to reflect our grief, pain, fears and struggle, whether they are related to the season or just at this moment or time in our life. Come to either or both as your schedule allows.
 
Homeless Memorial Service
Thursday, December 21 (3:00pm or you can come later)
This interfaith service remembers the homeless in Madison who have died this past year. The afternoon will begin with a short service at the square (East Main & Pinckney) at 3:00pm, followed by a walk around the square with a horse drawn wagon. We will finish at First United Methodist Church for a bread and soup dinner, followed by another short indoor service at First United Methodist Church (203 Wisconsin Ave). Come for part or all of the remembrance.
 
Sunday, December 24
10:00 am:  Fourth Sunday in Advent Worship Service. We will finish our Fear Not! sermon series and learn WHAT'S IN THE BOX!! After-worship refreshments will be served.
 
5:00pm:  Family friendly Christmas Eve Service
9:00pm:  Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
 
If you can help deliver poinsettias to some of our older members, there will be postcards on the back table with their addresses. Feel free to take the poinsettias any time after the 9:00pm service.
 

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:38 am in Featured Content.

Join Us for Christmas Eve Service

Event Date: 
December 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

We have two opportunities...

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 10:42 am in Upcoming Events.

Homeless Memorial Service

Event Date: 
December 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

The afternoon will begin...

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 10:39 am in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Pageant

The X-Mas Files
The Truth is Out There. I Believe.
First Congregational
Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 17
6:00 pm
 
A retelling of the traditional nativity story will be offered, with a twist, by the children and youth of First Cong on Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. All the children of the Sunday School are invited to be a part of the program. The title "The X-MAS FILES: The Truth Is Out There, I Believe" may offer a hint of the twist being portrayed. Connecting with the sci-fi/mystery theme of the popular TV series, Lox Mulder and Dana Schooly are special agents of the FBI (Faith Bureau of Israel) being sent to investigate three strange, yet seemingly unrelated, phenomenon happening in Bethlehem:
 

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 10:35 am in Featured Content.

Christmas Caroling

Event Date: 
December 10, 2017 - 9:45am

It's time to start singing!

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 10:45 am in Upcoming Events.

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