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Rainbow People Summer Potluck Picnic

Event Date: 
July 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

Rainbow People is our...

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:51 am in Upcoming Events.

Groups on Realm

Are you interested in...

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:50 am in Featured.

Our Children!

The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:47 am in Featured Content.

First Cong Outdoor Weekend

Event Date: 
June 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Picnic on Saturday, camping Friday to Sunday...

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:38 am in Upcoming Events.

Make Music Madison

Event Date: 
June 21, 2018 - 11:15am

From morning 'til night...

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:35 am in Upcoming Events.

Wisconsin Annual Conference 2018

Wow! The Wisconsin Conference Meeting was a profound, inspiring time, centered around White Privilege. The Rev. Karl Kuhn, professor of religion at Lakeland University, led us in bible study on Mark 4. Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries, preached on Mark 4 (Jesus, asleep in the boat with panicked disciples). She stressed how Jesus was leading the disciples to face new challengers on the other troubled shore; "the other people." The disciples were perhaps frightened by their fears of people different from themselves. With Jesus we can face others different from ourselves. We are called to personally change as we face racial disparities and issues in our world.

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:33 am in Featured Content.

to Everything...a Season

Event Date: 
July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Using art to explore the Bible...

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:35 am in Upcoming Events.

Volunteers Needed

7-10 people are needed to...

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:33 am in Featured.

Faith Hall of Fame!

Event Date: 
June 17, 2018 - 10:00am

A cast of First Cong children...

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:31 am in Upcoming Events.

Neighborhood Party Welcomes MANY!

Thanks to all the volunteers and staff that made the Neighborhood Party a big success. The pictures show the story of enjoyment, as people learned more about neighbors; neighbors we sit with in the pews, neighbors from University Avenue Discovery Center who inhabit our building, and neighbors from the Regent Neighborhood and beyond. There was great fellowship, and lots of giggles and smiles!

 

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:27 am in Featured Content.

Scrip Making a Difference Every Month!

The Stewardship Board want you to...

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm in Featured.

Neighborhood Party

Join us in the Dining Room for FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, & OUTREACH!
This annual event is a wonderful way to get to know our "neighbors" - those we sit with in the pews on Sunday mornings, those who live in our Regent  neighborhood, and those who enter our doors during the week through the University Avenue Discovery Center. The party will include:

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm in Featured Content.

Church Office Closing

Event Date: 
May 28, 2018 - 8:00am

In honor of...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:54 am in Upcoming Events.

Blessing of the Bikes

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 10:00am

You are invited...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:50 am in Upcoming Events.

Legacy Class Extras!

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 8:45am

In planning Memorial Services...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:45 am in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Support Lunch & Program

Event Date: 
May 27, 2018 - 11:15am

We will have our...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke

Event Date: 
June 24, 2018 - 8:45am

Join us over the summer...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:35 am in Upcoming Events.

New Art Exhibition in Chapel

Palestine: Unlimited: 

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:27 am in Featured.

Prison Ministry Project Dramatic Presentation

Event Date: 
May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Prison Ministry Project will host...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:26 am in Upcoming Events.

The Spirit of "Thanks" and "Welcome"

This last Sunday was Pentecost. Pentecost is a Sunday when we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life, our congregation, and the world. Yet, on Pentecost, as any other day, we both question the presence of the Holy Spirit, and hope the Holy Spirit will present itself to us in obvious ways. The Holy Spirit hovered on Sunday and presented itself in several obvious ways. The newly formed MAKO Drum Choir and the Chancel Choir led us in a call and response Call to Worship. Thanks to the young people who have given us new experiences in worship.

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:25 am in Featured Content.

Wearing RED is Not Just For Bucky!

This Sunday, May 20th, we will celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost is the church holiday fifty days after Easter, and celebrates the arrival of the Holy Spirit, which Jesus promised earlier in the Gospel of John. Pentecost also celebrates the birth of the church found in Acts. Because we celebrate the Holy Spirit's arrival by fire, and RED is our liturgical celebratory color, we encourage everyone to wear RED clothing to worship on Sunday. 

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:22 am in Featured Content.

Dementia Friendly Training

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 11:15am

In an ever vigilant quest to...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm in Upcoming Events.

Strengthen the Church Offering

Event Date: 
May 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Pentecost is early this year...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm in Upcoming Events.

Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
June 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kemmerer...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm in Upcoming Events.

A Chance to be Neighborly!

Sunday, June 3, First Congregational will host a Neighborhood Party. You have probably already seen the signs around the neighborhood. Several years ago we started this tradition to extend an extravagant welcome to our neighbors to come and meet us, and learn who we are and what we do in the city. The first year we focused on the Regent neighborhood, inviting our geographically close neighbors. Last year we expanded our invitation to the families and staff from the University Avenue Discovery Center. This year, I would like the congregation to take this Sunday as an opportunity to invite one or more of your neighbors or friends to worship with us, and stay for the lunch and activities.

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm in Featured Content.

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