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Fall Music Schedule

Choir schedule for the upcoming fall...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:48 am in Music.

Church Chats

Event Date: 
September 27, 2015 - 11:15am

Put your mouth where your money is...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:47 am in Upcoming Events.

Because of your Generosity...

This August the Outreach Board was able to...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:34 am in Featured.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Have you ever noticed the...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:25 am in Featured.

Thank You!!

This year's Wisconsin AIDS Ride (ACT 13) raised more than $183,000 for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Team Comma, one of the top five fundraising teams again this year, raised almost $11,400 of the total. Thank you for your generous support and for your prayers!

 

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:24 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Several presidents of UW-Madison have been....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:47 am in Featured.

After-Worship Ecclesiastes Discussion

Event Date: 
August 16, 2015 - 11:15am

Please join us following Worship....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:42 am in Upcoming Events.

Backpack Blessing

Event Date: 
August 30, 2015 - 10:00am

First Cong students of all ages are....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:41 am in Upcoming Events.

Backpack Patch Party Rescheduled

Event Date: 
August 20, 2015 - 5:30pm

Bring your iron and ironing boards to....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:39 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
November 4, 2015 - 11:30am

The next 55 Alive! program....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Prayer Practice Reflection Group

Event Date: 
September 11, 2016 - 11:15am

All are Welcome....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:35 am in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver's Conversation and Support

Event Date: 
August 30, 2015 - 11:15am

Do you have concerns for...

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:34 am in Upcoming Events.

Seaking the Sacred Thread

Thanks to your generosity, we (Eldonna & Ann) were able to attend a retreat in Minneapolis last week.  “Seeking the sacred thread” was our theme for three days with Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell.   Through presentation, dialogue, prayer, silence, song and fellowship, we joined 200 others seeking to discern more deeply how the threads of the major religious traditions can touch and enrich each other.

 

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:32 am in Featured Content.

Youth Mission Trips

First Congregational Church was well represented by its young people on two recent trips. Thank you to adult chaperones Peggy Ludlow & Katrina Dwinell for making these trips possible!

High School Youth spent a week near Monticello, IA working at Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational and respite camp for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The work included washing windows, cleaning chairs, sealing picnic tables and a large deck, loading and unloading 200 large bags of mulch, and sealing cracks on nearly ½ mile of pavement in preparation for resurfacing. www.campcourageous.org

Here are some thoughts from those on the trip:

 

 

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:17 am in Featured Content.

The Summer Handbell Ringers

Event Date: 
August 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

The handbell choir will meet...

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:13 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our church has extended an....

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:07 am in Featured.

Youth Mission Trip Presentation

Event Date: 
August 2, 2015 - 11:15am

First Cong Youth invite you to...

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 11:16 am in Youth and Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Last week's note mentioned...

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 10:55 am in Featured.

Ecclesiastes Sermon Series: It's more than a few common phrases

During four Sundays in the month of August, Ann and I will be doing a preaching series from the book of Ecclesiastes. The series will be based on a Listen UP! Bible study, written by Rev. Molly Baskette. Each Sunday the sermon will be based on a part of Ecclesiastes, readings and questions will be provided a week in advance, to allow participants to read the scripture and think about the questions.

 

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 10:54 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our new church was dedicated and celebrated...

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 11:12 am in Featured.

UCC Musicians Association Conference

The United Church of Christ Musicians Association, Inc. is a non-profit national organization with a membership made up of musicians, clergy and interested laity. It began as the dream of a small group of musicians in Connecticut who felt a strong need for professional support from colleagues in the denomination. In 1993, this group banded together and launched UCCMA as an independent organization; it was incorporated in 1994. As it has grown both in membership and mission the focus broadened to include individuals from many different denominations and with many different roles (formal and informal) in their churches’ music and worship.

 

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 10:52 am in Featured Content.

Volunteers Needed

Event Date: 
August 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

8-10 people are needed to...

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:24 am in Upcoming Events.

It's Backpack Time!

Event Date: 
August 8, 2015 - 10:00am

Please join the fun and...

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:19 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years

In 1924, 75 percent of the congregation and all....

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:14 am in Featured.

By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more.

The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love, by Peggi Speers

While caring for a loved one often brings rewards, it is also normal for it to have its unique challenges. Several months ago, we began a “Caregiver Support” group here at First Congregational. We agreed that some of our meetings would be to gather for supportive conversation and that some would be for educational programming with experts in the field.

 

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:12 am in Featured Content.

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