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Congregational Meeting

Event Date: 
January 10, 2016 - 11:00am

Following Worship, there will be....

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 9:58 am in Upcoming Events.

Candidate Weekend for Rev. Ann Beaty

This weekend will provide an opportunity for the congregation to meet and greet Rev. Ann Beaty. On Saturday afternoon a reception will be held from 1:00-3:00pm in the Dining Room, with refreshments provided by the Search Committee. At 2:00pm those in attendance will have a chance to ask Ann questions about her past ministry and what she imagines her ministry to look like in the future. 

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 9:55 am in Featured Content.

Candidating Weekend for Rev. Ann Beaty

Event Date: 
January 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two important events for....

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our Advent seasons here have...

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 11:36 am in Featured.

Ten Years of Prison Ministry

When I was ordained 10 years ago I never dreamed this Sunday would come. Ten years ago none of us had any idea what a prison ministry would actually look like. This Celtic Cross image was just basically drawn on a napkin. It was not a mission statement, or a business plan. At best it was a "might be nice" list. Basically, this church started the Prison Ministry Project with hope, prayer and the Gospel command that we should visit people in prison. It also started with your faith in me.

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 11:32 am in Featured Content.

What WAS in the Box?

DNA is the building block of....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:04 am in Featured.

Choir Rehearsals

There will be NO rehearsals...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:03 am in Music.

Book Discussion on "Being Mortal"

Event Date: 
January 31, 2016 - 8:45am

In Being Mortal, 

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:02 am in Upcoming Events.

Book Discussion

Event Date: 
January 10, 2016 - 8:45am

Men's Fellowship will host...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:00 am in Upcoming Events.

Epiphany Luncheon

Event Date: 
January 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Everyone is invited to join us....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 9:58 am in Upcoming Events.

Bible Conversations

Event Date: 
December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Bible Conversations will NOT be held...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 9:55 am in Upcoming Events.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

As we celebrate Christmas this week, the staff would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope your travels are safe and that you will have the opportunity to share the joys of being part of the community of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
We encourage you and your family to join us for Christmas Eve services: 
Family service at 5:00pm
Traditional Candlelight Service at 9:00pm.
 

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 9:54 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

This past Sunday's Worship service included....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 9:51 am in Featured.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
January 6, 2016 - 11:30am

How Big Money Is...

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm in Upcoming Events.

Homeless Memorial Service

Event Date: 
December 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

The longest night, we will....

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our "What's in the Box?" tradition....

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm in Featured.

Standing with our Neighbors

Following the recent shootings in San Bernardino, California, there has been the resurgence of hateful words and actions directed toward our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith. Some of those hateful words and actions have come from individuals or groups who claim to be Christian. There are many Christian clergy here in Madison who have been troubled and find hate to be inconsistent with our beliefs and teachings. Over two dozen churches were represented at a meeting held at Orchard Ridge last week to address the clergy and congregational frustration and try to plan some collective action. This group of clergy will be meeting again in January to continue the conversation. The tagline agreed upon by the clergy to promote our efforts is "Love over Fear.

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:12 pm in Featured Content.

The GIFTS of Christmas!

This last Sunday something BIG happened after worship - it was the Advent Workshop! I say BIG because it takes an incredible amount of work, time, and hands to pull it off every year. Work started at least six months ago. There is the fun job of cleaning out the Advent workshop closet every year to inventory the leftovers from the previous years, planning the meal, planning the crafts, recruiting the hands to staff each of the craft tables, purchasing the items needed for each craft, purchasing the food, setting up all of the craft tables, getting the food ready, clean up, oh yes clean up, and the hundred other jobs that I have failed to mention. It is no small task to pull this event off year after year. In fact, it has been on the "should we continue" list for more than one year in my ten years at First Cong. Is it worth the time and energy expended?

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 9:55 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our festive, intergenerational...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:21 am in Featured.

Sermon Study: Shaking The Family Tree

Event Date: 
December 20, 2015 - 11:30am

Join in the opportunity...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Eve Services

Event Date: 
December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Family-oriented and Candlelight Services....

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:11 am in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Pageant

Event Date: 
December 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Back to Bethlehem....

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:09 am in Upcoming Events.

Blue Christmas Worship

Event Date: 
December 22, 2015 - 5:30pm

Christmas is not always...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:07 am in Upcoming Events.

High School Christmas Shopping

Event Date: 
December 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

All are invited to...

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 10:46 am in Upcoming Events.

Thanksgiving Meal Follow-Up

The Board of Outreach wishes to...

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 10:44 am in Featured.

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