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Walk the Extra Mile in Solidarity

In a world where communities are being displaced by the catastrophes of war, famine and natural disasters, the Church is called to reclaim the spiritual discipline of solidarity. If WE are the church, then we need to prayerfully consider how we can accompany our brothers and sisters without homes as they search for safety, food and a place to rest. Through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Sunday, March 6th, we as the body of Christ, have the opportunity and power to help those who are living in despair as refugees. If refugees had a chance to return home, many would not have a place to return to because their home most likely has been destroyed - either burned, bombed, or left with no source of food.

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 10:28 am in Featured Content.

Sunday Singers

Event Date: 
February 28, 2016 - 9:15am

Meet in the choir loft at....

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 11:01 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

Walk the Extra Mile in Solidarity

Event Date: 
March 6, 2016 - 11:30am

In a world where communities are....

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

Confirmation Class for Adults

Event Date: 
March 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Have you ever wondered....

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:43 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Throughout our 175 years, 

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:39 am in Featured.

Join the Conversation

The Executive Council is offering three opportunities for the congregation to hear and give input into the long term needs of the church. The conversation will include immediate needs and longer goals for the properties, and the possible ways these needs might be met. Conversations will be held:

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:38 am in Featured Content.

Family Ties Quilting Party

Event Date: 
March 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Calling all Families!

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm in Upcoming Events.

Cantata Choir

Event Date: 
February 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Rehearsals began .....

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm in Music and Upcoming Events.

55 Alive! Lunch and Program

Event Date: 
March 2, 2016 - 11:30am

Our program this month is...

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Lunch and Support Conversation

Event Date: 
February 28, 2016 - 11:30am

Are you caring for....

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Throughout 2009, 

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm in Featured.

What is SCRIP?

The First Congregational UCC Scrip Program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. SCRIP is simply a word that means "substitute money" - in other words, SCRIP is gift cards from national and local retailers. The program offers gifts cards for over 700 of the most popular stores in the country. Families can use SCRIP to pay for gas, groceries, restaurants, home improvement, clothing, travel and entertainment.

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm in Featured Content.

Lenten Vespers Series: Blessings

Event Date: 
March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Attending Lenten Vespers is....

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 11:29 am in Upcoming Events.

Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
March 5, 2016 - 8:00am

Book group kicked off...

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 11:27 am in Upcoming Events.

Ash Wednesday Service

Event Date: 
February 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

A solemn service including....

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 11:26 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

In 1998....

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 11:24 am in Featured.

What Wondrous Love

We tend to talk about justice far more often in every community that's been in turmoil 
and we rarely talk about forgiveness and mercy.
Robert Enright
 
This coming Sunday, February 14, we enter into the season of Lent. The Lenten season marks a time when we examine Jesus' life, when we attempt to understand the people of the time, and Jesus' interaction with his disciples and the wider community. We are often amazed by Jesus' reactions to people of various parts of the community. Not that he didn't show anger and frustration at times, because he did; but his focus was always on love, and his willingness to forgive, not to hold grudges and to move forward. What lessons do we learn from Jesus about forgiveness? 

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 11:23 am in Featured Content.

Worship with The Crossing

Sunday, February 7th, Worship will include leadership by students from The Crossing. The Crossing is a campus ministry here at UW Madison. As a matter of fact, it is a short walk down University Avenue. First Congregational annually provides financial support to this ministry. Plus, we provide Sunday night meals on occasion. Executive Director of The Crossing, Rev. Manny Santiago will be preaching on Sunday. 

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 12:01 pm in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

On February 2, 1997....

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:59 am in Featured.

Intergenerational Game Night

Event Date: 
February 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Are you looking for some fun?

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:57 am in Upcoming Events.

Bible Conversations

Due to the weather forecast Tuesday's Bible Conversations has been canceled.

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm in Featured Content.

Celebration of Ministry and Community

This last Sunday in Worship, we were able to celebrate the great work done for and by First Congregational. There were three celebrations during Worship. We celebrated the baptism of Clara Cochran, reminding us of the commitments we make each time we celebrate a baptism. We commit to being a community of love and support surrounding the baptized individual and family, with no conditions attached. A celebration of ministry and community! 

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:16 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

In February 2006, 

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:12 am in Featured.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

Event Date: 
January 29, 2016 - 8:45am

Each year at this time...

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:11 am in Upcoming Events.

Youth Band

Event Date: 
January 31, 2016 - 11:00am

Is rehearsing....

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:10 am in Music, Youth and Upcoming Events.

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