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Thoughts from Doug

My last day at FCUCC (now that I figured out what those letters mean!) is April 14th. Judy and I will close the day by heading east to our home in Sharon, Vermont. The desire to get back to our house and garden, our dog Lily and the surrounding woods is quite strong. April is the time to be in Vermont if one is to plant and prepare the land. The rocks that grow in the garden over the winter need to be hauled up and out. 

 

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm in Featured Content.

Easter Services

Maundy Thursday Service, March 28, 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

Good Friday Service, March 29, 12noon in the Sanctuary

Early Easter Service, March 31, 7:30am in the Chapel, followed by a Continental Breakfast in the Student Lounge

Easter Worship Service, March 31, 10:00am in the Sanctuary

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm in Featured Content.

Seeing Your Building as Ministry

Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.

Matthew 10:40

When people arrive at your doorstep, what impression do you want them to have of your home? Or an even more important question might be, when people arrive at your doorstep, what impression does your home give to your visitors? What does your home say about you?

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:50 am in Featured Content.

Bible Conversations

Event Date: 
April 2, 2013 - 12:00pm

Next week, we will meet in....

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:43 am in Upcoming Events.

Sunday Singers

Event Date: 
April 7, 2013 - 9:00am

Next month, we will meet....

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:41 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

Cherub Choir

Event Date: 
March 31, 2013 - 11:00am

Cherub Choir will NOT meet Sunday, March 31.

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:39 am in Music, Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

The Amazing GRace

Event Date: 
April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

First Cong will again be hosting...

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Towels, Sheets, and Blankets

Mismatched sheets? Faded towels?

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:33 am in Featured.

Prayer Shawls and General Synod Scarves

Many of you have been knitting and crocheting away...

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:30 am in Featured.

Children and Easter Sunday

Event Date: 
March 31, 2013 - 9:00am

Nursery Care will be available for...

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:56 am in Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

Remembering Dr. Esther Hibbard

Event Date: 
March 24, 2013 - 10:00am

Yasuyo Edasawa of Nara, Japan, has been....

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:54 am in Upcoming Events.

Rev. Jerry Hancock Receives Award

Rev. Hancock was given the....

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:53 am in Featured.

You are Standing at the Edge of the Woods

 

You are standing at the edge of the woods

at twilight

when something begins

to sing, like a waterfall

 

pouring down

through the leaves. It is

the thrush.

And you are just

 

sinking down into your thoughts,

taking in

the sweetness of it—those chords,

those pursed twirls—when you hear

 

out of the same twilight

the wildest red outcry. It pitches itself

forward, it flails and scabs

all the surrounding space with such authority

 

you can’t tell

whether it is crying out on the

scarp of victory, with its hooked foot

dabbed into some creature that now

 

with snapped spine

lies on the earth—or whether

it is such a struck body itself, saying,

goodbye.

 

 

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:48 am in Featured Content.

Newlywed Game!

Who won??? PICTURES!!

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:11 am in Featured.

One Great Hour of Sharing

Event Date: 
March 17, 2013 - 10:00am

Sharing Brings Joy, to us, to others, to God.

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:50 am in Upcoming Events.

11 x 15 Rally

Event Date: 
March 14, 2013 - 12:30pm

A call to reduce Wisconsin's Prison Population to 11,000 by...

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:38 am in Upcoming Events.

Come Once to Adult Worship

A year ago, as part of our commitment to welcome everyone to worship with us no matter where they are on life's journey, First Congregational started a worship service for adults. We recognize that for a variety of reasons some people would prefer to attend (or should only attend) a worship service when children are not present. This service is being offered to meet those needs. This is a full service of Christian worship, but children are not present in the service or in the church building.

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:26 am in Featured News.

More Reach & Renew Conversations Planned

Event Date: 
April 6, 2013 - 12:00pm

Sue Jones & Tom Ricker will be ....

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:58 am in Upcoming Events.

God Loves Art Fair

The Art Fair was a HUGE success! PICTURES!!

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:32 am in Featured.

Eager for Lent

Lent was an annual mystery for me from childhood to middle age. In my family, Lent was a "Catholic" thing to be avoided. Smudged foreheads and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church draped in purple were to be shunned. Lent remained suspect in seminary. Scottish Presbyterians had little use for the season of ashes.

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm in Featured Content.

Reach and Renew Conversation

Event Date: 
March 10, 2013 - 9:00am

Come to the Chapel Sunday morning...

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm in Upcoming Events.

Illustrated Lecture Series at the Pyle Center

Event Date: 
April 2, 2013 - 7:30pm

Three of our members will be teaching a class on Iona at....

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:53 am in Upcoming Events.

Media Coverage of Gun Vigil

The Daily Cardinal ran an article about the candlelight vigil held here on February 7. There is a very nice picture of our Sanctuary with everyone holding their candles. Read more to find the link to the article. 

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:48 am in Featured Content.

Movie Night!

Event Date: 
March 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join the Board of Community Life for...

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm in Upcoming Events.

Seeing Your Building as Ministry

Event Date: 
April 6, 2013 - 1:00pm

A seminar about the brick building at 1609 University Avenue...

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm in Upcoming Events.

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