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It's a Party!!

Event Date: 
June 7, 2015 - 11:15am

And everyone's invited!!

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 9:33 am in Upcoming Events.

The Gift of Welcoming

First Congregational has always been attentive to the needs of members with disabilities. Structural changes like the addition of the elevator and the garden entrance have provided for better access to the Sanctuary and meeting rooms. As we plan for remodeling in the building, attention is given to how we use this opportunity of physical changes in the building to enhance accessibility. Accessibility and welcome are an ongoing need for the church.  

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 9:28 am in Featured Content.

Family Night at the Pew Warmers! TIME CHANGE!

Event Date: 
June 12, 2015 - 7:30pm

Families are invited to...

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

Something to Ponder

Following the shooting of Tony Robinson, the community and especially the clergy, have been asking questions about how we take this moment in time to change systems, to keep these kinds of events from happening again. We clearly know there are racial disparities in Dane County. All institutional systems must take a look at whether they are adding to or are part of the problem, or if they can make adjustments to squash or eliminate inequality due to race or poverty. Rev. Jerry Hancock asks one of these questions in an opinion editorial he recently wrote. It is indeed, something to ponder. ~ Eldonna Hazen

 

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:49 am in Featured Content.

Painting Party!

Event Date: 
June 6, 2015 - 9:00am

Attention All Youth Grades 7-12...

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:03 pm in Upcoming Events.

National UCC Honor

First Cong has been honored for...

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm in Featured.

Online Giving: So Many Ways to Contribute

Did you know....

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:58 am in Featured.

Pentecost? What's That?

This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost in worship. It is appropriate to wear red, because it is a day of celebration. Matter of fact, I encourage you to wear red, to set the tone for the day. Below are excerpts from a blog written by Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts. I hope it answers some of the common questions about Pentecost, and provides an avenue of understanding the celebratory day in the church. Come Sunday to find out what the Holy Spirit might have in store for each of us!

                                                       ~ Eldonna Hazen

 

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:39 am in Featured Content.

The Office will be Closed

Event Date: 
May 25, 2015 - 8:30am

In honor of Memorial Day....

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Thank you Karin Wells

Event Date: 
May 24, 2015 - 11:15am

There will be a reception in honor of....

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:17 am in Upcoming Events.

Farmers' Market Volunteers Needed

Event Date: 
May 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

3 people are still needed ....

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:15 am in Upcoming Events.

Summer Sunday School

Event Date: 
June 28, 2015 - 10:00am

Summer Sunday School classes start....

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:13 am in Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

Scholarship Winners

Six members of First Congregational have won....

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:12 am in Featured.

Wis Conference Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
June 12, 2015 - 10:00am

Courage in the Struggle is the theme of this year's...

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:11 am in Upcoming Events.

Confirmation -- another opportunity!

This Sunday we will have two opportunities. The first opportunity is to be a part of the Confirmation of five of our First Congregational family. The second opportunity is to think back on our own Confirmation. As we think about our own Confirmation, we have the chance to evaluate what we learned, or what we didn’t learn. While evaluating, we can ask some questions of ourselves. How has our faith developed or changed? What has become clearer or more confusing in our own theology?

 

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:02 am in Featured Content.

Annual Report

Read or download the annual report.

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:39 am in Featured.

Two Great Opportunities for our Community

We are excited to have a well-regarded, award winning musician come to First Congo to play for us! Bobby Jo Valentine performs his “hopeful folk/pop music” in an intimate, acoustic performance at 7:00pm on May 13.  Let’s give Bobby Jo a real First Congo welcome by setting aside this evening as an opportunity to be together in fellowship and enjoy some excellent songwriting and music that has received glowing reviews in the music industry.  

 

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 10:11 am in Featured Content.

Come Cheer for the Pew Warmers!

Event Date: 
May 1, 2015 - 8:30pm

Come warm the bleachers and...

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:51 am in Upcoming Events.

Bobby Jo Valentine Performs

Event Date: 
May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

We are fortunate to have...

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:49 am in Upcoming Events.

Operation Smile!

First Cong Children and Youth would like to....

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:46 am in Featured.

From Madison to Kenya via Leigh Vierstra

This Sunday First Congregational will have a great opportunity to hear about PA-MOJA, a project that connects people and wildlife. More importantly, it is connecting students from East High School in Madison to Malek Secondary in Laikipia, Kenya. Leading the program for East High School is our very own Leigh Viersta.  Many of you remember Leigh as a child of First Cong, but she has also been supported by First Cong in her personal growth. In 2006 Leigh traveled to the Marshall Islands, as a teacher. You might remember Leigh brought back baskets as a gift to the church. We use these baskets to collect our offering the first Sunday of every month, which we will be using this Sunday. It is our honor to promote this adventure of learning for youth in the PA-MOJA Project.

 

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:32 am in Featured Content.

Legacy Series Returns

Event Date: 
May 10, 2015 - 8:45am

The session continue with...

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:06 am in Upcoming Events.

Pa-Moja

Event Date: 
May 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Here is an opportunity to learn...

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:02 am in Upcoming Events.

Congregational Meeting

Event Date: 
May 10, 2015 - 11:00am

We will vote on....

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:01 am in Upcoming Events.

Honoring our Visitors, and Enhancing our Worship Experience

In an effort to provide the ....

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:55 am in Featured.

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