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Proposed Slate of Officers

The annual meeting is May 5, and here is....

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:42 am in Featured.

First Cong Member speaks about gun violence

We as a church are committed to doing all we can to reduce the evils caused by gun violence. On Saturday, April 13. Tim Kehl, a retired UCC minister and member of our church spoke at the  “WISCONSIN WILL NEVER FORGET” COMMEMORATION.. The event was organized by Organizing for Action (Wisconsin).  Here are Rev. Kehl's eloquent remarks.

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:21 am in Featured Content.

Making a Difference

One decision, one person at a time. First Cong member Melissa Baumann writes about what she and her family have done to significantly reduce their ecological footprint. 

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:12 am in Featured Content.

Mission 4/1 Earth The Importance of Advocacy

Event Date: 
April 30, 2013 - 11:00am

One aspect of the Mission 4/1 Effort is...

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:33 am in Featured.

The Seductive Power of Money

Event Date: 
April 28, 2013 - 9:00am

Adult Ed Classes offered on...

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:29 am in Upcoming Events.

Membership Renewal - Yes, they are hard at work!

As part of the Reach & Renewal Campaign, one of the working groups was titled Membership Renewal. The original working group members passed their recommendations to a committee made up of members of the boards of the church.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:27 am in Featured Content.

2013 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Wis UCC

Event Date: 
April 27, 2013 - 8:30am

Come celebrate with us!

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm in Upcoming Events.

Long-term Member Celebration

Event Date: 
April 28, 2013 - 11:00am

Imagine being dedicated to something for...

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm in Upcoming Events.

First Sunday Food Donation

Event Date: 
April 7, 2013 - 10:00am

The first Sunday of the month is...

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm in Upcoming Events.

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.

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