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.


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.

Service for Quiet Reflection

Event Date: 
June 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Are you looking for....

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 11:09 am in Upcoming Events.

Many Hands Make Light Work

Thanks to our volunteers who....

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 11:06 am in Featured.

Love One Another

“Many of us follow the commandment 'Love One Another.' 
When it relates to caregiving, we must love one another with boundaries.
 We must acknowledge that we are included in the 'Love One Another.”
~ Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 10:59 am in Featured Content.

Is Easter Over?

When we celebrate Christmas, we follow with the twelve days of Christmas. Even moving ahead to Epiphany, we talk about the magi experiencing the birth of Jesus. Then we move from the birth, a little bit of childhood, and forge into Jesus’ ministry. We can get a few days, or even a week out of Christmas. What about Easter? Is it a one and done Sunday? After Jesus has risen, what is there to talk about?


Posted on April 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm in Featured Content.

The Office will be Closed

Event Date: 
April 6, 2015 - 8:30am

Due to Easter Monday...

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:48 am in Upcoming Events.

Bible Conversations

Event Date: 
April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

Bible Conversations will meet in...

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:42 am in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Conversation & Support

Event Date: 
April 26, 2015 - 11:15am

Are you a caregiver?

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:26 am in Upcoming Events.

Holy Week 2015

We have celebrated Palm Sunday, hearing how the people ran to meet Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem. We are entering into a week that would seem very dark in how we have originally thought of darkness. But within this darkness we will learn new things about Jesus, his message, and how it will not only affect us, but the role we can play in carrying out this message. What if we entered this week searching for the ways we can find growth in our own understanding of what Easter morning will mean to us, rather than being mentally beaten down by the perceived darkness of Holy Week? Come and experience ALL of Holy Week.


Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:23 am in Featured Content.

Reflections on in the midst of . . dark and light

During this Lenten series, in the midst of . . . dark and light, we have been examining the ways we experience dark and light.  Not only have we been using the sermons, but we have read books, sang hymns, and viewed dark/light through liturgy, art and poetry. Each of us sees the benefits and challenges of dark and light through different eyes. I have asked the other clergy and a few members to reflect on what this series has meant to them before we enter Palm Sunday and Holy Week.                      

 ~ Eldonna Hazen


Posted on March 24, 2015 at 11:17 am in Featured Content.

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