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Church Office is Closed

Event Date: 
September 7, 2015 - 8:00am

for Labor Day.

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 9:35 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

A 1928 oil painting by...

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 9:30 am in Featured.

Anniversary Celebration Plans for September and October

“It is well for a church to keep its anniversaries, that in reviewing the story of its life it may be awakened to new thankfulness

and trust and holy consecration as it beholds the tokens of Divine guidance through all its hardships and dangers and successes.”

~ Rev. Dr. Charles H. Richards on October 10, 1880 at First Congregational’s fortieth anniversary celebration

 

Please join us for these two Sundays that are part of the ongoing celebration of our 175th Anniversary!

 

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 9:28 am in Featured Content.

Fall Music Schedule

Choir schedule for the upcoming fall...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:48 am in Music.

Church Chats

Event Date: 
September 27, 2015 - 11:15am

Put your mouth where your money is...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:47 am in Upcoming Events.

Because of your Generosity...

This August the Outreach Board was able to...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:34 am in Featured.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Have you ever noticed the...

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:25 am in Featured.

Thank You!!

This year's Wisconsin AIDS Ride (ACT 13) raised more than $183,000 for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Team Comma, one of the top five fundraising teams again this year, raised almost $11,400 of the total. Thank you for your generous support and for your prayers!

 

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:24 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Several presidents of UW-Madison have been....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:47 am in Featured.

After-Worship Ecclesiastes Discussion

Event Date: 
August 16, 2015 - 11:15am

Please join us following Worship....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:42 am in Upcoming Events.

Backpack Blessing

Event Date: 
August 30, 2015 - 10:00am

First Cong students of all ages are....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:41 am in Upcoming Events.

Backpack Patch Party Rescheduled

Event Date: 
August 20, 2015 - 5:30pm

Bring your iron and ironing boards to....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:39 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
November 4, 2015 - 11:30am

The next 55 Alive! program....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Prayer Practice Reflection Group

Event Date: 
December 11, 2016 - 11:15am

No Prayer Practice Group in December....

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:35 am in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver's Conversation and Support

Event Date: 
August 30, 2015 - 11:15am

Do you have concerns for...

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:34 am in Upcoming Events.

Seaking the Sacred Thread

Thanks to your generosity, we (Eldonna & Ann) were able to attend a retreat in Minneapolis last week.  “Seeking the sacred thread” was our theme for three days with Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell.   Through presentation, dialogue, prayer, silence, song and fellowship, we joined 200 others seeking to discern more deeply how the threads of the major religious traditions can touch and enrich each other.

 

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:32 am in Featured Content.

Youth Mission Trips

First Congregational Church was well represented by its young people on two recent trips. Thank you to adult chaperones Peggy Ludlow & Katrina Dwinell for making these trips possible!

High School Youth spent a week near Monticello, IA working at Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational and respite camp for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The work included washing windows, cleaning chairs, sealing picnic tables and a large deck, loading and unloading 200 large bags of mulch, and sealing cracks on nearly ½ mile of pavement in preparation for resurfacing. www.campcourageous.org

Here are some thoughts from those on the trip:

 

 

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 9:17 am in Featured Content.

The Summer Handbell Ringers

Event Date: 
August 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

The handbell choir will meet...

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 9:13 am in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our church has extended an....

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 9:07 am in Featured.

Youth Mission Trip Presentation

Event Date: 
August 2, 2015 - 11:15am

First Cong Youth invite you to...

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 10:16 am in Youth and Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Last week's note mentioned...

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:55 am in Featured.

Ecclesiastes Sermon Series: It's more than a few common phrases

During four Sundays in the month of August, Ann and I will be doing a preaching series from the book of Ecclesiastes. The series will be based on a Listen UP! Bible study, written by Rev. Molly Baskette. Each Sunday the sermon will be based on a part of Ecclesiastes, readings and questions will be provided a week in advance, to allow participants to read the scripture and think about the questions.

 

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:54 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our new church was dedicated and celebrated...

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 10:12 am in Featured.

UCC Musicians Association Conference

The United Church of Christ Musicians Association, Inc. is a non-profit national organization with a membership made up of musicians, clergy and interested laity. It began as the dream of a small group of musicians in Connecticut who felt a strong need for professional support from colleagues in the denomination. In 1993, this group banded together and launched UCCMA as an independent organization; it was incorporated in 1994. As it has grown both in membership and mission the focus broadened to include individuals from many different denominations and with many different roles (formal and informal) in their churches’ music and worship.

 

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 9:52 am in Featured Content.

Volunteers Needed

Event Date: 
August 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

8-10 people are needed to...

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 9:24 am in Upcoming Events.

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