Neighborhood Party

Join us in the Dining Room for FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, & OUTREACH!
This annual event is a wonderful way to get to know our "neighbors" - those we sit with in the pews on Sunday mornings, those who live in our Regent  neighborhood, and those who enter our doors during the week through the University Avenue Discovery Center. The party will include:

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm in Featured Content.

Church Office Closing

Event Date: 
May 28, 2018 - 8:00am

In honor of...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:54 am in Upcoming Events.

Blessing of the Bikes

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 10:00am

You are invited...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:50 am in Upcoming Events.

Legacy Class Extras!

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 8:45am

In planning Memorial Services...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:45 am in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Support Lunch & Program

Event Date: 
May 27, 2018 - 11:15am

We will have our...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke

Event Date: 
August 12, 2018 - 8:45am

Join us to..

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:35 am in Upcoming Events.

New Art Exhibition in Chapel

Palestine: Unlimited: 

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:27 am in Featured.

Prison Ministry Project Dramatic Presentation

Event Date: 
May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Prison Ministry Project will host...

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:26 am in Upcoming Events.

The Spirit of "Thanks" and "Welcome"

This last Sunday was Pentecost. Pentecost is a Sunday when we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life, our congregation, and the world. Yet, on Pentecost, as any other day, we both question the presence of the Holy Spirit, and hope the Holy Spirit will present itself to us in obvious ways. The Holy Spirit hovered on Sunday and presented itself in several obvious ways. The newly formed MAKO Drum Choir and the Chancel Choir led us in a call and response Call to Worship. Thanks to the young people who have given us new experiences in worship.

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:25 am in Featured Content.

Wearing RED is Not Just For Bucky!

This Sunday, May 20th, we will celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost is the church holiday fifty days after Easter, and celebrates the arrival of the Holy Spirit, which Jesus promised earlier in the Gospel of John. Pentecost also celebrates the birth of the church found in Acts. Because we celebrate the Holy Spirit's arrival by fire, and RED is our liturgical celebratory color, we encourage everyone to wear RED clothing to worship on Sunday. 

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:22 am in Featured Content.

Dementia Friendly Training

Event Date: 
June 10, 2018 - 11:15am

In an ever vigilant quest to...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm in Upcoming Events.

Strengthen the Church Offering

Event Date: 
May 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Pentecost is early this year...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm in Upcoming Events.

Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
June 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kemmerer...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm in Upcoming Events.

A Chance to be Neighborly!

Sunday, June 3, First Congregational will host a Neighborhood Party. You have probably already seen the signs around the neighborhood. Several years ago we started this tradition to extend an extravagant welcome to our neighbors to come and meet us, and learn who we are and what we do in the city. The first year we focused on the Regent neighborhood, inviting our geographically close neighbors. Last year we expanded our invitation to the families and staff from the University Avenue Discovery Center. This year, I would like the congregation to take this Sunday as an opportunity to invite one or more of your neighbors or friends to worship with us, and stay for the lunch and activities.

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm in Featured Content.

Celebration Sunday

This last Sunday, we had the pleasure of celebrating!  First, worship was led by the children and youth of the church. They each took their part seriously and led us in a meaningful service. Thanks to the children and youth who participated, and the planning and rehearsal done by Jeff Rabe, Director of Christian Education for Children and Youth, and Don DeBruin, Director of Music Ministries. It was a service to celebrate!

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 11:14 am in Featured Content.

Sunday School Student Spring Art Exhibit

During the month of May...

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 11:01 am in Featured.

Change Offering This Sunday!

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am

A special CHANGE OFFERING will be...

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 10:55 am in Upcoming Events.

The Chameleon Chapel

Because of your generosity and the commitment to making our spaces as usable as possible, the renovated Chapel has become a chameleon. Over the last several months, the Chapel has been host to a variety of events and activities that would not have been possible prior to renovation.The events have included the Chapel Concert series, 55 Alive!, music practice for the Sunday School kids during worship, Spiritual Practice Academy, reception following a memorial service, meetings, labyrinth walking, an art exhibition, Vesper services in a more intimate arrangement, and early Easter service facing a new direction. The space has an openness that is more welcoming, brighter, and offers the chance to be creative in configuration. The tables and chairs are close at hand, yet hidden and kept tidy. One of the great gifts has been a wonderful sound system, and the t-coil hearing loop. And let's not forget the close proximity of a kitchen to serve and work as a staging room for the events!

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 10:48 am in Featured Content.

Join our Church Directory!

Event Date: 
May 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Find the kiosk...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:08 am in Upcoming Events.

Youth May Mystery Trip!

Event Date: 
May 20, 2018 - 11:30am

All youth grades 7-12 are invited...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:06 am in Upcoming Events.

Spiritual Practice Academy: Reflecting on Works of Art as Spiritual Practice

Event Date: 
May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Reflecting on works of art...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 am in Upcoming Events.

Children & Youth Sunday!

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am

The Children & Youth of First Cong will be...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

Event Date: 
April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

April 20 is the anniversary of...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You

Rev. Robin Raudabough was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the SW Wisconsin Association of the United Church of Christ at Salem UCC in Verona this past Saturday. For those of you not familiar with our denominational structure, First Congregational is part of the SW Association, which is one of four Associations in the Wisconsin Conference. Beyond that, our Conference is part of General Synod - the national UCC body.

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:57 am in Featured Content.

Chancel Flower Chart

Still some open dates!

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:36 am in Featured.

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