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Celebrating 175 Years....

This past Sunday's Worship service included....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:51 am in Featured.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
January 6, 2016 - 11:30am

How Big Money Is...

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm in Upcoming Events.

Homeless Memorial Service

Event Date: 
December 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

The longest night, we will....

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our "What's in the Box?" tradition....

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm in Featured.

Standing with our Neighbors

Following the recent shootings in San Bernardino, California, there has been the resurgence of hateful words and actions directed toward our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith. Some of those hateful words and actions have come from individuals or groups who claim to be Christian. There are many Christian clergy here in Madison who have been troubled and find hate to be inconsistent with our beliefs and teachings. Over two dozen churches were represented at a meeting held at Orchard Ridge last week to address the clergy and congregational frustration and try to plan some collective action. This group of clergy will be meeting again in January to continue the conversation. The tagline agreed upon by the clergy to promote our efforts is "Love over Fear.

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm in Featured Content.

The GIFTS of Christmas!

This last Sunday something BIG happened after worship - it was the Advent Workshop! I say BIG because it takes an incredible amount of work, time, and hands to pull it off every year. Work started at least six months ago. There is the fun job of cleaning out the Advent workshop closet every year to inventory the leftovers from the previous years, planning the meal, planning the crafts, recruiting the hands to staff each of the craft tables, purchasing the items needed for each craft, purchasing the food, setting up all of the craft tables, getting the food ready, clean up, oh yes clean up, and the hundred other jobs that I have failed to mention. It is no small task to pull this event off year after year. In fact, it has been on the "should we continue" list for more than one year in my ten years at First Cong. Is it worth the time and energy expended?

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 10:55 am in Featured Content.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our festive, intergenerational...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:21 am in Featured.

Sermon Study: Shaking The Family Tree

Event Date: 
December 20, 2015 - 11:30am

Join in the opportunity...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Eve Services

Event Date: 
December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Family-oriented and Candlelight Services....

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:11 am in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Pageant

Event Date: 
December 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Back to Bethlehem....

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:09 am in Upcoming Events.

Blue Christmas Worship

Event Date: 
December 22, 2015 - 5:30pm

Christmas is not always...

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:07 am in Upcoming Events.

High School Christmas Shopping

Event Date: 
December 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

All are invited to...

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 11:46 am in Upcoming Events.

Thanksgiving Meal Follow-Up

The Board of Outreach wishes to...

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 11:44 am in Featured.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Did table talk on Thanksgiving turn to...

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 11:39 am in Featured.

New Associate Recommendation

On behalf of the Associate Minister Search Committee and the Executive Council of First Congregational Church, we joyfully share with you our recommendation to call the Reverend Ann Beaty for the full-time Associate Minister position at First Congregational Church. 

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 11:38 am in Featured Content.

Christmas Concert

Event Date: 
December 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Cantata Choir and the Coventry Ringers....

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm in Music and Upcoming Events.

Advent Vespers

Event Date: 
December 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the style of the Iona Community...

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm in Upcoming Events.

Christmas Carols are Coming!

Event Date: 
November 29, 2015 - 9:45am

Every Sunday during Advent....

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm in Music and Upcoming Events.

World AIDS Day

Event Date: 
December 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Remembrance Service 2015...

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm in Upcoming Events.

Greening of the Sanctuary

Event Date: 
November 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Join the Deacons...

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Support Group

Event Date: 
November 29, 2015 - 11:15am

Caring for family members and friends...

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

This is the 23rd consecutive year...

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm in Featured.

Shaking the Family Tree!

History is the essence of innumberable biographies. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Advent 2015 is upon us! November 29th marks the first Sunday in Advent. This year the staff has chosen the theme "Shaking the Family Tree!" for the preaching/study series. Our focus text is Matthew 1:1-17, which provides us a genealogy of Jesus. During the four weeks of Advent, and the Sunday following Advent, we will trace Jesus' ancestors and how their lives may have influenced Jesus' ministry.

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm in Featured Content.

Christmas Poinsettias

Event Date: 
December 10, 2015 - 11:30am

Thursday deadline!

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive! Christmas Program

Event Date: 
December 2, 2015 - 11:30am

Gift Giving Isn't Just for Christmas!

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 1:06 pm in Upcoming Events.

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