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The Crossing

Sunday, February 19th, worship will include leadership by students from The Crossing. The Crossing is a campus ministry here at UW Madison. Matter of fact it is a short walk down University Avenue. First Congregational annually provides financial support to this ministry. Plus, we provide Sunday night meals on occasion. Quest Coordinator for The Crossing Samantha Moritz will be preaching on Sunday. 

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm in Featured Content.

Madison Area Assoc. of Church Musicians Concert

Event Date: 
March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

On Friday, March 24,

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm in Music and Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
March 1, 2017 - 11:30am

Our next program will be...

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm in Upcoming Events.

"Way of Blessedness" Class Resumes

Event Date: 
March 12, 2017 - 8:45am

This small group study...

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Support Group

Event Date: 
February 25, 2017 - 9:00am

Our next gathering....

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm in Upcoming Events.

Community Meals Volunteers Needed

Members of our church have....

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm in Featured.

Congregational Budget Vote

Event Date: 
February 19, 2017 - 11:30am

The Church Budget will be voted on....

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm in Upcoming Events.

Sanctuary Movement Meeting

Event Date: 
February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Over the last several days...

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm in Upcoming Events.

Realm Day

Event Date: 
February 26, 2017 - 11:15am

Computer stations will be staffed...

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm in Upcoming Events.

When does love start/stop?

Over the last several days many people have expressed great fear about the policies being overturned or instituted by the new administration in the United States. These fears come from seeing policies put in place that fail to honor a person's heritage, and even single out and exclude people on the basis of religion. We are called to love and care for the stranger, so this is chilling to the very core of our faith foundation. How are we called to act on our beliefs? How do we support our brothers and sisters?  Now is the time to turn our fear into courage.

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm in Featured Content.

Welcome New Members!

Pictured are our....

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm in Featured.

Chili, Cornbread and Congregational Camaraderie Before the Budget

Put a double circle on....

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm in Upcoming Events.

All-Youth Winter Retreat

Event Date: 
February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

All youth in grades...

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm in Youth and Upcoming Events.

Sunday School TOWERING TOTEM OF TOILET TISSUE!

The children of the ....

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:09 am in Featured.

Fun in Sunday School

As part of the....

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:07 am in Featured.

The Newlywed Game!

Event Date: 
February 12, 2017 - 11:30am

All are invited to....

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:06 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
February 1, 2017 - 11:30am

Our speaker will be....

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:04 am in Upcoming Events.

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. It is our honor to promote this adventure of learning for youth in the PA-MOJA Project.

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 10:53 am in Featured Content.

White Privilege - Let's Talk

Event Date: 
January 29, 2017 - 8:30am

We are currently offering a ...

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm in Upcoming Events.

Recycle the Warmth Blanket/Bedding Drive January 28-29

Event Date: 
January 27, 2017 - 8:30am

It's time to look...

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm in Upcoming Events.

Women (and allies) are Marching on January 21!

Event Date: 
January 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Following the November elections, women from around the country spontaneously responded with plans to march on Washington.  What has resulted is a national march in Washington, DC, along with more than 200 companion marches in other US cities and more than 50 such marches internationally.

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm in Featured Content.

Women (and allies) are Marching on January 21!

Event Date: 
January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Following the November elections...

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm in Upcoming Events.

Caregiver Support Lunch & Conversation

Event Date: 
January 29, 2017 - 11:15am

Our next gathering will be....

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm in Upcoming Events.

Parents' Group

Event Date: 
January 22, 2017 - 8:45am

The FCUCC Parents' Group will....

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm in Upcoming Events.

The UCC Helping Lead the Sanctuary Movement in the Trump Era

The United Church of Christ has a new prophetic calling in our new political reality. After a vitriolic campaign season during one of the most controversial elections in U.S. history, many are worried about what's to come, especially those who found themselves targets in a strategy to mobilize voters through scapegoating immigrants, refugees and Muslims. This harsh rhetoric, paired with concerning Cabinet appointments, shows a growing agenda of white supremacy, patriarchy, misogyny, racism and environmental degradation that will impact vulnerable populations in potentially devastating ways. 

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm in Featured Content.

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