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The Newlywed Game!

Event Date: 
February 14, 2016 - 11:15am

On Valentine's Day...

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 11:17 am in Upcoming Events.

An Experiment in Prayer & Community

Event Date: 
February 7, 2016 - 8:30am

Have you ever asked....

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 11:14 am in Upcoming Events.

Church office Closed

Event Date: 
January 18, 2016 - 8:00am

In honor of...

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 11:10 am in Upcoming Events.

Rev. Ann Beaty Called by First Congregational

Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. 
No. Real social action is a way of contemplation, 
and real contemplation is the core of social action.
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 11:07 am in Featured Content.

Sunday School Student Art Exhibit

In the garden entrance...

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:11 am in Featured.

Youth Movie Meditation

Event Date: 
January 10, 2016 - 11:15am

Meet in the Youth Room following....

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:10 am in Upcoming Events.

All-Church Skating Party

Event Date: 
January 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

All are invited to...

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:07 am in Upcoming Events.

Pizza and Movie Night

Event Date: 
January 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

BCL's intergenerational movie night....

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:01 am in Upcoming Events.

Congregational Meeting

Event Date: 
January 10, 2016 - 11:00am

Following Worship, there will be....

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 10:58 am in Upcoming Events.

Candidate Weekend for Rev. Ann Beaty

This weekend will provide an opportunity for the congregation to meet and greet Rev. Ann Beaty. On Saturday afternoon a reception will be held from 1:00-3:00pm in the Dining Room, with refreshments provided by the Search Committee. At 2:00pm those in attendance will have a chance to ask Ann questions about her past ministry and what she imagines her ministry to look like in the future. 

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 10:55 am in Featured Content.

Candidating Weekend for Rev. Ann Beaty

Event Date: 
January 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two important events for....

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm in Upcoming Events.

Celebrating 175 Years....

Our Advent seasons here have...

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm in Featured.

Ten Years of Prison Ministry

When I was ordained 10 years ago I never dreamed this Sunday would come. Ten years ago none of us had any idea what a prison ministry would actually look like. This Celtic Cross image was just basically drawn on a napkin. It was not a mission statement, or a business plan. At best it was a "might be nice" list. Basically, this church started the Prison Ministry Project with hope, prayer and the Gospel command that we should visit people in prison. It also started with your faith in me.

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm in Featured Content.

What WAS in the Box?

DNA is the building block of....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:04 am in Featured.

Choir Rehearsals

There will be NO rehearsals...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:03 am in Music.

Book Discussion on "Being Mortal"

Event Date: 
January 31, 2016 - 8:45am

In Being Mortal, 

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:02 am in Upcoming Events.

Book Discussion

Event Date: 
January 10, 2016 - 8:45am

Men's Fellowship will host...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:00 am in Upcoming Events.

Epiphany Luncheon

Event Date: 
January 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Everyone is invited to join us....

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:58 am in Upcoming Events.

Bible Conversations

Event Date: 
December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Bible Conversations will NOT be held...

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:55 am in Upcoming Events.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

As we celebrate Christmas this week, the staff would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope your travels are safe and that you will have the opportunity to share the joys of being part of the community of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
We encourage you and your family to join us for Christmas Eve services: 
Family service at 5:00pm
Traditional Candlelight Service at 9:00pm.
 

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:54 am in Featured Content.

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.

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