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55 Alive!

Event Date: 
June 1, 2016 - 11:30am

Teacher and First Cong member....

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 9:23 am in Upcoming Events.

Four to be Confirmed Sunday

Sunday, May 22nd we will celebrate the rite of Confirmation for four youth at First Congregational. These four students have explored the Bible with Director of Children and Youth, Jeff Rabe. They have experienced exile, parables, studied the Trinity, and the variety of ways we minister in the world today. After their studies, students make a choice to be confirmed into full membership of the church. In addition to their weekly homework, the students write a statement of faith and adorn a stole using symbols of the church. 

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 9:19 am in Featured Content.

Vision & New Members


Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.

Jonathan Swift

We are between two exciting Sundays in the life of the church. This last Sunday we celebrated ten people joining the church. The new members felt First Cong was a "good fit" for them in their spiritual journey and their desire to be part of a community that "walked their talk" concerning issues of social justice. We welcome Emily & Roger Brooks, Kristopher Breister, Cindy Graham, Cassandra Kight, Lawren & Jeremy Lange (Christopher & Lily), Diane Paoni, Stephanie Turner, and Marcia Wirt into membership at First Cong. 

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 9:48 am in Featured Content.

It's a Party!!

Event Date: 
June 5, 2016 - 11:30am

And EVERYONE'S invited!!!

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 9:42 am in Upcoming Events.

Wis Conference Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
June 10, 2016 - 9:00am

SHIFT! A Hope-Filled Future is the theme of....

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:17 am in Upcoming Events.

Scholarship Winners

Five members of First Cong have...

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:15 am in Featured.

Invest in the Vision

Event Date: 
May 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Strengthen The Church is...

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:14 am in Upcoming Events.

Pew Warmers Season Opener this Friday

Event Date: 
May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Come cheer on the....

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:13 am in Upcoming Events.

Who is My Neighbor?

The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus,
 "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29
This morning I was driving my son to school. As we approached one of the exits/entrances on Stoughton Road, I could see an ambulance with lights coming up the entrance ramp. Cars were racing ahead in the left lane, beyond the posted speed limit. I began to slow down because the ambulance would be entering the right lane. The ambulance entered the lane several cars in front of me, but no one was moving to the right. I could see the lights and hear the siren, but no one was moving over. The ambulance had to go out of the way to adjust to traffic that was not cooperating. The few cars that did move over quickly re-entered the traffic behind the ambulance wanting to take advantage of getting ahead of the rest of the traffic. The question that came to my mind was, "Who are we thinking of, when it is more important for US to get where WE need to go as fast as we can?" It was far more important for the ambulance to reach their destination in a timely fashion than it was for others to be a minute or two later than planned. A minute or two really could make a difference in a life or death situation!

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:02 am in Featured Content.

Youth Mystery Trip

Event Date: 
May 15, 2016 - 11:30am

The group will leave....

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 9:25 am in Upcoming Events.

The Future of The Church

This last Sunday, the Children and Youth of the congregation lead the Worship service.  It was a committed group of Children and Youth who took the task of leading Worship seriously and provided a wonderful Worship experience for all of us.  At a time in the world when we often hear the phrases, "What is the world coming to?  What's wrong with the younger generation?  Kids don't have the same values as when I grew up," those of us in attendance participated in a meaningful service. 

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 9:15 am in Featured Content.

All-Church Outdoor Weekend

Event Date: 
June 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

GAMES, PICNIC, AND CAMPFIRE!!!!

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm in Upcoming Events.

Family Ties Spring Fling Dance

Event Date: 
May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

EVERYONE is invited...

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
May 4, 2016 - 11:30am

Our program will be...

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm in Upcoming Events.

Out of the Shadows

Event Date: 
May 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

Performing the Jewish Archive Series will be...

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm in Upcoming Events.

It's Time to PLAY BALL!!!!!

Event Date: 
May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Friends and members of....

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm in Upcoming Events.

Long-Term Member Celebration

Event Date: 
May 1, 2016 - 11:15am

Imagine being dedicated to....

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 9:14 am in Upcoming Events.

Change Offering

Event Date: 
April 24, 2016 - 10:00am

During the last hymn Sunday...

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 9:08 am in Upcoming Events.

Nothing We Can Do??

Do you get tired of watching or listening to the news or reading the newspaper? Does it depress you to hear and see what is happening in the world, our community, or our neighborhood? Does it seem that there is nothing to be done to make the world a better place?

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 9:06 am in Featured Content.

Special Scrip Bonus

Several local retailers.....

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 8:34 am in Featured.

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters

Event Date: 
April 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mariposa and the Saint, by Julia Steele Allen, an award-winning playwright and activist, brings to life the true story of a woman locked in solitary confinement for nearly three years, in her own words. 

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 8:31 am in Upcoming Events and Featured Content.

Nursery Spring Cleaning

Event Date: 
April 16, 2016 - 9:00am

ALL are invited to...

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:22 am in Upcoming Events.

Family Amazing Grace!

Event Date: 
April 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Not to be confused with the...

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:21 am in Upcoming Events.

Madison Area Assoc of Church Musicians Concert

Event Date: 
April 9, 2016 - 10:30am

This program will highlight...

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:18 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

"Faith in the Face of Empire" by Rev. Mitri Raheb

Event Date: 
May 15, 2016 - 8:45am

Since 2004 our Association has had ....

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:16 am in Upcoming Events.

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