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Parents' Group

Event Date: 
April 12, 2015 - 8:30am

Come as your are,

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:36 am in Upcoming Events.

All-Church Work Day

Event Date: 
November 1, 2014 - 9:00am

Volunteers are needed....

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:32 am in Upcoming Events.

Remember the Shelter

Mismatched sheets and pillowcases?

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:29 am in Featured.

New Member Class

Event Date: 
November 16, 2014 - 8:45am

Have you been interested in...

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:25 am in Upcoming Events.

The Prison Ministry Project and Solitary Confinement

At noon on October 1 at the State Street entrance to the Capitol, the Prison Ministry Project will help lead a rally to reduce the abuses of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons.

This not a theoretical or public policy issue, as our colleague Kate Edwards points out,

for some inmates it is a matter of life and death. I hope you can join us at the Capitol.

~ Jerry Hancock

 

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 9:23 am in Featured Content.

Lay Academy

Three members of...

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm in Featured.

Reach & Renew Executive Council Recommendations

Nearly three years ago, First Congregational embarked on the Reach & Renew capital campaign. The congregation responded with $2.1M in pledges. The main reason for the campaign was to raise funds to replace our heating system. The heating system was replaced in the entire building. Even air conditioning was added to the Sanctuary and Dining Room.

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm in Featured.

Access Sunday and Mental Health Sunday

Event Date: 
September 21, 2014 - 10:00am

To celebrate, we honor those who have made a difference.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:03 am in Upcoming Events.

"Around the Table"

Event Date: 
October 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Meeting, Greeting and Eating!!

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:02 am in Upcoming Events.

PIPS Potluck

Event Date: 
October 5, 2014 - 11:00am

Attention Parents with Infants and Pre Schoolers!

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:00 am in Upcoming Events.

Communion Prep Class

Event Date: 
September 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

This class shares with children: 

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:59 am in Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

Welcome Karin Wells

Karin will be interning...

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:56 am in Featured.

Embracing Spiritual Awakening: Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamic of Experiential Faith

The Adult Education committee will be offering a five-session series this fall titled "Embracing Spiritual Awakening." The class will begin promptly at 8:45am and end by 9:45am. Best-selling author, speaker, scholar, and "cultural observer" Diana Butler Bass explores what Christianity may look like "beyond religion and beyond the church". 

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:53 am in Featured Content.

Volunteers Needed

Event Date: 
September 13, 2014 - 12:00pm

8-10 people are needed to "glean"...

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm in Upcoming Events.

Service for Quiet Reflection

Event Date: 
February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Looking for a place to "unplug"?

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm in Upcoming Events.

Adult Ed Series

Event Date: 
November 2, 2014 - 8:45am

Spiritual or religious, or not...

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:17 am in Upcoming Events.

Sunday Singers

Event Date: 
September 28, 2014 - 9:15am

Meet on the last Sunday of each month...

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:07 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

Cherub Choir Begins

Event Date: 
September 21, 2014 - 11:00am

Everyone age 5 through 6th grade is invited to....

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:04 am in Music, Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

Chancel Choir Begins

Event Date: 
September 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Everyone, high school age and older is...

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:49 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

Governance and Ministry Workshop

Event Date: 
September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

First Cong is presenting and hosting a workshop on....

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:45 am in Upcoming Events.

Congregational Meeting

Event Date: 
September 28, 2014 - 11:00am

Consider and vote on....

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:37 am in Upcoming Events.

Around the Table

I grew up in a church tradition that taught that there are two official sacraments in the church: Baptism and Holy Communion. I will always remember the phrase from my confirmation class:  “Sacraments are outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual grace.”

 

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:29 am in Featured Content.

Where do we go NOW?

These are exciting times for First Congregational. We are now half-way through our Reach and Renew Campaign. We have already been able to accomplish many projects/programs that would not have been possible without the R&R Campaign. We have a new heating system throughout the building. We have air conditioning in the Sanctuary. We have started painting the exterior of the building. The Youth Room has been given a face-lift, and Membership Renewal has been working hard to keep people engaged in the life of the church.

 

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:10 am in Featured Content.

All-Church Outdoor Weekend

Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 - 3:00pm

Come join us for a weekend of fun and...

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:57 am in Upcoming Events.

An Open Letter on Child Refugees

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Council of Conference Ministers of the United Church of Christ and the Collegium of Officers offer this open letter to the church in response to the flood of child refugees coming to the United States from Central America. We write it in solidarity with our sister churches in the Southern California/Nevada Conference, the Southwest Conference, and the South Central Conference whose boundaries are coterminous with our neighbors to the South.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:34 am in Featured Content.

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