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First Congregational United Church of Christ Celebrates its 175th Birthday in 2015

Nine pioneers organized our church on October 4, 1840, meeting for the first time in the library of the territorial capitol. This was only four years after creation of the Wisconsin Territory, and eight years before Wisconsin statehood.  Names of our church’s charter members, seven women and two men from New England and New York, appear on the wooden plaque in the narthex, placed there during our church centennial in 1940.

 

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:45 am in Featured Content.

Church Office Closed Monday

Event Date: 
January 19, 2015 - 8:30am

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:43 am in Upcoming Events.

Shelter Thanks

Residents of the Single Women's Homeless Shelter were thrilled...

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:46 am in Featured.

Recycle the Warmth

Event Date: 
January 25, 2015 - 10:00am

Shop the white sales now....

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:45 am in Upcoming Events.

What WAS in the box?

During the season of Advent, 

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:44 am in Featured.

Confirmation Class

Event Date: 
January 25, 2015 - 11:15am

A short parent & student orientation meeting will be held...

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:43 am in Youth, Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

All-Church Skating Party

Event Date: 
January 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

ALL are invited to....

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:41 am in Upcoming Events.

New Year's Resolutions 2015

When we welcome a New Year, we begin to think about what we personally want to change in our lives. Our goals mostly include resolutions to do something, or do something better. The church is no different. We must take advantage of looking at the church and asking what we can do, or do better. I happen to believe that Rev. Cameron Trimble hits a good target for the church with these New Year’s resolutions. How might we incorporate these resolutions at First Cong? What are we doing?  What more could we do?   

~ Eldonna Hazen

 

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:23 am in Featured Content.

Christmas Eve Services

Event Date: 
December 24, 2014 - 9:00pm

Join us for ....

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm in Upcoming Events.

Blankets Needed

When the temperature drops...

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm in Featured.

IRA Roll-over

Congress has passed a....

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm in Featured.

Year-end Contributions

IRS regulations state that...

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm in Featured.

Prison Ministry Project Epiphany Service

Event Date: 
January 4, 2015 - 10:00am

All are welcome to attend...

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:58 am in Upcoming Events.

A Pastoral Letter to White Americans

The stories of young black men being killed by white police are sparking a national conversation. However, public responses to these painful stories reveal an alarming racial divide. From an unarmed teenager killed in Ferguson, Mo.; to a 12 year-old boy shot dead in Cleveland; to a white police officer on video choking a black man to death in New York City; and a startling series of similar stories from across the country and over many decades — our reactions show great differences in white and black perspectives.

 

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:54 am in Featured Content.

Is Prayer Navel Gazing?

When I was growing up I took piano lessons. Now, don’t get excited and think that I should accompany your next recital. For the number of years I took piano lessons, I really should have more to show for it. But, I wasn’t very diligent in my practicing and once I left home for college, I never continued to play. Due to my lack of contact with the piano over the years, that skill is long gone.

 

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:22 am in Featured News.

Pledges Accepted Via Email

If you haven't yet had a chance...

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:20 am in Featured.

National Homeless Memorial Day

Event Date: 
December 21, 2014 - 3:00pm

On the longest night...

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:14 am in Upcoming Events.

College Scholarships Available

Members of First Cong can...

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:12 am in Featured.

Prayer Practices: Into a New Year

Event Date: 
January 18, 2015 - 8:45am

Just as we are attentive to...

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:55 am in Upcoming Events.

Thanksgiving Meal Follow-Up

The Board of Outreach wishes to thank...

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:52 am in Featured.

Christmas Carols

Event Date: 
December 21, 2014 - 9:45am

Come early and join us in....

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:48 am in Upcoming Events.

Praying in Color

Event Date: 
January 11, 2015 - 11:30am

Maybe you love color, maybe you are....

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:39 am in Upcoming Events.

Parable of the Talents

On Sunday, November 16th, the sermon was based on the Parable of Talents, from the Gospel of Matthew. The parable is about three individuals being given one, two, or five talents while the boss is out of town. When the boss returns, all must account for the talents they were given (one talent being the equivalent of 20 years of wages). At the end of the sermon, I challenged all of us to take a random envelope, holding a one, two or five dollar bill. How, if at all, would we invest? I was amazed by the investments people made with the money. The accounting of investments we received follows:

 

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:37 am in Featured Content.

Dr. King Children and Youth Service Day

Event Date: 
January 19, 2015 - 9:00am

Adult volunteers are needed!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm in Upcoming Events.

World AIDS Day Service

Event Date: 
December 2, 2014 - 5:30pm

As part of the observance of...

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm in Upcoming Events.

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