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Thanksgiving? Christmas?

Are the holidays really...

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 10:17 am in Featured.

Just Bakery Goes Online

And more! 

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 10:16 am in Featured.

Madison Area CROP Hunger Walk

First Cong, for the eighth consecutive year, will be hosting the Madison Area CROP Hunger Walk this Sunday, October 16. Registration for the Madison Walk begins at 12:45pm with the Walk stepping off at 1:30 pm. Two different routes, 1 & 3 miles, will take walkers on and around the Regent Neighborhood as well as place them in step with those around the world who struggle to feed their own families.

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 10:11 am in Featured Content.

Youth Group Meeting

Event Date: 
October 9, 2016 - 11:15am

Youth in grades 7-12...

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:08 am in Youth and Upcoming Events.

New Members Classes

Event Date: 
November 6, 2016 - 8:45am

Are you interested in...

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:07 am in Upcoming Events.

Neighbors in Need Offering

Event Date: 
October 23, 2016 - 10:00am

Do you ever stop to think...

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:05 am in Upcoming Events.

Battery Recyling

Event Date: 
October 9, 2016 - 11:00am

First Cong Youth are...

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

STEPPING UP: Financial Facts

Because of the....

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:01 am in Featured.

con vivo! music with life Concert

Event Date: 
October 8, 2016 - 7:30pm

You are invited to...

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
November 5, 2016 - 8:00am

We meet in.....

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 10:58 am in Upcoming Events.

Embracing Emergence Christianity - The Church's Next Rummage Sale

Every time Carol and I have moved to a different house, we have gone through the process of sorting through boxes, piles, and drawers of "stuff" to determine what needs to move and what can be sold in a garage sale or given away. This is not a process that I look forward to or get excited
 
about, but it is one that I find fulfilling and freeing once it is completed. "De-cluttering" has become a national phenomenon. All you have to do is google it and you get multiple lists of books written to help us cope with getting rid of stuff. Some of the questions offered include: Do I need this? Am I holding on to this because it has a significant memory? Can someone else use it? Am I keeping it because I think I should love it? I think these are good questions and they can be applied to the ways we hold on to physical stuff and even to the ways we hold on to old ways of thinking.
 

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 10:50 am in Featured Content.

Embracing Chrisianity Series - Embracing Emergence

Event Date: 
October 9, 2016 - 8:45am

Using a brief video...

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 11:02 am in Upcoming Events.

STEPPING UP: Financial Facts

Did you know...

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 11:02 am in Featured.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

Event Date: 
October 6, 2016 - 9:00am

AIDS isn't over. 

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

World Communion Sunday

Imagine, as you take communion Sunday, being in community with the world. A world that is very different from us, yet united by the bread and juice we will share. It is in that community we will be united to remember Jesus, who is our guiding principle of love, acceptance, grace and forgiveness.

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:56 am in Featured Content.

Celebrate ONA (Open and Affirming) Sunday

Event Date: 
October 9, 2016 - 10:00am

We will be celebrating...

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:50 am in Upcoming Events.

Fall Fun with the Board of Community Life

Event Date: 
October 9, 2016 - 3:15pm

Join the Board of...

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:49 am in Upcoming Events.

Blessing of the Animals

Event Date: 
October 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Pets, come and...

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:46 am in Upcoming Events.

STEPPING UP: Financial Facts

Did you know...

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:45 am in Featured.

A Day of Fellowship

This Sunday provides a unique opportunity for us to be together with our church community in a number of ways. The day begins with the STEPPING UP Pancake Breakfast, starting at 8:30am, sponsored by the Stewardship Board. The breakfast is intended to be a time to celebrate the friendships we have already made, and to cultivate new friendships with people we have never met, or have not had the chance to chat with in another setting. The Stewardship Board works hard to provide many food choices, including gluten-free pancakes. Oh, and of course there will be plenty of coffee to wake you up!

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am in Featured Content.

Communion Prep Class

Event Date: 
September 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

This class will again....

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm in Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
October 5, 2016 - 11:30am

This session's speaker is...

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm in Upcoming Events.

Associate Minister Installation

Event Date: 
September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

On January 10, 2016, the congregation...

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm in Upcoming Events.

STEPPING UP: Financial Facts

The number of people...

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm in Featured.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin

 I love learning - maybe even more now than I did when I was officially enrolled in school! Participating in Adult Education opportunities at First Cong is one way we continue to learn spiritually as we engage our head, heart and hands. It is also a time to meet some great people on this path with us and learn more about how we can serve in the community. It takes intention and effort to make space in our calendars for these classes, but the investment is worth it! We have a great fall line-up of options. Please take the time to consider attending one of more of these upcoming classes.

~Ann Beaty

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:19 pm in Featured Content.

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