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Prison Ministry Program

Event Date: 
January 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Our annual Epiphany Sunday celebration....

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm in Upcoming Events.

Gratitude & Challenge

As we approach the end of 2016 and set our sights on 2017, it is important to take time to reflect on the past and imagine the possibilities ahead. I encourage all of us to take a few minutes to write down (not just hold in our head) all we have been grateful for in 2016. We have had times of pain, frustration and challenge, but I would guess even in those moments, there have been people or events that have given us reason to be grateful. It's always amazing to me that people who come to the church needing assistance have no problem listing all of the ways they are grateful. Gratitude is energizing! Gratitude can help us push the "reset" button in our lives and in our relationships. The New Year gives us opportunity to begin anew. How many pages can you fill? 

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm in Featured Content.

Join Us for Christmas Eve Worship!

Event Date: 
December 24, 2016 - 5:00pm

We have two opportunites....

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 11:51 am in Upcoming Events.

Homeless Service

Event Date: 
December 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

The annual Homeless Memorial Service....

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

Blue Christmas Service

Event Date: 
December 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

We live in a world surrounded...

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

Merry Christmas!

The staff has been hard at work preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Advent season has been a flurry of activities. We will gather together Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to remind ourselves of how the birth of Jesus changed the world. We hope during Christmas you will be surrounded by friends and family, but we also want to remember those who will struggle as Mary and Joseph did to find a warm place to call home. May our prayers be for a world filled with peace and justice for ALL!
The staff of First Congregational wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!
Ann Beaty, Don DeBruin, Jill Farnsworth, Jennifer Flaten, Agustin Garcia, Jerry Hancock, Eldonna Hazen, Kristin Kanitz, Jeff Rabe, Alfonso Reyes, Bob Zeier
 
 

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 11:47 am in Featured Content.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
January 4, 2017 - 11:30am

This month we are...

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 11:45 am in Upcoming Events.

White Privilege - Let's Talk

Event Date: 
January 15, 2017 - 8:30am
This January we will offer...

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 11:38 am in Upcoming Events.

Sermon December 11

Due to church being cancelled for weather December 11, there is no sermon posted for that date. Our Advent series will continue this Sunday, December 18.

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm in Featured Content.

Holiday Church Office Closings

Event Date: 
January 2, 2017 - 8:00am

The church office will be closed...

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:01 am in Upcoming Events.

2016 Contributions

IRS regulations state that...

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am in Featured.

Follow the Star!!

Event Date: 
December 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

Christmas Pageant!

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 9:58 am in Upcoming Events.

HOPE SHIMMERS!

On November 27th a new Liturgical Art piece was installed for Advent at First Congregational. The art floats above the seats in the Sanctuary calling us to look UP and open ourselves to a new Advent season. This project started back in July, using a process taught to us by Nancy Chinn, a well-known liturgical artist in California.

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 9:53 am in Featured Content.

Holiday Nursery Care

Event Date: 
January 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Nursery Care will not be.....

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 9:46 am in Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

Christmas Fund Offering

Event Date: 
December 18, 2016 - 10:00am

The theme for...

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:33 am in Upcoming Events.

Advent Workshop

Event Date: 
December 4, 2016 - 11:30am

One of our most popular.......

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:31 am in Upcoming Events.

Advent Vespers

Event Date: 
December 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

A time of evening worship....

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:17 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
December 7, 2016 - 11:30am

This will be our Christmas program...

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:15 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive! Recap

As long as I'm learning every day of my life, I will never feel old. Never.
And I don't feel old, I feel in my head and in my heart - I don't know, ageless!
~ Pat Mitchell 
 
Each month on the first Wednesday from 11:30am-1:00pm, adults of First Cong and other friends, gather in the Dining Room for lunch and an engaging program. Many of our programs focus around learning more about our community. We've heard about city initiatives from our Mayor, learned about opportunities for outreach through Madison Area Urban Ministries, and discovered how the changing face of media is impacting the news we hear. Students from East High recounted their experience of spending time in Africa. The Chancellor gave us a "state of the University" address. One program focused on our Madison symphony and we listened to beautiful music. And the Raging Granny's sang for us their songs of protest! This is just a small sampling. 

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:10 am in Featured Content.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Children & Youth Service Day

Grades 1 - 12
Monday, January 16
9:00am – 2:00 pm
(drop off 8:30 – 8:50am)
Registration is Closed
 
 
 

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 11:10 am in Featured Content.

Madison World AIDS Day Observance

Event Date: 
December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

Come learn about...

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm in Upcoming Events.

Advent Countdown to Christmas

There are many events........

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm in Featured.

Peace

Peace
When the heart is supple, it can be "broken open" into a greater capacity to hold our own and the world's pain: it happens every day. When we hold our suffering in a way that opens us to greater compassion, heartbreak becomes a source of healing, deepening our empathy for others who suffer and extending our ability to reach out to them.
Parker J. Palmer, 
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
 

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm in Featured Content.

Advent Devotionals Are In!

Advent begins November 27th...

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:35 am in Featured.

Advent Art Exhibition

Event Date: 
November 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

First Cong's own Linda Hancock...

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:33 am in Upcoming Events.

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