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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.

Madison Area Association of Church Musicians Concert

Event Date: 
November 19, 2016 - 10:30am

Our own Minister of Music, 

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:31 am in Music and Upcoming Events.

Pre-Service Caroling

Event Date: 
December 11, 2016 - 9:45am

Join us before service......

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:28 am in Upcoming Events.

Youth Football Parking

Event Date: 
November 26, 2016 - 9:00am

First Cong Youth will be....

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:27 am in Youth and Upcoming Events.

How Do We Respond?

Since the election last week, there has been much pain experienced, pain on many different levels. As Christians we are directed to show love to ALL brothers and sisters. As each of us process the events of the last week, let us take time to grapple with our emotions, and then find space to move forward. We would recommend the use of the listed resources to find assistance in the move forward, as time and energy permits. We hope they may help in finding a centered place.
 
Ann & Eldonna
 

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:23 am in Featured Content.

Greening of the Sanctuary

Event Date: 
November 20, 2016 - 11:00am

Help First Cong get...

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 10:21 am in Upcoming Events.

YOU Can Help the Advent Liturgical Art Project

Event Date: 
November 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Fabric, Yarn, and your Hands are needed...

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 10:17 am in Upcoming Events.

A Prayer for Voting

With my vote today, I am prepared and intending to seek peace for this country, as it is written:
"Seek out the peace of the city where I cause you to roam and pray for her sake to God, for in her peace you all will have peace." (Jeremiah. 29:7)

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 10:14 am in Featured Content.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Event Date: 
November 6, 2016 - 2:00am

Don't be early to church!

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 10:19 am in Upcoming Events.

Advent Workshop Assistance Needed

The Head Advent Workshop Elves have...

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 10:17 am in Featured.

God Is Still Speaking - Through Healing

Event Date: 
November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Darby Puglielli, First Cong member, was...

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 10:16 am in Upcoming Events.

STEPPING UP: Consecration Sunday

Sunday, November 6th in worship, we will have the opportunity to carry our pledges forward during communion and place them in a basket. I understand that some people will have already turned their actual pledge form into the office, but there will be consecration forms in the bulletin to use for the act of consecration. Consecrating our pledges should not be taken lightly, or thought of as insignificant.

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 10:09 am in Featured Content.

All Saint's Sunday

Event Date: 
October 30, 2016 - 10:00am

All Saint's Sunday is...

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

Counting the Days

This last Sunday in worship, I took the brave step of addressing the political atmosphere of today. Don't worry, I didn't endorse any political candidate, or belittle any candidate either. What I did was use the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector to talk about how the parable might help us better understand prayer for this time in history. Clearly the Pharisee only wanted to point out his own righteousness. He did not admit to any faults of his own. He just compared himself to people like the Tax Collector, and reminded God of how much better he was than people like the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector, recognizing his faults, cried for mercy. He didn't make any promises to change his ways, he just wanted mercy.

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 9:25 am in Featured Content.

Christmas Pageant Auditions

Event Date: 
November 13, 2016 - 11:00am

Young people in grades.....

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 8:59 am in Youth, Upcoming Events and Sunday School.

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