In-person and live-streamed worship offered

Sunday worship is in-person and live-streamed at 10:00 a.m. Join us virtually for worship on the First Congregational UCC YouTube channel. If joining us for in-person worship, please register online or call 608-233-9751 and leave a message with your name and the Sunday you would like to attend. Sunday School is currently offered on the third Sunday. 

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 11:00 am in Sunday Worship.

Advent 2021: Encountering the UnKnown

Encountering the Unknown, night sky with stars, mountains, and road

The theme for Advent 2021 is "Encountering the Unknown. We constantly live in the “unknown,” even if it isn’t related to the pandemic. Join us on this Advent journey as we explore the unknown. There will be many opportunities to participate, both in-person and virtually. Click the read more link to learn more.

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 10:56 am in Advent, 2021, Advent Offerings and Advent Workshop.

Thanksgiving Meal 2021

FCUCC Thanksgiving Meal 2021 Updated

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 2:31 pm in Thanksgiving Meal 2021.

School Supply Collection

Back to School Supply Collection
Back to School Sales Have Been Sighted! 
Please consider picking up one or a few of the items on this year's list. View printable list. Deadline for donations is Monday, August 30.

Posted on July 27, 2021 at 12:47 pm in Featured News.

Lenten Vespers

Join us for prayer, music, scripture and a Lenten reflection by First Cong members.

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 5:46 pm in Lent and Vespers.

Lent 2021: Into the Wilderness

 Into the Wilderness

The Lenten theme, Into the Wilderness, is inspired by Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness. We, too, feel as though we have had a sense of wilderness in the last year. Each week we will focus on how Jesus may have experienced his time in the wilderness and how we may or may not have had a similar experiences.

Posted on March 10, 2021 at 1:59 pm in Lent.

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Worship: Service of Liturgy and Holy Communion

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 6:47 pm in Lent.

Advent Vespers 2020

This brief time of seasonal worship includes prayer, music, scripture, and an Advent Reflection given by a FCUCC member.

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm in Advent.

2020 Christmas Pageant

The 2020 Christmas Pageant Premier!

A time-twisting, star-studded, pandemic-busting, retelling of the arrival of baby Jesus into our world! Yep, it’s the Christmas story told through the lens of a late night talk show!! 

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 9:25 am in undefined.

Advent 2020: Unexpected


Please join us each week as we embrace the “unexpected” and find ways to move forward amid the doubt and confusion, as our ancestors did.

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 8:46 am in undefined.

PORTRAITS of JUSTICE Summer Mural Camp

Hear from and see the work of First Cong youth artists who participated in the Summer Mural Camp, Portraits of Justice. First Congregational’s own Alyssa Lovely and Henry Flogel, both gifted young artists, led participating 1st - 6th graders. This video exhibit is the culmination of their research, expressions, skills, and efforts.

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 9:08 am in Children & Youth.

Lenten Season 2020 - Pilgrimage Walks- cancelled

Join us at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, for one-hour walks in Madison or at the First Congregational Chapel Labyrinth.

Saturday, March 7 -  UW Arboretum  or Chapel Labyrinth
Saturday, March 21 -  Elver Park  or Chapel Labyrinth
Saturday, April 4 - Edna Taylor Park/Aldo Leopold Nature Center or Chapel Labyrinth

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 9:06 am in Lent.

Lenten Season 2020 - Vespers - cancelled

Join us for this quiet time of worship that will include music, scripture, prayer, and reflection. In keeping with our Lenten theme of Pilgrimage, each week will offer an opportunity to hear from someone about a time when they found themselves on a pilgrimage in life.
March 4 - Cindy Graham
March 11 - Susan Heneman
March 18 - Carl Rasmussen
March 25 - Rachel Durfee
April 1 - Josh Feyen

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 8:49 am in Lent.

Lenten Sermon Series - Join us online

The Season of Lent

Pilgrimage: Take, Leave, Lose, Find

We invite you to join a pilgrimage in Lent. Where are we headed? We are headed to Easter. What should we take? Everyone will have their own packing priorities. Will I have company? At times, but not always. What will the journey look like? It will be unique for everyone. Can I take someone with me? Of course. Will I be able to finish? Time will tell.

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm in Lent.

MLK Day Children's Event

Event Date: 
January 20, 2020 (All day)


Registration now open for this exciting
community children's event. 

(Grades 1 - 8) 

January 20, 2020 

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration is Closed.

Posted on December 23, 2019 at 12:00 am in Featured News.

Christmas Offerings

Event Date: 
December 24, 2019 (All day)

Christmas Pagent Sunday 12/22

6:00 p.m. Mission Possible: Agents of Change


Christmas Eve Tuesday 12/24

5:00 p.m. Family-oriented service.

9:00 p.m. Traditional candlelight service including lessons and carols.



Posted on December 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm in Featured and Christmas.

From Their Perspective: Sunday 11/17

Event Date: 
November 17, 2019 - 11:30am

Join us for our second In Their Perspective TED talk after Worship in the Chapel on November 17, when our speaker addresses climate change. 

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 12:00 am in Featured Content.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

Event Date: 
November 28, 2019 - 12:00pm






Posted on October 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm in Upcoming Events.

Discussion on Practical Ethics

Event Date: 
October 14, 2018 - 8:45am

Jim Taylor will lead this...

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:21 am in Upcoming Events.

Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
October 13, 2018 - 8:00am

Mark your calendar now for...

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:19 am in Upcoming Events.

Small Group Gatherings

Check in the back of...

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:18 am in Featured.

Members Affected by Flooding

Many of you have asked...

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:16 am in Featured.

OutReach, Inc. Annual Awards Banquet

Event Date: 
October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

You can make a reservation by...

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:14 am in Upcoming Events.

Neighbors in Need Offering

Event Date: 
October 7, 2018 - 10:00am

One of the five...

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 10:57 am in Upcoming Events.

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