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Women's Book Study

Event Date: 
June 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kemmerer...

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm in Upcoming Events.

A Chance to be Neighborly!

Sunday, June 3, First Congregational will host a Neighborhood Party. You have probably already seen the signs around the neighborhood. Several years ago we started this tradition to extend an extravagant welcome to our neighbors to come and meet us, and learn who we are and what we do in the city. The first year we focused on the Regent neighborhood, inviting our geographically close neighbors. Last year we expanded our invitation to the families and staff from the University Avenue Discovery Center. This year, I would like the congregation to take this Sunday as an opportunity to invite one or more of your neighbors or friends to worship with us, and stay for the lunch and activities.

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm in Featured Content.

Celebration Sunday

This last Sunday, we had the pleasure of celebrating!  First, worship was led by the children and youth of the church. They each took their part seriously and led us in a meaningful service. Thanks to the children and youth who participated, and the planning and rehearsal done by Jeff Rabe, Director of Christian Education for Children and Youth, and Don DeBruin, Director of Music Ministries. It was a service to celebrate!

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 11:14 am in Featured Content.

Sunday School Student Spring Art Exhibit

During the month of May...

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 11:01 am in Featured.

Change Offering This Sunday!

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am

A special CHANGE OFFERING will be...

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 10:55 am in Upcoming Events.

The Chameleon Chapel

Because of your generosity and the commitment to making our spaces as usable as possible, the renovated Chapel has become a chameleon. Over the last several months, the Chapel has been host to a variety of events and activities that would not have been possible prior to renovation.The events have included the Chapel Concert series, 55 Alive!, music practice for the Sunday School kids during worship, Spiritual Practice Academy, reception following a memorial service, meetings, labyrinth walking, an art exhibition, Vesper services in a more intimate arrangement, and early Easter service facing a new direction. The space has an openness that is more welcoming, brighter, and offers the chance to be creative in configuration. The tables and chairs are close at hand, yet hidden and kept tidy. One of the great gifts has been a wonderful sound system, and the t-coil hearing loop. And let's not forget the close proximity of a kitchen to serve and work as a staging room for the events!

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 10:48 am in Featured Content.

Join our Church Directory!

Event Date: 
May 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Find the kiosk...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:08 am in Upcoming Events.

Youth May Mystery Trip!

Event Date: 
May 20, 2018 - 11:30am

All youth grades 7-12 are invited...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:06 am in Upcoming Events.

Spiritual Practice Academy: Reflecting on Works of Art as Spiritual Practice

Event Date: 
May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Reflecting on works of art...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 am in Upcoming Events.

Children & Youth Sunday!

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am

The Children & Youth of First Cong will be...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:03 am in Upcoming Events.

National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

Event Date: 
April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

April 20 is the anniversary of...

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You

Rev. Robin Raudabough was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the SW Wisconsin Association of the United Church of Christ at Salem UCC in Verona this past Saturday. For those of you not familiar with our denominational structure, First Congregational is part of the SW Association, which is one of four Associations in the Wisconsin Conference. Beyond that, our Conference is part of General Synod - the national UCC body.
 

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:57 am in Featured Content.

Chancel Flower Chart

Still some open dates!

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:36 am in Featured.

Caregiver Support Group Saturday COFFEE!

Event Date: 
April 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Our next gathering...

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:35 am in Upcoming Events.

55 Alive!

Event Date: 
May 2, 2018 - 11:30am

Advocacy in Sustainability

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:34 am in Upcoming Events.

Long-Term Member Celebration

Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 11:30am

Imagine being dedicated to...

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:19 am in Upcoming Events.

Legacy: Not Just for Old People!

Event Date: 
May 13, 2018 - 8:45am
What will my ...

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth

Event Date: 
July 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Our Chapel labyrinth will be open...

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am in Upcoming Events.

April Chapel Concert

Event Date: 
April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Catch a special performance...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:38 am in Upcoming Events.

"Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You"

Event Date: 
April 14, 2018 - 9:00am

The 2018 Annual Meeting of...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:36 am in Upcoming Events.

Washing of Feet

Prior to attending seminary, I owned and operated a deli/bakery business. Needless to say, as in any restaurant, there were always dishes to be done. One of the ways we saved space and money was to function with a three-hole commercial sink instead of a commercial dishwasher. As an owner, one of the jobs I committed to doing, was washing dishes. Before I come off as a wonderful owner, you need to know that I do like to do dishes. I find it therapeutic. But, one of the main reasons I continually did dishes, was to be clear that it was an important task, and that no one was "above" doing dishes. It may have even been one of the most important jobs in the business.

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:33 am in Featured Content.

Early Easter Service

Event Date: 
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am

We will be celebrating...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:20 am in Upcoming Events.

Good Friday Service

Event Date: 
March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Readings and Music....

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:18 am in Upcoming Events.

Maundy Thursday Service

Event Date: 
March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:15 am in Upcoming Events.

Men's Fellowship

Event Date: 
April 22, 2018 - 8:45am

A discussion of the book...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:11 am in Upcoming Events.

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