Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Congregational Meeting

Meeting will follow the 10:30 Worship Service

Congregational Meeting March 3 following worship

There will be a congregational meeting on March 3, 2019 following worship. The agenda currently is as follows:
 
Agenda

  1. Approve the June minutes

  2. Membership

  3. Budget/ financial

  4. Parsonage Sale

  5. Establish reconciliation  working group

A discussion group will meet Feb. 24 following worship to hear from and talk with the financial group about the budget, finances and the possible sale of the parsonage.

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Second Sunday dinner and Church connections meetings
Feb
10
11:30 AM11:30

Second Sunday dinner and Church connections meetings

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Join us after worship for Sunday dinner. During and/or after dinner, people who have signed up for or would like to participate in the church connections groups will meet.

Taco bar with all the fixings

Want to help set up? Meet in the fellowship hall at 8:30 AM

Church connections groups are:

worship
light the candles, turn on the lights, turn up heat/cooling, turn on the sound, usher, count offertory, communion

 Education
Sunday school, curriculum, art material, adult ed., youth group, Wednesday after school, Mission adventures, Bible study

Finance
budget building, review budget, count offertory, writing thank you notes

Stewardship
Marketing, Pledges, various fundraises, special fundraisers

FOOD
Sunday dinners, 4th Wednesday meals, memorials (bake goodies, make sandwiches, kitchen duties), Clean kitchen, Thanksgiving, Shrimp boil, Sunday coffee

Outreach
care center, visits, parades, booths,Pride, Mission work in the community, hosting visiting groups, Volunteer caller

Buildings and grounds
Simple repairs, mow the lawn, shoveling, plowing, gardening

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Youth Group gathering
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Youth Group gathering

The Youth group will be gathering on Jan. 31 at 5 PM.

We will be sharing Pizza a video on Global Warming and discuss a local project we will take on that will culminate in a Earth Day celebration! 

We will also talk about possible travel opportunities and shared projects with other youth groups.

If you cannot come to this gathering but want to be involved in future gatherings. Please let us know. Please invite your friends. This is an open group for Youth.

The Youth Group meets at the First Congregational UCC at the corner of 3rd Ave West and 2nd Street. 

If you have questions,

contact the office at the First Congregational UCC  387- 2113


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Faith Formation
Jan
23
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Faith Formation
Jan
16
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Christmas Eve Worship
Dec
24
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Eve Worship

Please join us for a candlelight worship on Dec. 4 at 5:30 PM. There will be a potluck dinner following in the social hall!

Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s Journey, You are welcome here.

We are an Open and Affirming Church
We covenant to be an accessible, open and affirming community of faith, committed to peace and justice, reaching out in healing love to all of creation.  We exist to worship God and practice the gospel.  We welcome all persons, including those of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family structures, faith backgrounds, abilities, and economic circumstances to fully share and participate in leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family.

 

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4th Sunday of Advent worship
Dec
23
10:30 AM10:30

4th Sunday of Advent worship

Come join us for Worship!

We are and Open and Affirming Congregation!

We covenant to be an accessible, open and affirming community of faith, committed to peace and justice, reaching out in healing love to all of creation.  We exist to worship God and practice the gospel.  We welcome all persons, including those of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family structures, faith backgrounds, abilities, and economic circumstances to fully share and participate in leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family.

 

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
28
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
21
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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At least 27 transgender Americans were killed this year, most of them women of color. This year, the attack on transgender and non-binary Americans is not only physical, but also political. The current Administration has already rolled back federal protections for transgender people, attempted to expel transgender recruits and career officers from the armed forces, and proposed laws that would erase non-conforming gender identities from federal programs, including health care. 

At noon and at 6 PM, we will gather in the sanctuary to remember and also to renew our commitment to welcome and advocate for our transgender and non-binary family and neighbors.

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
14
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
7
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Sunday Dinner and Church Fair
Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Sunday Dinner and Church Fair

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Sunday Dinner and Church Fair

Nov. 4 following worship

Join us for a full Pot Roast Dinner and church fair following Sunday Worship Nov. 4th.
Dinner will include
Pot roast
Roasted vegetables
Rolls
Jello
desserts

Following dinner
We will pray and ask how we all can join together to further the mission of this congregation.  How can you be part of the work and wonder of being the church?  Can you light candles?  Can you count the offering?  Can you visit people?  Bake cookies or bars?  Make coffee?  Pray?  Read in Worship?  Fold bulletins?  Build a budget? Plan advent?  Shovel snow?  Weed the garden?  Raise funds?  Teach Sunday School?  Use your imagination?  Write a prayer or a poem?

Categories of church mission with a sampling of tasks for each will be posted about the room. You will be able to sign up for any and all that you feel called to.

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Oct
24
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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4th Monday Meal and Movie
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

4th Monday Meal and Movie

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Join us the 4th Monday of each month to cook and eat together then enjoy a movie.

Cook together at 4 PM

Eat together at 5 PM

Movie at 6:30 PM

October is LGBTQAI History Month
October’s movie will be “Milk”

Milk is a 2008 biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black

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Youth Education Gathering
Sep
23
9:15 AM09:15

Youth Education Gathering

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First Congregational United Church of Christ is holding its first Youth Education gathering of the season on Sunday, September 23, at 9:15. We will all gather at church to walk to the water, enjoy refreshments and discuss the coming education season. All ages of youth, parents and guardians and interested adult educators are encouraged to attend as we discuss Sunday school and Youth Group. 

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