Month: August 2018

Not Against Flesh and Blood (Sermon for August 26, 2018)

Most of you know that Mariah and I have a dachshund named Hildegard. A while ago, we started having a little problem with her: she started refusing to go for walks. She would be fine in the fenced-in yard, and she was willing to step out into the rest of the yard and maybe even

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Visioning Update

Many of you know that First Congregational United Church of Christ is going through a visioning process right now. Over the last couple of months, Pastor Chris and Mark Ohnemus (our moderator) have been interviewing the members of the church council. Now it’s their turn to do interviews (and your turn to be interviewed)! Over

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Bible Study Begins on September 5

Pastor Chris will begin leading a Bible study at First Congregational United Church of Christ on September 5, 2018. We will use the time to explore the Abraham cycle of stories in the book of Genesis. The study will be held after confirmation, so we will start between 7pm and 7:15pm. Here is the tentative

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Life, Together (Sermon for August 12, 2018)

We held worship outside this morning, so there’s no recording today. As we have established in earlier sermons, I am a nerd. Almost every week, I get together with a group of friends and we play… well, not Dungeons & Dragons, but a similar game. For a few hours, we play characters who are wizards

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Blessing of the Backpacks!

School starts on August 23! In preparation, we’ll be having a blessing of the backpacks on Sunday, August 19, for students, teachers, and anyone else who would like to have their backpack or other school gear blessed. Please bring your backpack, messenger bag, bookbag, rucksack, knapsack, kitbag, or whatever to worship at 9:30am on that

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Photos from Our Jamaica Mission Trip Team

Our Jamaica Mission Trip team returned from their trip recently and had some great photos to share with us! If you’re a member of the team and have other photos from the trip that you would like to share, please send them to Pastor Chris and he’ll add them to this gallery. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”5″

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Support the DeWitt Referral Center This Month

August is one of First Congregational United Church of Christ’s months to support the DeWitt Referral Center! Please help us stock the pantry by bringing non-perishable food items and leaving them by the coat rack (or where the coat rack would usually be). There is a special need for jello, pudding, peanut butter, peas, tuna,

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