Month: August 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…
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…
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…
We held worship in Fellowship Hall today as the work on replacing carpet in the Sanctuary continues. We hope to have recordings again next week. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That’s not from our reading today. It’s from our call to worship. It’s from…
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,…
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…
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…
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…

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