Category: Events

Free Mom (and Dad) Hugs!

The Extravagant Welcome committee is making plans to participate in the QC Pride Unity Parade on Saturday, June 8. The Extravagant Welcome committee will be a part of this parade by joining others to give free Mom (and Dad) hugs, sharing hugs, acceptance, and unconditional love with members of the LGBTIA+ community. To join in

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Extravagant Welcome Event! Race: Are We So Different?

The Extravagant Welcome committee is sponsoring a trip to the Putnam Museum’s exhibit Race: Are We So Different? on April 7, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm. The afternoon will include time in the exhibit and time in a discussion group facilitated by a Putnam volunteer. The cost to participate is only $9! The Extravagant Welcome committee

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2019 Lenten Program: Searching for Sunday

Please join us for special Lenten programming this year. Pastor Chris will lead a discussion of Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Here’s the back cover copy: Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals–church culture seemed so

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New Member Classes

Have you been attending First Congregational United Church of Christ for a while? Are you interested in becoming a member of our community? Pastor Chris will start leading new member classes on Sunday, March 3! The time and number of classes will depend on how many people are interested. If you would like to explore

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Christmas Program Practice Begins Sunday, November 11!

This year’s children’s Christmas Program will be held during worship on Sunday, December 16th. And rehearsals start soon! There are different options for participating for different age groups: Children 4 years old through 6th grade can participate in the program. Rehearsals for that group begin on Sunday, November 11th, and will be held on Sundays before

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Join Us for Cultural Humility: A Foundation for Extravagant Welcome!

Join First Congregational United Church of Christ for a workshop on cultural humility, the practice of approaching other people with an openness to learn and a willingness to reflect on your own assumptions, practices, and privilege! This workshop will be at First Congregational on October 3 at 6pm and presented by Dr. Chris Martin. Dr. Martin

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Photos From Pastor Chris’s Installation

Pastor Chris has been with us for a few months, and we officially installed him on July 22, 2018! A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for worship and celebration on this special day! If you have photos from the installation service or reception, please send them to Pastor Chris and we’ll add

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Photos from Our Work Day at Joyce’s

Many thanks to everyone who came out to work at Joyce’s house on Saturday! And many thanks to Joyce and Chris for providing lunch! Here are a few photos from that day. If anyone has more, please send them to Pastor Chris and we’ll add them to this gallery.

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Save the Date for Pastor Chris’s Installation!

Pastor Chris has been with us for a few months, and we have scheduled his official installation as our pastor! In the United Church of Christ, the service of installation is an opportunity for the wider church to recognize, affirm, and celebrate our pastor’s ministry with us. We will install Pastor Chris at First Congregational

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