Referral Center Month
March is a Referral Center Month for First Congregational! Please give by leaving non-perishable food items under the coat rack, or turn in a check to the office!

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A Simple Truth (Sermon for March 17, 2019)

A simple truth: someone else having enough does not hurt me. There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Lisa, the smart and justice-oriented daughter of the title family accuses her hapless and dimwitted dad, Homer, or being jealous of Apu, the proprietor of the local Kwik-E-Mart, for… reasons. And Homer replies, “I’m not jealous, I’m

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Kyrie Eleison (Sermon for March 10, 2019)

Welcome to Lent. Lent is a strange season. Last week, I told you that it is traditionally a time of fasting and repentance. It is a time to think about who we are and who God wants us to be and how we get from the former to the latter. It is a time of

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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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March Carillon Notes

A new issue of the Carillon Notes is available! Check it out here! And a reminder that the deadline for the next Carillon Notes is March 20, 2019.

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A True Story (Sermon for February 24, 2019)

A true story: Sendhil Mullainathan is a professor of economics at Harvard, and Eldar Shafir is a professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton. A few years ago, they decided to work together to study a subject that doesn’t get a lot of attention: scarcity.  They wanted to know what happens to our brains

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Mustard and Yeast (Sermon for February 17, 2019)

The Kingdom of Heaven is like this: A mustard seed is a very small seed. It’s not necessarily the smallest seed in the whole world, but it’s small. And in Jesus’ time and Jesus’ land, it grew wild. It’s not the kind of plant that someone would plant in a well-kept garden, where you want

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Black History Month Project Update no. 2

If you read my columns in the Carillon Notes, then you know that I’m embarking on a personal project during Black History Month. I’m trying to add Black (or predominantly Black) media to my usual media diet. Admittedly, I wasn’t as active in my search for media this week as I was last week. Sometimes, life

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