Outdoor Worship

Help us kick-off our program year by joining us for outdoor worship.

Sunday, September 8, 9:30am at Lincoln Park

Summer Sermon Series: Generosity
Join us for a summer sermon series on generosity, Sunday mornings at 9:30, August 18th through September 1st.
August is Referral Center Month
August is a Referral Center month for our church. Please leave non-perishable foods, paper items, and hygiene products under the coat rack. Thank you for your generosity!

News

God Loved the World This Way (Sermon for April 21, 2019)

God loved the world this way: she created it. We’re never told why. We’re never told for what purpose. Maybe it was just a joyful act of creation; the kind of thing an artist does. But, for whatever reason that she made a world, she made a world, and she made it good. And she

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way (Sermon for April 14, 2019)

When I was in middle school, I competed in the Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. I don’t remember what any of the official topics were, but I remember that my very first speech for that contest was about how people don’t listen to kids or respect the rights of kids… and about how people really should

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Sunday Sermon Preview for April 14, 2019

Sunday sermon preview: Jesus chases out the people who are buying and selling. He flips the tables of the money-changes. He hurls the seats of the people selling sacrificial doves. He throws a tantrum… and the children are crying, “Hosanna”

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Welcome

This is a reprint of my column from the April 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. Spring is officially here! Spring is a busy time at First Congregational United Church of Christ. In the coming months, we’ll recognize Holy Week, celebrate Easter, have a Service of Extravagant Welcome, recognize our seniors, confirm our

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The All Night Oil Shop (Sermon for March 31, 2019)

Once upon a time, when I was young, I was a terrible Boy Scout. I had been a Cub Scout. I had worked my way through the ranks. I was a bobcat, and a tiger, and a wolf, and a bear, and a webelos. It wasn’t too difficult. The Cub Scout motto is, “Do Your

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April 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 18, 2019.

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Spring 2019 Faith in Motion Begins March 27

Faith in Motion is a an eight week series that includes activities, discussion, and fun for students from 2nd through 7th grade. And the spring 2019 sessions begin on Wednesday, March 27! The spring theme is “Lean on Me”. We will discuss and explore all the great people these kids have to lean on, including

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