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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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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Hallelujah (Sermon for July 29, 2018)

Oh… David. Our reading from 2 Samuel this morning is one of the most famous stories from the Bible. It’s famous enough to make it into a Leonard Cohen song that’s been covered time and time again. I won’t ruin your morning by singing it, but you know it. You’ve heard it. “Your faith was

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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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Different and Whole and Beautiful (Sermon for July 15, 2018)

On one of my first days here at First Congregational, I spent some time wandering around the building. This isn’t an old building, and you all have been very tidy, but one thing all churches have is a collection of… stuff. If you’re remembering back to last week, I’ve never been to a church that’s

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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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Who We Will Be (Sermon for July 8, 2018)

A couple of years ago, Mariah and I went on vacation to the House on the Rock. If you’ve never been there, I really can’t do it justice. In the 1950s, this guy named Alex Jordan Jr built this crazy museum on Deer Shelter Rock in Wisconsin. There are rooms and gardens and displays, and

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Other People’s Children (Sermon for July 1, 2018)

We are continuing to have some challenges with recording, so there is no audio this week. We’re sorry for any inconvenience! You all know that Mariah and I don’t have children. Now, I’m almost 40, so this happens less often than it used to, but it still happens. Someone asks when we’re going to get

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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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