Education

We are a learning congregation. From Bible studies to occasional seminars and classes, we are always working to deepen our faith and learn about our world.

Bible Studies

The Bible is a central part of Christian life. At First Congregational United Church of Christ, we take the Bible seriously, not literally. And part of how we do that is by spending time studying Biblical stories.

Our Bible study is on hiatus right now. We’ll be back in the spring!

Book Studies

We have occasional studies on influential books. Past books have included Rachel Held Evans’s Searching for Sunday  and Amy Hollingsworth’s The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers.

During Lent, we’ll be reading selections from Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race.

From the Amazon page: Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair, and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

These studies meet on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

  • March 4: Chapters 1 and 2
  • March 11: Chapters 3 and 4
  • March 18: Chapters 6, 7, and 8
  • March 25: Chapters 9 and 10
  • April 1: Chapters 11 and 12
  • April 8: Chapters 16 and 17

I Have Questions!

Faith isn’t always simple. We all have questions about what we believe and why we do certain things. I Have Questions is an occasional series of lunchtime talks and conversations about those deep questions of faith, led by Pastor Chris. Please join us, and feel free to bring a lunch!

Do you have a question about faith? Leave it in the box located near the memorial window in the lounge area.

Join Pastor Chris to learn about how we got our Bible.

What is post-modernism? What does ‘post-Christian’ mean? Join Pastor Chris as he discusses these two complicated ideas and what they mean for us.

It’s a Christian doctrine that you almost can’t talk about without wandering into heresy! Join Pastor Chris as he attempts to explain the mystery of the trinity.