Current Events

Exciting things are happening all the time at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Scroll below to see all the upcoming events and feel free to participate in our faith community!

  • ecumenical thanksgiving service & pie social

    Tuesday November 21st, 7:30pm, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church - This year's Ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be graciously hosted by Gloria Dei. We will be collecting winter coats (new or gently used) and non-perishable food items for the FISH Food Pantry. Please also bring pie or cookies to share. Choir members are invited to participate in a community choir for the service.

  • hope's front door annual toy drive and sale

    Toy Drive - We are currently collecting new and gently used toys, as well as wrapping paper and ribbons & bows. Donations can be dropped off at the Hope's Front Door office on the 6th floor.


    Toy Sale - November 25th & 26th - We are looking for 4 volunteers each day to help wrap presents. Volunteers are asked to bring their own scissors and tape.

  • hanging of the greens

    November 26th, 10:30am, Sanctuary - Join us for this annual tradition to prepare our sanctuary and parlor for the Advent and Christmas season!

  • christian education sermon series

    Sundays October 8th-November 26th, 11:00am, Sanctuary - Following service we'll share open discussion and wrestle with challenging and controversial preaching issues that face the church today.


    October 8th: Why People Hate Organized Religion - Brian McLaren

    October 15th: Borderless Borders - Claudio Carvalhaes

    October 22nd: Confronting Racism Through Preaching - Will Willimon

    November 12th: When the Empire Strikes Back - Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

    November 19th: Relinquishment and Reception - Walter Breuggemann

    November 26th: What the Wing Says - Barbara Brown Taylor

  • caroling to the home-bound

    December 10th, 11:00am, Fellowship Hall - Join us for this annual tradition of the Advent Season. We will meet first for a chili lunch after service and then head out together to bring joyous tidings to our home-bound neighbors.

  • christmas concert

    December 17th, 7:30pm, Sanctuary - Featuring music from the Alleluia Ringers, the Junior Choir, the Chancel Choir, and the Band! Stay after the concert to greet friends and family at the dessert reception in the Parlor.

  • bad girls of the bible

    Thursdays October-November, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Parlor - Join Pastor Kim as we embark on a journey through Bad Girls of the Bible: Exploring Women of Questionable Virtue by Barbara J. Essex. This study explores the traditionally misunderstood or despised women of the Bible and reveals what their stories have to tell us today. Pastor Kim has a limited number of books available for $6 or order a copy on Amazon (don't forget to use your AmazonSmile account!)

  • faith builders group

    Thursdays starting September 14th, 10:00am, Room 502 - a new Christian Education opportunity to share in prayer, read scripture, and share our experiences with it as we grow together as disciples.

  • ucc justice and peace action network

    MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE!! UCC.org examines current justice issues, educates and engages its members in shaping public policy that aligns with God's vision for a just and loving society, and calls us to personal action as the hands and feet of Jesus in the modern world. Follow the link below to sign up to receive weekly justice action alerts via email and/or text!


    Join the Justice and Peace Action Network

  • @amazonsmile

    SAVE THIS LINK BELOW!! Use this AmazonSmile link before starting your online shopping, and Amazon will donate a small percentage of the price of eligible purchases to our church. Every little bit helps!


    AmazonSmile

  • mission a month

    Second Sundays - Our celebration of the work we have done during the last 150 years continues into 2017. Once a month we will highlight a different community service project and offer additional opportunities for those interested to be involved. If you would like to have a particular service project highlighted and lead an activity, please contact Nancy Kupka.


    Sign Up to Volunteer Here

  • We are partnering with St. Luke's Presbyterian, St. Paul's UCC, Mecca House Mosque, and several other local faith communities to minister and aid a refugee family to make a new life here in the United States. Our family is here and volunteers are needed! Include your contact information here if you would like to be involved.


    Please follow these links to see needed supplies:

    Castellum (will need to register with ID and password)

    Target Registry

  • businesses helping church members

    If you need a product or service, please check the Church Members' Business Directory. These businesses contribute financially to our church, so the more business they receive, the more financial support the church receives.


    BUSINESS DIRECTORY

  • Crosswalk

    A podcast that speaks to the challenges of living as a Christian disciple in everyday life and explores issues that are at the forefront of our day-to-day living. Gina Rossetti hosts the show, with in house guest Pastor Scott. Each show also features two area clergy from different faith traditions. Follow the link through the picture here!