The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home.
The Season “Celebration” begins on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, beloved by many Christian denominations.
This Sunday, we explored storms, both of weather and of life. Unfortunately, because of technical issues we don't have a recording of the service. Next Sunday, we
observe Cosmos Sunday and the Wisdom resident in all creation. You can find tools to help prepare for worship here.
Find the Order of Worship here.
Dot Zook has had pneumonia and other health challenges. She would love to hear from her Lake Worth friends. You can call her at 561-512-5281 and you can drop her a note at 736 Fairway Rd, Woodway, TX 76712-3308.
This fall we will take a long, leisurely time with a short but powerful book, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, by Cynthia Bourgeault. We will meet via
Zoom on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30, taking a chapter each week, foraging for insights and discerning practices we can apply to our own lives. We are looking forward to taking this journey together. You can find more information on our website.
Saturday, October 1, is the annual Hustle to End Hunger, raising money for CROS Ministries. Our church
will once again be participating. If you would like to register to walk or run you can do so here. Make sure you indicate during registration that you are with our First Congregational Team. Our goal is to
raise $1500. You can donate here.
Feast of St. Francis & Pet Blessing
Join us on Sunday morning, October 2, at 10:30 as we worship outside at Tiger Territory Urban Forest, located at 706 8th Avenue North, in Lake Worth. We will
conclude our Season of Creation by celebrating the Feast of St. Francis. You are invited to bring your pet, appropriately leashed or contained, for a blessing. We will also observe Teilhard de Chardin’s “Mass on the World” for our communion together. We are looking forward to the time together!
Thursdays for the Soul
Each Thursday afternoon, the national United Church of Christ hosts Thursdays for the Soul. Today they will be sharing "Shared Learning From Gun Violence
Ministries." You can find out more information and register here.
Youth Mindfulness Group
Each Sunday from 10:30 – 12:00, a youth mindfulness group meets at our church on 1415 North K Street and at Tiger Territory Urban Forest at 706 8th Avenue North in Lake Worth Beach.
· This group is for teenagers who want to develop mindfulness skills.
· Mindfulness can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help improve grades, sports skills, and relationships.
· Group co-teachers are Pablo del Real and graduates of Mindfulness Training courses.
· No cost to join.
· Youth group meetings are Sundays 10:30 am to
· Group meets at First Congregational Church of Lake Worth, 1415 North K Street, Lake Worth Beach 33460.
· Community service hours available.
For more information and to register, go
Answer the Call for Hygiene Kits
From September 18-October 9, the Women’s Fellowship is collecting items or monetary donations for HYGIENE KITS that are delivered by the Church
World Service, Inc. when people are forced to abruptly leave their homes because of emergencies. They may not have time to pack the things they use on a daily basis like toothbrushes or soap. But after a few days without these items, they definitely miss them. Hygiene kits offer a refreshing daily boost for someone when supplies are hard to come by.
THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC ITEMS ARE NEEDED FOR THE
· Hand towels ( approximately 15-16” x 28-32”)
· Wide-tooth combs
· Fingernail or toenail clippers
· Bath-sized bars of soap (individually wrapped)
· Tooth brushes (individually packaged)
· Standard-size Band-Aids
We Need Empty Prescription Bottles
Our Food Pantry needs your love. We have seen an increase in our Tuesday night visitors and we are in need of the following items. Anything you can do to help support this important ministry will be greatly appreciated.
- Peanut Butter
- Pouches of Tuna and/or chicken
- Canned Vegetables (tab top and/or single serve sizes are best)
- Ravioli, Spaghetti, Beefaroni (tab top)
- Canned Soups/Stews (tab top)
- Single serve ready to eat meals
Dan Hecker, Mark Stanford, Barbara Forsyth,
Harvey Littlefield, Gary Sitler, Bob Davis, Terry Ralston,
Victor Stanley, Bob and Gail Howell, Brigitte Ermansons,
Emma McDonald, Cathy Austen, Phil and Nancy Johnson,
Taylor West, Jr., Pat Gregg, Dorothy Zook
Thursday Morning Chat & Fellowship
Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:00 for virtual chat and fellowship in our “virtual parlor.”
You can join us by clicking here. The password, if you need it, is fcclw. If you join us by computer, clicking the link will download the necessary software and take you right into the “parlor.” If you are joining on your smart phone or pad, you will need to download the Zoom app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can also call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 718 419 400 and then Passcode: 839769.
Connect with our congregation and community through our YouTube channel. Watch (and share) sermon and
teaching videos, as well as videos from our life together. Be sure to subscribe and share with others.
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As much as we love gathering together on Sundays, there are times when we are out of town or unable to be together in person. You can watch our worship service live on Facebook right on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. At 10:30 on Sunday, just head over to our Facebook page and join us!
Have you explored the opportunity of electronic giving? You can choose to have a set amount taken from your bank account on a regular basis or you can make a one (or more) time gift by checking account or credit card on our website. Your regular electronic giving means that your
gift is available for ministry even when you are away (or forgot your checkbook!). Thank you for your continued support of the ministry of First Congregational Church!