Rev. Victor Stanley will be preaching this Sunday in Jason's absence on "Singing a Song in the Night," on how we might handle the difficult times of life.
We will NOT be having the class on the app that was originally planned for this Sunday since Jason won't be here.
This week we began a new series inviting us to think about that with which we have been entrusted and how we hold that together. This week we began with "Accountable for the Harvest." You can watch the service here.
It was great to have Ashley Berry from Vita Nova with us on Sunday, October 24th to receive our gift to them of $20,000. Vita Nova is an organization in Palm Beach County that assists young adults experiencing homelessness with housing, life skills, and job preparation. It is a privilege for us to be able to assist them in their work now and in the future.
Join us for donuts, coffee, and conversation in the parlor after worship on the fourth Sunday of the month. Do you have questions for Pastor Jason? Responses to recent worship themes? Thoughts to share on how we practice faith, mercy, and justice together? Maybe you would just like to get to know people better. This is a new opportunity to do just that. We look forward to being
together next Sunday, September 24th.
Thank You! Hustle to End Hunger
Thank you to everyone who ran (Rex & Paisley!), walked, and contributed. We raised over $1500 for CROS Ministries.
In this mini group we will take three weeks to discuss Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey's new book, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier. The book is readily available in multiple formats and venues. Let us know if you need help locating one. We will meet at 6:30 on Thursday evening October 27th - November 10th online and in person at the office. You can
find more information and register here.
For the past 13 years our church has hosted a community meal on Tuesday evenings. As we have been in the process of discerning how we might best serve God and God's people in the future, we feel our Communtiy Dinner is an important part of that work. In addition to a meal, we provde showers, laundry, hair cuts, toiletries, and food pantry. As we begin our dinners again in August,
we need to replenish our pantry. You can help by picking up the following on your next grocery run: Pop-top Canned Fruit, Pop-top Canned Meat, Granola/Snack Bars. You can also donate funds here.
If you would like to help with this ministry by setting up,
serving, or cleaning up, see Susan Peterson.
Practicing Faith, Mercy, and Justice in Community?
Our new church app has been released in the Apple App and Google Play stores just for our church. You can stream our worship services, keep in touch with friends, keep up with events, and financially support First Congregational Church all in one place. We have also just added a gaIlery of pictures and a section just for "Minute Messages." If you are an iphone user, you can download
the app in the App Store, if you have an Android phone, you can download from Google Play.
- Grocery Bags
- Peanut Butter
- Pouches of Tuna and/or chicken
- Canned Vegetables (tab top and/or single serve sizes are
- Ravioli, Spaghetti, Beefaroni (tab top)
- Canned Soups/Stews (tab top)
- Single serve ready to eat meals
We are in desperate need of the following mens' clothing
- T-Shirts sizes L & XL
- Boxer Briefs sizes L & XL
- Athletic shorts sizes L & XL
Dan Hecker, Mark Stanford, Barbara Forsyth, Harvey Littlefield, Gary Sitler,
Terry Ralston, Victor Stanley, Brigitte Ermansons, Barbara Derryberry, Bob Lily
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.
Go to our Facebook page and "like" us. To make sure you see everything from us, go to the pull-down menu and click "Get Notification."
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!