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“…We will endeavor to minister to all who suffer, looking for ways to enable peace and justice within the Church and in the world.”

Join the Justice and Peace Action Network!

Banner-YouAreTheLightThe Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet) is the arm through Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ, and it is our denomination’s grassroots advocacy network composed of individual members and local UCC congregations across the country.  The JPANet both educates and engages its members in shaping public policy in keeping with God’s vision of a just and loving society.

JPANet members collectively advocate issues for social change that promote the Common Good. The Global Concerns issue area is shared with staff of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the UCC’s partner in global ministry.  This creates a powerful collective avenue to stay on top of critical issues and to act—through phone calls, letters, and emails to key decision-makers.  

Here’s how to join:  go to http://www.ucc.org/join_the_network and sign up today!  (Scroll down past the photos to find the sign-up form and information).

FCC Stand for Children – Education & Advocacy Team

The Stand for Children team at FCC works to provide accurate information about educational issues in our local school districts and state, opportunities for action, and engagement with others who care about vibrant public education for all children.   For more information, please contact Robin Detmer (rdetmer@gmail.com) and Amy Potter (amyepotter@yahoo.com).

To learn more about Stand for Children or possible ways to assist in supporting productive learning environments for children’s success, please visit stand.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Donation Barrel in Fellowship Hall

There is a St. Vincent de Paul donation barrel for our use in donating clothing, shoes, accessories, books and other small-size donations that are so very important to their mission of assisting the poor. If you are clearing out those cupboards and closets, please consider depositing your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul donation barrel in Fellowship Hall.

What's Happening?

  • Suitcase Ministry
    Suitcase Ministry
    Some of you may remember an intern at First Place Family Center, Andrea, who worked with us during a past Interfaith Shelter. For her high school senior project, she gathered used suitcases for the families at...
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  • Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Calling One, Calling All! Come to the Water! FCC Youth and the core Tasajera team are combining intergenerational forces to grow opportunities to be together in Christ with our brothers and sisters in Hawai’i and El...
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  • Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    It is our church’s turn to assist with food rescue at FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) on Monday, February 19. We meet at 6 p.m. and repackage food from the U of O, local grocery stores, hospitals, and...
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  • Third Act February 19
    Third Act February 19
    Dr. Doug Carnine is a retired Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Oregon. For the past 40 years, Doug has also been a lay leader in the local Buddhist community. Doug will address the...
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  • Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Last spring we announced our proposal to place two modular homes on FCC property to be able to offer transitional housing to families through a St. Vincent de Paul  program called Connections.  We are still working...
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  • Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    All interested singers are invited to participate in Festival Choir! This is a great opportunity for those interested in singing who don’t necessarily want to commit to the year long Chancel Choir membership.  First Congregational Church’s...
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  • Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Have you visited our church and want to know more about us? Please join us for a gathering on Sunday, February 25 at 9 a.m. in the Barber room. This will be a great opportunity to get acquainted...
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  • Photo of Shelter meal prep (Susan B. & Lydia)
    Interfaith Overnight Shelter February 12-26
    Highlighting a Volunteer Need: Night Shift Some people can sleep just about anywhere, under any circumstances. Are you one of these people? We have the job for you! You would be one of two people who...
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  • New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    Updated hearing assisted devices are now available for use in the Wheeler Room, Chapel, and Sanctuary. Whether you use an existing hearing device or would simply like the room’s sound amplified for easier hearing, we’ve got...
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