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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?

  • Roundtable clipart
    Worship Roundtable on Sunday, October 22
    Worship is part of our service to God as a Christian community. Traditionally worship–liturgy (from the Greek word “leitougia”)–is “the work of the people.” As we continue to live into our call to develop worship experiences...
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  • Photo of Pastor Melanie Oommen
    Pastor Melanie Oommen 20th Anniversary Bash Oct. 29
    Join us for this very special Sunday. There will be a delicious luncheon thanks to Chef Patty!  Please sign up for the lunch by clicking on the SignUp Button on the right. Melanie asked for Mid-West Homestyle...
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  • Special Guest Preacher  Sunday, October 29
    Special Guest Preacher Sunday, October 29
    The Rev. Molly Carlson began her ministry in the Central Pacific Conference as our new Designated Term Conference Minister on August 15. Molly brings great energy and passion to her ministerial work. We are excited about having...
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  • Photo of pumpkin carving
    Intergenerational Fun: Pizza and Pumpkin Carving Oct. 29
    Wear your costume, bring your pumpkin, and join us for pizza and pumpkin carving in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. All pumpkin carving supplies will be provided! This is a wonderful...
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  • Time to share your talent with FCC
    Time to share your talent with FCC
    Make your church community stronger with your involvement. It takes a village! What are your areas of interest?  How can you support the many events at church? Opportunities to share your time and talents are varied...
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  • Is your pledge up to date?
    Is your pledge up to date?
    2017 Budget Update: At two-thirds of the year completed, we are at 58.55% of our pledged donations, as opposed to 66.67% of where we would like to be at this time in the budget year....
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  • NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    Position Description for Childcare Supervisor The care of our young children is a vital ministry of First Congregational Church. The Childcare Supervisor will provide leadership, coordination, training, and supervision related to the church childcare needs. The...
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  • UCC 3 great loves, a just world for all
    A Journey Begins…
    The United Church of Christ has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is our denomination’s opportunity to...
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  • Next Festival Choir rehearsal Nov. 5
    Next Festival Choir rehearsal Nov. 5
    You are invited to participate in a wonderful upcoming musical opportunity in the life of our church The FESTIVAL CHOIR will begin work on the Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat, a charming Baroque-era piece that we will present in the December 17 worship service...
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Upcoming Events

  • Pancake Breakfast by CPS
    October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Our Whole Lives Facilitators Training
    October 27, 2017-October 29, 2017 @ 
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  • Melanie's 20th Anniversary
    October 29, 2017
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  • Worship:Guest Preacher
    October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Melanie's 20th Ann. Bash
    October 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Pizza, Pumpkin Carving, and Haunted Stage
    October 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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