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Elder Council

EldersThe Elder Council was formed in February 2012 to define and develop a ministry at FCUCC that addresses spiritual dimensions of aging and related issues in the second half of life.

With the belief that aging comes not only with inevitable changes and challenges but also with the potential for much spiritual growth and fulfillment, the Elder Council, working with other groups within the congregation, seeks to support a range of aging-related programs and opportunities, including intergenerational activities, that focus on important issues in the second half of life.  Elder Council activities include the annual Elder Sunday celebration, monthly Third Act luncheons and periodic discussion groups and forums on topics related to aging and spirituality.

For more information about the Elder Council—or to share your thoughts about a ministry on aging—please contact the Elder Council facilitator, Stan Paine (scp6949@gmail.com) or Pastor Janet Scott.

Elder Sunday

An annual service of worship planned and presented by members of the Elder Council and other elder members of the congregation.  This service highlights the wisdom of our elders and offers leadership and insight borne of life experience to the congregation.
Elder Council mission statement (adopted May, 2013)

The mission (purpose) of the Elder Council at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eugene, is to embrace aging as a spiritual journey throughout one’s lifetime, to learn and share the lessons and resources of aging and to offer to the congregation the wisdom and gifts of eldership.

What's Happening?

  • New Grief Group - learn more Sept. 24
    New Grief Group – learn more Sept. 24
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    Rummage Sale on Sept. 23 Supports Missions
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  • Book "Companions in Christ: The Way of Grace"
    Fall Spiritual Formation class: Way of Grace intro Sept. 27
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    World Communion Sunday ~ October 1
    We join with Christian communities all over the world in sharing the bread and cup on World Communion Sunday on October 1. That day we will lift up our partnership with the community of Tasajera, El Salvador....
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  • Photo of FCC team on Crop walk 2016
    CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 1
    The annual CROP Hunger Walk (3 or 1 mile options) will take place Sunday, October 1, in Alton Baker Park. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at the shelter. Gather with our church family for a photo...
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  • Wednesday Night Connections begins Oct. 4th
    Wednesday Night Connections begins Oct. 4th
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  • Women's Fellowship Group ~ Resumes October 8
    Women’s Fellowship Group ~ Resumes October 8
     All women of the church are warmly invited to the first meeting of the Women’s Fellowship on Sunday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Barber room.  We will share summer memories and make plans for the year.  Questions?...
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    Disaster Relief Opportunities
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  • Four wonderful Bible Studies begin soon
    Four wonderful Bible Studies begin soon
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    “Rise Up! A Woman’s Guide to Shining Your Light in Dark Times” October 6-8
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Upcoming Events

  • The Way of Grace introduction
    September 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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  • 8th Grade OWL Parent Only Orientation
    September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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