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  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our pageant to life. We are seeking actors, prop and costume coordinators,...
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  • Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Dear Church Family, Thank you for the most amazing celebration of our 20 years together in shared ministry on October 29. For all of it I thank you: from giving thanks in worship for the journey we have traveled together, to having the opportunity to renew my...
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  • The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree, in the downstairs lobby, is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in two care facilities in our community: in Shelter Care’s Shankle House program for adults with psychiatric disabilities, and adults who...
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  • Women's Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    Women’s Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    All women of the church are warmly welcomed December 10 to Women’s Fellowship, a time of respite from the holiday bustle. Candles and Angel Cards will inspire an evening of reflection and friendship at this traditional Christmas gathering. Please bring a candle in a holder that prevents wax drips...
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  • CAHOOTS Food Drive
    CAHOOTS Food Drive
    FCC supports CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a unique and critical community service coordinated by White Bird Clinic and the City of Eugene. CAHOOTS responds to non-criminal crises, including homelessness, intoxication, disorientation, and mental illness problems. We support CAHOOTS with an on-going collection of...
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Music, singing and special candle lighting for the season on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room.  All are welcome! Volunteers are needed for help setting up. Sign-ups in the lobby, or contact Cin Chubb at drcinchubb@yahoo.com.  ...
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  • FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    A combined choir of 40 FCC singers will present the charming Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 17. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of UO music faculty/students, featuring solos by our own Lisa Morgan and Annika Lindberg, as well...
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  • Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    What gift can we bring to the Christ Child? Our annual Christmas Special Offering will be received on Sunday morning, December 17. This Special Offering will be equally divided between two important efforts of the United Church of Christ: The Christmas Fund and Neighbors in Need. The Christmas Fund provides low-income,...
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  • New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    Would you like to be part of a small group at church? Would you like to dig a little deeper into the scriptures? Disciplines may be for you! The small group lectionary Bible Study group called Disciplines opens to new participants twice per year- in January and...
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  • Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene
    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is well on it’s way to being a reality. The St. Vincent...
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  • Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Each year we are called upon to extend our hospitality to unhoused families who need stability while their children are attending school.  Now, after much discussion and discernment, the FCC Interfaith Overnight Shelter team has decided to host two interfaith shelters for St. Vincent DePaul during 2018: January...
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  • Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    At the Elder Sunday service on October 22, Elder Council member, Jim Brown, issued a “Call to Action”, under the theme of the service, “We were made for these times”.  In his call, he suggested that one thing we as parents and grandparents can do to offer...
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Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!

Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our pageant to life. We are seeking actors, prop and costume coordinators,

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Family Devotional for the week beginning Dec. 3

Hello Families,  Wasn’t yesterday’s Advent Festival just so fun! This is truly one of my favorite Sundays of the whole year. Thank you to Liz Gill for coordinating this and to all the many, many volunteers who made this event possible! Below you will find: Mark Your

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2017 Consecration Luncheon Thank You!

What a blessing to gather at the table with our church family! Sharing food, conversation and a joyful atmosphere, we celebrated our continued support of First Congregational UCC.  I love how the church family steps forward when a need becomes apparent.  From committing to bringing 1 of

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Advent Musical Ministries

We in the music department are excited to share with you the beautiful music that we’ve been working on since October. Here’s what’s coming up… Sunday, December 3: A special “Advent Antiphonal” piece featuring choir, bells, and Joyful Noise children’s choir. A festive way to ‘ring in’

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90+ Luncheon & Wisdom Circles

In the interest of reaching out to and learning from some of our most experienced elders, the FCC Elder Council has begun a series of 3-part Elder Wisdom Circle gatherings in several locations this year for members who are 90 years of age or older.  Two of

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Advent Festival on Dec. 3

All are welcome to join us after worship December 3rd to enjoy all that the Advent Festival has to offer!  This is not a bazaar, but instead an opportunity for you to make, create, eat, and share with your intergenerational church family.  Jump right into the joyful

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Fair Trade Event on Dec. 3

In the Wheeler Room during the Advent Festival you will have the opportunity to visit and purchase community- crafted products from vendors. New this year is Basha, which means “House of Hope,” and beautiful blankets made by women from Bangladesh. Also, merchandise from Cambodia and our own

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Pick up Christmas Wreaths Dec. 3

This is the 19th year FCC is supporting the sale of fresh, hand-tied Christmas wreaths made by the women of Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas (MLP), a Woodburn-based women’s cooperative.  This wreath project provides needed income for farm worker families during a cold time of year and creates opportunities

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Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!

Dear Church Family, Thank you for the most amazing celebration of our 20 years together in shared ministry on October 29. For all of it I thank you: from giving thanks in worship for the journey we have traveled together, to having the opportunity to renew my

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Family Devotional for the week beginning Nov. 26

Can you believe December starts this week? And so does Advent! There are so many opportunities to mark this season at church and at home. You will find family devotional materials below. Below you will find: Mark Your Calendar! Invitation to 9am We Are Family for parents Ideas for

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