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  • Join the Third Sunday Choir February 18
    Join the Third Sunday Choir February 18
    All interested singers are invited to join us in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. to learn a fun gospel piece, “Lift Them Up”, (with Vicki tearing it up on the keyboard) to sing in that morning’s worship service....
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  • photo of wrapped Easter candy
    Easter Candy Needed
    Can you believe it?! It is already time to start thinking about our Easter festivities! We are in need of your donations of Easter candy for all of our Easter egg hunts. Please consider picking up a bag the next time you are at the store and...
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  • 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 First Place Family Center so they wouldn’t have to carry all...
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  • Family Devotional for the week beginning February 11
    Family Devotional for the week beginning February 11
    Hello Families, The season of Lent starts Wednesday! Below you will find: Your Help Needed Mark Your Calendar! Invitation to 9am We Are Family for parents Ideas for worshiping with children (Lenten Candle Lighters Needed!) Sunday school text and background info Family faith sharing activities for 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 Salvador. We will be hosting a fun-filled multi-generational Talent Show, Dinner...
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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 other sources. This is just one way FFLC helps those in...
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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 topic of aging and spirituality in the Buddhist tradition and will...
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  • Church Office Staff Update
    Church Office Staff Update
    We now have a fully staffed church office. Dana Clark, our Director of Fellowship Ministries, is now a full-time staff member. She will continue to work with the congregation in creating and informing us about opportunities to find unique ministry moments within the church for all our...
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  • Family Devotional for the week beginning Feb. 4
    Family Devotional for the week beginning Feb. 4
    Hello Families, I hope you are enjoying this sunny weather! Below you will find: Your Help Needed Mark Your Calendar! Invitation to 9am We Are Family for parents Ideas for worshiping with children (Lenten Candle Lighters Needed!) Sunday school text and background info Family faith sharing activities for at home  ...
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    Souper Bowl Sunday ~ February 4 
    February 4 is Souper Bowl Sunday at church. Our Middle School Youth Group will be collecting donations in their soup pots after worship. Donations will go toward supporting the Fourth Sunday Breakfast. FCC partners with numerous faith organizations and Food for Lane County to provide a large...
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  • Sacred Conversations presents: “Courage to Show Up” Feb. 7th
    Sacred Conversations presents: “Courage to Show Up” Feb. 7th
    “Courage to Show Up” with bestselling author Brené Brown  and community activist DeRay McKesson Join your church family for the conclusion of our series on having loving conversations that matter. We are pleased that Riverside Church in New York City has offered to share with us a conversation...
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  • Return sewn Pillowcase Packets on February 11th
    Return sewn Pillowcase Packets on February 11th
    Please help us with our Pillowcase Ministry through which we give a new pillow and pillowcase to each of our interfaith shelter guests. You may pick up a packet complete with cut fabric and instructions in the Lobby on Feb. 4. We ask that you sew the pillowcase...
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  • You are invited to SVdP's Youth House grand opening Feb. 1
    You are invited to SVdP’s Youth House grand opening Feb. 1
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  • Thank you, Mary Mowday
    Thank you, Mary Mowday
    Mary Mowday is stepping down from coordinating our congregation volunteers for service with the Food for Lane County (FFLC) food rescue program. She served in this role for over 15 years. First Congregational Church volunteers meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the...
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  • Congregational Preschool's Carnival and Silent Auction Feb. 9
    Congregational Preschool’s Carnival and Silent Auction Feb. 9
      There will be crafts, various games including a cake walk, face painting and a raffle for the kids. Adults can enjoy the silent auction and wine wall.  Please join us! Congregational Preschool’s Annual Carnival & Silent Auction is Friday, February 9 from 5 – 8 p.m. Admission is $30 for a...
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  • Women's Fellowship Group: "Honor Flight" on Feb. 11
    Women’s Fellowship Group: “Honor Flight” on Feb. 11
    The Women’s Fellowship will be gathering on Sunday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in the Barber Room. Our presenters will be Margaret Hadaway and her husband George Jobanek. They recently participated in the Honor Flight. Honor Flight provides escorts for World War II veterans to Washington D.C....
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  • Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14
    Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14
    Ash Wednesday Services at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm On Wednesday evening, February 14, the season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday we remember our own mortality and and seek forgiveness. We do this through a simple and moving ritual of marking one another...
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  • Spirituality Retreat March 16-18
    Spirituality Retreat March 16-18
    Are you feeling a little depleted? Worn down by life circumstances?  Spiritually hungry for more? Craving some quiet or time alone? You are invited to join in the feast: the feast of spiritual practices and nurturing. There will be time for rest and contemplation plus time together to...
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  • High School Youth Coast Retreat  February 16 – 18
    High School Youth Coast Retreat February 16 – 18
    Calling all youth grades 9-12! Please sign up by February 9 for our retreat on the Oregon Coast in Waldport during President’s Day Weekend, February 16 – 18. We will meet and leave from church on Friday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. Please eat dinner before coming...
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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 towards this goal.  However, we have found that getting approval for...
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  • Christmas Wreath Hoop return in February
    Christmas Wreath Hoop return in February
    If you purchased a wreath this holiday season from the Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas (MLP) cooperative, thank you! They make such beautiful holiday wreaths. Through the month of February, we will have a basket accepting returns of the metal hoop the wreath is woven into. Please consider bringing...
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  • Church Board News
    Church Board News
    Board Thank you The Church Board thanks everyone who attended the annual meeting in January. We appreciate your interest and support.  Any Church member is welcome to attend Board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Library.     Cub Scout Group...
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  • Joyful Noise February 4th
    Joyful Noise February 4th
    Joyful Noise Children’s Choir will sing in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, February 4. Joyful Noise will practice that morning in the sanctuary at 8:30 a.m.  ...
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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 Festival Choir will present a Taize-style worship service on Sunday, March...
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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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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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