Backyard school Sundays 11 A.M.
Our virtual Backyard Sunday School keeps Zooming along. Please join us at 11am this Sunday on Zoom for songs, Bible stories, fun and worship. Zoom (meeting ID: 816-382-029)
Please note that we will keep following the spring curriculum plans already in place. If you'd like to know the stories/topics we are discussing or would like some fun ideas that you could try at home to support our Backyard curriculum, click here.
art adventures sundays 1 p.m.
The Art Adventures Forum: Pastor Dave will be leading an online art talk this Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 on Zoom at this link. He will share his favorite art from the city of Rome. Join us for this virtual art tour of one of the world's great cities, and join us again on May 3 as we travel to another city!
climate conversation mondays 7:30 p.m.
The Climate Conversation group hosts a 30-minute discussion via Zoom on Monday evenings, ongoing, at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to join us for the event. Join us at this link. Meeting number -- 916 7590 5997.
On April 27, the group will discuss "The Human Element", a new documentary from the producers of "Racing Extinction" and "Chasing Ice". Environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change, relaying captivating stories from coast-to-coast, inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Sign up to receive an email on April 17 with a password and link to view. You will be able to view the film through April 26.
Tuesday Classes Tuesdays 7:30 P.M.
Join us for adult education classes every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Some weeks we discuss a topic like “Prayer” or “Resurrection”. On other weeks, we work through a curriculum that helps to deepen our understanding of our scriptural and theological tradition.
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER WEDNESDAYS 12 P.M.
All are welcome to join us for a half hour at noon on Wednesdays in the sanctuary for a time of silent prayer. We begin with a brief reading or reflection and then sit in silence together for 20 minutes before closing with a voiced prayer. Join us at this link until we can return to in-person gatherings. Contact Eileen Altman for more information.
STORYTIME THURSDAYS 7 P.M.
The young and the young at heart are invited to join Todd Erickson, Director of Children's Ministries, and Pastor Dave Howell for storytime Thursdays at 7pm on Zoom. We will check in with each other and Todd/Dave will read a story or two as our day winds down and bedtime draws near. Jammies and stuffed animals are welcome! Zoom (meeting ID: 846-419-541)
What to Expect
“Congregational” means a type of church organization, not affiliation. We are a congregational church because of our process, though affiliated freely with the United Church of Christ denomination...
Pastor and Staff
Rev. David Howell has been a part of the First Congregational Church staff since 1997... Dave brings creativity, humor and a passion for the arts to ministry through improvisation, theater, music, and puppetry...
Service and Justice
"What does the Lord request of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8
Diversity of backgrounds
Outreach to our community
Strong Christian education for all
ages, with lively and engaging programs.
A vibrant and varied music, art,
and theater ministry.
Stimulating, challenging, and
welcome to all!