No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We are an open and affirming congregation!
Lenten Gatherings at First Congregational Church, UCC…
“Good Words for Wednesdays in Lent”
Join us at 12:30 pm in the Parlor for talks provoking the Gospel of Matthew:
April 2nd – The Palms
April 9th – The Passion
(no Session April 16th-regular Wednesday 12:30 Bible Talks resume on April 23rd)
Also join us in the Parlor at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays…
April 2 & 9: Tuning in to the Beatitudes. Receive, explore and share the “Blessings” of Jesus on us from his sermon on the mount (Matthew 5:1-11) in Word and song, reflection on our desert times of distress, happiness and hopefulness.
Holy Week & Easter Services
Maundy Thursday, April 17th
Join us at 7:30 pm in the Parlor for Tenebrae Last Supper and 7 Last Words
Easter Sunday, April 20th
6:30 am – Easter Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden
10:00 am – Easter Worship Service
Then, join us for an Easter Egg hunt following our service!
Don’t Miss Our Next First Sunday Concert Series
May 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Benefit Concert for Homes for Our Troops
Please join us for our next concert, showcasing a variety of music from our Music Director, Patricio Molina, our Choir, and several guest soloists & musicians. The proceeds from this concert will benefit “Homes for Our Troops,” an organization that provides renovations to homes of soldiers who are returning from duty with disabilities, so they can live and freely move about in their homes and be independent. The renovations are made at no cost to the soldier or his family. Recently, they renovated a home in Hillsdale and to date have completed 4 homes in New Jersey, and many more in NY, CT, and PA. For more information about this organization, visit their website: www.hfotusa.org.
A Place for Worship
We meet together to focus our attention on God, giving praise and receiving blessings and inspiration, and spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you experience here.
A Place for Learning
To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only informs us intellectually, but also guides us spirituality, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today.
A Place for Enrichment
For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities — programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this kaleidoscope of activities there’s more than one place where you can contribute and be personally enriched.
A Place for Friendship
Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian community. That’s why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds among the members of our church family — bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another.
We’re happy to have recently installed a stair lift enabling everyone to have safe, easy access from the main parking lot to our upper level in order to attend services and events.
A Place for Service
Just as Jesus Christ came “not to be served, but to serve …,” we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and in the wider community. We look forward to serving you, and we hope to see you again