11 Jul 2018 0 Comment

Demoralized or De-moralized?

By: Karen Hoover Ephesians 6:10-16 Like many, I’ve been working hard to maintain my equilibrium in the face of all the change that is hemorrhaging out of our nation’s capital. But then came the horrifying news that...
5 Jul 2018 0 Comment

Statement of Faith: Who is God?

By: Andrew Cone Andrew Cone was part of the group of confirmands this year. As part of their commitment to the church, each of our youth in this confirmation class was asked to write a statement of faith. Several confirmands shared...
28 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Tending Roses

By: Diana Shellenberger After living in this house for 18 years, only today I discovered this pink rose bush. Because it’s located within a tangle of red rose bushes along the south side of the house, I might be forgiven for not...
21 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Feeling Overwhelmed

By: Kajsa Teitelbaum I tend to think of myself as a rather positive person, with a bright outlook on life and the future; however, lately, I have been struggling with keeping that attitude. There is simply too much conflict, evil, and...
19 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Imaginary Maps Exhibit: Expeditions to Uncover Apocryphal, Unsubstantiated and Forbidden Places

Imaginary Maps stretches across the borders of traditional cartography to take us on fascinating, insightful journeys meant to intrigue and inspire. The exhibition is a kind of atlas, or, more accurately, an anti-atlas, whose...
19 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Lilly Peer Learning Project in Worship and Music Begins June 22

First Congregational Church has been selected to participate in a pilot project of the Church Music Institute designed to engage and energize churches and their leaders in new forms of vital worship. There are six facets to our...
19 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Welcome – Rev. Matthew Benz-Whittington, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The search committee is happy to announce that we have found our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries!  We started this process in October with the committee formation, followed by planning, information gathering, including...
6 Jun 2018 0 Comment

A New View

By: Carolyn Gard I sit in the front row of the choir, which gives me a great view. If I look to the left, I can see the congregation and check up on who’s there. To the right, I get a close-up of the flowers, the parament, and the...
30 May 2018 0 Comment

Let the Little Children Come to Me

By: Nancy Wade Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 The Kindergarteners of First Cong taught me much during the past six...
18 May 2018 0 Comment

Call and Response

By: Betsy Barrett This piece begins with my journaling, then becomes what I call “God Writing” … when I write to God and God responds.   The sun is shining down on me. My face feels warm and I love sitting with my pen moving...