9 Apr 2021 0 Comment

The Greatest of These is Love

Author:  Karen Hoover Love bears all things . . . hopes all things, 1 Corinthians 13:7 On Good Friday at 4:30 in the afternoon we entered the sanctuary, having made a COVID timed-entry appointment to see the Butterfly Memorial...
6 Apr 2021 0 Comment

In Memory

In memory of the more than 500,000 people who died from COVID-19 and in honor of their families and the frontline workers who have risked their lives in service to others, members and friends of First Congregational Church folded thousands...
6 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Agape

Author: Nicole Speer I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. ~John 13:34 A couple of months ago I was having tea with a friend when I saw a man walking down...
30 Mar 2021 0 Comment

The Story Doesn’t End Here

Author: Linda Kowatch Today we find ourselves in the midst of Holy Week. Just two days ago we celebrated Palm Sunday as Jesus entered Jerusalem under the triumphal cheers of “Hosanna!” Most of us know some of the other significant...
23 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Help Wanted

Author: Libby Black   At the annual meeting in March the question was asked: What percent of our pledges goes toward Mission and Social Action? My answer is, absolutely, 100%.    Church is a place where we learn to...
18 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Join Us for Holy Week and Easter

Sunday, March 28: Palm/Passion Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. on YouTube We will begin by remembering Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and then turn to join Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer. In preparation for this...
16 Mar 2021 0 Comment

…As Yourself

Author: Pedro S. Silva II He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall...
9 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Let’s Lighten Up

Author: Carolyn Gard   I had a sweatshirt with a similar picture on it. I enjoyed wearing it, and got a lot of smiles. Except for once. A man came up to me and told me it was heresy and that I was going to Hell. I simply walked...
4 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Global Day of Climate Action

March 11, 2021  Many free opportunities are available on this designated day where grassroot organizations of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds are joining together to sound the climate alarm. 11th Hour Calling on March...
2 Mar 2021 0 Comment

Tears For The Living

Author: Nicole Speer But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. ~Luke 23:28 The weight of our collective cross feels particularly heavy this Lenten...