26 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Gratitude

Gratitude   Author: Betsy Barrett   I believe God desires that we be in a state of gratitude as much as possible. Here’s what helps me: Every night before I sleep, I write down five things I’m grateful...
20 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Monthly On-going Small Groups

Connecting in the age of Coronavirus can feel limited. But through the grace of technology and a cadre of volunteers, there are possibilities for us to grow closer as a community even in a time of physical distancing. Below are many of our...
20 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Addressing Racism and Promoting Justice through Community Partnerships

The Board of Missions and Christian Social Action (BMCSA) looks to our covenants in making decisions about fund awards and advocacy efforts on behalf of First Congregational Church. While most of the programs that receive support...
18 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Preparing the Way

Preparing the Way   Author: Eric Malmborg   The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Mark 1:3    I was particularly taken by Pastor Chris’s...
12 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Stewardship

Stewardship Author: Nicole Speer   For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Matthew 6:21   My daughter is the most generous person I know. She rarely wants anything for herself and instead...
7 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Stewardship

First Congregational Church of Boulder Boards Committees and Ministries   The 2019 Annual Report, available at firstcong.net, provides summaries of the activities of each of the boards and committees, and current...
5 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Experience Your New Wine Skin at First Congregational Church

Author: Jeanne Lounsbury   He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no...
29 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Oh Christmas Tree

Author: Deborah Voss This is the story of our Christmas tree, a very special tree and so very 2020. We had actually decided not to get a tree this year. We do so much Advent for the children in our preschool, and at church, that by the...
22 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Watching and Waiting

Author: Karen Hoover As I write this meditation, we are approaching the Fourth Sunday of Advent. And as you are reading this, Christmas Day is fast approaching. The season of waiting — excruciating for children and harried for adults...
15 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Social Greetings: Elbow Bumps Just Don’t Cut It

Author: Larry Dansky “Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 I was recently involved in a Zoom meeting when the discussion focused on “What has been the hardest thing for you to deal with during this...