Lights of December Parade Sign Up
Saturday, 12/3, 4:15-8:00 pm

Our FCC float will once again be in Boulder’s Lights of December Parade and we invite you all to join us. We are “rebranding” our float this year with the theme: We take PRIDE in Christmas! We will keep our traditional Nativity but add lots of rainbow colors and a rainbow star above the creche. Come and help us show Boulder that First Congregational Church is faithful in all seasons to our Open and Affirming covenant! A potluck starts at 4:15; we get into costumes and lights starting at 5:15 and we meet up with our float at 6pm. While this is traditionally a family event, ALL are welcome to join us! Sign-Up Here!

Jingle Mingle
12/3, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, – Plymouth Hall

Following the Lights of December Parade, join us for a merry Open House! Cookies, Cocoa, Cider, and Crafts. Congregational Bells will be ringing! Santa Claus will be showing up to say, “Hello!”

MLT Forum – Give the Gift of Peace of Mind
Sunday, 12/4, 9:30 to 10:15 – Onsite, In-Person only – Standish Room

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind: Talking About What Gives Your Life Meaning. Everyone, including young people, should share their ideas about what gives life meaning. Let’s start with our own church family! Join the Ministry of Last Things (MLT) to view a few videos that will jump-start a series of vital conversations and increase our comfort level with being mortal and with the many dimensions of end-of-life planning.

Alternative Gift Market
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Stop by the Alternative Gift Market to buy books for literacy in Ethiopia, penicillin in Myanmar, leg braces in the Congo, teddy bears for trauma therapy, and much more. Then pick up gift cards to let someone know you have made a donation in their honor—a truly great Christmas gift! First Congregational has hosted an Alternative Gift Market for 27 years, and our contributions have totaled more than $200,000. Please “be green” and return your catalog to the table so others can use it!

Shop Mindful Works

Tired of giving mass produced items for holiday gifts? If so, stop by the Mindful Works table each Sunday in Advent to find special handmade gifts. Mindful Works, our mission partner, makes these beautiful products which provide job training for those living with persistent mental illness. Also, support Mindful Works financially on Colorado Gives Day, December 6.

Shop Southwestern Art and Jewelry

Vivian and Burke Burbank, members of the Navajo nation and our 2019 Artists in Residence, will be selling their jewelry and southwestern art at this Sunday’s Christmas Markets. Please come by to say hello, and learn about the symbolism found in their art. They would love to meet you!

Christmas Carols at the Chautauqua Winterfest

Our congregation is invited back to Chautauqua Winterfest, to sing carols on Saturday, December 10, at 3:15 pm. We will gather in the park behind the Dining Hall, and sing carols for the visitors passing by. There is no need to sign up. Bring your friends and family along (and please carpool, as parking is an issue), and get ready for a fun afternoon. Kajsa will bring music for everyone. Welcome!

Music Sunday
Sunday, 12/11 at 10:30 am Worship – Sanctuary and YouTube

Join our Chancel Choir and Faith Singers with orchestra as they sing “Requiem for the Living.” Traditionally, a Requiem is a prayer for the deceased, but composer Dan Forrest has composed this work as a prayer for light, peace, and rest for the living so that it serves as an expression of our hopeful longing in the season of Advent.