Lectionary Text for December 2023

December 3Where Are You, God?Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 December 10Messengers of HopeIsaiah 40:1-11 December 17Shouts of JoyPsalm 126 December 24Birthing a PromiseLuke 1:26-38 December 31Long-Awaited GiftLuke 2:22-40

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Music Ministries December 2023

Dear all, One of the most important aspects of my work as a Director of Music Ministries is to choose music that supports the message of the day. Having AllComers Sundays on third Sundays often makes it difficult to find music that both fits the message and

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Green Line: Visit Antarctica? Maybe Not

By Brenda Johnson Kame’enui Imagine being a passenger on expedition to Antarctica on a very large ship. Only Ernest Shackleton and crew could survive the 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in a 22-foot boat in open seas, facing hurricane-force winds, waves up to 100

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FCC Provides Meals for Egan Warming Center

The amazing volunteers at First Congregational Church have agreed to expand their nurturing cooking to include Egan Warming Centers this year. This group has been providing hot nourishing meals for families at St Vincent de Paul’s Family Annex . Now, with funds provided by FCC through the

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Treasurer’s Report for November 2023

The budget may come out balanced this year if all outstanding pledges are received. Some natural variations in the budget seems to have reduced or eliminated the use of the final $5,000 of expected cash reserves. In 2024, the church will need $575,000 in pledges to create

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A Celebration of Life for Priscilla Josephine Gould

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall First Congregational Church, Eugene March 31, 1953 – September 29, 2023 Priscilla Josephine Gould was born March 31, 1953 to Naomi and Ralph Gould in Alton, Illinois. Naomi and Ralph were musicians, and met

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