• Church Profile posted for Lead Pastor
    Church Profile posted for Lead Pastor
    We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who provided comments, edits, and feedback on the profile for the Lead Pastor position. Your input has been invaluable as we move forward in this important search process. The search team is pivoting to prepare to...
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  • Social Justice and Witness ~ April 2024
    Social Justice and Witness ~ April 2024
    In April, the Social Justice and Witness (SJW) committee voted to endorse the work of Outreach Theater, a newly forming theater group with several FCC members. They hope to use theater to increase understanding of the issues that are polarizing our community such as homophobia, racism and...
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  • Treasurer’s Report for April 2024
    Treasurer’s Report for April 2024
    With the completion of the first quarter of 2024, I reviewed church income in the context of the past two years. The Finance Committee and my term as Treasurer began in the last quarter of 2022. At that time the church was facing an over-extended budget. The...
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  • From the board…May 2024
    From the board…May 2024
    April certainly was a month of watching many of our ideas and plans come to fruition. We continue to experience FCC becoming the vibrant, energized, and spiritually grounded church that people expressed hope for during our transition period. The Board has been in the middle of each...
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  • Pastor's May letter: Signs of Life
    Pastor’s May letter: Signs of Life
    I am welcoming springtime this year with extra enthusiasm. The dark, long, wet, gray of the Pacific Northwest is a particular challenge for me as a Coloradan used to more sun. And there is more to celebrate than the amazing blossoms and return of more sunshine to...
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  • Lectionary Text for May 2024
    Lectionary Text for May 2024
    May 5Friends TogetherJohn 15:9-17 May 12Guided in PrayerJohn 17:6-19 May 19Spirit for AllActs 2:1-21 May 26Mysterious EncounterJohn 3:1-17...
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  • All Church Camp (Aug. 16-18) Early Bird Special!
    All Church Camp (Aug. 16-18) Early Bird Special!
    Register for All Church Camp by Monday, June 10, and save! Early Bird Prices: Adult 12+ $80; Children 4-11 $60; Children 0-3 Free After June 10: Adult 12+ $90; Children 4-11 $60; Children 0-3 Free Personal Tent/Camper Prices: Adult 12+ $60; Children 4-11 $40; Children 0-3 Free...
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  • News from Sierra Service Project
    News from Sierra Service Project
    Our Youth Advisory Council gathered from four states for its second annual retreat in January. We thought you might like to hear the voices of some of the most important people in our work…the youth! (Click the button below for a short video…see if you recognize our FCC youth...
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  • Photo of sign to Camp Adams
    Camp Adams – Summer Youth Camp Sessions
    Connecting kids with themselves, their faith community, and their world! Our summer camps at Camp Adams are designed to provide a traditional “sleep-away” summer camp experience for youth wrapped within the fundamental ideals of the United Church of Christ faith tradition: extravagant welcome for all and the...
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  • Rethink Children / Youth Ministry Online Summit: May 20 - 24
    Rethink Children / Youth Ministry Online Summit: May 20 – 24
    “The most consistent lament we hear from congregations is the yearning for families with young children to return to the church. As congregational consultants, they call asking, ‘Can you help us get families with young kids to come back?’ ” said Rev. Cameron Trimble, CEO of Convergence....
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  • Youth and Family Programs have the Power to be Transformative for all of Life!
    Youth and Family Programs have the Power to be Transformative for all of Life!
    The information shared from you through all church surveys, healing conversations, and calling conversations is that we as a church want more families to be part of our community. This is work to do together. I ask us to consider: How do we become a church that...
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  • Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for SSP May 19
    Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for SSP May 19
    All are invited to join us immediately following worship on Sunday, May 19 for our annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser to help send our ’Ohana Youth on our 2024 Sierra Service Project trip. With many days of hard work, miles of driving and a cost of $675...
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  • “The Power of the Holy Spirit”
    “The Power of the Holy Spirit”
    May Adult Education at FCC What is the Holy Spirit? According to the Book of Acts, it was a primary energizing motivator to the apostles who went around “baptizing in the Holy Spirit,” largely by the laying on of hands, and Paul speaks at length in his...
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  • Elkins-Nelson Scholarship Grant Applications due May 15
    Elkins-Nelson Scholarship Grant Applications due May 15
    More than 50 years ago, Bill and Connie Elkins donated shares of stock valued at $24,000 to establish an Endowment Fund to help make a critical difference for deserving students in funding their undergraduate degree or specialized vocational studies. This Endowment Fund was further enriched in 1999...
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  • Wednesday Night Connections May 22
    Wednesday Night Connections May 22
    Join us for dinner in May before we slow down and meet a bit less in the summer. We have hearty and delicious meals coming up. Please indicate dietary restrictions in the comments when signing up. Accommodations are available to welcome all. Join us for a warm,...
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  • Personal Green Choices: Plastic
    Personal Green Choices: Plastic
    by Marilyn Flick The fourth United Nations meeting of 175 countries to draft a global treaty to curb the explosive growth of plastic pollution by the end of 2024 is going on currently in Canada. In the meantime, make your personal commitment to use less plastic: You...
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  •  Aging & Spirituality Conversation Circle in May
     Aging & Spirituality Conversation Circle in May
    What if aging could be thought of as a spiritual path or process – one leading to greater spiritual growth and fulfillment in the Third Act of life, rather than as merely a time of diminishment and decline, which our culture so often conveys? Join members of...
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  • Seekers begins April 26!
    Seekers begins April 26!
    An eight week Spring session of Seekers is starting April 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. It will be every Friday, April 26 through June 14.  At our first meeting we will create a safe and sacred space as a circle, delve into what...
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  • First Saturday Garden Work Party - June1
    First Saturday Garden Work Party – June1
    Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon Please put the work party on your calendar to come to your church for a little landscape maintenance.  It’s fun, healthy and rewarding to work together to create a welcoming approach for our FCC family and visitors. And we really need more...
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  • Save the date as FCC celebrates 135 years together!
    Save the date as FCC celebrates 135 years together!
    Join us on June 2 as we gather for a celebration luncheon following worship to honor the 135th anniversary of our church. There will be music, great food and a time to fellowship together. Watch for our continued history highlights in the church daily email twice a...
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  • Pastor's letter: Be an Easter People
    Pastor’s letter: Be an Easter People
    Easter is a mystery. It was wonderful to have so many people in worship on Easter Sunday to engage this mystery once again. There is certainly much we don’t know. The early church as evidenced by the canonical Gospels tells different kinds of resurrection stories about the...
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  • New Addition to Family of Bells!
    New Addition to Family of Bells!
    FUN FACTS: The tradition of using bells in worship goes back centuries, and the use of hand bells dates to the 16th century. The modern handbell was developed around the turn of the 18th century in England and handbells were first brought to the United States in...
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  • Parkside Homes
    Parkside Homes
    The two Parkside homes on the south side of FCC property are currently occupied. For those new to our congregation, Saint Vincent de Paul owns and maintains the homes and placed them at our request. The current residents at Parkside are low-income persons in SVdP’s affordable permanent...
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  • Calling Conversations
    Calling Conversations
    Key Characteristics for Successful Pastor During the 2023 Calling Conversations and subsequent table discussions, congregational members had the opportunity to express their priorities for the essential characteristics needed in our new settled pastor. These characteristics have been shared with the FCC Church Board and with members of...
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