• FCC Book Club offering!
    FCC Book Club offering!
    The church book club begins discussion of The Book of Joy on September 19. We meet on Zoom Mondays at 10 a.m.(The Zoom link is available in the Daily All Church Emails).This New York Times best seller describes a meeting between two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, His Holiness the...
    Read more
  • Sunday Worship will be BIG on September 25!
    Sunday Worship will be BIG on September 25!
    Sunday, September 25th will be a special time of worship as we welcome churches from the entire conference to our local building. That means worship will include some elements that may be new or different than what we’re used to experiencing. Come worship together with our siblings,...
    Read more
  • Central Pacific Conference Annual Gathering
    Central Pacific Conference Annual Gathering
    Sept. 23 – 25 at Eugene’s FCC this year! We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the CPC Annual Gathering this year…the first in-person Annual Gathering in two years! The meeting will be held September 23 – 25, concluding on Sunday with a special worship service experience. Stay tuned for updates...
    Read more
  • Yoga with Cari Lyn
    Yoga with Cari Lyn
    Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. May all Beings be Happy and Free Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu Our Practice You are invited to join us, no experience necessary. Please join the Zoom waiting room 5-10 minutes early to greet one another. For privacy of all participants your video...
    Read more
  • Way of Forgiveness Small Group Experience
    Way of Forgiveness Small Group Experience
    Were you a participant in the Companions in Christ series held several years ago? Did you hear about it from friends and wish you had signed up? We have a new opportunity for spiritual formation from the same people who created Companions in Christ. The Way of Forgiveness is an 8-week...
    Read more
  • Lectionary Texts July 2022
    Lectionary Texts July 2022
    July 3 2 Kings 5:1-14 Surprising Prophets July 10 Caring Neighbors Luke 10:25-37 July 17 Word and Work Luke 10:38-42 July 24 Shaped by Prayer Luke 11:1-13 July 31 Soul Investment Luke 12:13-21...
    Read more
  • Our Global Mission to Tasajera, El Salvador
    Our Global Mission to Tasajera, El Salvador
    For the past decade our church has experienced a wonderful global partnership with the country of El Salvador primarily through our ability to visit the country and interact with citizens of the island community of Tasajera. We have watched dreams for improved health care and education combine...
    Read more
  • The COVID-19 Safety Response as of 7-7-22
    The COVID-19 Safety Response as of 7-7-22
    Where are we now and what’s ahead? The FCC COVID Safety Protocol Committee has been meeting weekly since last summer to review ongoing community COVID transmission data and develop our church building and worship protocols based on the results. Our goal is to develop, and continually review...
    Read more
  • Green Line
    Green Line
    What About Food Waste? Food waste occurs all along the food chain, but the largest waste comes from consumer-facing businesses. A restaurant’s broad menu of dishes that may not be ordered and huge portions designed to attract customers are big sources of waste. Food safety regulations require...
    Read more
  • Social Justice and Witness News
    Social Justice and Witness News
    The Social Justice and Witness committee asks that you think about our church sponsored Little Free Pantry and our collection for CAHOOTS when you make those trips to the store. There is always a need for food for the both the Pantry and CAHOOTS. What specifically is...
    Read more
  • Treasurer's Report
    Treasurer’s Report
    Greetings FCC Family! We’re excited to share an update about our financial health. Many thanks to Kim Dorr, church bookkeeper, for collaborating with me to bring this to you. We hope this is helpful as we continue to feel excitement about our mission and future. 1. Our...
    Read more
  • From the Board...
    From the Board…
    Greetings from Dan Close, Moderator of the FCC Church Board. It has been a little over two weeks since the Annual Meeting where the new church board members plus board Moderator and Vice Moderator were elected by a vote of the church members present at the meeting...
    Read more
  • News from the Facilities Committee
    News from the Facilities Committee
    We bid farewell in April to Frank Spangler, our church’s cheerful and resourceful Facilities Manager, who relocated to Minnesota. When Frank stepped into this role last July, all was quiet in the church, and yet the buzz was building for the congregation and others to return to...
    Read more
  • Reducing Gun Violence
    Reducing Gun Violence
    LEVO (Lift Every Voice Oregon), an interfaith group that seeks to reduce gun violence, continues its push to collect signatures to get a gun safety measure on the November ballot. Originally, the goal was to collect signatures for two initiatives, one to ban assault weapons and one to...
    Read more
  • Green Line
    Green Line
    A commercial leaf blower emits as much smog-forming pollution in one hour as driving a 2016 Toyota Camry about 1,100 miles. Multiply this by hundreds of blowers in the course of a week, and we understand one small-but-large contribution to Eugene-Springfield’s rating among the worst for air...
    Read more
  • FCC COVID Protocol Committee
    FCC COVID Protocol Committee
    The purpose of the COVID Protocol Committee is to develop, and continually review and evaluate, our safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic based on the available scientific data. We will protect the health of our congregation to the extent possible, keeping in mind the physical, emotional and...
    Read more
  • Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    How to Get Straight A’s in Climate Citizenship (AAA) It’s too easy to think that there is little we can do as individuals to help alleviate our planet’s current climate concerns. But actually there is much we each can do to be part of the climate solution, and not just...
    Read more
  • FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    You! Yes, You! Yes, you CAN! with Climate Action Now Much has been written about the very serious nature of the growing climate crisis here on Planet Earth. But perhaps not enough has yet been written to spur us to bold, clear and consistent advocacy on behalf of this place we call...
    Read more
  • New to First Congregational?
    New to First Congregational?
    Greetings First Congregational Family! If you’re new (like me) to this church family here’s an exciting opportunity to connect!  Beginning May 11, I’ll be hosting a New Member Group that will meet for 8 sessions. This is a closed group with a maximum capacity of 12, meaning...
    Read more
  • FCC is Seeking New Full-Time Facilities Manager
    FCC is Seeking New Full-Time Facilities Manager
    Last month, we were very sorry to see our Facilities Manager, Frank Spangler, move to MN.  So, we are seeking applicants for the position of facilities manager.  QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills and is flexible and eager to problem solve on the...
    Read more
  • FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    Climate “Denial-ism” vs. “Doom-ism” vs. “Do-ism”… Okay, maybe that’s stretching the alliteration just a bit too far, but let us explain. *There are those who deny that climate change is real. We beg to differ. *There are those who acknowledge climate change, but who think that things are...
    Read more
  • FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    Reflections on Earth Day, 2022 As we observe Earth Week this week, let us take a moment to reflect on the condition of our planet in Spring, 2022. As trees leaf out, flowers bloom and the sun comes out from behind the clouds, it would be easy to...
    Read more
  • FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    “Kids might be a small percentage of the population, but we’re 100% of the future.”  (Cash Daniels, age 12, Environmental Activist, Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year”)   Now there’s some youthful wisdom we can get behind! Kids like Cash Daniels, Greta Thunberg (the Swedish teen and prominent climate...
    Read more
  • Parenting Workshop: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Overwhelming Times
    Parenting Workshop: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Overwhelming Times
    ...
    Read more