• Personal Green Choices
    Personal Green Choices
    Each year, Americans use 13 billion pounds of paper towels. We can drastically reduce that if we “shake and fold” and use one paper towel. Watch Joe Smith from Concordia University in Portland present a TED – Ed talk in 2012:...
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  • FCC Creation Justice Covenant Proposal on Feb. 5
    FCC Creation Justice Covenant Proposal on Feb. 5
    Our congregation will be voting on a Creation Justice (earth stewardship) Covenant proposed by the First Congregational Church Green team at the Congregational Meeting on February 5. This Covenant expresses FCC’s commitment to earth stewardship, to addressing the climate crisis and doing all we can as a...
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  • Adult Ed: TransPonder on February 5th
    Adult Ed: TransPonder on February 5th
    Justice and Witness in Adult Ed, Wheeler Room, 9 a.m. Ben Brock, Programs and Communications Director for TransPonder, will present information about this organization during the Adult Education hour on Sunday, February 5. TransPonder is a transgender founded and led nonprofit based in Eugene. The organization provides support,...
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  • Congregational Meeting on February 5
    Congregational Meeting on February 5
    Please join us for our February Congregational Meeting in the Fellowship Hall right after the worship service. We will be reviewing the 2023 budget, voting on a Creation Justice proposal and passing church by-law changes. The by-law changes were sent to the congregation two weeks prior to the...
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  • Face Masks Optional 1-29-23
    Face Masks Optional 1-29-23
    First Congregational Church COVID Protocol change The FCC COVID Protocol Safety Team has continued to meet regularly to review the community COVID risk transmission data. Lane County’s risk level has decreased from Medium risk to Low risk, where it has remained for several weeks. We are a Mask Affirming Community. Anyone may decide that wearing a mask...
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  • Sunday Adult Ed book study - Feb. 12, 19, 26
    Sunday Adult Ed book study – Feb. 12, 19, 26
    Wheeler Room, Sundays at 9 a.m. And the Winner is…There are so many wonderful books to read and five were presented to Adult Education Attendees on Sunday, January 15. Those were rank ordered according to the preference of those in attendance. Our first book for study, on...
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  • Sandwich-Making-Day: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
    Sandwich-Making-Day: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
    Starting January 17 Catholic Worker has been providing food to the homeless in Washington / Jefferson Park since 2003. Several FCC members have been involved in this effort for several years. Though the group has undergone many iterations, and will soon become Breakfast Brigade, it continues to...
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  • We Are Family resumes
    We Are Family resumes
    Inviting all parents to Sunday morning We Are Family gatherings. This is a time for parents to visit and connect with each other. We are self-led and topics range depending on the interest of those who attend (past topics have included discussion of the lectionary readings progressive...
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  • Plastic roundup April 29
    Plastic roundup April 29
    Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. We will be collecting plastics labeled #2, 4, and 5. Labels must be removed and the containers must be squeaky clean. We will also collect Styrofoam at this event. PLEASE NOTE: Sanipac and Lane Apex garbage services are currently...
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  • Annex Family Shelter mission
    Annex Family Shelter mission
    FCC has been involved in a ministry with the Annex Family Shelter for over 20 years.  We have evolved with the program and its locations, always being flexible with the changes on location for the overnight guests and in providing food.  This year we are providing dinner...
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  • From the board…December 2022
    From the board…December 2022
    The FCC Church Board has been busy working on three main tasks during the month of December. First, we organized a small Transition Hiring Team under the leadership of Martha Pitts. This team is charged with developing a job description for the Intentional Interim Pastor position. The...
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  • A new Working Group on Indigenous Relations invites your participation
    A new Working Group on Indigenous Relations invites your participation
    In November, Don Gall led a three-part adult education program on “Native Americans and the Christian Church.” The participants met for a fourth session to discuss possible responses. Then a small group of nine church members met again, forming a working group to carry the questions raised...
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  • Green Line: Donate or Recycle old Clothing?
    Green Line: Donate or Recycle old Clothing?
    Before you toss out your old clothes to make room for new, think about the best place to toss them. You’ve no doubt wondered if you should give your son’s old football jersey to Goodwill or put it in a rag bag. American clothing is an environmental...
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  • Music Ministries
    Music Ministries
    Music Ministries finished 2021 on a triumphant note, experiencing both our first major choral program and our first time singing without masks since 2019. It was an amazing feeling. But that feeling was short-lived, as the rapid spike of the Omicron variant in January of 2022 brought...
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  • Lectionary Text for January 2023
    Lectionary Text for January 2023
    January 1Cosmic PraisePsalm 148 January 8Possibilities UnfoldingMatthew 3:13-17 January 15All That We AreJohn 1:29-42 January 22Called TogetherMatthew 4:12-23 January 29The Vision BeautifulMatthew 5:1-12...
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  • A letter from Pastor Jonathan Morgan
    A letter from Pastor Jonathan Morgan
    “My deepest vocation is to be a witness to the glimpses of God I have been allowed to catch.” Henri Nouwen Dear Friends in Christ, As my final worship service on January 8th fast approaches, there is so much I wish to say to you all. My...
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  • Sunday Kids Community - January Themes
    Sunday Kids Community – January Themes
    Kids Community is the space in which we build relationships with each other and explore our faith through stories, art, and play.  Each Sunday we start in worship with the rest of our church family. Part way through the service, Gretchen will lead children to the Kids...
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  • Lectionary Text for December 2022
    Lectionary Text for December 2022
    December 4Vision of PeaceIsaiah 11:1-10 December 11Heartbeat of JusticeLuke 1:46b-55 December 18God with UsMatthew 1:18-25 December 25Christmas DayIsaiah 52:7-10...
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  • Turtle Flats Restoration Project
    Turtle Flats Restoration Project
    Deep gratitude to all of you who came out for our Turtle Flats Restoration Project event on Saturday, November 12. We had a great turnout, cleared a significant area of English ivy and blackberry, planted Douglas Aster and completed a wandering tour of Turtle Flats. We are...
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  • Green Line: Christmas décor recycling
    Green Line: Christmas décor recycling
    by Brenda Kame’enui When you’re ready to put the furniture back where it belongs and dismantle Christmas décor at home, consider these recycling opportunities… Christmas trees Boy Scouts: tree pick up and recycling (remove all tinsel and ornaments) www.scouttroop182.org Your local yard debris collector for tree chipping:...
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  • First Congregational Church is re-certified as a Rethink Business with a Rethink Award!
    First Congregational Church is re-certified as a Rethink Business with a Rethink Award!
    Green Team Actions at FCC On November 8, Spencer Perillo from BRING presented FCC with its Rethink award. Organizations and businesses achieve Rethink certification by practicing conservation and efficiency actions in the areas of energy, pollution prevention, water and more. BRING analyzed the products we use, the...
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  • From the board…the busy month of November
    From the board…the busy month of November
    I hope you have had a chance to read the series of letters, heard the pastoral moments in worship and seen the announcements in the daily emails regarding the changes in our pastoral leadership. These changes have been “earth shaking” for our church family. In recognition of...
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  • Fall Social Justice actions at First Congregational Church
    Fall Social Justice actions at First Congregational Church
    This past month the Social Justice and Witness Committee and members of FCC were active in helping our community and our world. As a committee and as a church we: • Partnered with TransPonder, a local non-profit serving trans/gender diverse communities and their allies in Lane County....
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  • Good Samaritan Fund running low
    Good Samaritan Fund running low
    FCC helps many people in our community make their way through difficult times thanks to your support of our Good Samaritan fund. Right now, with the holidays coming up fast, our funds are very low. Please consider making a contribution online to the Good Sam fund or...
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