• 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...
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  • Sabbatical Pastor Hired for Summer!
    Sabbatical Pastor Hired for Summer!
    Great news: the church board has selected a Sabbatical Pastor to join our church as the lead pastor during the three months that Jonathan will be on his sabbatical. We are very pleased to announce that Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison will join us June 13 and serve until...
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  • Tend the Flock: Celebrate Our Graduates
    Tend the Flock: Celebrate Our Graduates
    June is just around the corner and with it comes graduation and the end of the school year! Help us to celebrate the many high school graduates in our church community.  We will make gift baskets for each graduate to help mark this important rite of passage....
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  • Adult Education Forum-Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Adult Education Forum-Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Would you like to have more respectful and meaningful conversations with people who think differently or whose opinions are very different from yours? The anti-racism task force of the Adult Education Committee is offering a one-time spring booster session on Zoom....
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  • 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...
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  • All-Church Camp is August 26-28, 2022!
    All-Church Camp is August 26-28, 2022!
    All-Church Camp at Camp Adams will be held August 26 to 28, 2022  (Friday through Sunday).  Outdoor Worship Night hike Vespers Swimming Crawdad Fishing Open Gym Ice Cream in a Bag Community! FUN, FUN, FUN!!! We hope you will be there! More information to come!...
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  • 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...
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  • Sunday Morning Adult Education
    Sunday Morning Adult Education
    May 8 and May 15/22/29 9 a.m. in the Wheeler Room Two engaging adult education offerings are coming up!  Join the Green Team on May 8 for the delayed Earth Sunday adult education session on Climate Earth. Hear about the work of the Green Team, learn how...
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  • Lift Every Voice Oregon
    Lift Every Voice Oregon
    Lift Every Voice Oregon (LEVO) Lift Every Voice Oregon is a coalition of faith-based  groups that have organized to reduce gun violence in Oregon (CLICK HERE for the LEVO website to find out more about this organization). They have filed two state-wide initiative petitions for Oregon’s November 2022 ballot...
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  • 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...
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  • Looking for an Opportunity to Lead and Serve?
    Looking for an Opportunity to Lead and Serve?
    “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” ~ Proverbs 11:25 Do you have experience or interest in helping set priorities and direction for an organization? Do you offer a background in goal-setting, policy-setting, finance, administration, oversight, or stewardship? Do you enjoy...
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  • 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...
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  • Seekers: FCC Spiritual Enrichment Group
    Seekers: FCC Spiritual Enrichment Group
    Would you like to engage in open-hearted conversations in search of meaning and connection? Do you long to delve deeper with people and leave the world of superficial chatter behind? Do you desire relationships that don’t compel you to wear a “mask” for fear of judgement? Join our new...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Parenting Workshop: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Overwhelming Times
    Parenting Workshop: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Overwhelming Times
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  • FCC Creation Justice ~ Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice ~ Inspirations for Action
    “The eyes of the future are looking back at us and praying that we can see beyond our own time.” –Terry Tempest Williams, American author The “eyes of the future” belong to our children, our grandchildren and all future generations. Imagine their concern – their angst, their alarm –...
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  • FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Creation Justice-Inspirations for Action
    Restoring Nature: What People of Fatih Can Do to Heal the Earth Wednesday, March 23 ~ 10 a.m. Douglas Tallamy’s books have awakened thousands to the problem of wildlife decline and the solution that resides in habitat restoration. This is a solution of which you and your...
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  • FCC Green Team-Inspirations for Action
    FCC Green Team-Inspirations for Action
    Active Hope   From “HEAT!” to “HELP!” to HOPE! No doubt most of us have some level of anxiety about all the news these days regarding global warming. We’ve had some historically high temperatures in recent years, and this leads us to hope that someone will step up to help the situation.  Good News! The “some-ones”...
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  • Social Justice and Witness Committee in Action: Give to UCC Ukraine Global Mission
    Social Justice and Witness Committee in Action: Give to UCC Ukraine Global Mission
    The war in Ukraine has created 2 million refugees, an unbelievable number in just 12 days. The FCC Social Justice and Witness Committee voted last week to contribute $1,000 from our church’s allocated Global Mission fund to the UCC Global H.O.P.E. and Global Ministries program. According to ucc.org, our gift will...
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  • Updated Covid Safety Protocols as of March 10, 2022
    Updated Covid Safety Protocols as of March 10, 2022
    WELCOME to indoor worship at First Congregational Church We welcome you back to in-person worship! Please review and honor the following Covid safety protocols, which are offered with the intention of balancing diverse needs and opinions while calling Christian values of Community, Hospitality, and Care and Concern for...
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  • 'Ohana Update and Cupid Cup 2022
    ‘Ohana Update and Cupid Cup 2022
    What a joy it has been to connect with one another this year, as we lean into our emphasis on environmental justice and continue dreaming about the way forward for our youth ministries and our congregation! At the heart of it all is LOVE. We know that...
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  • FCC Green Line by Brenda Kameenui
    FCC Green Line by Brenda Kameenui
    What about our online shopping? The toothbrush, hair dryer, or running shoes we order on two-day delivery? If UPS careens down your street three times a day, the carbon is significant. We often order one item in a hurry. If we drive to the store to buy...
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  • Kids Community Begins March 13th
    Kids Community Begins March 13th
    After much waiting, our Kids Community is set to begin Sunday, March 13! Children kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us in the newly created Kids Community space during worship. Kids Community will begin with focus on the spiritual practices of relationship building, creativity, and joyful...
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