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Accessing the current Sunday worship service is always easy by just clicking the link in the daily emails that week, or a few months worth below. However, if you want to view a past worship service you missed (and you haven’t saved every daily email for the last 2 years!), then you will want to subscribe to the two church YouTube channels (subscribing is free).

After you click the link to open a February or current worship service, just click SUBSCRIBE and you can view current services beginning February 1, 2022. The channel you have subscribed to is named “First Congregational Church.”

The worship services from March 2020 until January 31, 2022, are on a different YouTube channel, named “Jon Morgan.” If you enter that name in the YouTube search box, you’ll see many FCC worship services. Just open one and then click SUBSCRIBE – and then you have access to all services prior to Feb 1, 2022.

After you have subscribed to YouTube channels, when you open YouTube you can just click “Subscriptions” and click on which of the two channels you want to view.

To receive the daily All Church emails for links to zoom worship services, announcements and a daily message of hope please contact Dana at danac@fcceugene.org .


May 22, 2022

“Serenity ~ Courage ~ Wisdom”

Life is filled with realities to be engaged to bring about needed change and transformation. Thankfully. And yet, life is also filled with much that just is…. past traumas, painful losses, even the precarious nature of life itself. How do we become fully present in this life to experience the richness of its gift? How can we be more connected to God’s spirit of re-creation? Join Pastor Jonathan and your church family as we explore this theme together to receive the spirit of God in our midst.


May 15, 2022

“How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally”

Join us this morning at 10 a.m. in-person, in the Sanctuary, for our worship offering. We see in Jesus’ incarnation, life, and ministry that God is found in the margins and that God’s heart is aligned with justice. We also find that Jesus’ work and teaching are often to draw attention to the ways we marginalize our siblings, and to prophetically disrupt that pattern both internally and externally. 

As progressive Christians, it’s easy to believe we’re “past that”. We’re not. Sunday’s message is an intentional invitation to lean into both our personal work of disrupting our learned homophobia as well as to examine the systems in our church that continue to marginalize the siblings we say we desire to welcome. 

The example in Acts 4:32-35 is a radical story of enough-ness that notices the margins and works to disrupt that pattern, through personal practice and communal lifestyle. Join Pastor Jessica and our worship team and musicians for this service of worship.


May 8, 2022

Creation Justice Worship Service

This Sunday our Green Team offers a worship service in celebration of our Mother Earth.


May 1, 2022

Sunday Worship Service

This Sunday we offer a service with guest pastor Jim Berquist, music with Vicki Brabham, and special prayer time with Pastor Jonathan and our children.


April 24, 2022

Sabbath Service

This Sunday we offer a sabbath service that is held with music to capture our spirit and soar; delivers a special message from our guest, the Reverend Deshna Shine; and offers gifts of welcome and praise from many others. Join us!


April 17, 2022: Easter

Easter: A Service of Songs and Celebration!

Click below to view this beautiful and moving service online as we welcomed the hope and light of Easter Morning into our Sanctuary together!


April 17, 2022: Easter

Easter: A Service for the Young at Heart

Click below to view a beautiful, interactive and uplifting Easter service for the young and the young at heart!


April 11, 2022

Back to Basics: Love God, Love People

Our Palm Sunday Worship Service includes a special Children’s Moment and all church ‘Celebration of Palms’.


April 3, 2022

Back to Basics: Love God, Love People Through Service

Our first Sunday of the month Intergenerational Worship Service includes a special Children’s Moment with our organist, Barbara Baird. 

Our Lenten sermon series is an invitation to vulnerability. Moving into what it means to release ourselves to the Divine. Come and consider what myths we have told ourselves during this time of isolation and pandemic, and how God may be inviting you to release those.


March 27, 2022

Back to Basics: Love God, Love People

Our text for Sunday’s service instructs us to Love our Neighbors. Sounds simple enough. Until we grasp the extent of this command. Together we are to love our neighbors by standing with them and against injustice. This is our call as a church. Let us rise to this call as one. 

Our Lenten sermon series is an invitation to vulnerability. Moving into what it means to release ourselves to the Divine. Come and consider what myths we have told ourselves during this time of isolation and pandemic, and how God may be inviting you to release those.


March 20, 2022

Back to Basics: Love God, Love People

Every day we do the best we can to negotiate the razors edge of the duality of Life and Death. It can be hard at times to answer our call to Choose Life…. But, we must! Always! 

So, what does that mean? Especially when the stakes are so high? Even when surrounded by so much anguish and loss and violence and death – how do we choose life? Every day.

Our Lenten sermon series is an invitation to vulnerability. Moving into what it means to release ourselves to the Divine. Come and consider what myths we have told ourselves during this time of isolation and pandemic, and how God may be inviting you to release those.


March 13, 2022

Back to Basics: Love God, Love People

We continued our Lenten Sermon Series, “Back to the Basics: Love God, Love People.” Our Lenten sermon series is an invitation to vulnerability. Moving into what it means to release ourselves to the Divine. Come and consider what myths we have told ourselves during this time of isolation and pandemic, and how God may be inviting you to release those. We’re going back to basics – Love God, Love People.


March 6, 2022

Intergenerational Worship: Back to Basics: Loving God with All Our Hearts, Minds, and Souls

Celebrate the good news shared during this back-to-church, intergenerational worship experience. Pastor Jessica takes us ‘Back to the Basics – Love God’ with her powerful sermon, along with contributions from our child and youth ministries AND music of bells and chancel choir, organ and piano, hymns and musical solos. What a way to be welcomed back to our church home!


February 27, 2022

“Reflections on Race”

Our worship service on Sunday is a celebration of Black History Month. The sermon is delivered by Eric Lackie, the son of church member Martha Moultry, and the co-facilitator of FCC’s Wednesday night forums on race and anti-racism. May this meaningful service be a blessing to us all.


February 20, 2022

“Loving Those You Would Rather Hate”

Luke 6:26-38 is one of the more challenging passages in the Bible. Loving our enemies? Let’s move on to something less challenging in the Bible! And yet, there is freedom and a true blessing within if we take the time to discover it deeper meaning for our lives. This has been the topic of Don Gall’s Sunday Morning Education Hour of course – and it is so timel that this Sunday’s Lectionary Reading is this passage.

Join Pastor Jonathan and Pastor Jessica, Jared and Barbara, as well as Dan Close and Marilyn Flick for this inspiring and faith-broadening service of worship.


February 13, 2022

“Wisdom and Wonder Celebration”

Join us for this inspiring service where we lift up the wonder of our young people and the wisdom of our Elders during this Zoom Worship Service. Doreen Kilen and Shirley Richards share their insightful thoughts about what makes life worth celebrating! Plus, special videos and photos of our beautiful children who reflect the light and love of God in so many wonderful ways!


February 6, 2022

“Check Your Heart Before You Check Off The List”

Join Pastor Jessica and Pastor Jonathan, plus contributions from our middle school and high school youth, for our Sunday worship service.


January 30, 2022

“Love, Trust, and Responsibility”

We welcomed our Central Pacific Conference minister, the Reverend Tyler Connoley, to our service of worship via Zoom on Sunday morning. Thank you to Tyler for sharing his gifts with our congregation on Sunday, and every day with our conference!

Sunday’s worship is provided on YouTube, click the below button to join us for Tyler’s sermon as well as beautiful music from Jared and Vicki plus contributions from Pastor Jessica, Pastor Jonathan and Beth Pfeiffer.


January 23, 2022

“A Surpising Gift”

Worship today with Pastor Jonathan and Pastor Jessica plus hear from our seminarian, Averyn Payne, and our incredible musicians, Vicki Brabham, Barbara Baird and Jared Fischer. 

Throughout his ministry and life, Jesus reshuffled the card deck: to stand with those at the outskirts of society; to shatter the chains of those who had been kept down; to elevate the oppressed. As a community of faith we are called to do the same. Come and share what it means to live a faith-filled life.


January 16, 2022

“Sharing Earthly and Spiritual Resources”

Worship with Pastor Jessica and Gretchen Jewett, along with music from Jared Fischer and Vicki Brabham. How might we live into our legacy of liberation with fresh eyes and renewed hearts? In what ways does the simple question of Why have profound implications on our journey of faith? Come and discover the possibilities of creating a more just world through our Sunday service of worship!


January 9, 2022

“Where There is Love”

Join the Lindberg family, the Shine family, Jonathan and Jared and Barbara for this beautiful worship service that will fill your heart with Epiphany hope. This service features beautiful music by our incredibly gifted music staff and with a very special offering by Pastor Jessica, and Deshna, and their daughter, Kaila.


January 2, 2022

Meditative Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Experience our Meditative Candlelight Christmas Eve service with Vicki Brabham, Pastor Jonathan, Lisa Morgan and Adriana Ripley. It was a beautiful service that will bring peace and comfort to your heart. May this New Year be filled with blessings and times of greater connection for us all!


December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve Worship Services


Sunday, December 19, 2021

“Hope and Joy Born Out of Fear”

Join Pastor Jonathan Morgan and our musicians for the fourth Sunday of Advent worship service.


Sunday, December 12, 2021

“Reflections of a Joy-Filled Faith”

Join Pastor Jonathan Morgan and our musicians for this third Sunday of Advent worship service.


Sunday, December 5, 2021

“Expectant Waiting”

We welcomed Reverend Don Gall to the pulpit on Sunday, along with our traditions of Advent Wreath lighting, music and prayer. Join us for this second Sunday of Advent worship service.


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Love ~ The First Step for Growth” 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the rewnewing of your mind…” Romans 12

This Sunday we began the journey of transformation held in hope. We welcome you to this special first Sunday of Advent.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Consecration Sunday Celebration! “Extending the Welcoming Table”

This Sunday we celebrated the promising future of our church and proclaimed our commitment to FCC as we usher in a new era dawning. We welcome you to worship and celebrate with your church community.


Sunday, November 14, 2021

“A New Era is Dawning”

There is so much promise before us and a new sense of vitality in our ministries as we move forward to discern where God is leading us in 2022. 


Sunday, November 7, 2021

Rooted in Love”

Join with your church community for Sunday worship with a special message from Mark Lindberg and music with Vicki Brabham and the FCC Chancel Choir.


Sunday, October 31, 2021

“Service – Above and Beyond”

A very special All Saints celebration was experienced during this Sunday’s worship service. Join with your church community to lift up the saints of the church with a special message by Reverend Don Gall and music, music, music… including FCC Chancel Choir anthem and Bell Choir ringing.


Sunday, October 24, 2021

“LOVE YOUR PEOPLE…No Matter What”

We welcome special guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Dean Kokjer, along with music from Vicki Brabham.


Sunday, October 17, 2021

“Brief but Spectacular Moments with the Holy Spirit”-Elder Sunday


Sunday, October 10, 2021

A True Celebration! FCC Calls New Associate Minister: The Rev. Jessica Shine!

After a beautifully moving time of worship that featured a powerful message from Pastor Jessica, the congregation voted unanimously, in person and online, to Call Jessica as our next Associate Minister!


Sunday, October 3, 2021

World Communion & Global Mission Sunday Worship

Please join us for a very special YouTube broadcast of this unique Sunday worship service…for communion, for prayer and for mission moments and music. Over 20 people contributed their gifts to this amazing service. 

Come and be part of a service that celebrates our global friendship and partnership with the island of Tasajera, El Salvador. Today’s worship raises many voices to bring our faraway neighbors close to our heart.


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Reopening our buildings, Refocusing our vision, Reimagining our call.

Please note: We had some technical difficulties with the Zoom service yesterday and so the recording is not of the complete service. Our apologies.


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Learning, Growth and Transformation: FCC Anti-Racism Worship Service

Please join Martha Moultry, Beth Pfeiffer, Martin Jones, Kathy White, Averyn Payne, Mark Lindberg, Eric Lackie, Kimberley Parzuchowski, Mary Otten, Tom Boyd, Bob Bury, Judy Fowler, Babs Sullivan, Barbara Baird, Jared Fischer and Pastor Jonathan on YouTube for this very enlightening and inspirational service of worship! You will not want to miss the beautiful offering of Bruce Cockburn’s “Us All” by Martha and Jared!


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Finding Strength for the Times when Towers Fall and Rates Rise

These are troubled times. When just holding on feels like enough of a challenge. On this weekend when we honor the victims and lives lost and the brave men and women who sacrificed everything to try to save as many as possible, we also recognize the sacrifices and efforts made today to save as many as possible during this pandemic. In our time of worship we will also lift up in word and song and prayer the promise of our faith that God will provide the strength and courage we need to endure… and even thrive. Please join us for worship on YouTube.

About the photo: This is a photo of the outdoor altar I created for September 11th this year. The painting was created by Esteban for the tenth anniversary interfaith service. This is in my front yard at 2732 Harris St. If anyone wants to view it and leave a message they are welcome. I started growing sunflowers for this service a few years after the event and these flowers are from this years harvest. By Kara Steffensen


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Worship and Communion

Welcome to our Sunday worship service recording, which includes Communion. Be sure to have Communion elements ready to share in our Sacrament together


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Gretchen Jewett provides our message along with readings from the Lindberg family and Amelia Roth plus music from Jared Fischer.


Sunday, August 23, 2021

“Standing on Holy Ground”

There are moments in life when we might encounter the mystery and wonder of God’s Spirit. When our breath is taken away at the sight of a beautiful vista or our heart skips a beat from the smell of the top of a baby’s head. How are we to embrace such encounters and grow spiritually from such experiences? This morning come and be part of the grand exploration!

Join Mark Lindberg, Jonathan & Lisa Morgan, Jennifer Sellers and Barbara Baird for this uplifting and meaningful service of worship.


Sunday, August 15, 2021

“She turned their Hearts to The Good”

Join us for Sunday’s heart-lifting service of worship provided by our seminarian, Emily Farthing, plus contributions from Barbara Baird, Jared Fischer, Pastor Jonathan, Lisa Morgan and Jennifer Sellers. Be reminded of the blessed assurance of God’s love and presence during these uncertain and anxious times.


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Lake Tahoe photo by Jonathan Morgan

Join us for this inspiring service of worship as we fortify our hearts and minds for the living of these days. 

This was the first Sunday worship for our new Minister of Music, Jared Fischer. He was joined by Vicki Brabham and Lisa Morgan who provided our beautiful music for the morning. Be part of this celebration of light and hope of our our living Faith!


Sunday, August 1, 2021

We gathered Sunday morning as one in Christian fellowship, nurtured by a worship message offered from Averyn Payne, readings by Jennie Sherlock, and musical contributions from Ginny Dunphy and Barbara Baird. Use the links below to watch for the first time, or, to revisit the special moments from this service of worship.


Sunday, July 18, 2021

“Gentle, my friends…”

A special message for these days, the message of gentleness: to each other, to ourselves, to our community. Gretchen Jewett eloquently shares this worship theme with musical accompaniment from Barbara Baird and Jennifer Sellers plus readings by Louis and Rachel Nosce.

The service was recorded and is now available for viewing.


Sunday, July 11, 2021

What I’ve Learned…”

We worshiped together amidst a summer breeze blowing, and the spirit moving to music from Vicki Brabham and pastoral sharing from Averyn Payne. We increased our worship space on the South Lawn by 50 % to increase our capacity to more safely accommodate our 200 worshippers. It was another beautiful service and our celebration time with Greg Sojka for his 10 year music ministry was very touching.

Be sure to join us next Sunday as we come together as a worshiping and loving community outside on our south lawn.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Our first Outdoor Worship Service was held this morning with over 200 members and guests!

Our theme for the service was: “Empowering Love”.

Special thanks to the Outdoor Worship Team and our set up and take down volunteers. Also, we are deeply grateful for our worship participants: Mark, Joren, and Annika Lindberg & Eliana Piltz and Randy Litweiler, Averyn Payne, Elise Chapman & Leah Nosce, Barbara Baird, Lisa and Jonathan Morgan.

Be sure to join us next Sunday as we come together as a worshiping and loving community!
We have 2 more large canopies on order!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

We gathered Sunday morning to the sounds of bells ringing, followed by a service of many voices coming together to bring the Spirit of Love to our midst.

Welcome all to a worship time that celebrates our collective body of Christ!


Sunday, June 20, 2021

“Calming the Storms of Life”

Please join our Student Pastor Averyn Payne, Dick Clark, Barbara Baird, Vicki Brabham and Jonathan for our service of worship


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Making Space for Life’s Mystery

Join Pastor Jonathan, Vicki Brabham, Barbara Baird and our Chancel Choir for an inspiring worship service, as we take time to honor our graduates!


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Communion Sunday “Deep Knowing”

We raise our hearts this morning with a walk to God, with God, for God. Join us for the good news of our faith community, with Mark Lindberg, Gretchen Jewett, Jennie Sherlock and Averyn PayneSpecial music from Gary Brown on marimba and musical gifts from Barbara Baird plus the offering of Communion warm our Sabbath with the promise of God’s love.

Be sure to have Communion elements ready to share in our Sacrament together.


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Memorial Day Service

Please join Pastor Jonathan, Averyn Payne, Barbara Baird, Jennifer Sellers, and James, Laura & Lisa Morgan for this beautiful and poignant service of worship. We lift up the names of 33 loved ones who have died in the past year in our community of faith to honor their lives and recognize the loss experienced by their families and our church. Please join us for worship!

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

View Sunday morning’s recording of our live via Zoom worship, with Pete Peterson, Mary Nyquist Koons, Dick Clark, Carol Barnard, Averyn Payne, Gretchen Jewett and Pastor Jonathan. This service features a brand new Chancel Choir Anthem, thanks to the magic of our amazing musicians and staff!

“And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.”

Acts 2:2-3

We celebrate the Spirit that lives inside and among us. Let us be the church for a new age, in a new way, embracing the next normal and creating space for the Spirit to do what the Spirit does – comfort and encourage, challenge and convict, move and guide.

Help us celebrate Pentecost together during worship!! To help us celebrate this gift we ask that you wear your favorite red clothing! (Socks count!) Bring your symbols of wind and tongues of flame to use during worship as we bring this story to life. 
Wind symbols: Blue, purple, or white streamers or ribbons or pinwheels. 
Tongues of Flame symbols: Red, orange and yellow streamers or ribbons or actual lit candles.


Sunday, May 16, 2021

“Instruments of Peace”

Come and walk the path of peace with Dennis Lees this Sunday morning, along with FCC staff and David and Valerie Hazen. Musical nurture from the FCC Bell Choir and Chancel Choir, Barbara Baird, and Martha Moultry.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

“A Place of Sanctuary”

Pastor Jonathan preaches from Salem (Massachusetts!) on our call to provide Sanctuary for anyone who feels judged or dismissed or diminished by society and the world. The message of Jesus compels us to be a Living Sanctuary for all. Special Music by Barbara and the Chancel Choir and Laura Morgan.


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Worship and Communion

Sunday morning we gathered together for a live Zoom Worship Service, along with an offering of Communion. We are heading into a time of real discernment as we seek our path into the “new normal.” Jonathan’s message is based on Acts 10 when God shows Peter a new way of being faithful that is both challenging and liberating.

To view Sunday’s recorded worship service, click on the button below:


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Join Jonathan, Gretchen, Barbara and the Chancel Choir for this very special service of worship as we celebrate Earth Day!


Sunday, April 18,2021

Emily Farthing at home in Brazil

“The Gift of Waiting”

Join Emily Farthing, Lori Wollenweber, Lisa and Jonathan Morgan, and the Chancel Choir for this special service of worship focusing on the theme of learning to accept the gift of waiting in an impatient world. Emily will be attending seminary at Union Theological in New York this fall and she will be providing the grace-filled message for our service. Join us for worship by clicking one of the buttons below…


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday Worship

“Do not be alarmed”

 Mark 16

Join Barbara Baird, Martha Moultry, Dennis Lees, Jonathan Morgan, and the Chancel Choir for this uplifting service of worship!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Maunday Thursday Worship Service

Join us for this very special service of worship which will feature beautiful music from Vicki Brabham, Barbara Baird, Lori Wollenweber, Lisa Morgan, and our Chancel Choir. This will be a deeply moving and poignant worship service as we make our way through the valley of shadows into the light of Easter.
Please join us on Zoom at 7 p.m. The link will be sent out via the Daily All Church Emails. To be added to the email list, contact Dana at danac@fcceugene.org.


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday Worship Service

Join Jonathan, Barbara Baird, Mark and Anika Lindberg, and the Palm Parade of our FCC Families as we lift up the hope and promise of this Palm Sunday.

Please join us for Worship!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

One year later…A Gift to Share

We welcome all to our Sunday Service of Worship as we recognize the year anniversary of this pandemic and share our theme of “A Gift to Share.” We will be addressing humanity’s inability to accept the gift of God’s love and grace as free for all people and not just “our” people or ourselves. This service will also include a glorious rendition of “Rain Down” provided by our Chancel Choir with accompaniment by House Band musicians. Please, join us!


Sunday, March 8, 2021

Worship and Communion

Come and worship. A recording of our live offering on Sunday is provided below, featuring music by Martha Moultry and Vicki as well as our Women’s Choir, plus liturgy readings from Julia Mauro.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Second Sunday in Lent ~ “Solitude in the Day and Night

Join us for this special Service of Worship for the Second Sunday of Lent. Jonathan’s message will be on the “Solitude in the Day and Night” and there is special music offered by Barbara Baird, Vicki Brabham and Lisa Morgan.


Sunday, February, 21, 2021

The First Sunday of Lent

Join Emily Farthing (from her home in Brazil!) and our Women’s Choir for a beautiful and uplifting service of worship. Pastor Jonathan will be preaching on Living Faithfully during Times of Great Vulnerability.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Wisdom and Wonder

Join the Lindberg Family, The Jewett – Silver family, Averyn Payne, Brent and Dana Clark, Barbara Baird, Jennifer Sellers and the FCC Family Choir, for this uplifting service of worship as we celebrate the Wisdom and Wonder embodied in our members.


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Have You Not Heard?

Join Mark, Annika, and Joren Lindberg, Jonathan and the Chancel Choir for this uplifting service of worship as we continue to cope with the challenges and heartaches of our day.


Sunday, January 24, 2021

You Belong Here

Join Jonathan, Jennifer Sellers, Pat Moore, musical guests The Many and Amanda Gorman for this service of worship based on our theme of “You Belong Here”.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday Service

You are warmly invited to join Martha Moultry, Vicki Brabham, Gretchen Jewett, Dana Clark, the Lindberg family, Jonathan and Lisa Morgan, and our Chancel Choir for this incredibly moving and meaningful service of worship (This service was recorded from our Zoom Worship).


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Epiphany Sunday

After a tumultuous and infuriating week, we are all seeking direction and strength for the way ahead. Please join Averyn Payne, Gretchen Jewett, Barbara Baird, Vicki Brabham, Jonathan, and our Magi for a special service of worship that lifts up the hope and guidance of Epiphany Sunday.
Join us by clicking the button below:


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Caryne Eskridge
Molli Mitchell

Join us in worship today with a special Christmastide Service, “Stardust Baby”.

We are truly blessed to have two special guest worship leaders. Caryne Eskridge and Molli Mitchell are seminarians at Yale Divinity School (along with our own Averyn Payne!).

Caryne is in her third and final year and Molli is in her second. Caryne grew up in Northern Virginia, in the Washington, DC metro area, and moved around quite a bit in her first career as a museum curator.

Molli grew up in north central Wisconsin, lived in Portland prior to heading to seminary, and is a member of Bridgeport UCC. They are both Members in Discernment in the UCC and are preparing for congregational ministry. Molli served on the Central Pacific Conference’s Justice and Witness ministry team when Jonathan was the Conference Moderator and she coordinated the conference’s Starling Project a few years ago.

Join Molli, Caryne, Vicki Brabham and Jonathan for worship!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, we will have two very special services of worship.
At 5 p.m. we will offer:

Live Christmas Eve Zoom Worship Service of Carols, Special Music and Message

There will be beautiful music featuring Adriana Ripley singing O Holy Night and a special message of Hope and Light. We are delighted the folks from Willamette Oaks Assisted Living Facility and the Waterford Grand Retirement Center will be able to join us for worship! The link to join this live service will be available through the All Church Emails. Please contact the church office, 541-345-8741, to be add to the list.

After 9 p.m. there will be available on YouTube and Facebook:

A Service of Communion and Festive Music

This service will feature special music and your favorite Christmas carols as we come together as a community to celebrate the gift of Christ’s love for the world. Please have your Communion elements ready for the service of Communion.

Christmas Eve Special Offering

What gift can we bring to the Christ Child? A Special Offering will be received this night, and will be equally divided between two important efforts of the United Church of Christ: The Christmas Fund and Neighbors in Need.

The Christmas Fund provides low-income, retired UCC clergy and their families with emergency funds for medical crises, grants to assist with nursing home care, and health premium supplementation when needed. The Christmas Fund is a life-affirming way to care for those who faithfully served the church.

Neighbors in Need (NIN) supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through NIN we offer food, shelter, education and wellness to our brothers and sisters in need, and we advocate to address the root causes of hunger, poverty, racism, violence, disease, and environmental degradation. If the impact of NIN sounds broad and far reaching, that’s because it is. Through NIN we positively impact hundreds of communities by speaking prophetically and acting compassionately, living the Gospel.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ A Word Beyond Ourselves


Join Gretchen Jewett, Barbara Baird, Lori Wollenweber, Averyn Paine, the Nosce Family, our Chancel Choir, and Jonathan for this special Service of Worship as we discover how to embrace the hope and joy of this season even while the shadow of our days continue to lengthen (at least for one more day ; )


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Third Sunday of Advent

Join Gretchen Jewett, Jonathan & Lisa Morgan, Jennifer Sellers, Barbara Baird, Scott Johnson & Lisa Moeller, Mark and Annika Lindberg, the Gomsrud family, and the Chancel Choir for this service of worship on the Third Sunday of Advent.


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Second Sunday of Advent ~Communion Worship

A service of Taizé offerings, the first Advent Pageant of the season, and Communion ~ be sure to have your Bread and Cup ready! (This is the recorded Worship Service on Zoom from the morning)


Sunday, November 29, 2020

First Sunday of Advent ~“Where Everyone gets to Come Inside”

Please join Jonathan, Barbara, Jane and Jim Brown, the Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries, and the Rev. Shari Prestemonfor this special service of worship as we welcome in the Season of Advent!

In todays worship…

Join Dr. Barbara Baird in singing our beautiful opening hymn. Barbara sings all four parts of the harmony!
The Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries offers an inspiring message, “Where Everyone gets to Come Inside”

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thanksgiving Sunday ~ “Enduring Gratitude”

Please join Jonathan, Greg, Barbara and the Chancel Choir for this very special service of worship as we give thanks for all our many blessings!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

“To Be Seen with Kind Eyes”

Please join Mark and Joran Lindberg, Bob Bury, Sue Subbot, John Soper, Gretchen Jewett, Lori Wollenweber, and special guest preacher, Samantha Beach Kiley.

Samantha Beach Kiley, Lori Wollenweber, Gretchen Jewett, Bob Bury

Sunday, November 8, 2020

“A New Beginning…So, Let’s Get Started”

Join Barbara Baird, Carol Barnard, Chris Cunningham, Jeanne Armstrong, the Chancel Choir and Jonathan for this inspiring service of worship.

Thank you Barbara Baird for contribution of the poem by Monza Naff, as read by Chris Cunningham.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Worship Service & Communion 10:00 a.m. this morning Live via Zoom

Over 70 members came together this morning to celebrate worship and to share in Communion… on Zoom. Please join your friends in worship through the videotape of the service. Special thanks to Averyn Payne, Lisa Morgan, Debi Noel, Kerri Sage, Barbara Baird, Greg Sojka and the Chancel Choir for this uplifting service of worship!

Sunday, October 24, 2020

Please join us for worship this morning. A service in celebration of our global friendship and partnership with the island of Tasajera, El Salvador, today’s online worship includes a very touching and special glimpse of island life that will connect you to this island community in a profound way.

Tasajera Global Mission Statement

To develop together an enduring relationship of mutuality, hope and trust as we seek to be in relationship “beyond borders.” As we draw together people of different nationalities, languages, class, race and life circumstances, we seek to do our part to make God’s dream of wholeness, peace and justice possible for all creation.

SPECIAL OFFERING ~ Our Global Mission to Tasajera

Please give generously to the Tasajera Scholarship Fund. 100% of money given goes directly to the Scholarship Fund to equip young Salvadorans to go to high school, college and technical school. There are two ways that you can donate for our twenty scholarship students.

To make a Special Offering to the Tasajera Scholarship Fund, you can mail a check to the church, payable to FCC with “Tasajera Scholarship Fund” indicated on the check’s memo line, or, click on the link to be directed to FCC’s secure giving page; click on “to 2020 General Pledge” to access menu; select “to Tasajera Global Mission.” 

Tasajera student profiles: Get to know our island friends!

We celebrate our relationship with Isle de Tasajera today with our Global Mission Special Offering and Worship Service. The families on the island have identified education as the single most important area of development in their community. You are invited (and encouraged) to read the scholarship application profiles written by current students. These profiles provide a moving and personal perspective that illustrates powerfully how our partnership with CIS and the island offers opportunity and hope.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Elder Sunday

Join Jim & Jane Brown, Gary & Kelly Brown, Pete Peterson & Chris Cunningham, and Wayne Martin for this very special worship service which also features beautiful music by Martha Moultry and Barbara Baird!

Join us for worship

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mt. Rainier at Sunset photo by Jonathan Morgan

Leaning into our Faith”

Today, Micki Varner offers a powerful message of Hope in the midst of heartache based on Psalm 46.There are also two beautifully moving songs by Jennifer Seller and Vicki Brabham.

Be sure to join us!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ Service of Worship

A wonderful opportunity to hear voices from across our Conference, and indeed, around the world, as we join together and celebrate World Communion Sunday. This service is a recorded Zoom Webinar, with portions of pre-recorded music and visual art – including a virtual choir from singers all across our region.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Special CPCUCC Online Worship

We will be joining our friends from the 43 other churches in the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ (CPCUCC) for a very special time of worship! During this service the Rev. Tyler Connelly will be installed as our new Conference Minister (Which was supposed to be at our church back in May but due to the quarantine was postponed until now for this online worship). The service was live, and a recording is now posted below.

Coloring Sheets!
We’ve created some coloring sheets for people to use during the Installation. You can find them HERE.

The five drawings are based on stained-glass windows from St. John’s UCC in Payette, Plymouth UCC in New Plymouth, and a window at Wright UCC in Boise (which was sadly damaged and now exists only in our memories). All of the windows were designed by Cheri Lindley, a member at Boise First UCC, who gave us permission to use them for this project. Thanks, Cheri!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Starting Over… Again”

Join Barbara Baird, Greg Sojka, Vicki Brabham, Sarah Rose, & Jonathan Morgan for this morning’s service of worship as we look for ways to start over… again. We hope it will bring hope to your heart and spirit during these incredibly challenging days.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

“Living within these Times Between Times”

Join Barbara Baird, Vicki Brabham, Gretchen Jewett, Lori Wollenweber, our Chancel Choir, and Jonathan for this service of worship that will bring hope to your heart during these incredibly challenging days.

Make a Joyful Noise!

Join Jennifer Sellers, Jim Greenwood, and Vicki Brabham for this fun and musical time for children by clicking the link below to sing along to We are Marching in the Light of God.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

“Let’s Be Real”

Join Carol Barnard, Barbara Baird, Jim Brown, special guest speaker, Samantha Beach Kiley, Jonathan and Lisa Morgan and our Chancel Choir for this service of worship dedicated to the art of being real and authentic in life.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Celebration of All Church Camp

Join Vicki Brabham, Brent Arnold, Elly Holmgren Vandegrift, Julie Booth, Dana Clark, Elise Chapman, Bob Bury, the Lindberg family, Gretchen Jewett, special guest musicians, The Steel Wheels, Jonathan, and hundreds of our members and friends who have escaped the challenges of life in order to come together as one family at Camp Adams over the years!

There are some incredible photos you will want to see!

During these challenging and difficult days,this worship service will be a breath of fresh air!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Our Bodies as Living Sacrifices

Romans 12

Join Vicki Brabham, Pat Moore, Lisa & Jonathan Morgan as they lift up this important theme through beautiful music and moving words of faith for the living of these day.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sierra Service Project Sunday ~“Grounded”

Sunday, August 9, 2020

“Courage”

These are challenging days.These are unnerving times. Families are feeling ill-equipped facing the new school year. More than a few have feelings of dread and anxiety creeping into their daylight hours after exhausting nights.

Join us for Online Worship as we explore our theme of COURAGE.

We are not alone. We have one another. God is here.

“A Time for Children”

Gather your children, and join Gretchen Jewett for a special story of courage especially for them.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

“Waiting for a Miracle”

Join Jonathan and Lisa Morgan, Gary Brown and Barbara Baird for this service dedicated to the promise of living in a more just and loving world.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Service of Celebration for the Ministry of Pastor Janet Scott

Join us for an extra special service as we celebrate Pastor Janet’s 28 years of ministry at FCC!

We have eight moving tributes to Janet’s ministry by our members, colleagues, and friends and extra special musical offerings including a 42 voice Choir Blessings you will not want to miss!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

“Living in the Thin Spaces”

Join Pastor Janet Scott for her final message as our Associate Minister. Her message will center on the Good News that God is present at all times and that there are Thin Spaces where Heaven and Earth meet. Barbara, Vicki and Gary Brown will also be offering their musical gifts in this special service of worship.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A Vision of Abundance

Join Mark Lindberg, Janet Scott, Barbara Baird, Lori Wollenweber, and Jonathan for this special worship service dedicated to honoring God’s Vision of Abundance. Mark offers a powerful message on our theme and Janet does her final baptism as our Associate Minister. Join us!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

“A Land Yearning to be Free”

Join Jonathan, Janet, Barbara and Lori Wollenweber for this special worship service that lifts up the promise of this country’s future… and what we need to do to reach it.

God bless everyone!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A Walk of Peace

Join Jonathan, Gretchen Jewett, Deborah McGlauflin, and our musicians, Mary Nyquist Koons, Jennifer Sellers, and our Chancel Choir for this special worship service dedicated to Peace. Click below to watch on YouTube:

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Songs from the Soul

A Special Interactive Musical Worship Experience

“Songs from the Soul” will be our Facebook live online worship event with Vicki Brabham. Join Vicki for a sing-along of old gospel favorites, a comfort in these uncertain times.

The worship is available at any time on Vicki’s FaceBook page and is posted on Youtube so you can join in on the singing!  Worship starts at the 6 minute mark.

June 19, 2020

Becoming Anti-Racist ~A Sermon byThe Rev. Tyler Connoley

Conference Minister of the Central Pacific Conference of the U.C.C.

Hear the powerful message from our Conference Minister about the efforts we need to make to be an Anti-Racist Church.

Sunday, June 14

“To be Seen” Online Worship

Join Jonathan, Janet, Vicki Brabham, Sarah Rose, Jennifer Sellers, Barbara Baird, Greg Sojka and our amazing Chancel Choir for this beautiful and uplifting service of worship!

To watch the PBS report Essay: Why the pandemic and the protests are connected by Dawn Turner that Jonathan references in his message – please click Watch the Report

Sunday, June 7

A New Day Online Worship

Join Robin Detmer, Mark Lindberg, Jonathan and Lisa Morgan, Vicki Brabham, Janet Scott, our Graduates, and our special guest musicians, The Steel Wheels for this powerful and uplifting service!

During these troubled times, it is so important to come together in worship. If you have never seen one of our Online Worship Services yet… this is the service you will want to see and experience!

To see the special greeting and performance of The Steel Wheels that have offered their music in today’s service, please click below:

Sunday, May 31

Pentecost Sunday Worship

Please join Janet Scott, Barbara Baird, Greg Sojka, Vicki Brabham, Sarah Rose, Lisa & Jonathan Morgan for this powerful service of worship which will help you find beauty, meaning, and strength for the living of these most challenging of days

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook pageby clicking: Watch on our Facebook site

Sunday, May 24

Memorial Day Sunday Worship

Please join Janet & Jerry Scott, Barbara Baird, Jennifer Sellers, and Jonathan, Lisa, James, & Laura Morgan for this beautiful and poignant service of worship

You may view the service on Youtubenow by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: Watch on our Facebook site

Sunday, May 17

“Seeing God in Every Face”

Please join Jonathan, Janet, Vicki & special guest preacher, the Rev. Charles Busch, for this beautiful and uplifting service of worship!

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: Watch on our Facebook site

Sunday, May 10

Please join Gayle and Ella Gomsrud, Drew & Elise Chapman, Annika Lindberg, Olivia & Jacob Montoya, Julia & Avery Roelof, Tristan & Tomas Parzuchowski, Griffin & Molly Maguire, Naomi Pfeiffer, and Mark Lindberg for this beautiful and uplifting service of worship!

Happy Mother’s Day !

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: Watch on our Facebook site

Sunday, May 3

Psalm 23

Online Worship with Communion!

Worship will feature a moving sermon by Pastor Janet who will be preaching on Psalm 23. It will all begin with a deeply touching offering by Debi Noel, Kerri Page and her daughter Kaitlyn who sing us into worship with The Wailin Jennys’ “One Voice” (after receiving permission from the group!) . Be sure to join us!

Please join José, Jessica, Isabella, Natalia Marquez, and our musicians, Debi Noel, Kerry and Kaitlyn Sage, Scott and Nik Johnson, and Pastors Jonathan and Janet in this beautiful and uplifting service of worship!

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: Visit our Facebook site

Sunday, April 26

Honoring our Healers Sunday

Please join Dr. Scott Pengelly, Dr Scott Johnson, Lisa Moeller, PA, Jenna Scott Weichman, RN, Lisa Morgan, RN, and our musicians, Lori Wollenweber, Martha Moultry, Barbara Baird, and Vicki Brabham in this beautiful and uplifting service of worship!

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: Watch on Youtube

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: Visit our Facebook site

Sunday, April 19

Earth Day Sunday

Join Scott and Nick Johnson, Robin, Scott and Cadence Detmer, Mary Nyquist Koons, Gretchen, Janet, Jonathan and special guest musician, Kristen Graves, in this uplifting worship service as we celebrate together God’s incredible creation.

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: >> HERE <<

You may also find the service on our Facebook page by clicking: >> HERE <<

Easter, April 12th

Happy Easter Sunday!

This was another special service of worship to put together! Three beautiful selections of music, over ninety photos representing “New Life” and our wonderful life together as a congregation, moving prayers, and powerful words of Hope.

You may view the service on Youtube by clicking: >> HERE <<

You may view the service on our Facebook page by clicking: >> HERE <<

Good Friday, April 10th

Good Friday Taizé Meditation

This morning’s Good Friday Meditation may be seen by clicking:>>HERE <<.

May these services bring you meaning during these final days of Lent.

Maundy Thursday, April 9th

Maundy Thursday Worship and Office of Tenebrae Service

Join us for a deeply moving and beautiful service ready for you to experience thanks to the powerful organ music of Barbara, the lovely Taizé Chants of Vicki and the poignant solos of Lisa Morgan. Special thanks to our scripture readers: Erica Towe, Bob Bury and Sue Subbot, Pastor Janet and Jerry Scott, Chris Cunningham and Pete Peterson. Considered by many to be their favorite service of the year.
You may view the video on Youtube by clicking: >> HERE <<
You may find it on our Facebook page by clicking: >> HERE <<

Happy Palm Sunday 4-5-20

This was such a special service to put together!! Forty nine people, four puppies, two Bald Eagles and God’s empowering and guiding Spirit made it all possible!

Begin with Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord ~ Hear the beautiful Anika Lindberg Solo with her father Mark singing harmony by pressing: >> HERE <<

Join us for the rest of our Palm Sunday Celebration by clicking below:

You may view the video on Youtube by clicking: >> HERE <<

You may go directly to our Facebook page by clicking: >> HERE <<

Online Worship Service for 3-29-20:

Finding Hope for Desert Times

Join us for worship as we gather together online to celebrate the strength of our community and give thanks for the hope and promise of our faith. This special 20-minute-long video features beautiful music, an uplifting prayer, and a timely message based on our Lectionary Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Please join us for our time of Worship! It is a service designed for children of ALL ages.

You may view the video on Youtube by clicking >>HERE<< or on Facebook by clicking >> HERE << .

A Guided Meditation for 3-25-20

Join Pastor Janet in a special Guided Meditation video to help ground yourself in the reality of God’s love. May it bring you a sense of wholeness and peace during these challenging days.

You may find her YouTube video by clicking >> HERE <<

Online Worship Service for 3-22-20:

This week’s 20-minute-long Worship Service video features the beautiful music of Vicki Brabham, an uplifting prayer by Pastor Janet, liturgy by Lisa Morgan, and a timely message based on Psalm 23.

You may view the video on Youtube by clicking >> HERE <<. You may also click >> HERE <<to go to our Facebook page.  

Parents of smaller children: Gretchen Jewett also taped a special Children’s Time. Take a look by clicking >> HERE <<

Online Worship Service for 3-15-20

Please join us for our first ever Online Worship Service for March 15th by going to our Facebook page. This special 28-minute-long video posting features the beautiful music of Vicki Brabham, an uplifting prayer by Averyn Payne, and a timely message based on Romans 5: 1 – 5.

Click >> HERE << to go directly to our Facebook page. Or view the video on Youtube by clicking >> HERE <<

Activities inside the building listed below are currently not available:

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

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First Congregational Church is one church family that meets together to worship and hear God’s call to mission in the world. We are a diverse congregation of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes. Hence, we will provide a style of Sunday service known as blended worship.

Childcare is available for those with children, infants through kindergarten on the lower level. We welcome children 1st grade and up to join their parents in the worship service.

There are worship bags and clipboards with helpful materials for children available in the Narthex (area in the rear of the sanctuary). Please feel free to utilize them and know that we love to have all ages in worship.  

There are blue “Welcome” cards in the pew rack.  Please fill it out to help us know of your presence. This is of course optional but you might find it helpful to receive our weekly emails and monthly newsletters.  

At all of our services we maintain the ancient Christian practice of receiving an offering to support the church’s ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life marked by generosity. If you are unable to give financially, please consider an offering of time or talent to the church, another organization, or a neighbor in need.

Education Hour at 9:00 a.m. during the school year.

We offer classes for all ages at 9 a.m. during the school year.  Adult classes change periodically and can be found on Adult Education and on the kiosk in the upstairs lobby.

Sunday school for children are held in the classrooms upstairs each week separated by age-level posted by the door.

Fellowship Hour at 11:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hour is an intergenerational social gathering downstairs after worship for coffee, cookies and conversation (or juice, crackers, and playtime). All are welcome! Come meet your church community!

Communion

We usually celebrate communion the 1st Sunday of the month. All are welcome to the table. Sharing communion with each other, children, and visitors is a special, sacred, shared event. We offer wheat bread, corn tortillas, and grape juice for the elements, which are passed down the pews on plates for the congregation to serve themselves. Our tradition is to hold the elements until all are served, and partake together when directed by the Pastor.

Wheeler Room Available during Worship

Please note that if you or a child needs to leave the sanctuary during worship, there are speakers available in the Wheeler Room so you may still hear the service.