• All-Comers Choir ~ March 3
    All-Comers Choir ~ March 3
    Join us for All-Comers Choir! Arrive in the sanctuary at 8:55am to sing a simple anthem that Sunday. Spiritual, “Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name.” All interested singers are invited to this occasional all comer’s choir. This is a great opportunity for singers who are not able to...
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  • Wednesday Night Connections - March 6, 13, 20
    Wednesday Night Connections – March 6, 13, 20
    Join us for Wednesday Night Connections, the perfect time to enjoy a warm meal that you don’t have to cook! We have hearty and delicious meals coming up on March 6, 13 and 20. Please indicate dietary restrictions in the comments when signing up. Accommodations are available...
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  • Third Act Lunch ~ Monday, Mar. 18
    Third Act Lunch ~ Monday, Mar. 18
    The next Third Act lunch is scheduled for Monday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan to sign up on either Sign Up Genius or on the easel in the Church Lobby (indicate if you have dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or vegetarian)....
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  • First Saturday Garden Work Party - Mar. 3
    First Saturday Garden Work Party – Mar. 3
    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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  • Sunday Hospitality
    Sunday Hospitality
    Greeting church attenders and new visitors on a Sunday morning is a vital part of creating a meaningful, welcoming worship experience. We all know how good it feels to be seen and invited into community. In addition to how we welcome people on a Sunday morning, we...
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  • 2024 Lenten Organ Recital Series (2/17 - 3/23)
    2024 Lenten Organ Recital Series (2/17 – 3/23)
    Jointly sponsored by the Eugene Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Resurrection Episcopal Church, a series of six organ recitals will be presented on Saturdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, in Eugene. These 45-minute organ recitals are free and...
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  • Grief, Loss and Transition Support Group
    Grief, Loss and Transition Support Group
    6:30 p.m. in the Barber Room, beginning Feb. 8 This group is open to those looking for a place where you can share your story and feel safe and supported in your journey through loss or transition. The 5 meetings will be every other week on Thursdays,...
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  • Christmas Wreath Frame Return
    Christmas Wreath Frame Return
    Christmas wreath update 60 wreathes were sold to members of FCC, made by Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas, a non-profit organization based in Woodburn that supports farmworker women and helps them achieve greater economic independence. Thank you to Michelle Cottrell and Peggy Bellinger for working to make this a...
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  • Church Free Table at FCC
    Church Free Table at FCC
    Check out the tables in the upper hallway…we’re doing spring cleaning, striving to keep the church fresh and not stuffed with stuff! Help beautify the church by re-homing things that are ready for a new space and purpose. (and…if you see something on the tables that needs...
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  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
    February Adult Education Book study Sundays in February at 9 a.m. in the Wheeler Room Ever wondered about the difference between the “real,” historical Jesus and Jesus the Christ? Join us for the 9 a.m. education hour in February to discuss Zealot: The Life and Times of...
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  • Elder Council Plans for 2024
    Elder Council Plans for 2024
    A group of nine FCC elders met in January to discuss organization and planning for 2024 Elder Council activities. Our next Elder Council meeting will be March 4 at 10 a.m....
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  • Planning for Later Years ~ March 24
    Planning for Later Years ~ March 24
    The March 24 Adult Education scheduled for 9 a.m. will feature Clark Compton and Kay Mellenthin describing how they worked through the various issues surrounding their health directives. These issues included talking to their adult children. They will also discuss how they developed a ten-year plan to...
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  • Financial Assistance to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
    Financial Assistance to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
    The Inflation Reduction Act authorizes financial incentives in the form of tax credits and point-of-purchase rebates for people who take action to increase their home’s energy efficiency or increase their use of clean energy. Attend this presentation to learn what qualifies for an incentive and how to...
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  • Mental Health Library at Our Fingertips
    Mental Health Library at Our Fingertips
    Public, academic, and medical libraries, not to mention special collections, are available for local residents to peruse. But did you know we have a mental health library in downtown Springfield? If you are unfamiliar with the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) library and resource room in...
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  • Social Justice in Action at FCC
    Social Justice in Action at FCC
    On the last Sunday of January the Social Justice and Witness team offered a Ministry Moment describing some of the actions that members of FCC completed in 2023. Here is the complete list. Look around the lobby, the Fellowship Hall and around the atrium downstairs to see...
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  • LED light bulbs in Sanctuary
    LED light bulbs in Sanctuary
    Did you notice the new lighting in the Sanctuary? The Facilities Committee at FCC recently went to significant effort to replace the old incandescent light bulbs in the Sanctuary with new, energy efficient LED bulbs. The cost and energy savings were immediate. In December, our electric bill...
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  • Plastic and Metal Lid Recycling event ~ April 27
    Plastic and Metal Lid Recycling event ~ April 27
    Good news in the plastic recycling world! We no longer need to remove labels or cut off every little piece of the sealant around the edges of yogurt or tofu style containers for the plastic recycling take back events at church. The only exception is prescription bottles;...
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  • Search Team news
    Search Team news
    The Search Team work has begun! Our first task is the big lift of updating the Local Church Profile which must be completed to post the position for our settled pastor. We are working together with the Transition Team to utilize the work that has already been...
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  • From the board…January 2024
    From the board…January 2024
    January was an exciting month for FCC. In worship we started the month with a visit from the Wise Men and Woman. We also emphasized the importance of Light in song and praise. The ice storms threw us off kilter for several days. On January 14 we...
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  • 135th Anniversary events
    135th Anniversary events
    Save the dates! First Congregational Church was founded on June 2, 1889. We’re planning a luncheon following worship on June 2, 2024 to celebrate our 135th Anniversary. On May 18 and June 9 some of our story will be shared in worship. Our History Team has been...
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  • Homestay Opportunities for JT in late April 2024
    Homestay Opportunities for JT in late April 2024
    Hello FCC Friends! Housing help keeps coming through with housesitting gigs. Thank you! My focus now is late April to early May, late May to early June, mid-July and late August and beyond. If you or friends of yours are going to be gone from your home...
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  • Lectionary Text for February 2024
    Lectionary Text for February 2024
    February 4Source of StrengthMark 1:29-39 February 11CompassionateCommunityMark 9:2-9 February 18God’s Loving PathsPsalm 25:1-10 February 25Always ClosePsalm 22:23-31...
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  • From the Pastor - January 2024
    From the Pastor – January 2024
    Dear FCC Friends, Our next congregational meeting is Sunday, February 4 after our 10 a.m. worship. I hope you will be there as a sign of support for and as a participating member in the life of this church. There are so many hopeful signs as we...
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  • Personal Green Choices: Resource List
    Personal Green Choices: Resource List
    A resource list from BRING, a local non-profit leading the way of reduce/reuse/recycle that focuses on education, reuse best practices, and advocacy for sustainable living in the greater Eugene/Springfield area. Lifestyle & Community Resources Crackedpots Committed to sustainable living and reclaiming items headed to landfills by transforming...
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