• Pie and Lemonade Sunday
    Pie and Lemonade Sunday
    This Sunday, July 3 after worship We will celebrate the beginning of summer this Sunday with pie and lemonade during social hour following our worship service. Stay after church on Sunday for fellowship time outside on the upper breezeway. Sign up below to bring a pie!...
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  • Alton Baker Canoe Paddle!
    Alton Baker Canoe Paddle!
    Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Do you want to beat the heat and be in community with your church family all at the same time? Please join us for an intergenerational paddle on the Alton Baker Canoe Canal at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday. For those...
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  • BYO Picnic, Outdoor Movie, Parent/Grandparent/Youth Mentor Conversation ~ Tonight!
    BYO Picnic, Outdoor Movie, Parent/Grandparent/Youth Mentor Conversation ~ Tonight!
    We hope you will join us this evening at 6 p.m. for a fun and meaningful time of connection and community. All are welcome! Bring your own picnic dinner and we will gather to eat and chat at 6 p.m. (meet on our back lawn outside the atrium)....
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  • Congratulations to Our Graduates
    Congratulations to Our Graduates
    Congratulations to all in our FCC family who graduated this spring! We commend you for your persistence and hard work and wish you the very, very best for your next adventure. Our high school graduates are: ✦  Olivia Montoya, Churchill High School, Lane Community College ✦  Jacob...
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  • 6th Grade Our Whole Lives Summer Session
    6th Grade Our Whole Lives Summer Session
    We will be offering Our Whole Lives for incoming 6th Graders the week of August 29 through September 2 – just in time for middle school! If you would like your soon-to-be 6th grader to participate in this class, contact Jennie Sherlock through the church office or send her...
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  • Church Summer Events Calendar
    Church Summer Events Calendar
    Sunday, June 5th 10 a.m. Graduate Recognition / OWL recognition / 4th & 5th grade bible presentations during worship 11:30 Senior Brunch hosted by FCC member, Brenda Kame’enui at her home in South Eugene. 4 – 6 p.m., Middle and High School ’Ohana Youth Group End of Year Celebration! (4 to...
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  • June Children and Family Programming
    June Children and Family Programming
    The end of the school year is right around the corner and so is our church year. Check out the calendar below for our child and family programming in June. June 5th: 9am: 4th and 5th Grade special time in Kids Community. We will have treats, play...
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  • A Note of Farewell from Frank
    A Note of Farewell from Frank
    Howdy People! April 8th will my last working day with First Congregational Church, and I wanted everyone to know the cherished time I have spent with all of you here before I leave. Although I am quite excited for the journey ahead, I am sad to leave...
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  • 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...
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  • Adult Education in June
    Adult Education in June
    Sunday morning Adult Education class will spend time during the month of June to celebrate FCC members, learning more of their life and their spiritual stories…all for the purpose of knowing our FCC neighbors. So come, join us for 9 a.m. Sunday Adult Education hour in the...
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  • FCC Supports the People of Ukraine
    FCC Supports the People of Ukraine
    The Social Justice and Witness team is exploring ways to enhance our Global Ministries work. The work of the Tasajera committee continues with scholarships for the youth of this small El Salvador island, and growing the relationships that were established years ago. In addition, the SJW committee...
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  • 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...
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  • Community Meeting
    Community Meeting
    Sponsored by Respond to Racism Monday, June 6 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. TheCentralPacificConferenceishighlightingthisofferingfromRespondtoRacism,anOregon non–profit organization. R espond to Racism’s June Community M eeting: N ative Children and the legacy of R esidential Schools in Oregon, is an online offering. One of these schools was located at P acific University, which...
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  • 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...
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  • Cultivating Generous Congregations Training
    Cultivating Generous Congregations Training
    This summer our church’s financial leadership team is beginning an intentional journey to transform our congregation’s approach to generosity. The Cultivating Generous Congregations seminar experience will change the way our faith community approaches giving and generosity. Cultivating Generous Congregations (CGC) is an interactive seminar demonstrating how clergy and ministry...
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  • 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...
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  • From the Board...
    From the Board…
    Stephanie Lonergan volunteered and has been appointed the Board’s “Secretary/ Clerk”. We are so appreciative of her offer to serve with the board. In April, the board approved our church entering into a four-part Covenant with Dr. Linnea Lindsey. The four partners are: Dr. Lindsey, First Congregational...
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  • 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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