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Mission Blue, an Emmy award winning documentary, highlights legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle on her global quest to protect our ocean. View the film’s stunning photography on the big screen and join us in a brief discussion following the film about the impact that the environment’s health has on us. Quinn Underwood, director of Charlotte Area Recycling Authority, will be leading the discussion. Continue reading

We received a $1000 grant from the Charlotte Generosity Fund. This money will be used for the next phase of the Commons project-a children’s garden which will be called Express Yourself. Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. August and September will be socks and underwear, especially for students returning to school. DIAPERS, size 4, 5 or 6 are in great need! Continue reading

If you have not stopped by to take a look at the labyrinth be sure to do so. It is FINISHED! If you visit after dark you will see the glow stones in action. Aug. 25 was Planting day at the Labyrinth–Thank you to the many hands that made light work. There are about 400 sedum planted. Continue reading

We have currently located an interim minister from the UCC to help guide us through our transition period. Rev. Curtis DeMar-Johnson preached for the first time in our sanctuary September 16. He has been both a public school teacher and clergy person and is an internationally published author. He has served churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Michigan. He has enjoyed the calling of both the settled pastor and interim pastor. Office times are Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Continue reading

We have been exploring ways to provide church fellowship as well as increase income sources for our church budget. Each month, those born that month sign up and become a “committee” that develops and promotes a fun event. Continue reading

In case you ever wondered, First Congregational has handicap accessibility.  From our Welcome Page: Both of our buildings are handicap accessible. The main building has a newly remodeled ramp on its northwest corner, and features an elevator inside the building. … Continue reading

This seminar was a wonderful examination of beliefs and ethical teachings associated with various world religions with the goal of increasing our ability to acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the diversity and similarities among the world’s religions. Audio recordings are available HERE so that you might study various aspects of the world’s religions and enjoy a deepened capacity for compassion and respect towards others in general.

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“’If you are more fortunate than others, it is better that you should build a longer table, than a taller fence.’ To me, the simplicity and eloquence of this apparently anonymous quote sums up my experience serving in Florida with UCC Disaster Ministries on a hurricane recovery volunteer work team.” – Commentary by Scott Smiley Continue reading