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Pastor Curt DeMars-Johnson will be holding a New Member Class in a few weeks. This will be a one-time session for about two hours. We will discuss issues relating to our denomination, The United Church of Christ, our local church … Continue reading

Our world is still in need. Banks and suggested giving calendars are available in the Bess Fulton Room near the Outreach Giving Tree. They will be collected starting March 17. Or an online offering can be made thru the UCC web site at https://www.ucc.org/donate_to_oghs Continue reading

While this movie viewing has already happened We want to share that we have gotten several good documents to guide us in helping the homeless. There are copies available in the Church Office. Also know that dialing 211 from any where will connect you to a confidential local assistance help line for community resources and referral services for Homelessness. Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. March 2019 we assembled 70 shoeboxes of games, toys, small individual wrapped snacks for our “Shoebox Ministry”, shoe boxes filled with spring break entertainment and distributed thru Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center as well as Siren Eaton Shelter for children not lucky enough for a family vacation over spring break. Continue reading

“Labyrinth Planet” was created by Vincent Brady of Windwalker Underground Gallery here in Charlotte. If features the Congregational Commons labyrinth at night, and is the September image in the Windwalker 2019 Calendar. 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

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