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The Open and Affirming Committee would like to announce an opportunity to learn more about the Open and Affirming process.  We are honored to have Reverend Liz Miller, pastor of East Lansing’s Edgewood United Church (UCC) preach on Sunday, May … Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. In keeping with spring clean up ideas, April/May 2019 will be simple household tools: hammer screwdrivers, pliers, and Housing Services remind us that good quality can openers are especially needed. 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. A childrens’ space is being planned and spring spruce up is needed. If you would like to join into Commons planning and/or maintenance, contact the church office. Continue reading

When our parents told us that politics and religion weren’t topics for polite conversation they weren’t thinking like the living Jesus.

Jesus was a politician who fought the corporate, greed-driven takeover of his God-centric country. He debated publically the educated religious and wealthy elite of his country on philosophy and faith; pointing out what is God-thought and what is temporal blunder, greed, lust or ambition.

Easter is a good time to get right with actual Jesus. The Jesus you meet in my classroom on Tuesday nights is the Jesus who lived 2000 years ago and we explore modern proclamation from the living Jesuses who still speak like him today.
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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

Starting May 17th, James Leitner will begin a journey backpacking across country to help raise money for the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance. All donation will go towards repairing broken wells and training communities how to maintain them in the Mara Region of Tanzania.

James will be here in Charlotte on Tuesday June 13th. Continue reading

Each spring, the Outreach board organizes helpers to clean up yards for congregants and community members who need it. These volunteers, armed only with rakes, shovels, and the occasional wood-splitter, ventured forth during the first two weeks of April to tame … Continue reading