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“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

It’s that time of year. Generous support of this project has allowed us to purchase110 coats! These will be distributed thru local charities; Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center and Siren/Eaton Shelter. There is still time to donate! Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. January 2019 we are requesting sheet sets and small size men’s jeans for the ECFC, waist sizes 28 to 34, and February and March will be a bedtime theme of kids pajamas/books/sheet sets/toothpaste and brushes –use your imagination! This will be celebrated with a Sunday School lesson celebrating Dr. Seuss, March 4. 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

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.

Click here to watch now! Continue reading

“’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

It was a dream come true, the bank property adjoining our church properties and annex became available for purchase. The price was right! the Endowment monies were increasing and the Board of Trustees and congregation began a journey into the … Continue reading