An Auction of Oddities Supporting Programming the Commons Thanks to everyone who participated in the auction… those who generously donated of their talents and time, those who bid on the oddities offered (or made donations out of pocket), and everyone behind the scenes who made it possible. We successfully raised over $2650 for our 2021 […]

A NEW Full Time Minister is selected!!! From the Pastoral Search Committee March 27, 2020 The Pastoral Search Committee met (virtually) on Wed, March 25 and Council met on Thurs, March 26 to discuss how to proceed with a call for our pastoral candidate Pastor Bruce Schoup in these times of COVID-19. Below are the […]

Trees get old, as we all do.  The alternative to choosing to cut them down is they may fall down, die, ruin something or continue to litter branches and make a mess.  January 14, 2020  the old oak on the east side of the church came down. Thank you to Justin Brummett, Big Kid Tree […]

We have finished the Local Church Profile (LCP) and have submitted a single page listing for posting on the UCC Ministerial Opportunities website. With this posting will be a link to an amazing 8 minute long clip put together by Matt of pictures of our church, congregation and the gamut of activities in which we are involved. We will show it in the Sanctuary prior to the prelude during the next 3 Sundays.

The long awaited coffee cup/juice glass rack is here.  The rack will replace the kiosk in the Bess Fulton Room and also provide storage for people to store their drinking vessels for reuse.  The Green Team organized and encourages this project to cut down on the use of plastic and styrofoam at Coffee Hour.  Join us and share your story of your favorite mug.  This will be a fun way to learn more about your church family AND help the environment at the same time.

As part of the Birthday Club Fundraiser idea, where members with birthdays in individual months come up with a fundraiser to benefit the general fund and offset any shortfalls in the budget, Rinckeys (both born in June) hosted another successful DESSERT AUCTION October 11. The first one was held by the CARE Community two years […]

It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since the church first purchased the next door bank property. Look at the progress we’ve made in that time. (Special thanks to Ramona Kime for the progress pictures.)

Here are three words you probably never thought you’d hear uttered in the same breath in church: God, Sex and Scripture. Well, that is the title of a new 8-week workshop in biblical interpretation. Over the eight weeks,  scriptures related to sex and sexuality will be explored in the backdrop of culture and history. Curious? […]

In the United Church of Christ, we tell folks who are discovering us for the first time that if you’ve been to one UCC church, you’ve been to one UCC church. No two UCC churches are exactly alike, but I’m comforted to realize this morning that I feel very much at home in your sanctuary. […]

As part of the Open and Affirming process the ONA team has crafted a “Welcoming Statement for First Congregational Church of Charlotte”. The congregation voted Oct 27, 2019 to adopt and embrace the message presented in the Welcoming Statement.