Check it out! The new retractable awning is up and ready to provide welcome relief from the summer sun. While there are no concerts this year, we have many church groups who are using this space to meet, and hosting community events such as a dance recital and a mindfulness seminar / labyrinth walk. And […]

In light of the impossibility of proceeding with the normal process, and in light of Pastor Bruce’s need for some assurance whether or not he has a position at our church, a Designated Term Pastor – by Council vote, offered a position to Pastor Bruce for a defined term, with understanding that once in-person gatherings are allowed, the Council and congregation would proceed with the mechanics of a congregational vote on offering a call for Settled Pastorate at any time during that 2-year period.

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 […]

Honoring our O&A commitment and in keeping with the initiative creating Black History Week and Black History month Dr. Ron Field led us in discussion that was thoughtful and well attended. Watch for future dates and continued sessions on Black History as we follow this journey into discovery of how to “Be the Church”, acknowledging our prejudices and heritage.

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 January 12 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? […]

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.