September Updates Updated September 3rd, 2021 Dear FCC Friends,In accordance with the new proclamation from Governor Pritzker, we will be requiring face masks to be worn again while inside the church building beginning Monday, August 30th, 2021. Please continue to social distance and be respectful of each other’s health needs. – Audra Bailey, Moderator – …

Becca, Saying Good Luck, Not Goodbye. When Becca Peterson became our Director of Family Ministry back in April of 2014, she and her husband Dustin had a little boy named Abe with another child on the way.  Now, Abe is 12, Margee is 7 and Theo just turned 2 ½.  Life’s journey is filled with …

The Summer of Service continues….Closet2Closet Donation Drive and serving. ***Time Change*** Thursday June 24th, gather at Closet2Closet at 5 pm to serve! Closet2Closet serves foster and homeless children and teens in our area, providing current-trend, age appropriate clothes other essential items.  We are looking for donations for children and teens of new and in original …

Bidding Jennifer Dailing a Fond Farewell I am sure most of us are familiar with the saying “those will be big shoes to fill.”  Well, in this case that phrase is entirely accurate and appropriate. Jennifer came to us and was hired by Pastor Craig in June of 2017.  Her job title at the time …

Summer of Service Attention FCC Children, Youth, Families and Everyone in between: Get ready to serve your community and your church this summer!  Throughout the summer we have planned opportunities for kiddos, their family, and church family, to serve and then gather for time together outdoors. Here is the lineup: June 3rd 5:30pm: Cleanup the …

Updated February 11th, 2021 Moderator Early February Update Dear Friends and Members of FCC, As we approach our 2021 Annual Meeting, I wanted to touch base with you all on our tentative reopening plan and several informational events leading up to our Annual Meeting on February 28th. You may recall completing a survey in December …

This year Christmas Eve will look a little different at First Congregational UCC. On Christmas Eve we will broadcast the same Christmas Eve Service at both 5 pm and 10 pm on Facebook Live and YouTubeLive. We are pre-recording the service to include chestnuts from last year along with new pieces from this year.  We invite …

We have had a good response to the Opening Doors to Faith stewardship drive, and hope to have a preliminary report soon.  If you have not yet sent in your response, please help your Church Council plan effectively by returning both your pledge card and the time and talent survey.  We appreciate the generosity of …

CE Pies Update Due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases CE Pie baking has been postponed. If you purchased a pie, pie pick up is cancelled for Sunday November 22nd. We hope to do this activity again when it is safe to do so.  However, we would still like to fulfill our commitment to …

Senior Health & Wellness Conference Call Senior Health and Wellness resumes meeting by Conference call on Tuesday November 17th at 10 am. We want to keep in touch! We will schedule a conference call monthly until we can meet together again. This time Kathy Harris and Pastor Michael will lead the discussion. In the months …