FCC Members,  Accompanying this message you will find the information that will be discussed at our Emergency Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 30th at 11:15am.  We hope you are able to take your time prior to the meeting to process this information and come prepared for the discussion.  The meeting will be held in the …

We had a truly wonderful turnout during last Sunday’s worship, and so many were gracious enough to complete pledge cards. But for those who couldn’t join in person or tune in to our live stream, there’s still time to make your pledge. Here’s how: Complete your pledge card in-person during this Sunday’s worship. You may …

Roth & Traditional IRA Distributions to Charities By Bill Henning If you have an IRA and have reached 72 years of age, congratulations!   Now, the government requires you to start taking money out of these tax deferred accounts. This is a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).  You will be taxed on these mandatory withdrawals every year thereafter.  However, each …

Magnify Your Church Giving By Bill Henning In last week’s article, we mentioned tax advantaged charitable giving accounts.  When you sell stocks or bonds that have appreciated in value, you will pay taxes on the gain to the IRS.  If you gift those stocks or bonds directly to the church, you will pay no taxes to the government …

Simplify Your Church Giving By Bill Henning If you listen to public radio, you might have heard them talk about becoming a Sustaining Member.  It means that the member authorizes their bank or management company to make recurring monthly charitable gifts from their checking account, a taxable brokerage account or a tax advantaged charitable giving account.  What works …

 Our Stewardship theme of “Rooted in Love” draws inspiration from Psalm 1, “They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season.” The Psalmist invited us to imagine all the good things we can bear when well planted. What might we give away when rooted in love?  But the …

Our upcoming stewardship campaign will officially launch this Sunday, Nov. 7.  Our Stewardship theme of “Rooted in Love” draws inspiration from Psalm 1, “They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season.” The Psalmist invited us to imagine all the good things we can bear when well planted. …

Christmas Poinsettias 2021 Poinsettias will again adorn our sanctuary during the month of December. If you would like to give a poinsettia in memory of or in honor of a loved one, please fill out the form online a $15 donation to help cover the cost of the poinsettias. The church will order the poinsettias. …

Resignation of Rev. Michael Swartz, Associate Pastor

It is with both sadness and immense gratitude for Rev. Michael Swartz’ service that the Church Council has accepted his resignation. Please see his letter of resignation below.

Worship Sunday September 12th, 2021

We are an Open and Affirming church, covenanting with all people regardless ofsexual orientation, gender expression or identity. All people are welcome to participatefully in the life of the church.