A letter from the UCC The Council of Conference Ministers of the United Church of ChristOfficers of the United Church of Christ: Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President Rev. Dr. Traci D. Blackmon, Associate General Minister, Justice and Local Church Ministries Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries …

Designing Our Future Together:  What’s a church profile anyway? The Design Team is churning away.  Dedicated folks are working tirelessly to look creatively at the real barriers FCC is facing as it looks toward the future.  They are answering questions like, “how do we deal with our financial situation? How might we leverage our building …

All Congregation Cookout and Design Team Update | Wednesday- June 8th- 6pm Hello FCC Friends! The Design Team has been hard at work researching, brainstorming, and collaborating to find creative and faith centered ideas to revitalize and rejuvenate our congregation as we move forward.  Please plan to attend an All Congregation Dinner and stay for the Design …

June is PRIDE month! FCC Moline Open and Affirming Committee is proud to announce our sponsorship of Pride Party, Pride Parade & 5K at Bass Street Landing June 12th and 18th. As a Partner In Pride sponsor, we are collaborating with Edwards and Hope UCC Open and Affirming Congregations to support our LGBTQ community as …

Red Wagon Preschool Wear Order Form You can order Red Wagon Preschool wear below. Deadline to order is July 5th, 2022. BLING BLING!!! Get your Red Wagon Merch! Red Wagon is building up their fund for Red Rubberized mulch. This year their goal is $2000 to put towards a very expensive project. Order your merch and …

Vacation Bible School: June 13th -16th 9 am – 11 am Pre-K through 1st Grade Vacation Bible School is back! Come roll with God at our Food Truck Party! Please mark your calendars for the week of June 13. Parents, if you could join us at 11 am for Kona Ice on the last day, …

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 …