Tag: The Tower

Give Easter

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write to you with a joyful heart. As the rising Son of Easter approaches we can look forward not only in hope but in faith, that we will be able to gather together in person soon. And there is so much for us to talk about! Once we …

Valentine’s Dinner Theater Update 2021

Valentine’s Dinner Theater Update 2021 Postponed until we can gather again safely in person… In the current spirit of constantly adapting and reinventing, the Valentines Dinner Theater has been postponed until we can gather again safely in person. We are hoping for a Spring Fling to showcase all of the talent FCC has to offer …

Sanctuary Windows Final Update!

Wes Llewellyn, immediate past moderator, came by our church on Wednesday, December 9th to bid farewell to the technicians from Bovard Stained Glass after they installed the last two refurbished panels of windows on either side of the chancel.  “These are great guys from a great company,” said Wes, “but I hope we don’t see …

Christmas Giving Tree 2020

Each year during December, in preparation for Christmas, the Giving Tree arrives in our library so together we can share the light of Christ with our neighbors. As with most things in 2020, the Giving Tree will look different this year, but the mission remains the same.  You are invited to select a name tag …

Thanksgiving Essential Baskets Wrap UP 2020

Thanksgiving Essential Baskets Wrap Up- Different, but the Same Many things are different these days, but the generosity of the congregation at First Congregational Church is not one of them. The Outreach and Mission committee would like to thank you for the outpouring of support for this year’s Thanksgiving Essential Basket mission.  There is always …

Youth Group Pie Update

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 & 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 …

Thanksgiving Essential Baskets 2020

Thanksgiving Essential Baskets – Different, but the Same | November 14-15th Press play to listen to a message from the confirmands. Packing Update November 5th, 2020 Due to Covid restrictions packing will need to be different this year.  Confirmation class will be packing the baskets during class on November 11th. Christian Education families will be …

Remembering Wendy

As some you may have heard, Red Wagon lost a very special person that touched so many children’s lives.  Wendy Larson Simmon passed away on August 21, 2020.  From January 26, 1981 until her retirement in 2017 Wendy was Director of Red Wagon Preschool, a ministry of First Congregational Church in Moline, IL.  She welcomed …

Drive Through Blessing of the Animals

Drive Through Blessing of the AnimalsSunday October 4th Virtual Sunday School9 am: Adult Forum on Zoom 10 am: Worship on FCCLive with CommunionFollowing Worship: Blessing of the Animals On Sunday, October 4, First Congregational United Church of Christ will offer a drive through blessing of the animals in the spirit of Francis of Assisi as …