Tag: The Tower

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 …

Adult Forum Fall 2020

Adult Forum The Sunday morning Adult Forum will resume on Sunday, September 20th at 9:00 am in a Zoom format.  Our speaker will be Laura Fontaine of World Relief, and she will be bringing us up to date on what is happening with this refugee resettlement and support organization. Here is the Zoom link: ZOOM …

NAMI Walk 2020

Please Join our NAMI team For many years,  our church members have been supporting NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness). an organization that provides mental health education, support, and advocacy in our community.  Although we can’t physically walk this year, NAMI still needs our financial support.   Please consider supporting NAMI by clicking on …