Tag: The Tower

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 …

The Tower: restoring David Livingstone’s walking staff

Thank you to Bruce Wood for restoring David Livingstone’s walking staff. One of the five figures carved into the pulpit here at First Congregational Church is the 19th Century Congregational missionary David Livingstone.  I wondered why he was carrying a torch in his hand, and on closer examination realized that sometime over the years the …

The Tower: World Relief Food Pantry

The Youth Group assisted at the monthly World Relief Food Pantry this week, serving over 40 refugee families! Wearing face masks and rubber gloves the youth took bags of food out to the waiting cars for the drive through delivery system.  Families received a mixture of culturally specific non-perishable and fresh foods, fish and meat, …

The Tower: New Conference Minister!

The Illinois Conference Welcomes The Reverend Molly Carlson as our New Conference Minister! A graduate of The College of Wooster with a BA in mathematics and Pacific School of Religion with a Masters of Divinity, Rev. Carlson brings a wide range of experience to the position of Conference Minister. She has been ordained within the …

The Tower: Solar Panels

Do Jeff Newcomb and Joshua Dyer really love graphs and data so much that they would include one in a report to the congregation?  And what does this graph have to do with our church?  Well, yes!  And this is a graph of one good day of solar energy production at our church! After some …

The Tower: Sponsoring World Relief Food Pantry Fundraiser

Sponsoring World Relief Food Pantry First Congregational Church will sponsor the monthly food pantry at World Relief of Quad Cities on Monday, July 13.  Our Outreach and Missions committee, along with the Youth Group and the church Garden growers will work together on this effort.  Laura Fontaine, director of World Relief asked us to take …

CE Celebration Sunday

CE Celebration Sunday! The CE Board would like to give a BIG thank you to the Sunday School teachers and shepherds this year! Even though our year was cut short, we have not forgotten the time spent together. Your love and care was felt each Sunday, and we are thankful for it. Preschool Margaret Brown, …

The Tower: Looking forward to the new “normal”

Looking Forward to the New “Normal” Greetings friends.  I just sat in on an extremely informative and uplifting webinar hosted by Marcia Erickson, action coach.  If you get a chance to watch it, I would highly recommend it.  It was sponsored by the Quad City Chamber.  What this message clearly states is we are going …