Tag: The Tower

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 …

The Tower: Sponsoring World Relief Food Pantry

Sponsoring World Relief Food Pantry First Congregational Church will sponsor the food pantry at World Relief of Quad Cities in July.  Our Outreach and Missions committee, along with the Youth Group and the church Garden growers will work together on this effort. “First Congregational Church has been a wonderful partner in our food pantry and …

The Tower: Moving forward with the endowment funds and management

The Tower: Moving Forward with the Endowment Funds and Management Dear Members: As you may recall, at our annual meeting in February we voted to form a committee to explore additional possibilities in the handling of our endowment funds.  You now have an opportunity to get involved in this process! In the link provided you …

Congregational Update: Transition

Dear Friends and Members of First Congregational Church,  By now you have probably received the bittersweet news regarding Pastor Craig’s resignation.  We are extremely grateful for his dedication to our church over the past six years and I’m sure we will continue to see echoes of that dedication continue for years to come. Moving forward, …

Congregational Update: Wes Llewellyn on Pr. Craig’s Resignation

Greetings Friends and Members of First Congregational: As one of your church moderators, I send you this in conjunction with the notice which you have, or soon will receive from our senior pastor. Pastor Craig Jan-McMahon was called to us at a critical time in our church’s history and development.  His contributions are many and …

Congregational Update: Pr. Craig Resigns

Press play to hear a message from Pr. Craig Dear Friends, With gratitude for our time together, I offer my resignation as your Pastor to accept a call to serve as Pastor of Windsor UCC, just 10 miles north of Madison.   This decision did not come easily.  When I came to serve as your Interim …