First Congregational Church Welcomes Mission and Outreach Partner New Moms At the June 24 service we will welcome Laura Zumdahl, Ph.D, President and CEO of New Moms, a First Congregational Church Mission and Outreach partner.  Dr. Zumdahl will speak to the congregation about the organization’s mission to provide housing, job training, and parenting classes to…

Finding God In The Silence In a noise-polluted world, it is even difficult to hear ourselves think let alone try to be still and know God.  Yet it seems essential for our spiritual life to seek some silence, no matter how busy we may be.  Silence is not to be shunned as empty space, but…

“Yoga in the Outdoors” Reflective Chapel Gathering July 22 at 8:30am The next Reflective Chapel Gathering will take place Sunday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m.  Titled, “Yoga in the Outdoors,” participants will focus on gentle yoga movements and stretching. Weather permitting, we will meeting on the north side of the Education Building, near the playground….

Sunday School Superheros First Congo is blessed to have inspiring Sunday School teachers who often leave the class with a lesson themselves. Take a look at what the Sunday School teachers have to say about this important ministry of our church. “Anytime the children walk into Sunday School they are submerged in the teaching of…

Sunday School Update From Hope Sabbagha Happy first week of summer to our First Congo families. I hope the school year ended well for you and your children. Our summer worship theme, Be the Church, begins this coming Sunday, June 10. For the next 10 weeks, our church will explore what it means to “be…

Moms In Faith Summer Book Discussion & Favorite Thing Exchange Save the date! On July 25 at 7pm, Moms in Faith will host a Book Discussion & Favorite Things Exchange Party. This event is open to all women and female friends of the congregation. Take time out of your busy summer to read (or listen…

BEDS Plus Summer Shelter Volunteers Needed In conjunction with BEDS Plus, First Congo will host a transitional summer shelter for select BEDS Plus clients the week of July 2. Volunteers are needed to sign-up for meal or laundry shifts, as well as donate supplies. Click here to volunteer or to find out more about this…

NAMI Guide To A Mental Health Crisis No one expects a mental health crisis to happen to someone in their life. NAMI.org has created a Guide To Navigating a Mental Health Crisis. Taking a few minutes out of your day to prepare for a potential mental health emergency can help save a life.   NAMI Mental…

Holy Land Yoga Retreat Registration is now open for the Holy Land Yoga Retreat May 15-23, 2019.  During this nine-day pilgrimage for women only, participants will experience highlights of the Holy Land including the Temple Mount, Sea of Galilee, River Jordan, and more. Daily yoga and centering prayer meditation will create space for pilgrims to…

Evensong Service Evening Vespers will be held on June 24 at 8pm in the Fellowship Garden. This service will last approximately 30 minutes.  We will gather around the fire pit and sing hymns written for the end of the day. For questions regarding the Evensong service contact Rich at  rich@wscongo.org.

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