During the summer months of June, July, and August, instead of our choir performing an anthem each week at the Sunday morning worship service, we have special music programming. Special music programming includes members from our church, as well as from our community, sharing their musical talents during worship. Many of our members are musically gifted and will often form small groups to perform with during the service. We hope you’ll join us for worship and experience it!
Want to meet some new people? Want to have a meal, have some laughs and maybe even have an important conversation too? The ‘Nine to Dine’ is for you! ‘Nine to Dine’ has been working for 20 years at the Plymouth UCC in Des Moines, Iowa. It was designed so that singles and couples know they are welcome, as well as members, regular visitors and church friends. There could be two kinds of groups – in ‘Home Nine to Dine’ or ‘Restaurant Nine to Dine’. Each person in a group of nine takes responsibility for hosting one time. Once the group of nine is formed they can do whatever they choose. They can share pizza, potluck, brunch, dinner, hot dogs, etc. – the group of nine decides. It does not have to be fancy – it should be fun – it could even involve doing a service project. So, think about this and let us know if this sounds interesting to you. See one of us, the Board of Church Life: Carol Long, Pat Detrick, Joan Burnside and Sarah Sayre
First UCC is one of the 17 local churches that helps sponsor Partners in Hope. Each church takes a month to collect donations of toiletries for those that come to Partners in Hope for assistance. July is our month to collect Toiletries for Troy. Items to bring in include: diapers (all sizes), paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, etc. These are all items that are needed, but are not able to be purchased with food stamps. There will be baskets to place your donations in each of the 3 entrances to the sanctuary during July only. Many thanks in advance for your support of our community outreach projects!
From the Pastor
As the pastor of First United Church of Christ, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our church website (with the help of Tomatillo Design)! We have worked very hard to make this website as user-friendly and informative as possible.
We, as a family of faith, come from many different faith backgrounds and experiences…and here, in all our diversity, we come together in community, bound together in the common mission of inviting all people to faith, relationship, and service through Jesus Christ.
As you explore our site, you will see the various ways in which we are growing together in faith, relationships, and service. You will find us gathering in worship, enjoying times of fellowship and fun, and serving our community and our world as we participate in the various ministries of our church.
Come join us… come and find a place where you can make a difference in the world!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Lauren Allen