Currently all on-site church programming (EXCEPT LABYRINTH WALKS) is online until further notice due to the outbreak of COVID-19 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Links For Worship Service, Etc.



January 17, 10:45am

Pre-recorded worship service


Join us for a beautiful pre-recorded worship service this Sunday. Join Rev. Ann on Facebook Live before worship for a greeting at 10:30am.


The worship service video will be available at 10:45am on our YouTube page here Click  HERE  for the bulletin. 


...Then click on the link in the box below for Coffee Hour at 12Noon.


* You can make a "Sunday Offering" HERE

* Fill out your 2021 Sustaining Gift form HERE

Join your FCC family for a Zoom Coffee hour this Sunday at 12noon!

(*For Zoom Worship Sundays just stay on the worship link!)

 

To join in, all you have to do is click the link below at 12noon and we'll gather together on Zoom.  Then at 12:10 we will be randomly broken into small groups to have 30 minutes of conversation with our FCC friends.  Bring your favorite coffee hour snack and settle in for a lovely time to reconnect. We hope you'll see old friends and perhaps make some new ones! 

 

On Zoom Worship Sundays we will remain on the call for Zoom Coffee Hour ...but on other Sundays:

CLICK HERE at 12NOON

In order to keep our meeting secure, please put in this passcode when prompted: 428226

PLEASE NOTE: The breakout rooms will begin at 12:10 -- anyone joining the call after that will not be able to participate.  So please be on time!

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New to Zoom?  CLICK HERE for an easy video to get you started!  This is an experiment for us and we know there will be glitches so please be patient!  We looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Zoom (from Union Baptist Church and

Temple Shomrei Emunah)

Sunday January 17, 11:00am

While there is no Town-wide Montclair MLK service this year, Union Baptist Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom worship Service,

Sunday, January 17 @ 11am.
All are welcome!


On Sunday, January 17th, the members of Union Baptist Church of Montclair will share in a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service with Rabbi David Greenstein and the members of Shomrei Emunah.
 
If you would like to watch the service, they may use the Zoom link below to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.  If not, we will send a Youtube link on Sunday after the service so they can view the service there.
 
Topic: UBC 2021 MLK Interfaith Worship Experience
Time: Jan 17, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 

Click here to Join Zoom Meeting
 Meeting ID: 822 6998 0577
Passcode: 195324 

(Please do not share on social media)

Join us January 19*, 7pm on Zoom for this Interesting Conversation

(see link below)

CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM LINK

Meeting ID: 851 2991 1323
Password:337432

*Please note the date change from the time included in  the newsletter. 

FCC Book Club Conversation Thursday January 21, 7pm Via Zoom

Our next book club selection is "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.


In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.


Please contact Julie to RSVP by Monday, January 18th: juliemarie.matz@gmail.com

Instructions will be sent out in advance as to how to easily download Zoom and participate.

Underground Church, Saturday January 23, 5pm via Zoom

Please join us for Underground Church at 5 pm via Zoom! Together, we will talk, sing, and create sacred space that transcends the walls of our homes and remind us that no matter how much physical distance we maintain, we are never alone.


Like Jesus' early followers, we will gather together to ease our fears and loneliness by creating a community of love and trust. All are welcome!

Please join us by clicking HERE!

(If there are any issues with the link please email Rev. John at john.rogers28@gmail.com.)

"How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind" Feb. 3rd at 7 pm - A Zoom Conversation

Our Zoom conversation will be based on the book
How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind:
Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity

by Thomas C. Oden
To order, please visit your local bookstore or click here.


I also recommend
White Too Long:
The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

by Robert P. Jones
To order, please visit your local bookstore or click here

To join the conversation please click the Zoom link HERE.
Passcode: 585512

NOW OPEN! Labyrinth Walks:


Weekly: Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary


and FIRST Saturday of each month: 11am-1pm

Take your soul for a walk on the labyrinth.  We are pleased to offer labyrinth walks each Wednesday in the mid-day as a chance to connect with your soul in our beautiful sanctuary. 

Social distancing will be observed with one walker at a time on the labyrinth and specially designated pews for prayer and meditation. We look forward to welcoming you back.


The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool , a mode of “walking prayer” that invites us to go deeper in our walk with God.  Our labyrinth, modeled on one in Chartes Cathedral in France, sits as the center of our Sanctuary, a constant metaphor for our spiritual lives.  Just like the labyrinth, our lives are not linear, but filled with twists and turns.  Sometimes we make great progress, and other times we feel we are going backwards.  But if we trust in the path we will find ourselves in the center -- the heart of God.


All are welcome to take their souls out for a healing walk... no experience necessary!  Check out this lovely write up on Baristanet from the Spring 2014.


Watch this video to find out more about walking the labyrinth. If you’ve never done so come out one Wednesday evening and give it a try. It is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and spend some quiet time in prayer or meditation.

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study Via Zoom: Mondays at 7:30pm

Our method is to take our time and dig deeply into Scripture, bringing in cultural, historical, theological, and linguistic backgrounds and resources. We utilize Queries (questions posed for consideration and opening, not to garner answers) and cross-referencing. (There are occasional dives down theological or linguistic rabbit holes.) Participants are encouraged to have their favorite translation of the Bible with them.


Click HERE to join!  Meeting ID: 874 8676 2412
Passcode: 985645  
Phone only? Dial 646 558 8656 


Our study will be led by Rev. Jack Cuffari. First Congregational Church UCC of Haworth (which Rev. Jack serves as interim pastor) and First Congregational Church of Montclair members will combine into one class.    Email Rev. Jack with any questions, or to receive zoom link:  jack@cuffari.com.