Currently all on-site church programming is suspended until further notice due to the outbreak of COVID-19 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

Stay up to date with what's going on!


Sundays At FCC!

Links For Worship Service, Etc.

10:30am: Rev. Ann will be live on Facebook  to receive your prayers.

10:45am: You may find our latest recorded worship service video HERE. The bulletin can be found HERE.

12:30  Sunday School Zoom HERE (password: grace)

12:00Noon: Coffee Hour Zoom (see link below)

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

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! 

 

CLICK HERE at 12NOON on Sundays

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!

Underground Church, Saturday July 25, 5pm via Zoom Teleconferencing

Please join us for Underground Church via Zoom! Together, we will talk, sing, and create sacred space that transcends the walls of our homes.  Like Jesus' early followers, we will gather together to ease our fears and loneliness by creating a community of love and trust.

To take part in Underground Church:

Please get to your computer, phone, or tablet (with camera installed) at 4:55 pm on Saturday and click this link:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84330001818?pwd=Y0hYYmhsNmlaaHVIaVJ0K0pYVGZSUT09

 

Please enter the password: 606736. Our meeting ID is 843 3000 1818.  Say yes to any downloads—sometimes the software is pre-loaded, sometimes you have to download the software to begin. If you have technical difficulties with videoconferencing or would prefer telephone, dial +1 929 436 2866.
 
Together, we will create a sacred space to share, and to hold on to, that will remind us that no matter how much physical distance we maintain, we are never alone.  Our space will be virtual, but no less sacred.  All are welcome!

Join us (via Zoom) Thursday, July 30th at 7:00pm for our next FCC Book Club conversation

Our next book club selection is "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South" by Michael W. Twitty.

 

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine. 

From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia. 

As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

FCC Member Phyllis Crichlow is facilitating this group.  Instructions will be sent out in advance as to how to easily download Zoom. 

 

Please contact Phyllis to RSVP by Monday, July 27th: 
crichlow399@aol.com

RE-OPENING WITH NEW TIME

(Starting July 1)

Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 11-1pm in the Sanctuary

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 is on Hiatus Through the Summer

 

We will resume in the fall.

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:  jack@cuffari.com.