UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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WORSHIP AT FCC

 

Sundays At FCC!

Information For Worship Service

Join Us This Sunday, May 26, for Worship at 10:30am in the Sanctuary

 

Join us each week at 10:30am as we grow closer to God and one another through our Sunday morning service.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE BULLETIN.

Tune into the livestream of the service.

 

Join Us for Coffee Hour in the Guild Room   following worship!
All are welcome to join us for food and  fellowship in the Guild Room after worship. If you would like to host an upcoming coffee hour
CLICK HERE to sign up online or call/text Lisa Marie Bronson at  973-571-3553.

 

* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" by clicking HERE

 

Volunteers Needed For Coffee Hour

Looking for a great way to meet FCC folks and contribute to our hospitality?  Consider helping with coffee hour!  We need help to make this possible every week! 

Interested in finding out more?  

You can click here to sign up for a specific Sunday or call/text Lisa Marie Bronson at  973-571-3553.

Underground Church:

Saturday, May 18, 10:30am in the Sanctuary

Underground Church is a unique and dynamic gathering that combines the intimacy of Jesus' early community with creative and inventive worship experiences.  In the warmth and safety of community we explore the scriptures, live out the questions through discussion,  and share innovative rituals that bring us closer to each other and to our still-speaking God.  Together we create the unity of spirit that helps us find God's presence in the messy and beautiful experience of living today.  All are welcome!

Join us for a Potluck Dinner Hosted by the FCC Green Team, May 23, 6:30pm in the Guild Room

Join us for a potluck dinner to engage in a lively conversation about FCC's commitment to climate justice and what this means to you. We want to draw the circle wide and get to know you, your interests, and ideas. All are welcome, including children. Please CLICK HERE to register and let us know if you need childcare

If you can bring a dish or dessert, let us know. If not, there will be plenty of delicious food for all.

B’nai Keshet Lag Baomer Concert & Fundraiser, May 25 at 6:30pm –99 So. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. NJ

To raise funds for missing families and humanitarian relief in Gaza. Suggested donation $25/person or $50/family. Live music; food; fun for kids. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or for more info.

Rescheduled Full Spectrum Fun Friday: May 31st, 7:30pm at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ

For LGBTQ and ALLIES. Full Spectrum will be having a going away party for our beloved Lori and Angie Boggess who will be leaving us to go to Arizona in June. We’ll meet 7:30 pm at Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ. Please join us.

Book discussion: "The Nature Fix" by Florence Williams, June 5th, 7pm in Room 5

You go outside for a breath of air, and you feel better. You go for a walk around the block and everything seems brighter. Why is this?

"The Nature Fix" by Florence Williams delves into what is actually going on in our bodies when we are outside in a natural environment. Exposure to the living world  has an astonishing positive impact on our physical, mental and emotional lives.

Join us on June 5 at 7 pm (in Room 5) to discuss the surprising findings presented in “The Nature Fix”. Come with your questions, comments and ideas for action. 

The book can be ordered through the Montclair Public Library, or purchased at the normal spots.

Sixth Annual FCC Trivia Night, Friday, June 7, 7pm in the Guild Room

$10 per person. All proceeds support the Youth Group Service Trip to Belize

Pride Montclair Festival 2024—Help Us Represent FCC on June 8

Come join us as we host a table at the Montclair Pride 2024 Festival where we will represent our church community's Open and Affirming LGBTQIA+ Inclusion.  We need volunteersplease CLICK HERE to sign up.

To learn more about the Festival CLICK HERE.

You're invited to the Shaker Album Release Celebration of Rev. John & Allison Rogers at FCC, June 15, 7pm

Join us at FCC at 7pm as we celebrate the release of Rev. John and Allison Rogers’ album of Shaker music! The Shakers are a Utopian Christian community dedicated simplicity, community, and radical equality. Founded 250 years ago this summer, their original music - most of which dates back to the 1800s - still speaks to us today! Come hear songs from the album and insights into Shaker life from our special guest Br.Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers who will join us via Zoom.

ONGOING EVENTS

Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

 

Take your soul for a walk on the labyrinth.  We are pleased to offer labyrinth walks each Wednesday as a chance to connect with your soul in our beautiful 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 our selves in the center: the heart of God. All are welcome to take their souls out for a walk... no experience necessary!

 

You can CLICK HERE to find out more about walking the labyrinth. Check out this lovely write up on our labyrinth on Baristanet in the Spring of  2014.

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study:

On Hiatus

Join us as we dig deeply into Scripture, bringing in cultural, historical, theological, and linguistic backgrounds and resources. Participants are encouraged to have their favorite translation of the Bible with them. Led by Rev. Jack Cuffari who serves as Interim Pastor of First Congregational Church UCC of Haworth. This class will include members from both churches. 

Full Spectrum Schedule!

(FCC's LGBTQ+ Group Events)

Join us for friendship, fun and faith!

Full Spectrum is the LGBTQ+ group of First Congregational Church, and if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community we would love for you to join us!  We gather on the first Friday each month for a social event (pot lucks, movie nights, picnics, etc) and on the third Friday of each month we gather ON ZOOM for Full Spectrum Spirituality, a supportive group to talk about our spiritual journeys, ask questions, and delve into our faith and scripture through a queer lens. To learn more, please text Lori Boggess (862-228-1084) or Alexis Lourenco (856-332-7448).

Full Spectrum LGBTQ+ Community Schedule

*** First Friday Fun 

Join us on the First Friday of each month (approx 7:30pm) for a fun, social event.
***Third Friday Full Spectrum Spirituality (on Zoom):

Special small group discussion on spirituality, scripture and faith (approx 7:30pm).