Worship Service is now back in the Sanctuary at 10:30am on Sunday mornings.

 

This week, the CDC has indicated that Essex County is in the YELLOW ZONE, which means face masks are optional. 

We will continue to use socially distanced seating in the pews and refrain from gathering closely together in the Narthex.

 

See "Sundays at FCC" section below for further details.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Sundays At FCC!

Information For Worship Service

 

Join Us July 3 At 10:30am In The Sanctuary For Worship!

(The first Sunday of each month's worship service, July-Oct, will be on the front lawn ...weather permitting.)

 

This Sunday is Communion Sunday and we will worship on the front lawn.

 

 

Join us each week as we grow closer to God and one another through our Sunday morning service.

Then join us for Coffee Hour on the front lawn.

 

For everyone's comfort and safety, please note the following guidelines:

  • THIS WEEK ESSEX COUNTY IS IN THE YELLOW ZONE THEREFORE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL!
  • We will continue to use socially distanced seating in the pews and refrain from gathering closely together in the Narthex.
  • Pass the peace without contact
  • Wait for an usher to dismiss your row at the end of the service 
  • Tune into the livestream of the service if you are not ready to return to the sanctuary

 

Click here for the  bulletin.

 

* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" HERE

 

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Volunteers Needed For Outdoor Coffee Hour

We Now Have SIMPLE SUMMER COFFEE HOUR On the Front Lawn!
Looking for a great way to meet FCC folks and contribute to our hospitality?  Consider helping with coffee hour!  We need help to make Coffee Hour possible! 

Interested in finding out more? Please contact Deb Duhamel  at debbieduhamel@hotmail.com .

Underground Church Is Closed For The Summer And Will Return In September

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.

Reproductive Rights:
Keep the Faith and Lift Your Voice

For decades, the issue of abortion rights has been defined by conservative and right-wing religious voices. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, Planned Parenthood of NJ is teaming with congregations in the Montclair area to host an important conversation on how progressive faith communities can respond to this dramatic reversal of reproductive rights.
*The event will be in-person with the location to be shared with those who register.  

There Will Be One More Labyrinth Walk On 6/29 then ...

The Labyrinth Will Be Closed Until September 7

Details about labyrinth walks are in the right side column of this page.

FCC Grounds Initiative (Ongoing)

Ongoing Grounds Beautification Project

FCC is seeking volunteers to help keep its grounds weed-free. We are asking individuals, couples, families, or groups to take responsibility for an assigned, small area of border beds and tend to it over the course of the growing season, as your schedule allows.

Maintenance should take only about 30 minutes/week. We’ll orient you to the scope of the project and show you where some supplies are kept during an orientation.
BYOG—bring your own gloves!  

For more information contact our Property Manager, Siobhan Morello at smorello@fccmtc.com.

 

Labyrinth Walks

 

Weekly: Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

 

(There will be one more walk, on 6/29,and then closed July & August)

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:  jack@cuffari.com.