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.

11:00am:  Sunday School Zoom HERE (password: grace)

12:00pm: 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: 373718.

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 June 20, 5pm via Zoom Teleconferencing

Please join us for Underground Church on Saturday, April 18th at 5 pm 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, June 25th at 7:00pm for our next FCC Book Club conversation

Our next book club selection is "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this debut collection unerringly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. In stories that travel from India to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.

 

There is a full pdf available online.  Your local library may also have e-copies or availability via Hoopla.  Consider also supporting our local bookstores.  For example, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair is "open" from 10am to 4pm.  If you call, they can order a copy.  When it arrives, provide your credit card number, and pick up at a table outside their back door. 

 

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

Please contact Mike to RSVP by Monday, June 22nd:  michael.magdalenski@gmail.com

The Return of Slow Motion Adult Bible Study, Mondays 7:30pm Via Zoom, Starting May 4th

 

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study returns on a new evening and time: Monday's at 7:30 PM,  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.
 
We will be picking up in The Book of Acts - Chapter 16, verses 16 through 40. Read those verses in advance if you like. And as always feel free to have your favorite bible translation with you for class.  Email Rev. Jack with any questions:  jack@cuffari.com

Click here to join meeting. NOTE: Meeting ID: 820 8661 0757  /Password: 001876 
If joining by phone (without video) call this number:  646 558 8656 US 

ON HIATUS: Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 6-8pm 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.