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Holy Week Schedule


Wednesday, April 17, 6-8pm

Special Labyrinth walk with Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary


April 18, Maundy Thursday Supper 6:15pm

Break bread together as we prepare for the Last Supper.  We will share a delicious Mediterranean-themed meal in the Guild Room.  Reservations necessary ...sign up Sundays in the Narthex or click here.) $10 adult & $5 child under 8 -- $20 max per family. (Let Rev. Ann know if you need assistance with payment.)


April 18, Maundy Thursday Service 8pm 

We will celebrate  Jesus’ last supper with his friends in a special worship service with foot washing and Holy   Communion in the Sanctuary.


April 19, Good Friday Service of Tenebrae 8pm

Take the journey to the cross in a moving, contemplative service.  You are asked to wear black clothing to the service.


April 20,  Silent Saturday

Labyrinth Walk , 9am-12noon . The labyrinth will be open for a special silent walk and meditation time.


Easter Sunday celebration of the Resurrection

10:30 am, April 21.

Underground Church,

Saturday April 20, 5pm

During our Saturday evening gatherings, the

Underground Church travels back to our earliest

Christian roots.  We seek to recapture the excitement and community of Jesus' early followers through worship that is simple yet profound, communal yet personal, comforting yet inspiring.  We live the questions much as Jesus' friends did as they sought ways to transform the world through the simple acts of a shared and loving community.  We will gather at the home of Deb and Julie Matz-Rees (please RSVP to Julie at juliemarie.matz@gmail.com) and join us in the transformative power of opening hearts to the Holy Spirit and to each other. 

Need a ride?  "The Underground Church  Express" will meet you in the FCC parking lot, drive you to our meeting place and drive you back after our gathering!  Just be in the  parking lot behind the church at 4:15PM and a member of the Underground Church family will be there to greet you.

MSU Choral Concert at FCC,

Sunday April 28,

4pm in the Sanctuary

SAVE THE DATE for this spectacular Choral Concert with Montclair State University Singers that will be held in the Sanctuary of First Congregational Church.

Click here for details.  (Admission is by donation.)

Our Weekly Labyrinth Walk is on Wednesdays 6-8pm in the Sanctuary

Come take your soul for a healing walk ...with a wonderful group of " labyrinth keepers" to guide you and answer your questions.  If you’ve never walked the labyrinth come out and give it a try. It is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and spend some quiet time in prayer or meditation, or just some quiet time.  Each week two dedicated “Labyrinth Keepers” are present to help you get started or to answer your questions. Go to our "Worship/Walk the labyrinth" tab to learn more and to see a video on the labyrinth. Hope to see you soon.

Congregational Info Session,

May 5, after worship!

Mark your calendars for Sunday May 5 to attend a special Congregational Info Session immediately after worship. 


Since our kick off meeting last November, the FCC Source Task Force has been meeting regularly with our Community Advisory Committee of experts to help us understand the best strategy for leveraging our building and continuing to thrive into the future.  We have learned a great deal which is shifting our direction a bit, and we'd love to share the latest information and financial updates with the congregation. 



Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are collecting new and gently used items for our yard sale (please, no clothes).  Just like last year, you can drop off your donations in the Guild Room (near the fireplace area) weekdays from 9:30am to 5pm, but please give the office a quick call before coming by, if possible (973-744-4856.)   There is no one in the office on Saturdays to let you in so that's not a good day.
To make things a little bit easier, we’d like to ask that if you are donating books, to put them in shopping bags.  Also, please clean/dust off your items before bringing them in.
We are looking for volunteers to help with cleaning, sorting and pricing, so if you’d like to help out please let Deb Duhamel or Anne Garty know.   Also, if you can help the day of the sale (for a few hours or the entire day) let us know.   We ALWAYS have a great time!
Any questions, please contact:  Deb Duhamel 857-891-0951 debbieduhamel@hotmail.com or 
Anne Garty 973-746-8309 agarty14@comcast.net