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

(...and on the front lawn September 4th.)

 

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

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 August 21 at 10:30am for Worship in the Sanctuary!

 

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

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

IT IS WARM IN OUR SANCTUARY - BRING WATER BOTTLES!
As you know, our sanctuary is not air-conditioned and it is WARM -- especially during this heat wave.  We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle filled with ice from home so that you can keep cool and hydrated during service.  We will also have water stations and cups set up in the Narthex and sanctuary in case folks need additional hydration.

 

Click here for the  bulletin.

 

* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" by clicking HERE

 

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For everyone's comfort and safety when we worship in the sanctuary, please note the following guidelines:

 

  • WE WILL FOLLOW WEEKLY COVID GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS THROUGH THE NJ CALI SCORE FOR EACH CURRENT WEEK:
  • 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.
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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 .

Get Your Tickets Now!!

10th Annual FCC Night at the Ballpark!
Saturday August 20 at 6 PM.

The New Jersey Jackals will play the Empire Greys at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University.
Tickets are $5. Parking is free and seating is reserved.  There will be a T-Shirt Giveaway, team photo and fireworks after the game.
FCC is getting a group together to go.  Fireworks Nights are always the biggest games of the year, so if you want to go, please see Rich Gilfert or email him  at
Rsg1414@aol.com

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.

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.

 

Labyrinth Walks

 

The Labyrinth is closed for the summer and will open again September 7 ...with the following schedule:

Weekly: Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

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 On Hiatus Until September

(...Will Change to Thursday Nights Upon Return)

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.