UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Information For Worship Service

Join Us This Sunday,December 11, for Worship, 10:30am in the Sanctuary.

 

The CALI score is in the YELLOW ZONE so masks are not required.

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

Click here for the  bulletin.

 

Coffee hour will follow in the Guild Room.

 

Tune into the livestream of the service  (after "liking" our page.)

 

* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" by clicking HERE

 

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WE WILL FOLLOW WEEKLY COVID GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS THROUGH THE NJ CALI SCORE.

Next Underground Church, Saturday, December 17, 5pm

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.

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? Please contact Deb Duhamel  at debbieduhamel@hotmail.com .

Special Events Of The  Season

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Saturday, December 10, 1-3pm

Special Advent Labyrinth Walk with Live Celtic Harp

Enter the spirit of the season with a special contemplative walk. Step away from the lights, sounds and busyness of the season and take time to reflect.  This special Advent walk will by accompanied by Rev. Frederick Boyle, a retired Methodist minister, who plays the Celtic Harp.  The walk is open -- come whenever you like, stay as long as you like.  Walk the labyrinth or just rest in the beauty of the sanctuary.

 

Sunday, December 11, 10:30am

 Celebrate the joy of Christmas with a special musical performance by our Sunday School children (during worship.)

 

Sunday, December 18, 10:30am

A Special Musical Christmas Gift!

On Sunday morning, December 18, the choir and instrumentalists will offer the congregation a special musical gift:  Mary’s Magnificat, her song of praise and worship of the God who has just blessed her with the promise of the Holy Child, Jesus.
This famous and beloved text will be sung in both ancient Latin and modern English translations in a musical setting by composer Mark Hayes. This festive arrangement of the Magnificat will include several instruments:  trumpet, horn, oboe, bassoon, flute, violin, percussion, piano, and harp!
The music is joyous, expressive, and celebratory – and would be a wonderful opportunity to bring children, friends and colleagues to FCC!  We hope you will enjoy our musical gift to you! 
This special morning of music is made possible by a generous gift from the Gregg Peters Monsees Foundation.

 

Wednesday, December 21, 7:30pm

The Longest Night Service Worship Service

Sometimes the Christmas season is not always merry.  Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. Yet for many of us the holiday season brings a sense of sadness as well.

We will offer a special worship service to acknowledge the difficult emotions of the season and offer a place for blessing and comfort. There will be a contemplative service of readings and music, a time to pray individually with our pastors, receive an anointing with oil, and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth.  You are not alone. Join us to find a moment of comfort and hope.  All are welcome.

 

Christmas Eve Services:

5pm Family Service of Story and Song:

A joyous service which shares the good news of Christmas for children (and grown-up children) of all ages! 

8pm Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

A contemplative service of lessons and carols to reflect upon the  miracle of Christmas.  Our communion table is an open table  —  everyone present is welcome to join in the feast of love which God sets before us.

 

There will be no service on Christmas Day.

 

Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

(Closed December 28)

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study:

Thursdays, 7:30pm on Zoom

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.