Worship service is now being held on the front lawn, weather permitting.

 

In the event of rain we will move into the sanctuary wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Sundays At FCC!

Information For Worship Service


Worship Service on the Front Lawn, September 26, 10:30am.


Worship Service will be held on the front lawn this Sunday. In case of rain we will be moving into the sanctuary (social-distanced and with masks.) Please join us.


We will also live stream the service.


Click here for the bulletin.

Child care is available.


FCC Parking Lot: The Plymouth St. driveway is permanently closed. Enter from The Crescent. Please drive slowly, our new driveway is next to the playground.


There will be no coffee hour this season.


* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "2021 Sustaining Gift" HERE

Underground Church, Outdoors

in the FCC Memorial Garden:

October Date TBA

 

(Enter from either the back door from the parking lot or the ramp on the Plymouth St. side)

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.  

New Member Inquiry Class:

3 Consecutive Sessions: 9/29,   10/6 & 10/13 on Zoom, 7:30pm

If you’ve been attending FCC (either online or in person) and feel we may be your spiritual home, this class is for you!  We will share the story of FCC, how we live our faith, and learn what it means to be a member.  In addition, you’ll  get to know some wonderful prospective new members as well!  The classes are fun, engaging and thought provoking.  Even if you are just curious about who we are, you are welcome!
 
Please RSVP to Rev. Ann to let her know if you have questions or would like to attend (revann@fcc.com). We’d love to have you join us!

FCC Book Club Resumes on ZOOM Thursday, September 30th at 7 PM

Join us for a lively discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's acclaimed book: Outliers -- The Story of Success. 
 
New members are most welcome! Please RSVP to Julie Matz at
juliemarie.matz@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 28th.

“Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

 

Labyrinth Walks

 

Weekly: Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

(And FIRST Saturday of each month: 11am-1pm resuming on November 6)

 

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.

 

Returning on September 13!

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.