Worship service is now being held on the front lawn, weather permitting. Please check our Facebook page here for weather updates.

For in-person service you will need to register via the sign up form below, and read the Covid -19 precautions and instructions for attending.

 

Weather permitting, all programs will be held in person. Please see below for details.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Sundays At FCC!

Information For Worship Service


Juneteenth Worship!

Sunday June 20, 10:30am


Worship Service on the front lawn (please arrive at 10:10am for check-in).


In case of rain we will not be gathering in person. Leadership will livestream on Facebook at 10:30

and weather update will be posted of Facebook by 5:00pm Saturday.


We are gathering together each Sunday on the front lawn for outdoor worship (weather permitting.) If you'd like to attend the in-person worship please CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP and please do so by Friday June 18.


Click here for the bulletin.


Here's what you need to know:

•    Please arrive by 10:10 to give yourself time to check in and find your seat
•    We will be gathering in 6' circles, 6' apart. Once you're in your circle please feel free to remove your mask.
•    Please bring you own chair or blanket if possible - we will provide chairs if needed
•    We will NOT hold an in-person coffee hour afterwards
•    If it may be a little chilly on Sunday morning please dress accordingly!


IMPORTANT: Covid-19 precautions for attending:

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, we kindly ask you to remain home and follow us on Facebook Live.
•    In the past 2 weeks have you had a new onset of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell?
•    In the past 2 weeks have you had a new or worsening runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, or nausea/vomiting/diarrhea that is not related to a chronic condition or seasonal allergies?
•    Have you been asked to quarantine or been exposed to a person who has is confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?


FCC Parking Lot: The Plymouth St. driveway is permanently closed. Please enter from The Crescent.


There will be no coffee hour this season.


* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "2021 Sustaining Gift" HERE

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Congregational Meeting Wednesday June 16, 7:30pm via Zoom

At this meeting, the Council will be recommending the slate of officers for fiscal year 2021-22 and the budget for 2021-22 for the approval of the congregation.  As members of FCC, you are not only ministers of the church but owners.  As a member, you participate in important decisions affecting the future of the church by attending congregational meetings and voting.  All are welcome but only members can vote.  A quorum of ten (10) percent of the total active membership is required in order to take a vote so please attend.  

Zoom Link: Click Here
Password: 142001

 

I sincerely hope this will be our last congregational meeting via zoom.  I look forward to seeing you all in person for our meeting in the fall.

 

Note: You are a member if you have attended membership classes and been formally presented to the congregation through our new member ritual. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Rev. John Rogers at john.rogers28@gmail.com.

 

Peace,
Liz Donald
Moderator

Underground Church, Outdoors

in the FCC Memorial Garden, Saturday June 19, 5pm

(Please note new time and location)

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.  

Labyrinth Walks

 

Weekly: Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

 

and FIRST Saturday of each month: 11am-1pm

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 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, or to receive zoom link:  jack@cuffari.com.