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Sundays At FCC!

Information For Worship Service

Join Us This Sunday, April 21, for Worship at 10:30am in the Sanctuary

 

Join us each week at 10:30am as we grow closer to God and one another through our Sunday morning service.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE BULLETIN.

Tune into the livestream of the service.

 

Join Us for Coffee Hour in the Guild Room   following worship!
All are welcome to join us for food and  fellowship in the Guild Room after worship. If you would like to host an upcoming coffee hour
CLICK HERE to sign up online or call/text Lisa Marie Bronson at  973-571-3553.

 

* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" by clicking HERE

 

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?  

You can click here to sign up for a specific Sunday or call/text Lisa Marie Bronson at  973-571-3553.

Underground Church:

Saturday, April 20, 10:30am in the Sanctuary

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.  All are welcome!

Spring New Members' Inquiry Class begins April 14!

(3 Sessions)

Interested in becoming an FCC member -- or just want to know more about us?  Then this class is for you!

Please join us for 3  classes where we will explore how we believe, what we stand for and what it means to become a member. The classes are engaging and fun and a great way to meet other folks at FCC!
Our first class will be held in-person immediately following worship on April 14 in the sanctuary. Our next two classes will be held on Zoom on THURSDAY April 18 and THURSDAY April 25 at 7:30pm.
 All new members will be welcomed in a special ritual during worship on
May 12.

If you are interested, please reply to Rev. Ann at
revann@fccmtc.com as soon as possible.
To connect to the Zoom Class each Thursday

CLICK HERE.

Churches for Middle East Peace Special Presentation, Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm in the FCC Sanctuary

Earlier this year FCC Montclair became a partner with Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), an ecumenical organization working toward a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. CMEP provides opportunities for congregations like ours to learn about the Middle East, support local peace-building efforts in the region, and advocate for just U.S. policy.

 Clean Air March, Ironbound Section of Newark Saturday, April 20, Noon-2pm

Put your faith in action and show up for environmental justice. The Ironbound section of Newark, aka the Sacrifice Zone, has long suffered from unhealthy air, and still the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission is proposing to add a 4th fossil fuel power plant in Newark. For over 2 years, the Ironbound community has opposed this outrageous act of environmental racism. Let’s support clean air and justice in the Ironbound!
RSVP to tracey@traceystephens.com, 973-202-8130 text for carpooling

Calling Volunteers for Olmstead Garden Planting, Sat & Sun April 27 & 28

Langan Landscape Architecture Firm renderings of new FCC garden plan

FCC is restoring an original Olmsted Brothers garden design on our grounds. A benefactor has come forward, a landscaping company is standing ready, and plants have been ordered. The only missing piece is you! We need help putting small plants into the ground. Click Here to sign up for any number of one-hour shifts between 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Please bring your gardening gloves and a hand trowel if you have one.
Toni’s Kitchen food truck will be on the premises!

Interfaith Climate March: From Grief to Hope, Sunday May 5th, 1-3pm

March with us in downtown Montclair as we move through grief about all that has already been lost due to climate change, protest bank funding of fossil fuels, find connection and hope in our interfaith environmental communities, joyfully celebrate our vision of a sustainable future for all, and take action to demand 100% Clean Energy in NJ.
Where: Starting at First United Methodist Church of Montclair, 24 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, ending at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair,
 Register here: 
bit.ly/grief2hope   More info: InterfaithGreenNJ@gmail.com or tracey@traceystephens.com

ONGOING EVENTS

Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

 

Take your soul for a walk on the labyrinth.  We are pleased to offer labyrinth walks each Wednesday as a chance to connect with your soul in our beautiful sanctuary.

 

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 our selves in the center: the heart of God. All are welcome to take their souls out for a walk... no experience necessary!

 

You can CLICK HERE to find out more about walking the labyrinth. Check out this lovely write up on our labyrinth on Baristanet in the Spring of  2014.

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study: On Hiatus

Join us as we dig deeply into Scripture, bringing in cultural, historical, theological, and linguistic backgrounds and resources. Participants are encouraged to have their favorite translation of the Bible with them. Led by Rev. Jack Cuffari who serves as Interim Pastor of First Congregational Church UCC of Haworth. This class will include members from both churches. 

Full Spectrum Schedule!

(FCC's LGBTQ+ Group Events)

Join us for friendship, fun and faith!

Full Spectrum is the LGBTQ+ group of First Congregational Church, and if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community we would love for you to join us!  We gather on the first Friday each month for a social event (pot lucks, movie nights, picnics, etc) and on the third Friday of each month we gather ON ZOOM for Full Spectrum Spirituality, a supportive group to talk about our spiritual journeys, ask questions, and delve into our faith and scripture through a queer lens. To learn more, please text Lori Boggess (862-228-1084) or Alexis Lourenco (856-332-7448).

Full Spectrum LGBTQ+ Community Schedule

*** First Friday Fun:  

Join us on the First Friday of each month (approx 7:30pm) for a fun, social event.
***Third Friday Full Spectrum Spirituality (on Zoom):

Special small group discussion on spirituality, scripture and faith (approx 7:30pm).