UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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US: Uniting With Silence — A movement dedicated to uniting humanity through silent meditation,

August 24, 2pm in the Gym (downstairs)

FCC is a part of this movement dedicated to uniting humanity through silent meditation.

 

Together we will sit peacefully in silence for 20 minutes, helping to bring about world peace.  To get to the FCC Gym enter from The Crescent and take the steps to go downstairs.

You’re Invited to Join FCC’s Choir!

 

FCC’s Choir rehearses every Tuesday

evening ...beginning September 3

Julie, David, and the entire FCC Choir invite you to join us!  Choir is a unique opportunity to grow creatively, spiritually, and as a community.

 

A few common questions:

 

“Do I have to be a great singer?” No.  Come as you are.  The beauty of choir is that there is a home for all  levels of singers, from beginner to advanced.

 

“What if I can’t make it every week?”  We understand busy work and family schedules.  We’ll partner with you to make choir feasible and fun.

 

“Can I try it before committing?”  Sure.  Try us a bit and then decide if choir is right for you.

 

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in the Guild Room from 8:00 – 9:30pm, starting Tuesday, September 3.

 

If you’d like more information, contact Julie Morgan at jmorgan@mastervoices.org

Join the FCC Summer Read!

 

This summer, the FCC Book Club will be reading an acclaimed trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson: the novels Gilead; Home; and Lila.   

 

FCC Member Mike Magdalenski will facilitate this group at his home.  The date will be finalized in late summer, but we are holding Wednesday, Sept. 11th (in the evening) as the likely date.  Please contact Mike if you have any questions: michael.magdalenski@gmail.com

 

Slow-Motion Adult Bible Study Returns September 9 --(Monday Evenings

7:30pm In The Library)

Starting in September, Slow Motion Adult Bible Study is back! Join Rev. Jack Cuffari Monday evenings in the FCC Library at 7:30 PM beginning September 9th for study, open discussion, and a step by step deep dive into our sacred Scriptures. Bring whatever translation of the Bible you might have, or prefer. All adults are welcome!

Rev. Jack Cuffari is a member of FCC, as well as our Spiritual Director in Residence. He currently serves as Interim Pastor at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Haworth, NJ. 

 

The Labyrinth Is Now Closed For The Season & Will Re-Open On September 4

(Wednesdays 6-8pm)

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!  See you in September!

Next Underground Church will be Saturday, September 21,

5pm in the Guild Room

Underground Church travels back to our earliest Christian roots.  We seek to recapture the excitement and community of Jesus's early followers through worship that is simple yet profound, communal yet personal, comforting yet inspiring.  We live the questions much as Jesus's friends did as they sought ways to transform the world through the simple acts of a shared and loving community. 

 

Worship is informal, but we engage through the reading of a sacred text, create space to share what is on our hearts, and share a simple and blessed communion meal of soup, salad, and bread, ending our evening with song and "Spiritual Take-Out." 

 

Come as you are...This gathering is about the transformative power of opening our homes and our hearts to the Holy Spirit and to each other.  Everyone is welcome!