UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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Bible Study will be on hiatus until further notice.

 

We're planning something new ....so stay tuned!

 

Peace Café : It's all about coffee, conversation and

community!

 

Join us on Fridays Sept 14, 21 and 28 from 4:30-6:30pm on the front walk of the church

Peace Café is a way of extending our radical hospitality to the wider community of  Montclair.  The idea is simple: offer a cup of coffee and some friendly conversation to folks walking by our church after a long day at work or school. 

Please feel free to join us any time between 4:30 and 6:30pm. Please contact Deb Duhamel at debbieduhamel@hotmail.com if you'd like to volunteer.

We will also be offering our "prayer flag" table for anyone who would like to write a prayer and have it flown on the front lawn of our church.  Prayers can be for anything: peace, hope, grace, forgiveness ...anything on your heart. 

Also this year we will be engaging our community with a voter registration table and a chance to sign up for the Garden State Equality Walk. 

 

So many ways to share the mission of FCC with our neighbors!

FCC Book Club: Discussion & Refreshments, Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00pm

This summer, the FCC Book Club is pausing with our slate of contemporary literary fiction, to dive into an "epic classic." Are you looking for a summer novel you can really sink your teeth into?  Has it been awhile since you've read an iconic classic? 

Escape to Middlemarch this summer, then join us in September to unpack and discuss!    


FCC Member Mike Magdalenski will facilitate this group and will be hosting at his home.  We'll gather at 7:00 with some social time (so we invite contributions of light refreshments and beverages) and begin the book discussion at 7:30pm.  


Please contact Mike to RSVP by Sunday, September 13th at michael.magdalenski@gmail.com


Our Weekly Labyrinth Walk is Back! Wednesdays 6-8pm!

 

Come take your soul for a healing walk as the FCC labyrinth opens once again ...with a wonderful group of " labyrinth keepers" to guide you and answer your questions.


If you’ve never walked the labyrinth come out and give it a try. It is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and spend some quiet time in prayer or meditation, or just some quiet time.


The labyrinth is open from 6 to 8 pm every Wednesday evening  except for Thanksgiving eve and the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Each week two dedicated “Labyrinth Keepers” are present to help you get started or to answer your questions.


Go to our "Worship/Walk the labyrinth" tab to learn more and to see a video on the labyrinth. Hope to see you soon.

Brew Theology  September 20, 7:30-9:30 at the TapHouse Grille in Wayne, NJ

“Expressing the Divine: Religion As Language”

Join Rev. Ann, Nate Nakao and a group of area armchair theologians as we discuss the role of language in our understanding of God.  All folks and faiths welcome!

Brew Theology is a network of gatherings dedicated to creating interfaith community through healthy, meaningful, and eclectic dialogue in brewery and pub settings. Click HERE for more information. 

Underground Church, Saturday September 22, 5pm.

Please call the office for location.

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

We will gather at the home of Deb and Julie Matz-Rees.  Please RSVP to Julie at juliemarie.matz@gmail.com. Need a ride? Meet us in the parking lot at 4:15pm for a round trip ride back to the parking lot.

"Stewardship Summit", September 29 9am-3pm at FCC

What could be more hopeful than ensuring that our beloved community has a strong and vital future?  On Saturday, Sept 29 from 9am-3pm FCC will host a "Stewardship Summit" for the New Jersey Association of UCC churches. Led by noted church growth consultant, Rev. Mike Piazza, we will learn strategies and approaches to inspire generous support of our church.  All are welcome!

Save the date:

Messy Church Wednesday October 3, 6-8pm in the Guild Room

Please join us for a "Get to Know Each Other" Messy Church!

We will come together for a yummy meal, a brief prayer service, and a round robin, musical chairs-type event. We will foster deeper connections with each other as we ask and answer fun questions (e.g., If you could choose any superpower what would it be? )
See you there!
 
Donations warmly accepted but not required. All are welcome!

Save the Date:

Garden State Equality March,

October 14

Join our FCC family as we walk to ensure LGBTQ rights!  This year our church will be the site of the annual GSE Equality walk!  We'll begin right after worship on the front lawn, enjoy music, refreshments and some inspirational speakers and then take to the streets of Montclair.  More information will be coming in the days ahead, but mark your calendars!

New Member classes begin October 21

If you’ve been attending FCC and feel we may be your spiritual home please join us for our New Members’ classes this fall.  In three sessions (Oct 21, 28 and Nov 4) we will discuss how we believe, the history of the UCC and what it means to become a member of this church.  It’s a great way to learn more about us and meet the wonderful folks who are interested in joining as well. New members will be received in worship on November 18. Child care is available upon request.  Please RSVP to Rev. Ann.