congregation at worship 2014We gather for worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. during the school year (9:30a in summer). Our service includes time for singing, prayer, encountering the scriptures,  and a message (sermon) from one of our pastors.  We share in the Lord’s Supper (Communion) on the 1st Sunday of each month.  Free infant care is available in the nursery (Room 7) each Sunday. Children start off in worship, then leave for their classes after about 20 minutes, often after a “Time for Children” led by a pastor.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

See you this evening if you can get to church. It’s wet and slippery. Snow is heavy. Be careful out there.
Pastor Jim

Food for Body, Mind and Spirit – 3 consecutive Wednesdays – January 11th, 18th & 25th. From 6:30 – 7:30 pm, there is special programming for all ages.  There are two different “tracks” for adults: 1) “Thinking Like Jesus” – an exploration of how our brains mature and grow in compassion and empathy – with Dr. Mike Saatkamp (Healing Arts) and 2) “Becoming An Immigrant Welcoming Community” – an exploration of how the biblical concepts of hospitality and justice inform our response to immigrants – led by Pastor Jim, Carol Dussault, and guest Jose Araujo (1/18). All are welcome.

Mary Lou French was a woman with a vibrant spirit and a compassionate soul. She spent her time, energy and resources promoting social issues for the advancement of women and children. Following her death from cancer in January 1995, a Memorial Fund was established in her name to continue her work and ministry.

The Memorial Gifts Committee of First Congregational Church invites applications for The Mary Lou French Memorial Scholarship (grants ranging from $500 – $2,000) to further one’s education. The grants will be given to non-traditional students (age 25 or over) who plan to enter a field of study that serves women and children and demonstrates financial need, reside in Sheboygan County or attend an educational institution in Sheboygan County. Download the Mary Lou French Scholarship Application rev 2017_01 and return it to the church by the scholarship deadline of March 15th. This scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients and applicants may reapply each year.

Christmas Weekend Services

December 21, 2016

4:00 pm – Worship Service of Carols and Candles The instrumental prelude (shared by FCC youth)  will begin at 3:45 pm.  Pastor Julia will share a Christmas story with the children.  The Choir will sing two pieces from “The Winter Rose” Christmas cantata under the leadership of Carra-Lyn Conger.  The Venn family will light the […]

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Change in Christmas Program Rehearsal – Sat. 12/17 and Sun. 12/18

December 17, 2016

Due to snow….the music portion of the Christmas Program rehearsal has been canceled for Sat. 12/17 a.m.  So no rehearsal for 4-yr-olds through 5th grade. The Middle School youth WILL be rehearsing Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the sanctuary.  If your child can not attend, please let me know. The MS youth will be rehearsing […]

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Sunday, Nov. 13th – Stewardship Sunday

November 11, 2016

9am “Adult Forum” – Mary Jo McBrearty, chair of the board of Wisconsin’s American Civil Liberties Union, will speak. From their website: “Since 1920, the ACLU has been… working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone […]

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Celebrating our 50-year Members today

October 30, 2016

Above: Our sanctuary earlier this morning (Reformation Sunday). Below: Most of the 50-yr members who were present today.

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Ceil’s Meal 10/29/16

October 30, 2016

Photos from Ceil’s Meal breakfast in Lucas Hall on Oct. 29, 2016: https://goo.gl/photos/B6eEicdkph5mDSuh7  

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“Compassionate Communication” Seminar – this Saturday 10/15

October 11, 2016

“Compassionate Communication” Seminar – Sat., Oct. 15th, 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Would you like to be heard truly and deeply by friends, family, colleagues? Do you want to be able to listen fully and be in connection with others? Join in a 4-hour seminar on this topic based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg (author of Nonviolent […]

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