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Pastors: Revs. Jim & Julia Hollister
Sent: Thurs. Mar. 9th, 2017
Sun. March 12th – Second Sunday in Lent – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS (Turn clocks ahead one hour)
10:00 am – Worship – “Celebrating the Ministry of Manufacturing” We will be recognizing church members/friends who have engaged in the work/business of manufacturing. Thanks to Gil Nimm (American Excelsior), Christopher Baldwin (Kohler Co.) and Karen Habeck (Manning Lighting) who will share reflections on their faith in relationship to their work. The Choir will sing “God So Loved the World” and the Handbell Choir will perform “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
The Wednesday Morning Study Group is currently discussing Jonathan Haidt’s THE RIGHTEOUS MIND: WHY GOOD PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED BY POLITICS AND RELIGION. Every Wed. at 6:45a in the Lounge. All are welcome. For next Wed. =chapter 4.
Thursday Women Group – During Lent, this group, led by Pastor Julia, is using “Diving Lessons” – The “Still Speaking” Lenten Devotional for discussion. Group meets from 9:15-10:15 am in church lounge.
“Journeys” – Weds. Mar. 15th – 8th graders will learn about “Pontius Pilate: The Troubled Politician” from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Youth Room. Thanks to the Persick family for providing dinner at 6:30 pm.
Thanks to ALL who contributed to the Mission Trip Brunch last Sunday We raised over $500 for our youth mission trips this summer.
“Sponsor-a-youth” Campaign There are two youth mission trips this summer. In June, the Middle School youth will be attending a GROUP Workcamp in Cannon Falls, MN. They will be weatherizing homes for low-income and elderly residents. In July, the High School youth will participate in the Appalachian Service Project in Kentucky. Sponsor a youth for a full day ($50) or half day ($25). See poster in narthex. Sponsors receive a postcard from their sponsored youth. We need to raise $8,259 so please be generous with your support. Make checks out to First Congregational Church and indicate in the memo line “youth mission trip.”
A Spring Retreat for FCC women
“Finding Our Voices”
led by Pastor Julia and Nancy Engberg
Friday evening, May 12th through Sat. afternoon, May 13th
at Pilgrim Center on Green Lake, WI
Come enjoy a chance for women of all ages to join
in fellowship, rest and reflection.
Cost is $80.00 (scholarship is available)
Retreat begins at 6:30 pm on Friday
(with dinner by Pilgrim Staff)
and ends at 4:00 pm on Saturday (following lunch)
Participants will stay in Oak Mound Lodge.
Flyer with details on Education Table in narthex