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August 21, 2015

Memorial Service for Doris Van Driest – Sat. Aug. 22nd We will be celebrating the life of Doris Van Driest with a service held in the FCC sanctuary at 3pm.  There will be a time of visitation beginning at 1:30 pm in the church lounge.  Thanks to the Deacons for providing refreshments.

 

Sun. Aug. 23rd

  • 9:00 am Worship (sanctuary) Pastor Jim will preach on “Who/What is God?”  The Blue Tones  will offer special music.

 

  • Summer Kids’ Program   Pastor Julia will be leading a mini field trip as the children deliver a handmade quilt to Erma K___.  We will be using the church bus for transport and will be back at church by the end of worship.

 

  • FCC Music Potluck Party at the home of Jim and Julia Hollister, 2802 N. 6th St. Sheboygan, from 5-7 pm. All music lovers and their families are welcome! Grilled meats and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Pastor Julia with the number attending: julia@fccsheboygan.org.

Church Softball Play-offs – Mon. Aug. 24th  FCC won our playoff game last Monday so our team will be playing on Monday, Aug. 24th at 7pm at Kiwanis East (the field near the Pavilion).  If we win, the championship game is at 8:15 pm at Kiwanis West (near the skate park.  Come cheer on our team!

Wednesday Morning Study Group meets each Wed. at 6:45-7:45 am. The group is reading AWARENESS by Anthony DeMello. All are welcome.

Music of the Plants: Exploration of Sound & Science – Tues. Aug. 25th  Come to Lucas Hall this coming Tues from 6:30-8:30 pm to hear Sally Mark explore the “music of plants” as a form of expression, beauty and artistry like no other.  You will witness audio translation of electric fields of plants and hear their “musical song” first hand.  More info may be found at www.musicofthe plants.com.  Suggested donation: $10. Hosted by Kathy Alby, friend of FCC.

Eden’s Bluff on Wednesdays – A group gathers each Wednesday morning to tend the church’s vegetable garden – Eden’s Bluff. Please stop by and lend a hand and learn. Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m.

Laundry Love Ministry – Weds. Aug. 26th  Join John and Patty Aker this coming Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at Midway Laundromat (corner of 14th and Michigan) as they provide quarters and laundry soap to those who need financial help with their laundry.  It is a part of an international program that brings dignity to unemployed and underemployed families. FCC is responsible for the 4th Weds of the month – come check it out!

Church School Teacher Meeting –  Thurs. Aug. 27th  Thanks to the many people who have volunteered to teach in our church school program this coming year.  The teachers of 4 year olds through 5th grade are invited to attend a teacher meeting this coming Thurs. from 6:30-7:30 pm in the church lounge.

Next Ceil’s Meal is Sat. Aug. 29th from 9:3010:30 am. Invite your friends to this free community breakfast. Pick up a poster on the Education Table and post it in a place where others will see it.  Volunteers will be needed to help prepare food, setup, serve, and cleanup. See signup info on the easel in the narthex.

Mark Your Calendar – All Church Potluck/Picnic on Sun., Sept. 13th, in Lucas Hall following worship.  Enjoy Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, and beverages – all provided. Bring a dish or dessert to share. Come see old friends and make new ones as you share stories from the summer.

Did you enjoy the music of Sheboygan Light Rail in worship last Sunday? If so, they will be performing on Friday, Aug. 14th at the Blind Horse Restaurant from 5-9 pm on the patio – FCC’ers include Ann Berchem and Marie Hetzel.

“Back to Basics” – Sat. Aug. 15th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year, Earthfest is going “back to the basics” with drumming circles, displays, food vendors held at Fountain Park (alongside the weekly Farmer’s Market) The Sheboygan Co. Open and Affirming Churches (including FCC) will have a booth – come over and check it out.

Sun. Aug. 16th
9:00 am Worship (sanctuary) Pastor Jim will preach on “What is Religion?” Dan (guitar) and Lisa Jo (violin) Borchers will offer special music – including an original song.

Summer Kids’ Program  – Thanks to Adrienne Barrett, Geralyn Leannah and Jane Nauschultz who will be teaching the Summer Kid’s Program this Sunday. The children will be harvesting veggies (beans, cukes, chard and more) from Eden’s Bluff garden.

Church Softball Play-offs Our team will be playing on Mon. Aug. 17th at 7pm at Roosevelt Park SW. Come cheer on our team. We had a great “regular” season: 8-1! Thanks to Wade and Chris Heinen for their leadership.

Wednesday Morning Study Group meets each Wed. at 6:45-7:45 am. The group is reading AWARENESS by Anthony DeMello. All are welcome.

Eden’s Bluff on Wednesdays – A group gathers each Wednesday morning to tend the church’s vegetable garden – Eden’s Bluff. Please stop by and lend a hand and learn. Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m.

FCC Music Potluck Party Sun. Aug. 23rd 5-7 pm at the home of Jim and Julia Hollister, 2802 N. 6th St. Sheboygan. All music lovers and their families are welcome! Grilled meats and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Pastor Julia with the number attending: julia@fccsheboygan.org

Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia-related disease? Come to the SPARK! program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center on Wed., August 26th, from 10:00–11:30 a.m. Contact the Arts Center at 458-6144 for more info.

Next Ceil’s Meal is Sat. Aug. 29th from 9:30-10:30 am. Invite your friends to this free community breakfast. Pick up a poster on the Education Table and post it in a place where others will see it. Volunteers will be needed to help prepare food, setup, serve, and cleanup. See signup info on the easel in the narthex.

Mark Your Calendar – All Church Potluck/Picnic on Sun., Sept. 13th, in Lucas Hall following worship. Enjoy Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, and beverages – all provided. Bring a dish or dessert to share. Come see old friends and make new ones as you share stories from the summer.

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

July 2, 2015

This Sunday – July 5th – Sacrament of Holy Communion

  • 9:00 am worship  Chaplain Nathan Athorp will be leading worship.  Nathan serves as the Chaplain and Facilities Manager at Pilgrim Center – a  United Church Camp on Green Lake, WI.  Nathan will shares stories of outdoor ministry in his sermon entitled “Tending God’s Fire.”  Nathan recently received his M.Div. from Chicago Theological Seminary. Beth Petzke will be lay reader. Holy Communion will be shared.

 

  • Summer Kids’ Program Summer Kids’ Program Thanks to Geralyn Leannah for teaching the Preschool/Kind. group and to Tricia Knowles for teaching the Grade School group today.  The children will be learning a story of Jesus sending out the disciples two by two.

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Summer Worship to move to 9:00 AM – June 7, 2015

June 4, 2015

Summer Worship time changes for SUMMER. We move from10 AM to 9:00 AM starting on June 7th (Graduation Sunday), thru Sept. 6th (Labor Day weekend).

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Ceil’s Meal – May 30th, 2015

May 19, 2015
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Confirmation Class 2015

May 18, 2015

These 16 amazing young people confirmed their baptisms on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. They shared Statements of Faith & Practice, which can be heard here: http://www.fccsheboygan.org/sermons/     (Photo by Brett Friske)

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Phone system down today 5/13/15

May 13, 2015

Wed. morning 5/13 – Sorry for any inconvenience to those trying to contact us, but our aging phone system is down for some reason. Phone technicians are on the way :) We still have email, so look forward to hearing from you if we can serve you in any way.

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Welcome To First Congregational!

April 20, 2015

We gather for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. during the school year (usually 30-60 minutes earlier in summer). Our service typically 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 […]

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Holy Week 2015

April 3, 2015

Holy Week Services at FCC Maundy Thursday, April 2nd–7:00pm worship service in sanctuary. We will be welcoming our friends from First Presbyterian Church. Holy Communion will be shared. Pastors Jim and Julia Hollister and Richard Manny will perform a Scripture Echo reading of the Last Supper.  The combined choirs of First Congregational Church and First […]

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