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 Christ Candle.

9:00 pm – Worship Service of Carols and Candles – We’ll hear the Christmas story again and sing carols. Pastor Jim will offer a Christmas reflection.  Musicians include Jeff Britton, Lisa Koepsell, Carra-Lyn Conger and Marie Hetzel. The Conger/Edson family will light the Christ Candle.

Sun. Dec. 25th – Christmas Day: 10:00am Worship – We will be celebrating Christ’s birth through scripture and song.  There will be childcare in the nursery (for ages 4 and below.)  Pastors Jim and Julia, worship leaders. 

Won’t you join us!?

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Saint Francis framed by tree and snowDue 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 the play (we need the prop people as well) and they will also  rehearse their musical piece.

We have change the times for the Sunday AM rehearsal as well…..

Sun. Morning Practice times are as follows:

8:15 am – All Middle School youth run through program in Sanctuary

9:00 am  – 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th grade class practice in the Sanctuary

9:15 am – 4-yr-old/Kind and 1st Graders meet in the Sanctuary

9:30 am – All church school (4 year olds – 8th grade) rehearse their joint song

9:45 am – 2 & 3-year olds meet in their classroom to practice “Happy Birthday”

Thank you for your support.

Pastor Julia

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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Technology and social media workshop – Sat. 10/15/16 in Plymouth

October 5, 2016

Technology Help and Learning Day Eagle Scout Project of Adam Multer Saturday 10/15/16 More info – download flyer here: eagle-project-flyer-2016_10_16adammulter

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Carra-Lyn Conger to be our new Director of Music!

September 24, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Director of Music! Carra-Lyn Conger has accepted our offer and will begin serving in early October (with choir rehearsal on Wed. 10/5). Carra-Lyn is a Music Teacher in the Sheboygan Area School District (since 1996), currently serving at Farnsworth Middle School. She served as our […]

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