Our first meeting will be in September in the Board Room. Watch website for more information.
The Men's breakfast is held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 AM. This is a great time to socialize, try your hand at cooking, or just share a cup of coffee before heading to work. Our men's breakfast meets from September through June.
Plans are being made for our next Women's Retreat. Please consult this page for updates.
The Prayer Chain was started several decades ago to provide support and help for those in need, and to praise God for the joys and blessings in our lives. We share our prayers with others so that we can access the life changing power of prayer. If you have prayer requests, you can phone them in to the church office, or send them via email.
Parish Nursing and Health Ministry is a church-based ministry which cares for the whole person—body, mind and spirit. This ministry arises from the needs of the church community and is realized through the talents of registered nurses and other health professionals or lay leaders who combine health science with pastoral care. While each church community’s program is unique, all programs provide for wellness, health and healing as well as access to community health resources. Parish nurses often provide services such as: blood pressure monitoring services and health counseling, and home, hospital, or nursing home visits to members, as requested by the Pastor, a member’s family, or other persons.
They may also identify the need for educational programs and support or volunteer groups, based on the interests and needs of the church. They also initiate, lead, and participate in health-related programs that assist members in achieving wholeness of body, mind, and spirit; and they participate in personal spiritual formation opportunities and provide spiritual support to members as needed. First Congregational Church is fortunate to have three registered nurses who coordinate our Parish Nursing services.
(Parish nursing services will NOT duplicate professional nursing services provided by other health care agencies. The American Nurses Association recognizes Parish Nursing as a specialty and parishioners follow the Scope and Standard of Practice for Parish Nursing.)
Love to sew? Or maybe just get together and chat? Alice Stephenson has organized an informal group that takes on various projects during the year. A recent project, the Quilt of Valor, produced a spectacular quilt that was recently presented to an Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan. The quilters are now meeting the second Saturday of the month starting at 9am to work on projects for the church's 150th Anniversary.
FAITH - FREEDOM - FELLOWSHIP