Devotional Resources

Welcome to our Devotional Resources page. We hope that you will find the suggested readings below to be both supportive and inspirational.

The Stillspeaking Daily Devotional provides short essays by pastors of the United Church of Christ, with a Bible passage and prayer.

Anthony Robinson is an ordained UCC minister, with 30 years of pulpit ministry. He now works as a speaker, teacher, consultant, coach, and author. His web page includes a Weekly Meditation as well as commentary in “What’s Tony Thinking?”

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations offer brief reflections on contemplative spirituality. Fr. Richard draws from his Franciscan heritage, Christian scriptures and mystics, and teachers from every wisdom tradition who point to our inherent union with and longing for God.

The Upper Room Daily Devotional mission is “to provide a model of practical Christianity, accessible in varied formats, to help people feel invited and welcomed into God’s presence.”

Daughters of Abraham is an interfaith book group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim women who have been meeting monthly since 2002 to explore their religious faiths through books. “The mission of the Daughters of Abraham is to overcome stereotypes and to foster mutual respect and understanding among Muslim, Jewish and Christian women”. Their website includes a list of recommended books on Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

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Children

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“It is my time at First Church that helps me "recharge" my spirit with faith and hope for the coming week!”

Sue Hannigen

“A path which leads me forward in a journey of grace and love with my family, friends, and community."

Bruce Attridge

“Cherished elements of core traditions live on at First Church…” 

Grant Dugan

“I hope others will find such joy when they come here.”

Eleanor Flint Campbell

“We treasure our many friends and colleagues in this wonderful congregation.”

Susan and Bruce Felmly

“I love First Church because of my involvement with Women's Connection.”

Pamela LeBlanc

 

“I get an overall feeling of being uplifted.”

Joan Currier

 

 Highlights

September 8, 2019

Kick off the Church Year at the Summer Picnic

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Thursday,September 12th at 6pm

Women's Connection Annual Kick-Off Potluck!

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Sunday, September 22nd

Mind, Body, Spirit....series

The History of First Congregational Church as presented by Selma Naccach-Hoff.  Join us after fellowship!

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June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the 2019 Summer Olympics!

June 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program this year!

 

 Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:30am

Worship This Sunday

Join us this Sunday for worship!  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Pleas, will lead the worship at 9:30am in the Sanctuary.  This week's sermon is titled "Taking Refuge". The reading is from Psalm 71:1-6..

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Sundays for Children

Children's Activities on Sundays

During the summer there will not be Church School, however there will be a Children's Activity in the Rec Room at 9:30am.  The last this summer is on Sunday, September 1st.

Church School resumes on Sunday, September 8th, when we go back to the 10:00am service.  Children will attend the worship service at 10:00am with their family and following "Time with God's Children" they will go with their teachers to Sunday School.  

Registration forms are on the table outside the Children's Ministry office, or click here.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019   

Service of Prayer and Healing

Inspired by the Celtic Tradition, the roughly half-hour service will include music, readings, prayers and an opportunity to receive a “Laying on of Hands” blessing. Service will be held in the Chapel following the 10:00am worship service and fellowship, on the 2nd Sunday each month.  

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June 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

   

June 16, 2019

Welcome New Member, Alan Martin!

   

June 2, 2019

Welcome to our Confirmands!

   

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Current Videos

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From the Pastor's Desk

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Sunday Bulletin

See the order of worship at First Church for the Sunday Service, including the Scripture Reading. Learn more...

The Sunday News

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Church Window

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Quilt Raffle Winners 

Thanks to everyone for the donations to the Quilt Raffle.  We collected $840 which will be used towards upcoming Quilt Ministry projects!

      

2019 Cookbook

2019 Women's Connection Cookbook

only $12.50 each

See a member of Women's Connection to order