GREAT NEWS!!!!!

First Congregational Church members have called a Settled Pastor!

This past weekend was packed with a sense of anticipation, curiosity, excitement, and finally, great joy, as we got to know Rev. Janice E. Hill.

 Saturday’s meet and greet opportunities were well attended with many members asking pertinent questions regarding Rev. Hill’s background, life and work experience and theological direction. 

The Sunday service and congregational meeting were filled with anticipation, excitement and joy as we worshipped, prayed and sang with Rev. Hill.  She delivered her sermon with passion, humor, and a strong Biblical basis and was well received by those in attendance. 

Following the worship service, members took the opportunity to vote for her as our Pastor with an overwhelming majority (98%!!!) saying “Yes!”

We look forward to her coming in January, 2019. 

Advent Concert

The Advent season is here and it’s time to enjoy an evening of beautiful music. Join us for our annual Advent Concert on December 2nd at 5:30 pm in the church.

THE YOUNG 90’S CELEBRATION

 

 

 

THE YOUNG 90’S CELEBRATION

        SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

       BIOGRAPHIES AND STORIES ON  

        PAT HILLMAN, JOHN JORDAN, LILLIAN LEWIS AND ALLEN PARKER

        AND A SPECIAL LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW FOR ALL!

Fall Round-up,”Celebrate the Good Times”

See Fran Lillyman for your tickets.

Women’s Fellowship Retreat

    Several years ago, George Lillyman “bought” a weekend at Pat Hillman’s cabin in Wilsonia during a church fund raiser.  He and Fran gifted Women’s Fellowship with that weekend and our annual retreat was begun.  This year June ends with George’s memorial service and July ends with the traditional retreat that his generosity began.  Ladies, save the weekend of July 28 and 29 for our retreat. We begin Saturday morning with a brunch and worship, spend time enjoying the wonders of the high Sierras and deepen our commitment to our God, our church and each other.  On Sunday, we again share worship (think of music with Gloria’s flute and Susan’s clarinet) and fellowship together. It’s a precious time.

    Where?   Pat Hillman’s cabin at Wilsonia 

    When?    Saturday and Sunday, July 28&29

    What should I bring?    Sheets and pillow case (there are both double and single beds), towel and wash cloth, light jacket, comfortable shoes, flashlight, any favorite snacks to share.

    Carpooling?  Yes!  If you’re willing to drive or need a ride, call Nancy Hoyt at 686-5528.  We’ll link you up.  Meet at the church on Saturday at 8:30 AM.

    Cost?  We ask for a 10$ donation to cover the cost of food.

  May I come for just one day?  Yes!  Some ladies come for Saturday only. Whatever fits your schedule?

    This is a wonderful weekend of worship and fellowship. Just call Nancy Hoyt, Gloria Hamilton or Peggy DeMuth or the church office at 686-5528 to let us know you’re coming!  See you there!!!

 

An Afternoon of Jazz, 6 May 2018, at Tulare Congregational Church!

URSULA BISCONER MEMORIAL
CHAMBER CONCERT
presents
An Afternoon of Jazz
Sunday, May 6, 2018
at 4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Tulare
220 W. Tulare Ave.
– admission free –

Goodbye and God Bless–Interim Pastor Natalie Chamberlain

 
Natalie Chamberlain
is leaving
First Congregational Church
220 W. Tulare Ave., CA 93274
 
You are cordially invited to help us wish her good luck in the next chapter of her life.  We will celebrate her tenure here after church on April 8th from 12 to 3! Come and enjoy finger food and say good bye to Natalie.
 
Please RSVP
559-686-5528 or
by March 31st

The Glory of Easter 2018

LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE
 
 
March 25   Palm Sunday service at 10:30 am
March 29   Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm
March 30   Good Friday service at 6 pm
April 1         Sunrise service at 6:15, in the church courtyard.
                      Easter service at 10:30
April 8        Pastor Natalie’s last Sunday. Open House 12-3