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Noon Bible Study 

The Noon Bible Study will start meeting on Tuesdays in the Adult Sunday School Room, on October 22nd. This will be a discussion of the Lectionary for the following Sunday. [ie on August 7 we will discuss scriptures for August 11th]  You will be given a monthly booklet that you can read the scriptures before Tuesdays but it is not necessary. No one will “teach” and participation is voluntary. You can just come and listen if you choose.

There is no Bible Study on October 16th.

 

Music Workshop and Special Taizé Service

First Congregational United Church of Christ 

Music workshop and special Taizé service

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 26 & Sunday, Oct 27
TIME: Saturday Workshop 2:00-4:00 / Sunday 10:30 worship, 6:00 Taize service
WHERE: 220 West Tulare Ave. 93274
PURPOSE: To learn more about music and how it incorporates worship to God in a special way.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you:

                    • Sing [or don’t]
                    • Play an instrument [or don’t]
                    • Read music [or don’t]
                    • Listen to music [or can spell/pronounce music]
                    • Are a Pastor, music minister

In other words, this is for everyone!

    BARBARA HAMM
began writing hymns, both text and tune, in 2001. In 2006, Abingdon Press
published her collection: Children of Creation, Hymns of Love & Justice for the 21st Century. Her work appears in Sing! Prayer and Praise, Worship & Song, Glory to God, Community of Christ Sings, At Your Altars, and in Hope Publishing Company’s Online Hymnody. Barbara began playing piano as a young girl, improvising on gospel hymns at a small Baptist church in the Midwest, Barbara plays piano occasionally at Max’s Opera Café in San Francisco and has also played at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Fall Round Up

First Congregational Church

Fall Round Up

A Festive Celebration”

September 15, 2019

5-7:30pm

Menu: Emilio’s Taco Truck

All you can eat Tacos, Rice and Beans

 Donation: $5.00 – Children    $10.00 – Adults

Purchase tickets in the church office or with Terri on Sunday.

Entertainment

Includes

Talent Show 

Looking for talent show acts to perform. Anything from Singing, dancing, magic, comedy, you name it. Please let Susan know if you want to perform.

Includes prizes! Be the lucky one to call out Bingo!

Silent Raffle Auction

Looking for homemade goods or crafts to have a chance to bid on! We will need your items by Sunday morning, September 15th

For further information – contact on of the Worship Committee Members!

Rev. Janice E. Hill’s Installation

Lights for Liberty

I hope you’ll join us Friday evening for a NON POLITICAL candlelight prayer vigil regarding the crisis at the border. This is a nationwide endeavor.

Who:                      Concerned People

What:                     Candlelight Prayer Vigil

Where:                  Zumwalt Park

                                  400 Block of Tulare Avenue

When:                   Friday, July 12

                                  8:00 – 9:00p

How:                     Bring a candle and join us to bring light to darkness.

 

            BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN CURSE THE DARKNESS

Come, Joyfully Joining Journeys… All Church Family Camp

Come, Joyfully Joining Journeys…

All Church Family Camp

 

Community UCC in Fresno would like to invite your church and several others to join us for our All Church Family Camp at Camp Tamarack near Shaver Lake.   I’m pleased that we were able to reserve Labor Day Weekend as we did last year for this enriching experience in God’s enchanting forest.  It turned out to be a grand experience with warm “vibes” throughout the weekend.  More reasons to join us include:  You’ll be settled into your routine after school starts, the weather will be cool, the 8-10 feet of snow will be melted, fellowship will be FUN, you will enjoy delicious food, AND you will have Monday to “recover,” if needed, before returning to ‘reality.’  Those of you who are able, are invited to remain in Camp Sunday afternoon and night and Labor Day Monday afternoon (without a camp fee) to help pack up Camp Tam for the winter.  It is truly a fun and rewarding experience!

 

More details to follow, but in the meantime, SAVE THE DATES and

          Come, Joyfully Joining Journeys!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, August 30th – September 1st

Questions? Contact Annie Van Patten, Family Camp Director

209-902-2033    teechrannie@comcast.net

Youth swim party

Youth swim party

August 11, 2019

3-6 pm at Pat Hillman’s

 

**Starting on August 14th Youth Group will be meeting  every Wednesday from 5:30-7 pm in the fellowship hall. 

Women’s Retreat

July 26-28, 2019: Women’s Retreat at Pat Hillman’s cabin in beautiful Sequoia/Kings Canyon. See Gloria Hamilton or Peggy DeMuth to register.

Noon Bible Study

New noon Bible Study in the Adult Sunday School Room, starting August 7th. This will be a discussion of the Lectionary for the following Sunday. [ie on August 7 we will discuss scriptures for August 11th] You will be given a monthly booklet that you can read the scriptures before Weds but it is not necessary. No one will “teach” and participation is voluntary. You can just come and listen if you choose.

We thoroughly enjoyed this during the Lenten Season, I hope it will continue.