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First Congregational

United Church of Christ

... exploring the frontiers of faith in Jesus

Fall Festival 2016

Some great highlights of the fun at our Fall Festival on October 30, 2016. Many thanks to Diane Highnam for the photos. Click on any photo to open the whole Album!

Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Connecting to Our Creator Camp


Thank You to everyone who helped to make our 2016 Connecting to our Creator Camp with Chad Elliott a success! Here are a few samples of the fun we had (click to get a larger image). To enjoy a full slide show of the week, created by Kathleen Marsh, visit our Facebook page!





Palm Sunday and Easter 2016

Celebrating the Christ in our Midst!

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Palm Sunday

Easter Sunday Children's Lesson

Fall 2015: Create!

Kids at First Congregational UCC gather monthly after worship to create.

In December, we gathered to decorate hand-made ornaments created by one of our church members! We will be delivering these ornaments to church members in the New Year. They read a blessing that we pray for all: May God's light always shine on you!


During the November "Kids Create," we decorated hearts and wrote acts of kindness on them that we will carry out! We also learned about Jaxton, a boy who lives in Waterloo and is living with Batten Disease. He is the inspiration behind the acts of kindness we will share with others.


In October, we explored God's creativity in the four seasons and the uniqueness of individual leaves that we found outside our church building. Together, we decorated bare trees and brought them to life with beautiful leaves. We also reflected on what it means to have confidence in God and how we can be like a tree planted near the water that sends out its roots (Jeremiah 17:7-8).