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First Congregational

United Church of Christ

... exploring the frontiers of faith in Jesus

Family Fun Day!

Free to the Public!!

Saturday April 28

Family Fun Day
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Family Fun Day
Help Needed!

You know our super Family Fun Day is coming up! The cost is free, thanks to our Board of Missions and funds from the Bazaar. Come and bring your friends to a fun afternoon on the church lawn by the playground!

But we still need help with supervising booths the day of the event! Please stop by the Sign-up sheets in the library and write your name down with the times you can help on April 28th.

This is an All-Church Family Outreach so let's ALL sign up to help!

Annual Spring Clothing Give-Away

Clothing Drive

The Church Row Neighborhood thanks you for your support! Once again you've served your neighbors. A room full of clothes, shoes, comforters, and towels was almost emptied in an hour and a half, weather not-withstanding!

Special appreciation to Skyler, who delivered all your donations to First Baptist! Now we can start saving for next fall!

An Intimate Eve of Jazz

Celeste Jazz Evening
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A fundraiser is being held on Friday, April 20th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts

Tickets are $50.00/person and can be ordered by emailing Proceeds will go toward a Mission Trip to Kenya.

Summer Services:

If you are interested in leading a service this summer, including sharing the message, or have some 'suggestions' please let Gina Greene know ( We will follow-up with 'suggestions' as needed. Thanks!

Special Birthday!

card shower Collene Peirce turns 80 on April 29. She would love to hear from you!! Please join the fun by sending her a birthday card:
3726 Memory Lane
Waterloo, IA 50701

Sunday School
April 22, 2018

Gathering (9:00 - 9:15 am)

Youth and adults meet for singing, praying and mission news.

Classes (9:15 - 10:15 am)

Children up to Kindergarten age meet with Jayne Slaughter in the upstairs Sunday School room.
Children ages 1st - 5th grade meet with Lynne Ensworth in the main level Sunday School Room.

Students 6th grade and up will gather upstairs in the Murphy Youth Room with Lauren Reisinger.

Adults meet in the chapel.

Luke Fosselman Recital

LukeOur very own tenor section lead, Luke Fosselman, will be performing a senior recital at the Gallagher Bluedorn Davis Hall on Monday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Family Choir:

choirOn May 6th (Youth Sunday) we will have a family choir perform at our 10:30 worship service. (Ben has been heard to say that you don't even have to carry much of a tune - just be willing to sing and have some fun!) If you would be interested in participating, contact Ben Owen.

Pastoral Care

From Pastor Tim:

One of the most important functions of ministry is providing care and support in times of need, in times of illness or grief or personal crisis. Please contact the church office or contact me directly if you would like pastoral care, for yourself or for a friend or family member. Because of HIPAA regulations, churches are no longer contacted when their members are in the hospital. I want to be there! But I will only know if a member is hospitalized or has another special concern if I am notified.

Spring Cleaning?

As you start spring cleaning in your house, garage and shed...Don't forget our Bazaar's Bottom Drawer and tool section.

~ If you have items that you purchased, but never used -- Bring them to church!
~ If you are downsizing and don't need as many household items -- Bring them to church!
~ If you have tools that you no longer use -- Bring them to Church!

Bring your items to church and leave them on the table in the dining room next to the dividers.

Don't wait until November to bring your items... You can bring them now!

Youth Sunday

May 6, 2018


A special offering will be taken during the 10:30 worship service this morning. The proceeds will go to our Sunday School Fundraiser in Moldova. La VIA Community Center is an after-school program that helps children-at-risk enjoy a place that they feel safe, accepted and valued.

(A basket will be at the back of the sanctuary for regular offerings.)

Supporting Mothers,
Creating Futures

Did you know we are getting new neighbors? The House of Hope is moving from Walnut St to 4th & Allen soon. This local, church-founded organization provides a home, community and transformation for homeless, single mothers.

Members of our Church Row coalition have already been helping dry wall and paint.

If you would like to participate as well, please check out their website, They have a list of needs from furniture to cleaning supplies as they grow from serving 7 families to 15.

You can help break the cycle of poverty by empowering women and giving a chance for self-sufficiency with an 86% success rate!