Message from our Executive Board


As I hope you have heard, our Executive Committee made the difficult decision to pause our worship beginning this Sunday, March 15. We are so thankful for leaders who face such decisions prayerfully, thoughtfully and faithfully, especially when such decisions are difficult. One of the things we discussed last night was how vital community is right now.  


What will community and worship look like if we are not meeting in person?

·      -- Our deacons and Thandiwe are available for pastoral care, prayer and conversation any time. Please reach out to them.

·      -- Videos and manuscripts of my sermons will be emailed to you by Sunday morning at 10:00 and they will be on our Facebook page and website. If you need/want these manuscripts mailed to your home, please contact the church office.

·      -- Join a Sunday morning Zoom Meeting call at 10:00 am. We will share joys and concerns, a time of prayer and communion. All are invited to participate.


Sunday Worship Gathering by Zoom (Computer & Phone)

Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Sunday at 10:00 am

To Join Zoom Meeting using your Telephone:

Dial 312-626-6799

If that number is busy, you can try one of these other access numbers:

301-715-8592

253-215-8782

646-558-8656

Enter the meeting id followed by the pound: 966 390 616 #

You will be asked to enter your user number or press pound. Simply press #

To Join Zoom Meeting using your computer or smartphone

click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/966390616

Then click “Join Meeting”

Meeting ID: 966 390 616

Sunday Worship Gathering on Facebook Live

You DO NOT need a facebook account to watch our worship on Facebook Live

Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LovelandUCC/

When asked if you want to sign in simply click “Not Now” and you should be taken directly to the church’s facebook page with the livestream going.


·      -- Join a Thursday evening conference call at 7:00 pm. We will share joys, concerns, and a time of prayer. Call-in numbers are the same as for Sunday.

·      -- Reach out to one another, your family, neighbors and friends. Telephone calls and good old-fashioned snail mail are particularly powerful forms of communication right now.

·      -- Check your email and the church’s Facebook page for prayers, reflections and updated resources about COVID-19 and recommendations for our wider communities.

·      -- Don’t have Facebook or email? Our church officers will be working to implement a phone tree system to keep everyone connected.  

·      -- Please mail Financial gifts to the church to support our ongoing ministries. Our Trustees are working to enable giving through our website. We realize that many of us have been impacted financially by the coronavirus and that contractors and those working in certain fields face uncertainty about income in the weeks to come. Please continue to give to our church at whatever level you can so that we can continue to minister to and support those in our community in need of care and assistance.


Thank you for being patient as we use unfamiliar technology and learn as we go.


You can read a Letter from our Pastor here. 

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A Message from Our Church


No Matter Where You Are on Life's Journey, You Are Welcome Here!


Welcome to the journey!


We invite you to come and be part of our community of faith and experience God's grace in our midst.

We invite you to come and grow spiritually and find welcome at God's table.

We invite you to come and share your gifts so that together we can be light for one another and our wider community.

Our vision is to be an inclusive, vibrant witnessing community of truth. We hope you will join us - we are expecting you!


WORSHIP

Worship Service

Sunday 10 am

With fellowship following

Nursery 9:30 - 11:15


Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation:

"Universal Christ" Book Study - Thursdays, 7 pm 

Most of us know who Jesus was, but who was Christ?  Is the word simply Jesus’ last name?  Is It the name Jesus gets after his death and resurrection?  Beginning July 11, our Bible Study group will begin a book study of “The Universal Christ.” 

 

The Table - Wednesdays, 7 pm  

All are welcome for a relaxed, open, and non-judgmental conversation about faith, spirituality and what it means to be human. 


For children:

Preschool through 5th grade, 10:15 am

(children begin in the Sanctuary and transition to Sunday School, except 1st Sunday of the month when we celebrate communion and have All Ages Worship)



OUR HISTORY

The history of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is like a page out of an American history book. Our church was organized November 21, 1901 and has been evolving ever since.





UPCOMING EVENTS


Check out the calendar for events and more information