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Sunday, August 20 at 10 a.m. – Congregational Conversation: Lay Leadership Structure Ideas

      The Executive Committee and Trustees have been working through the summer to update our Lay Leadership Structure, formerly known as our Committee Structure.  We need your help, opinions, and input in this important conversation as we prepare a proposal … Continue reading

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Sundays, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/3 – Temporary Worship Schedule Change: One Worship at 9 a.m.

For the balance of the Sundays in August (13, 20 & 27) and on Sunday, September 3 – Labor Day Weekend – we will offer ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 9 a.m. The worship services (Aug.13, 20 and Sept.3) while Rev. … Continue reading

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Seeking Nominations for the Minister Search Committee by August 18

Please use this LINK to connect to an easy to use online Nomination Form to recommend fellow church members, &/or yourself, to serve on the forming Minister Search Committee. Greetings from the Board of Trustees of the First Congregational Church: … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring: Community Ministries Coordinator

Link to job posting below: Community.Ministries.Coordinator.First.Congregational.Church.UCC.Burlington.VT.2017

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July 29: AMAZING YARD SALE: Something for Everyone!

ALL CHURCH YARD SALE ON THE GREEN! Saturday, July 29th, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are invited to an “Amazing Yard Sale with Something For Everyone!” Furniture, household goods, toys, sport and outdoor gear, books, plants, hot dogs, … Continue reading

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August 6 is RACE DAY for our Dragon Boat Team: “Pull Together!”

Sunday August 6 at 10 a.m.: RACE TIME for “PULL TOGETHER” – Our Dragon Boat Festival Team!       Our Dragon Boat Festival paddling team has been practicing and collecting donations and now they are ready to race on Sunday, August … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Community Ministries Coordinator Update

Community Ministries Coordinator – Anticipated Opening – Fall 2017 Dear Friends, I want to thank all who shared thoughts about the proposed Community Ministries Coordinator (CMC) position.  The Trustees met last week and your ideas and questions were figured prominently … Continue reading

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Thank You & Farewell: Rev. Sally May

THANK YOU REV. SALLY MAY! Rev. Sally May has blessed our congregation and community with her faithful story, pastoral care, worship leadership, preaching and her passion for social justice.  She has ministered with care to couples marrying and to families … Continue reading

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Input Needed: Community Ministries Coordinator Proposal

THE TIME IS NOW… and the survey says! The prospect of hiring a new full time staff member, with a new job description, is something we’ve talked about since the February budget meetings, and again at the annual meeting last … Continue reading

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One Great Hour of Sharing 2017

One Great Hour of Sharing: OGHS is our annual all-church, ecumenical,  international emergency relief offering. One Great Hour of Sharing, has many powerful stories to tell. The UCC works collaboratively to use OGHS dollars effectively through: National Disaster Ministries; Refugee … Continue reading

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