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Table Talk

Dear Friends, Last October, we gathered as a church to give everyone an update about how we were doing as a church and our plans for the future.  It was, in a way, like the family sitting down at the … Continue reading

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Growth, Change and Teamwork

Dear Friends, As we begin the new year, the dust is settling—a little bit. There have been many changes and transitions which I believe will help us more effectively minister to each other and live into our promise. The intent … Continue reading

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GOSPELFEST! Sunday February 17th at 5:00 pm – Sanctuary at First Church

GospelFest is organized annually by the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church and performers include their choirs, visiting musicians, fabulous soloists and more! Please pick up a ticket – or pay at the door – for this great annual event that … Continue reading

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Opportunities to share Fellowship & Conversation

CONGREGATION “KITCHEN TABLE” CONVERSATION.  On Sunday February 17th, we will gather for another “kitchen table” conversation after worship, at 11:30 a.m. in the dining room.  (Child-care will be available) We imagine it to be a bit like a family conversations … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – Feb 13th

We begin the Season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  All are invited and welcome.  This intimate and meditative service has become a First Church tradition.  Seating is arranged in concentric circles … Continue reading

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Celebration of Diversity & Prophetic Witness: Jan 20 – Feb 1

Sunday, January 20 at First Congregational Church Worship at 8 am & 10 am – Sermon Topic: “Martin Luther King… unedited.” At 9:40 am – “I Have A Dream”: Please gather in the Sanctuary to listen to the words of … Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery

Dear Friends, Neil and I and my sister, Lyn and brother-in-law, Gary, celebrated our joint fortieth anniversaries by taking a long planned trip to Hawaii.  We had a wonderful time in fantastic weather and went to sleep each night to … Continue reading

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First Night Volunteers: Time to Sign Up!

First Night: Monday, December 31 First Church provides three venues for Burlington’s First Night. Church Volunteers are needed to welcome the public to our venues; please sign up now by calling the Church Office at 862-5010.

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2012 Advent Calendar Highlights

Sunday, December 9 – 8am & 10am: Worship in Sanctuary – 9am & 11am: Alternative Giving Fair: featuring the Peace and Justice Store’s fair trade items Sunday, December 16 – 8am: Worship in Chapel – 10am: Worship in Sanctuary: The … Continue reading

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Report on Fall Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our fall meeting after church on October 28. Many lay leaders worked closely with staff to prepare this presentation. I also wish to thank everyone for some wonderful questions. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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