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2019: Share Christmas and Christmas Poinsettia & Christmas Mission Offerings

2019 is the 31st Year of Share Christmas!     A meaningful – thirty-one year – First Church tradition, Share Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to help local families during the holidays. Share Christmas sponsors provide Christmas dinner groceries and/or gifts … Continue reading

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Weather Concerns – Updates for Sunday Jan. 20

Weather & Travel Concerns – Updates for Sunday January 20 Your safety is our first concern. The snow storm is challenging – it is extremely cold – and driving is reported to be hazardous this morning. Many church programs are … Continue reading

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The Rev. Elissa Johnk: Lead Minister

Use this LINK to see all recent videos of the Rev. Elissa Johnk’s sermons. The Rev. Elissa Johnk began her ministry at First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington on Palm Sunday – April 9, 2019; she was formally installed as … Continue reading

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2018 Advent & Christmas Calendar Highlights

All are invited and welcome at First Congregational Church UCC/BTV! LINK to printable 2018 Advent~Christmas~Epiphany Worship and Program Calendar  

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Service Trip to Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO SERVICE TRIP DETAILS & DONATION INFORMATION      We have an incredible team of people getting ready to head to Puerto Rico for disaster recovery work on September 30th. In light of the recent finding about the number of … Continue reading

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Get Involved @ First Church & in the Wider Community!

GET INVOLVED @ FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC of BTV & in the WIDER COMMUNITY! There are many ways to connect, put faith into action, work for social justice, and make a difference through service opportunities at First Congregational Church UCC … Continue reading

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Summer Sunday Worship thru Sept. 2 is at 9 am & 5 pm

First Congregational Church of Burlington, Vermont (United Church of Christ) welcomes you to join us in worship, fellowship, and service. We are a diverse congregation based in the heart of the city that lives our commitments, values, and beliefs: “Welcoming … Continue reading

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Sacred Spaces ~ Alternative Worship ~ Sundays at 5 p.m.

  SACRED SPACES: A CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE in the “First Church UCC/BTV” Chapel SUNDAYS at 5 p.m.  Please accept and share this invitation to a new model for worship, a new way of creating sacred space in community:         … Continue reading

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PEACE CAMP!

Announcing PEACE CAMP 2020! “PEACE CAMP” is the summer multi-generational faith exploration and fun-filled experience that we are hosting for the third year in 2020. June 21-25, 2020 “campers” of all ages (adults, youth, children and pre-K/nursery)  are invited to … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!

Children’s and Family Ministries Coordinator & Youth/Young Adult Ministries Coordinator Please click on the titles below to find links to job descriptions and application process details for the following openings at First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington, Vermont: Children’s and … Continue reading

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