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Vermont Pride On Parade in BTV – Sun, Sep 11

On Sunday, September 11th, Pride Vermont is hosting a parade in Burlington, followed by a festival at Battery Park. In celebration and recognition of our “Open and Affirming” status, our Christian Action Committee invites all from First Church to participate … Continue reading

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The Art of Discernment – Minister’s Message

I am a cradle roll Congregationalist; here are two brief stories about that identity. First, I was an ardent teen-aged member of the church during the height of the Vietnam War. As happens too often in our tradition, our congregation … Continue reading

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Faithful Friday Worship & Dinner – Sep 2

The theme for our September Faithful Friday Worship and Dinner is “Changes & New Beginnings”. All are invited to bring backpacks, keys, or some object that represents a new beginning in your life, to be blessed as part of our … Continue reading

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Vermont Ibutwa Initiative Receives UCC Grant!

The United Church of Christ Genesis Fund has awarded the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative (VIBI) a $12,000 grant in support of the organization’s efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! VIBI’s mission is to bring healthcare access, sustainable livelihood opportunities … Continue reading

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Outreach & Mission Opportunities – Summer 2016

There are many ways to be involved with mission and outreach efforts at First Congregational Church this summer! Please see below for several opportunities: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) OGHS is our annual all-church, ecumenical,  international emergency relief offering … Continue reading

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Summer Church School

Jennifer Jorgenson, our Summer Church School Coordinator and Lucy Samara, our Interim Church School Coordinator, are collaborating to schedule volunteers to serve in the two age group settings that will meet during the 10am worship services this summer. From now … Continue reading

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A Message from Minister Carrie Bail (July 21)

As of tomorrow (Friday, July 22), I will have been with you for three whole weeks! Many faces are starting to look familiar, as well as a few names, and I am settling into my new home environment next to … Continue reading

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Summer Picnic to Welcome Carrie – July 26

The first of several summer picnics to welcome Rev. Carrie Bail will be hosted by the Women of the Church Book Group, with all women of the church invited. Please be sure to invite someone! Tuesday, July 26 at 5:30pm … Continue reading

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Time & Talent Surveys Needed

God has blessed each one of us with both time and talents. Just as a garden needs gardeners to till the soil and plant the seeds, God calls us to invest our gifts of time and talents in the garden … Continue reading

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Special Guests from India: Sun, June 26

Doctors Prem and Senega, leaders of the James Hospital in Colachel, India will visit First Congregational Church on Sunday, June 26. Donna Lee will host our special guests during their brief Vermont visit while they are in the U.S. for … Continue reading

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