Category Archives: First Congregational Church

Choirs & Programs for Children & Youth Begin Anew

PROGRAMS for CHILDREN AND YOUTH begin anew on Sunday, September 15: Our Church School for Grades 1 through 5 (during the 10 a.m. worship service), Children’s Choir (at 9:15 a.m.) and both the Middle and High School Youth Programs (during … Continue reading

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Radical Hospitality!

RADICAL HOSPITALITY TRAINING with Gary Lewis & Ava Bilton! “Radical hospitality is hospitality that goes beyond being friendly. It is intentional hospitality that surprises and delights people by making them feel noticed, giving them personal attention, and providing excellent follow … Continue reading

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The Rev. Gary Lewis – “Parental Leave Pastor”

The Rev. Dr. Gary Lewis – “Parental Leave Pastor!”     In late June, the Rev. Elissa Johnk and First Church President Rob Backus teamed up to announced that the Rev. Gary Lewis will serve as our “Parental Leave Pastor” while … Continue reading

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All are invited! June 9, 2019

  Jazz Sunday & Ice Cream Social June 9, 2019 All are invited and welcome!      The Onion River Jazz Band will get started in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. and will play during the 10 a.m. Jazz Sunday … Continue reading

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Register for Peace Camp

Peace Camp is a true multi-generational faith exploration experience. Peace Camp will kick off on Sunday June 23rd during the 10 am worship and will continue Monday thru Thursday, 5:30 to 8 pm. Rev. Elissa Johnk will participate at the … 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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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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