Category Archives: News and Announcements

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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The Rev. Elissa Johnk: Our new minister!

Rev. Elissa Johnk began her ministry as Senior Minister at First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington on April 9, 2019. For the previous eight years, Rev. Johnk served as the Senior Pastor at The Old Meeting House, a thriving, multi-denominational … 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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Upcoming Pick-A-Party Events Need You!

Details about the varied and fun upcoming “Pick-A-Party” events (and the remaining “ticket” availability) are available at church and are listed and linked below. The Church Office has the most up to date information about ticket availability (updates posted below … Continue reading

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Faithful Friday Worship & Dinner January 6 “Drumming!”

Faithful Friday Worship & Dinner on January 6: “Drumming!”  During Faithful Friday, on the evening of January 6th, everyone will be invited to play percussion together.  Master drum circle facilitator, Saragail Benjamin, will lead us in in-the-moment music making for … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter from Rev. Carrie Bail

“For the grace of God has appeared.”    Titus 2:11 Dear Family at the First Congregational Church of Burlington, Incarnation. That’s my favorite word during Christmastide. The whole idea that God comes to earth to live with us, to live in … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Worship Services

All are welcome and invited to… Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Worship Services at First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington 38 South Winooski Avenue Burlington, VT   SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve •    4:00 p.m. A Family Service … Continue reading

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Share Christmas 2016

Share Christmas 2016 A meaningful 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 to families – or funds for others to purchase food … Continue reading

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