October 8 | Abject Bodies and the Jesus Movement
Many of us have bodies that aren’t ‘right’ for the standards of this day: we are too old, too this, too that. Bartimaeus was all of the above, and found healing with Jesus Mark 10:46-52
October 15 | The Greatest Commandment!
There is a description of liberal Christians, somewhat pejorative, that we are ‘Golden Rule Christians’, content with merely loving our neighbors and not wrestling with the really demanding Scriptures. But Jesus seems to hold loving God and loving your neighbor. They are, for him, one law. He might be onto something (ya think?)! Matthew 22:34-40
October 22 | Basic Truths
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, Give to God what is God’s, says Jesus. But which is which? To tell the truth, we are building the foundation for this year’s stewardship campaign, which is gratitude for God’s work and love. Matthew 22:15-22
October 29 | 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: A Continuing Reformation
Admittedly, the story of Luther’s pounding his 95 Theses for theological debate is not a direct part of our heritage, but it did launch a general reformation of western Christianity that continues to this day. We continue the work of reformation both with ourselves and with our society. Romans 1:16-17.
Friday October 13 | It’s Coming! FCC’s Got Talent!
7 pm. on the Mayflower Stage
Benefits the Special Music Fund of FCC
Admission for all adults is $10 at the door. Kids free.
Come and enjoy a variety of acts and art displays
Crop Hunger Walk
Our Crop Walk is on Sunday, October 15. You can sponsor a walker or our whole team by clicking below, and designating ‘First Congregational Church, UCC’
The Spiritual Explorers met to review different methods of using the Bible for spiritual practices rather than as simply ‘Bible Knowledge’. Next up will be practicing the uses of music and poetry in our spiritual lives. Contact Jackie Gibson or Rev. Michael Montgomery for more information on this month’s explorations.
We meet next on Sunday, October 8 at 12 p.m.