Racists Anonymous at First Church

Does talking about racism make you feel uncomfortable? Join us and challenge our perceptions of racism at Racists Anonymous (RA), Thursdays, 6:15– 7:15 pm, Durant House. 

Parent Circle this Sunday

The monthly Parent Circle meets this Sun., Nov. 10 at 11:45 am in the Pillar Room, for an informal time of sharing and caring for each other in the parenting journey. All are welcome! We’re taking a break in December and will resume meeting on the second Sunday of each month in January.

FCCB Book Group

The next FCCB Book Group meetings will be Fri., Nov. 15, at Helen Wadman’s house: Valley of the Moon by Jack London. Contact the host with any questions.

Save the Dates

Advent Retreat Sat., Dec. 7, 9:30 am–3:30 pm First ChurchThe theme will be “What Are You Waiting For?” Advent Craft Workshop Sun., Dec. 8, 11:45 am, Pillar RoomBring your friends & relatives!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Join us in observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wed., Nov. 20 at 6 pm, with a vigil and reading of the names of our transgender siblings who have been killed in the past year. This is a service for people of all genders and identities. There will be candles, singing, prayer, communion, poetry, and silence. The event will …

Phishing Scam!

Be on the lookout for emails from Molly or Kit using odd language to ask for favors, like buying gift cards for cancer patients. This is a phishing scam from a fake email address intended to look legitimate. If you think you have gotten such an email, forward it to Molly. Your pastors will never ask you for money or …

Did You Know…?

…that if you have a November birthday, you are heartily invited to bring food to share during this month’s After Party, such as bread, fruit, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, or homemade treats? Please put your offering on the table before church, prepped and ready to serve, and include an ingredient list for homemade items, if you can. Thanks! 

NCNC Helping Hands Concerts to Benefit Fire Victims

NCNC’s Roy Mosley and Dick Hom are producing three concerts to benefit our neighbors to the north who have suffered in the recent fires. They also held concerts for us after our devastating fire, which raised $13,000!  One of the concerts will be at First Church in the Sanctuary on Sat., Nov. 30. The other two concerts will be in …

Advent/Epiphany Devotional

Pick up a copy of this year’s Advent/ Epiphany Devotional, created by the UCC’s StillSpeaking Writers Group of which our own Rev. Molly is a part, in the church office now or at the Welcome Table on Sundays beginning Sun., Dec. 1, the First Sunday of Advent! 

Stewardship Update

Many thanks to all who have already committed to be sustaining givers to First Church and help our church continue to thrive as a faith community and place of transformation. As of Oct., 29, the church has received 121 commitments totaling $582,355 for 2020. We are on our way to having the level of sustaining giving that will allow First …