Join Us This Sunday, October 15th

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Join us this Sunday, October 15th in a community of worship. Together we will delve into the sacred scriptures from Philippians with the Reverend John Gibbon who will be leading us in a morning reflection titled " With Humility and In Unity".
Following Jesus' teachings about heaven being compared to a wonderful party where everything is ready and all are invited to enjoy, our Children's Sunday School Ministry is carrying out a party that your children are invited to.
 The fun begins at 10:00 am in the sanctuary.

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Holy Week and Easter Dates

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Holy week and Easter are fast approaching.
First Congregational warmly invites you to be a part of
observing these sacred days.
Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Our choir will present "Requiem" by British composer John Rutter.
This gift of music will be accompanied by a cello, oboe, flute, and an organ.
The soprano soloist for "Pie Jesu and Lux Aetema" will be
our very own Carina Kanzler. Celebrate with us Jesus' triumphal
entry into Jerusalem.
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
On the Friday before Easter we come together to commemorate the passion, suffering,
and death on the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through music, scripture, and prayer, we observe this time together.
 Our worship leader will be the Reverend John Gibbon.
Easter Worship
Sunday, April 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Morning praises on resurrection Sunday include special music from
York High School's Brass Ensemble. Our guest minister is the Reverend Tom Norwalk,
Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Festivities also include our Children's Easter Party and our Annual Bake Sale.
We extend a special invitation to you and yours to join us.

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Youth Led Worship and Christmas Pageant

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Warm Your Spirit and Celebrate
the Advent Season With Us!
This Sunday, December 11, 2016
at 10:00 a.m.
Our Youth Led Worship
and Children's Pageant

A lot of love is going into the gift of this pageant. It is our hope that you will revisit the Christmas story through the eyes of our children as they present their pageant "The Messengers"

There isn't a more special occasion to prepare for Christmas with family and friends than to attend church together.

See you at the celebration!


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What’s Happening at First Congregational

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Join us for a festive service celebrating Advent and Holy Communion.

The second Advent candle representing Peace will be lit this Sunday reminding us of the peace we find in Christ. Rev. John Gibbon will be leading us this Communion Sunday.

Children will be busy learning about the seasons of Advent and Christmas  rehearsing for next Sunday's, December 11th, pageant.
A lot of hard work, time, and love is going into the pageant. It is a gift that the children of the church are presenting to us. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for "The Messengers", a wonderful interpretation of the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of our children.
Come Embrace the Season

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Experience The Full Joy of Easter

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Easter banner clip art

Holy Week observance includes:

Palm Sunday Lenten Music Service - March 20, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service - March 25, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service and Children's Celebration - March 27, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our guest minister the Reverend Timothy C. Rhodes, who along with our choir and York High School Brass Quintet, will fill your spirits with the  new beginnings of Easter

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