november 2019 at FirsT CONGREGATIONAL UCC

Please contact the church office for further information . . .


IN OUR FELLOWSHIP HALL ART GALLERY

AUTUMN VISIONS

September 22nd through November 20th 

Photography and Paintings by local artists.  A

stunning exhibit that lifts up this season’s richness

and change.


MANKATO AREA THANKSGIVING GATHERING

7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, November 27th

This year’s Thanksgiving gathering will be held in our sanctuary.  Representatives from the Christian, Muslim, Native American and Jewish communities will offer reflections around the theme of Here we are: What a Celebration!  There will be music from different cultures, along with prayers of thanks for this one good earth that we have been given to share fully and joyfully.

Ken Stoll will direct the community choir.

Musicians include:  Ken and Diana Stoll, Dave Braveheart, Michelle Roche, Dick Kimmel

After we’ll gather in Fellowship Hall for a variety of sweets. 


BOOK/BIBLE STUDY

Join us as we continue our reading of Walter

Brueggemann’s: A Gospel of Hope

Tuesday Nov. 5th •  11am-12:30pm

After today we’ll begin another study for Advent...

details to follow.


THE GATHERING (7th and 8th Graders)

6:00 to 7:00pm, November 6th


SYNERGY (6th through 8th Graders)

6:00 to 7:15pm, November 20th


THE FAITH FORMING COMMUNITY (4th and 5th graders)

6:00 to 7:15pm November 13th 


ALL YOUTH Trip to the Basilica of St Mary

Saturday, December 7th


YOUTH SINGERS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS!

All youth are invited to sing/play/dance on particular Sundays and in special services.  Just let me know if you are interested!  For each occasion, a couple of rehearsals will be planned to accommodate schedules.            


SUNDAY CHILDREN’S FAITH LEARNING COMMUNITY

One Small Action…One Single Person…Makes a Difference!

Faith Learning Community is for children ages 3 through Grade 6.  Nursery is also a Sunday regular for our very young.


CALLING ALL ACOLYTES!

The children from the Children’s Faith-Learning Community enjoy helping during worship. Families are signing up as Acolytes and helping prepare the congregation for worship by lighting the candles. If you would like a turn to help, please text/call Pat with a date that works for your family. 


IMMIGRANT WELCOMING: Stay tuned for more discussion and actions following our meeting in October with members from the ACLU and the St. James Community. 


FAIR TRADE: November 10th, 9:30 Worship Service:  BREAKING THE MYTHS  Our worship will be around the theme of Fair Trade.


CREATION JUSTICE: Sunday, November 17th – at 3:30 we will be showing the movie “Plastic Paradise” in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a short movie that asks the question “If it never goes away, where does it go?”  Fresh popped popcorn!


FALL STEWARDSHIP CONVERSATIONS:


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH: Planned Giving

Brunch,9:00am to 10:30am. After a continental

breakfast, there will be a presentation/dialogue

about planned giving.Come learn about charitable

giving alternatives.


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1OTH: Our Church’s Wider

Mission:  a conversation about where in the world

our financial giving goes (10:45 am)


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24THh: UCC – The

Movement:  The beginning of a conversation about

how our denomination works and grows.


NOVEMBER DINNER OUT!

Saturday, November, 5:30 p.m. ALL ARE INVITED to share in these monthly social outings.

Place:  Charley’s, 920 E. Madison Ave., Mankato.  


THE MEN’S GROUP: Saturday, November 9th, 

8:00 am at the WOW! Zone


THE WOMEN’S GROUP: Saturday, November 9th,

9:00 am at the WOW! Zone 


HEALTH MINISTRIES

If you would like your blood pressure checked,

please just reach out to our PARISH NURSE or

one of the team members and we're happy to

check it for you.