This summer we have THREE special worship series at First Congregational. Learn all about them here!
Compassion Camp - for all ages!
As we look around the world, our deep need for compassion becomes increasingly evident with each passing day, perhaps now more than ever. Join us on Sunday mornings this summer for Compassion Camp. People of all ages are invited to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world!
During Compassion Camp we will explore what all living things need to live—shelter, food, water, and air —and how we can have compassion for the living earth, especially in our local ecosystems. Through awareness, gratitude, wonderment, reciprocity, and kinship, we will consider how to become co-sustainers and participants in the work of God’s creation.
Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in-person and via Zoom:
🏠 June 18 - every living thing needs shelter
🍎 July 2 - every living thing needs food
💦 July 23 - every living thing needs water
💨 August 13 - every living thing needs air
AND....don't forget to order your First Congregational UCC t-shirt, inspired by Compassion Camp here by June 25th.
Speak with the Earth....
...and it will teach you.
"I don't think it is enough appreciated how much an outdoor book the Bible is," wrote Wendell Berry. Join us this summer for a sermon series inspired by Speak with the Earth and it Will Teach You by UCC pastor, Rev. Daniel Cooperrider. This book takes us on a journey through rivers, trees, mountains, and clouds to read God's "first testament" - nature.
Join us Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in person or via Zoom for this series.
🌊 June 4 - rivers
🌳 June 25 - trees
🏞 July 16 - mountains
☁️ July 30 - clouds
Shared Worship with Ecumenical Friends
This summer we'll be sharing 3 worship services with our friends from Manhattan Mennonite Church and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFM).
Worship will be available via Zoom and at in-person at the locations below:
June 11 - shared worship at Manhattan Mennonite Church (1000 Fremont)
July 9 - shared worship at First Congregational
August 6 - shared worship at UUFM (481 Zeandale Rd.)
For those gathering on Zoom, we'll provide the Zoom link the day-of at uccmanhattan.org/online - just like we normally do.