Special Events

Summer Small Groups
Groups Started!
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This summer First Church of Christ is growing in faith through small groups. We have 4 groups starting. I hope one of them sounds just right for you:
John Castricum and Alison Weaver are leading a group focusing on The Happiness Lab Postcast (https://www.happinesslab.fm/). The group is meeting on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. If you want to join them please email Pastor John at pastorjohn28@gmail.com.
Kate Byers and Nancy McKinney are leading a group focusing on the book “The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness” by Rhonda McGee (https://www.rhondavmagee.com/). The group is meeting on Thursday evenings on Zoom. Email Kate Byers at fcccnurture@gmail.com to join the group.
Ryan and Becky Mantz are leading a more free-form group that will meet in person. The meetings will think about what it means to live in Christian community while doing fun things like going for trail walks or gathering outside to chat. Email Becky at rmantz02@gmail.com to join this group.
Kate Byers, Sarah Castricum, and Kate Reynolds are leading an in-person group meeting on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm. The group will focus on faith and family. We expect to see kids of all ages come to this group with their parents. We will meet at the church, bring chairs or a picnic blanket for your family. We will be playing charades! Email Kate Byers at fcccnurture@gmail.com to join the group.
First Church of Christ Congregational
Summer Thrift Sale!
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A Covid-safe shopping fundraiser (coordinated with the Heidi Porter, Health and Human Services Department Director).
Extensive planning has gone into making this a safe (and fun!) experience: masks required, hand sanitizer available, one-way aisles, minimized touching, 20-person maximum limit at any one-time, exact cash and check only/no change provided.
To Shop:
Please use the signup genius to reserve a time slot (or multiple!) or call/text 618-509-2591 to sign up or for more information. Walk-ins welcome if space permits. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044aa4a922a5f94-summer
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10am-2pm through August
A fun way to get out of the house and find bargains! All items are in great condition and there are lots of treasures!