We recognize that people are hungry for spiritual wisdom and hungry for the opportunity to share their spiritual journeys with one another.

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Our extravagant welcome begins with a warm greeting at the front door, continues through a worship service that strives to be mindful of the first time visitor, the unchurched, and the vulnerable.

In order to keep our community members safe, please follow safe gathering guidelines: Our Church's Wider Mission: To learn more about the United Church of Christ and Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), click here Our Church's Wider Mission, View our calendar to see all of our upcoming events Read More >, Worship with us in person (please see our. View Worship Bulletin | Learn About Us | Read Our Mission Covenant | Discernment Statement, 3530 70th St. in Urbandale (two blocks south of Douglas Ave.). West Tisbury, MA 02575

Sundays at 10:00 AM: To join by Zoom, click here or use Meeting ID: 832 1881 3922; By Phone: 1-301-715-8592 (Enter Meeting ID as prompted).

dates back to those who first settled Monroe.

We covenant to heed and respect each other as we forthrightly confront the difficulties associated with varieties of theological language, particularly the reality that language near and dear to some is experienced as excluding by others, and as we wrestle with formulations of belief which, like the trinitarian formula, are not easily expressed in ways that are immediately or readily viewed as faithful by all.

Yesduring the program year from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Sundays, we offer education to children (Sunday School) and adults (Adult Spiritual Formation or ASF). 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month at 9:30 AM: Morning Prayers led by Rev. The Inclusive Language Covenant may be used as a model for creating a similar covenant in local church, association, or conference settings.

Our Church's Wider Mission: To learn more about the United Church of Christ and Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), click here, https://www.youtube.com/monroecongregationalchurchucc.

We believe that concerns expressed in relation to inclusive language present us with both challenge and opportunity to renewed faith and faithfulness in what we say, sing, and write as a part of a Christian witness we make in both church and society.

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To join by Zoom, click here or Join Zoom with Meeting ID: 832 1881 3922; By Phone: 1-301-715-8592 (Enter Meeting ID as prompted).

Come and worship with us. Anydevices such as a phone orAmazon Firestick, can be turned offto reboot, which may improve the video's performance.

Wednesdays at 8:00 AM: Mens Bible Study with Rev. Attend a Bible study, small group or service event. 3 0 obj Vicky Hanjian continues exploration of the exciting characters of Genesis.

Click here for a .pdf copy of this weeks bulletin. (Examples: people rather than men; humankind rather than mankind Give each person a Bible rather than Give each person his Bible; chairperson or chair rather than chairman; forebears rather than forefathers; when you become an adult rather than when you become a man.), We will seek to include language and imagery that are not pejorative regarding the different physical conditions and abilities of persons. Some people find their hunger is met through worship; others need more. All those who accept the First Church Covenant are welcomed as full members and are eligible to participate in all sacraments and rites of the church and to enjoy all the blessings and responsibilities of membership.

We covenant to use language that is expansive in communicating the nature and activity of God.

We will seek to include male, female, and genderneutral language and imagery for God, taking particular care to be expansive in the language and imagery chosen so that they do not inadvertently suggest that God is exclusively associated with one gender.

(Examples: the presence of evil rather than the darkness of evil washed clean rather than washed white; lies rather than white lies; discriminated against/excluded rather than blacklisted or blackballed.), We will seek to use language that avoids stereotypes. We feed one another spiritually in a variety of ways, through Sunday worship services, our Sunday School program and through small groups. We are an Open & Affirming congregation. Sign up for our online newsletter, The Picket Fence and get information about our upcoming events and more.

Learn about the ways to serve the church and in our community.

We believe that the Gospel message is for everyone and affirms the dignity and worth of all persons as children of God.

We have provided hand sanitizer and tissues in the pews, please use carefully as the chemicals are corrosive on wood and other surfaces. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Powered by Aboundant | Urbandale United Church of Christ 2022, All Rights Reserved. (508) 693-2842 Bring your children to our amazing Sunday school or one of our Pilgrim Fellowship youth groups for teens, pre-teens, or adults.

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Come and worship with us. Make sure you stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex to get oriented.

Our Communion table, like our congregation, is open and includes every person who hears Jesus Christs invitation to New Life. We are members of the United Church of Christ.

Our chancel area is also wheelchair accessible.

Learn about ways of giving to The First Church. How we treat each other is a living expression of our faith.

at the corner of State Rd and Music St (Examples: the pastor rather than the woman pastor; John, a representative from First Church rather than John, a blind man from First Church; immigrant families rather than immigrants and their wives and children.), We will seek to include language that does not lend itself to being understood as being pejorative of persons when referring to color. Join us on a retreat or mission trip. The device that is being used may also impact the video viewing. PO Box 3000 PMB 3111

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Church office is located on west side of the church on the ground floor. WEBSITE BY, On the Road with Rev. Jesus Christ welcomes us, unites us together, and equips us for service in and through the church. We believe some people have experienced the use of language and the images they convey as barriers to acknowledging that they are created in Gods own image.

By allowing our hearts to be broken open by the suffering and struggles of our neighbors, near and far, we have discovered vast resources and strength for service, compassion, and social action. Troubleshooting screen freezing during LIVESTREAM viewing:There are a number of things that can cause the problem to happen, the most common beingyour wifi's bandwidth.

Gods Word is the light that guides our journey of faith. Other members of thehousehold being online at the same time can also slow thebandwidth and may cause video viewing problems.

Thou shalt stay home if you feel unwell or have a fever (and catch us on YouTube or Facebook), Thou shalt wear a mask indoors (if you need one, just ask!).

We are an. If you are connected to the internetthrough a wireless router vs a modem, you cantry rebooting either or bothand that may improve the video viewing. At First Church of Nashua, no matter who you are, whom you love, or where you are on lifes journey, you are welcome here.

The United Church of Christ is issuing an appeal for the people of Ukraine and will be working with global partners to assist vulnerable communities within that country.Gifts to the UCC Ukraine Emergency Appeal will provide shelter, food and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. We worship and work together according to the Great Commandment: to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Download this Sunday'sworship bulletin:July 17 2022 Bulletin.pdf. Follow our Facebook page Monroe Congregational Church, UCC. (Examples: People may stand rather than All stand; Persons with leprosy rather than lepers.), We will seek to include language that avoids referring to the gender, marital status, race, age, or physical ability of persons unless it is specifically relevant. Inside, we have an elevator that stops at every level. We are an open and affirming congregation and all couples with an Iowa marriage license are welcome to be married at the church. We invite you to join us for worship our Sunday Morning Worship Service begins at 10:00 AM.

Sunday 9 AM 12 PM, Summer Hours (Fathers Day through Labor Day) In addition, we offer wheelchairs and walkers for use within the building, hearing enhancers, and large-print bulletins. The Pilgrim Press & Stillspeaking Publications, The Faith Education, Innovation and Formation (Faith INFO)Team, Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA), The Pollinator: UCC Environmental Justice Blog, General Synod 2021 Thursday in Black Offering, General Synod 2021 Racial Justice Offering, Two UCC church campaigns wipe out more than $13.6 in medical debt, UCC helps fund East Africa drought response, Pandemic helped prompt Conference ministers calling, Local Church and Conference Resource Directory. Like so many churches in the world, our passion is for feeding our community with wholesome food and love.



We welcome and embrace with affirmation, all persons of every age, race, culture, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, physical and mental ability, economic and social status and religious background, including non-believers and seekers.

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We believe that members of each generation of the church are called upon to make a relevant and faithful witness to the substance of faith and faithfulness as revealed to us in the primacy of scripture, the teaching tradition of the church, personal religious experience, and the context of living which shape and express questions of faith and faithfulness. Fax: 603-882-1610, Worship with us in person at 8:30AM or in person and live stream 10AM each Sunday.

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(Examples: God in Gods wisdom rather than God in his wisdom; O God, who watches over us as a Father and nurtures us as a Mother rather than O God, who watches over us as a Father.), We will seek to include language that helps to avoid maleonly terms in pronouns and images of people.

Or, you can park on the north side of the church and use the sidewalk to the west-side door that has a button to automatically open the door there.

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Interested newcomers may join future Wednesday morning sessions by emailing Woody Bowman at cwbowman@earthlink.net. Tel: 603-882-4861

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Woody Bowman is currently on hiatus through the summer. At the June 21, 2022 Church Councilmeeting, a motion passed tocalla Special CongregationalMeetingfor Sunday, July 24 after church. Check our Inclement Weather page. Please make every effort to attend this meeting as we need a quorum of forty members to vote.

Nursery care is available for children ages birth through three years. Attend a Bible study, small group or service event.

Worship with us in person (please see our Our Pandemic Commandments below)or onlinehttps://www.youtube.com/monroecongregationalchurchucc.

Everything we try to do here at First Church is practical and personal.

We believe our spiritual lives are woven together through Christ.

(Examples: the color, race, ethnicity, or physicality of persons being associated with social status; old people as being infirm, doddering, or no longer useful; young people as being rash or important only as the future; traits of nurturing or decisiveness being assigned by gender.). Rev. Feel free to ask questions, we look forward to meeting you! We welcome all persons, without exception, to participate in worship and fellowship.

07/17/2022 - Life Together: The Day Alone, 07/10/2022 - Life Together: The Day with Others, 04/03/2022 - Returning, Rejoicing, Reaping, 03/30/2022 - Beating Others with Your Hat, 03/09/2022 - What Good is Money on a Desert Isle, 01/23/2022 - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for Today We Worship, 12/26/2021 - The Adventures of Young Jesus, A Christmas Carol Representative Film List, 12/19/2021 - The Ghost of Christmas Future, 12/12/2021 - The Ghost of Christmas Present, 11/14/2021 - The Same Thing We Do Every Night, 11/07/2021 - The Devil in Pew Number Seven, 10/24/2021 - Invisible Triangles & Flying Monkeys, 10/17/2021 - Facing the Pain of Your Past. Learn about the ways we care for each other and our community. Click here for our web page where we have recordings of previous Live-Streamed services to enjoy. Were excited youve come here to check us out! Click here for the worship bulletin.

community, our members and friends strive to be active apostles and devoted disciples.

Members will be able to attend by Zoom as well. Kids and babies are welcome! Please email wtiscong@comcast.net with any Zoom questions.

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Join us on a retreat or mission trip. These people need faithful and inviting language about God which welcomes them as full and complete children of God.

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Our extravagant welcome includes our commitment to being an Open and Affirming (ONA) church.

Visitors are welcome, always!

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Instead, we have time for fellowship and discussion at 9:00. We believe that the imagery conveyed by language and language itself is important and that they articulate and influence our understandings of what is revealed to us about the nature and activity of God and the dignity of all Gods people as created in the image of God. Our faith in God is essentially a relationship. Mary Beth Daniels.

The meeting will be held immediately following Sunday morning worship in the church sanctuary. Monday Friday: 9 AM 4 PM Yes. To join us via Livestream, click the Play button in the box above. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Summer Worship Service at 9AM only, COPYRIGHTS 2019,2021 THE FIRST CHURCH.

Donate here.For more information on how we, too, can help, click here. 1 0 obj At thismeeting, the Kitchen and Accessibility Renovation Team (KART) will share its progress with the schematic design and ask for the congregations blessing to begin exploring financing options for the proposed project to renovate the Parish Hall.

Sample our Strawberry Shortcake on Father's Day Weekend. Monday Friday: 9 AM 3:00 PM

Embracing God's gift of Jesus' life as our example, and the Holy Spirit as our guide, our mission is to be a church that attracts, welcomes, serves and supports all ages and all people, ever challenged to live in harmony and joy with greater faith, hope and love. Learn about our educational opportunities.

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Bring your children to our amazing Sunday school or one of our Pilgrim Fellowship youth groups for teens, pre-teens, or adults.

For more information, visit our Weddings page. All are Welcome, Always! EMAIL: wtiscong@comcast.net, 2019 First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.

Sample our Strawberry Shortcake on Father's Day Weekend.

Simply put, we are just ordinary people doing our human best to be ambassadors for Christ together. Parking: north and west lots (Oliver Smith Drive) ; south lot (Mayland Drive; accessible south entrance); adjacent streets.

We will seek and enter into a respectful dialogue that engages ourselves with others to find, to create, and to use worship and educational materials and programs which further our understandings and capabilities to use language and imagery in ways that are faithfully inclusive. First Congregational Church of West Tisbury

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Any members who are attending worship via Livestream are encouraged to switch to Zoom after worship to join the meeting. Nashua, New Hampshire 03064 If you are using a computer, you may also try:1) clearing the browser cache 2) checking for browser updates3) checking for driver updates for video or network. endobj We covenant to use language in such a way that gender, race, ethnicity, age, physical ability, educational attainment, financial status, and national origin not become word barriers to persons in recognizing that they are created in the image of God and are included among the people of God.

Church members and non-members may be married at our church. Feel free to ask questions, we look forward to meeting you!

See also below for map and parking information.

Office closed on Sundays during the summer

During summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), we do not offer Sunday School.

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It also will help refugees and asylum seekers from African, Middle Eastern and other countries who had sought refuge in Ukraine and now are twice displaced, as well as other citizens of more than 125 countries living in Ukraine.