CROS Walk 2014

IMAG0336Congratulations to our walkers involved in the 20th Annual End Hunger walk to support CROS Ministries. A record-breaking $35,000 was raised to help end hunger in Palm Beach County. You can read the Palm Beach Post article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMAG0339

IMAG0338

IMAG0336

IMAG0337

IMAG0334

Evening of Worship and Prayer November

glennonsmallYou are invited to join us as we begin a new tradition at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Each month on the third Wednesday we will gather together to worship and pray. We will sing hymns and simple songs, engage a series of teachings on “The Art and Practice of Prayer,” and lift up one another and our world in prayer. Let’s take the opportunity to turn our hearts toward God and practice together living in His presence.

On Wednesday, November 19th at 6:30 PM,  we come together to pray and sing and hear a brief teaching on “Pray Ceaselessly” by author and blogger Glennon Doyle Melton, a member of Naples United Church of Christ who writes at momastery.com.

Annual Meeting 2014

hands_2399cOur congregational Annual Meeting, for the purpose of approving our budget and electing officers for 2015, will take place after our worship service on Sunday November 16th. All are invited to attend and members are requested to be present to vote.

Partners in Ministry Sunday

ministrypartnerSunday

On Sunday, November 9th, we will finish up our series “Blessed to Be a Blessing”  with a celebration of our ministry together here at First Congregational Church of Lake Worth. We will consecrate our financial faith promise gifts for 2015 as well as recognize the ways so many are involved in ministry within our church and in the community. We will then celebrate together with a lunch after worship. We look forward to celebrating together with you>

Intergenerational Worship

IMG_2099This Sunday, we worshipped together as multiple generations as we engaged the topic of the Ten Commandments. Thank you to all our children who participated in worship and to Janet Lisle and Cathy Austen who helped get them organized!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2104

IMG_2099

IMG_2095

Evening of Worship and Prayer October

Fr-Richard-RohrYou are invited to join us as we begin a new tradition at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Each month on the third Wednesday we will gather together to worship and pray. We will sing hymns and simple songs, engage a series of teachings on “The Art and Practice of Prayer,” and lift up one another and our world in prayer. Let’s take the opportunity to turn our hearts toward God and practice together living in His presence.

On Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM,  we come together to pray and sing and hear a brief teaching on “Prayer and Surrender” by Franciscan priest and spiritual teacher, Father Richard Rohr.

Blessed To Be a Blessing

blessedtobeablessingbanner

Just about everyone you talk to around our church would agree that we are a “blessed” church. We have dedicated lay leadership, a caring, down-to-earth pastor, great music and worship, and a wonderful congregation that supports our church with their time and finances. In fact, things are so great here that it’s easy for us to get comfortable and enjoy the blessings we have and forget that one of our purposes for gathering together as a church is to bless others.

The church is God’s plan to bless the world. God has gathered us (including you!) to be a part of God’s Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed is here now (Mark 1:13-14). Like our forefather Abraham, God has blessed us to be a blessing to the world (Genesis 12:3).

I invite you to join us in worship on Sundays from October 19th – November 9th as we explore God’s instructions and stories from scripture about being a blessing to others. We will also take the opportunity to explore the many ways that our church is currently blessing our community (I can almost guarantee one or two might be new to you!)

I am looking forward to spending these weeks together, wrapping up on November 9th when we promise our financial gifts to God for the new year and celebrate the many ways God is blessing the world through us.

 

 

Coastal Cleanup 2014

IMG_2884A group from First Congregational United Church of Christ was at Phipps Oceanfront Park on Saturday morning to help clean up the beach as part of The International Coastal Cleanup. There was a great turnout from the rest of the community as well. Our beach cleaners were even featured on the Palm Beach Daily News website!

 

IMG_2891

IMG_2893

IMG_2889

IMG_2887

IMG_2886

IMG_2884

PEACE Listening Meeting

PEACElistening

Update 9/29/14: We had a great meeting yesterday with 10 people joining our Justice Ministry Network. We are off to a great start and will be sharing with you how you can be involved to make a big difference in our community.

 

You are invited to join us next Sunday, September 28th, for our PEACE kickoff meeting. This meeting will introduce you to how the People Engaged in Active Community Efforts organization operates, what issues we will be working with this year, and how you can be a vital part of  practical change in Palm Beach County. We hope to see you there!

Evening of Worship and Prayer

The_Art_and_Practice_WIDEYou are invited to join us as we begin a new tradition at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Each month on the third Wednesday we will gather together to worship and pray. We will sing hymns and simple songs, engage a series of teachings on “The Art and Practice of Prayer,” and lift up one another and our world in prayer. Let’s take the opportunity to turn our hearts toward God and practice together living in His presence.

If you play and instrument or would like to assist in leading worship, see Pastor Jason.