Spaghetti Dinner

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ricki rollickcandy and barryOn Sunday, April 3rd, we’re inviting a few friends over for dinner! As we are out making new friends at Pridefest of the Palm Beaches on March 19th and 20th, we will be inviting them to worship with us and inviting them to our first annual Post-Pridefest Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 3rd, following our worship service. We will be putting out a great spread and providing fantastic entertainment from our own choir and soloists and drag performers Candy VonSparkle and Ricky Rollick. This will be an afternoon you don’t want to miss and a FANTASTIC opportunity to introduce your friends to an Open and Affirming church that fully accepts them just as they are. We are looking forward to a great party and a great time together!

 

PrideFest 2016

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We will once again have a table at PrideFest of the Palm Beaches, reminding the LGBT community in Palm Beach County that we stand with them, that God loves them unconditionally, and that there is a church that accepts them for who God has created them to be.

This year we will be following up Pride weekend by inviting those we meet to a spaghetti dinner on April 3rd after worship.

If you would like to take a shift at our table, see Barry Nicholson.

PrideFest 2015

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We will once again have a table at PrideFest of the Palm Beaches, reminding the LGBT community in Palm Beach County that we stand with them and that God loves them unconditionally. If you would like to take a shift at our table, see Barry Nicholson

Open and Affirming Press Release

100 Year Old Church Looks to the Future Lake Worth, FL April 17, 2012

The members of the First Congregational Church of Lake Worth UCC – celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year – have declared themselves as an “Open and Affirming” (ONA) congregation. This means that all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identities and gender expressions (or “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” people) are welcome into the full life and ministry of the church. By taking this step, First Congregational UCC joins with 1,000 United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations across the nation, the largest and fastest growing ONA movement in the world.

The church is located at 1415 No. K Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460

For more information, contact: Rev. Jason Fairbanks, Pastor 
church office: 561-582-6691 Web Site: www.fcclw.org

We Are Now Open and Affirming!

Last Sunday, the membership of First Congregational Church of Lake Worth voted to adopt the following statement:

The people of First Congregational Church of Lake Worth believe that all people are created in God’s image and thus are blessed and loved equally by God. In seeking to follow Jesus Christ, we invite diversity and affirm the dignity and worth of every person.

Therefore, we welcome all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family. We embrace persons of every age, gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, faith background, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, and educational background.

We are open and affirming. All are welcome!

Thank you to all who participated in the discussions that were held and special thanks to our Open and Affirming leadership team: Janet Lisle, Mark Stanford, Carolyn Ludwig, and Debbie Copeland.