All Saints Remembrance and Fall Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 3
All Saints Sunday

Kinship, So Quickly
Revelation 21:1-6
Matthew 25:31-40

8:30 am Worship - Chapel
9:30 am  Stretch Your Giving While Saving on Taxes - Standish Room
9:30 am  Children’s Choir - Choir Room
9:45 am  Chancel Choir Rehearsa l - Sanctuary
10:30 am Worship - Sanctuary
11:45 am Youth Choir - Choir Room
11:45 am  Congregational Meeting - Plymouth Hall
All Saints Remembrance
The first Sunday in November is the day we remember the members
and friends of our church who have died since the last All Saints Sunday. We say their names in worship while we toll bells and pray. As you come forward for communion, you will be invited to float white rose petals, symbols of your beloved who have died, in the water of the baptismal font. Together we give thanks to God for everlasting life and for the love which never dies.
Youth Fall Bake Sale
Come learn about the youth’s 2020 mission trip to the US-Mexico border. Baked goods available for donations, and coffee will be served!
Stretch Your Giving While Saving on Taxes 
9:30 am - Standish Room

Join Bev Nelson for a presentation and discussion on possible ways to stretch your giving ability by saving taxes under the new tax law if you take Minimum Required Distributions from IRA after age 70 ½ or if you
no longer have enough tax deductions to itemize them every year. 
2019 Fall Congregational Meeting
Following 10:30 am Worship - Plymouth Hall

The 2020 Proposed Budget will be presented as well as an Update
on Opportunities with Mindful Works (our church wide mission project), Outdoor Sanctuary, and our Communities of Calling Project. Everyone
is welcome. Members are strongly encouraged to attend. Childcare will be provided.
First Sunday Food Donations
Jerry Pierce from BCAP says, “We appreciate your support of BCAP clients needs around nutrition. Highly nutritious food in especially important in our population with housing insecurity. Food insecurity
is linked to the lack of housing.” For the month of September First Congregational contributed 59 lbs. of food and for the month of October, we contributed 184 lbs. of food. “Way to go Food Drive Team.”

Bring your dry and canned food donations to the Link before Worship.
Youth Returning from Fall Retreat
Pray for our youth as they safely return from the Fall Retreat
from La Foret this weekend.
Fall Back
Saturday, November 2

Enjoy that extra hour of sleep, and don't be late for church this Sunday!
This is your friendly reminder, remember to turn clocks back one hour
on Saturday night.
Community Table
Wednesday, November 6 from 4:30 to 6:30

Volunteers are needed to serve a meal to Bridge House Path to Home members. The meal is served at 2691 30th Street, Boulder. You can sign up at the bottom under the Useful Links or email Denise Cone for more information.
Come Listen to our Stories
Sunday, November 10 at 9:30 am - Standish Room

Stories are what connect us, one to the other, as human beings. The Wednesday memoir group at First Cong has been meeting weekly for more than three years. During that time, we have written and shared the stories of our lives with each other. Please join us when we share our favorite stories with all of you! We think you’ll find our stories thought-provoking and honest, funny and insightful, quirky and exciting.
This event is not to be missed. Questions: Contact Nancy Wade
Annual Mission Partner Fair
Sunday, November 10 after 10:30 am Worship - Plymouth Hall

The Board of Missions and Christian Social Action will host the Mission Partner Fair, showcasing many of the organizations near and far whose good works our congregation supports through benevolence grants. Please stop by to chat with their representatives during fellowship hour following the 10:30am worship service.
Spiritual Support Group for Caregivers
Sunday, November 10 from 12:00 pm – 1:30pm - Heritage Room

The Spiritual Support Group for Caregivers meets on a monthly basis serving those who provide care for loved ones. The group is facilitated
by volunteers and offers a safe and confidential setting where one can receive support for the sometimes challenging caregiver journey.
The meetings are structured along respectful guidelines that foster sharing, reflection, and an invitational spirit.
Email  Bill Forbes, or  Margaret Perez for more information.
Grief Does Not Have an Expiration Date
Sundays, Starting November 10 from 2 – 3:30 pm - Heritage Room

You are invited to join Bill Forbes for an ongoing Spiritual Support Group for Grief on the 2nd Sundays of the month in the Heritage Room from
2-3:30PM. This is an open group and does not require a commitment.
All discussions are confidential. For questions contact Bill Forbes.
Dinner Church Shepherd’s Pie and Flutes
Saturday, November 16 at 5 pm – Plymouth Hall

Worship for all ages includes dinner, communion, table talk, a short sermon, and singing! Join us for a trio of flutes, a great meal of shepherd’s pie, and a fruit and custard pie potluck for dessert. (Vegetarian and gluten free options available). Sign up here if you’d like to bring a favorite pie to share. Sign up here to join a crew to harvest greens, to set up & cook, or to be a part of the clean-up team. Supervised childcare follows worship until 8 pm.
Youth Sunday
November 17

On Sunday, November 17 the middle and high school youth will lead the 8:30 & 10:30 am services. Youth please sign up for a role. We will have
a special guest, the Nicavangelists are staying at the church that week
and have a Moment for Mission and dance routine during the service. Check out their story here.

Please make sure your child is present in Sunday school on November 10 to practice.
Sawyer Memorial Organ Concert
Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm - Sanctuary

Join us for this year’s Sawyer Memorial Organ Concert! Our Sawyer organist this year is Ms. Gail Archer, professor and organist at Columbia University. She will also present a pre-concert talk that afternoon.
Stay tuned for more information.
Jingle and Mingle
Saturday, December 7

Jingle and Mingle time is fast approaching on December 7th following the Lights of December Parade. This annual treat is fun for ALL ages but takes a village to put on for our Boulder community. Signup to bake sugar cookies to be decorated, cookies to serve or help in our Christmas Crafts room or sing with our Broadway Carolers. There are lots of fun ways to be involved! Visit our Signup Sign in the Link AND plan to attend this wonderful church hosted community event!
Looking for Stewardship Season?
You haven’t missed it. It’s just around the corner. We look forward to following the light of Epiphany to Stewardship Season during the month of January. In the meantime, thank you so much for keeping up and finishing your 2019 pledge.
Time to Start Thinking About…
… The End of 2019! 
As you do your year-end financial planning, your Stewardship team invites you to consider a year-end gratitude gift to the church. Thank you for considering a gift which helps us to end the church year with strength and joy.

There are several ways you can give...

Write a check to First Congregational Church

Use a credit card through text to give. (Send at text to 73256 and
in the message type joy2givefcc. You will receive a text reply text wit
a URL to click on and then enter your credit card information.)

Transfer assets. For further information, please contact
Beverly Miller or 303-442-1787. 
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