Annual Mission Partner Fair
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Luke 11:33-36
1 Corinthians 2:1-5

8:30 am Worship in the Chapel
9:30 am  Come Listen to Our Stories
9:30 am  Children’s Choir
9:45 am  Chancel Choir Rehearsa l
10:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary
10:45 am Church School
11:45 am Annual Mission Partner Fair
11:45 am Youth Choir
12:00 pm  Spiritual Support Group for Caregivers
2:00 pm  Spiritual Support Group for Grief
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.
Eleventh Hour Calling
Monday, November 11 at 10:45 am

You’re invited to join together with people all over the world to express your concern about climate change. Every eleventh day of every month, churches and spiritual communities ring their bells and sound their gongs for 11 minutes at 11 a.m. We’ll gather at the corner of Pine and Broadway to read an inspiring poem, hold signs supporting efforts to counter climate change and await the chiming of First Congregational’s carillon bells. See you there! For more on the Eleventh Hour Calling initiative, click here.
Mental Health & Wellness Spiritual Support Group
Monday, November 11th from 7 to 8:30 pm - Heritage Room

Are you or family members dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or some other mental health challenge? Join us for
a safe and confidential meeting to explore the issues surrounding
these challenges.

For more information email  Anne Weiher.
Contemplative Prayer Service
Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30 pm - Chapel

Scripture, Taize chant, poetry, and candlelight surround this time
of deep extended silence and gentle community.
De-Escalation Training
Saturday, November 16 from 9 to 11 am – Plymouth Hall

The FCC Safety Team is hosting a De-Escalation training for anyone
who is interested. This class, taught by Mitch Trujillo, Boulder Police Department’s Community Services Officer. It will cover strategies
for dealing with uncomfortable situations, or aggressive behaviors,
in many situations. No RSVP needed.
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.
Meals on Wheels and Cultivate
Sunday, November 17 at 9:30 am - Standish Room

Come learn about 2 valuable resources in our community for older adults. Did you know that Meals on Wheels does more than deliver lunches at someone’s home? Come hear updates about their new building that is under construction, project homecoming and Café Classico. Cultivate is a volunteer powered non-profit who provide services that help seniors in our communities thrive as they age. Lesley Jackson of Meals on Wheels and Carly Marquis of Cultivate will co-present.
“Talking Turkey at Thanksgiving”
Sunday, November 24 at 9:30 am - Chapel

Many of you will be gathered with loved ones this week. How do you take a bit of time out to talk about serious things, like what would matter to you at the end of life? What would matter to them? Join some of the Ministry of Last Things team at First Cong for a couple of videos and a lively discussion and suggestions for how to “talk turkey” with those you might care for or who might take care of you!
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!
T Shirts Into Reusable Bags
Our elementary children and youth are collecting t-shirts, and working with Mindful Works, our children & youth will transform then into delightful reusable bags. If you would like your own t-shirt back, please pin your name, phone and email to the inside of the shirt. We will sew them during SERVE Sunday in January and then again in April. A collection box is in the Link for you to leave your t-shirt(s). If you have questions, please contact Deborah
Deadline for Signing Up for 2021
Trip to Germany Is November 15
You can sign up and pay the $200/person deposit fee by...
  • Bring cash or check to church by November 15th. Mark the memo line “2021 Germany Trip”
  • Go the and register online. Please note that payments with credit cards will be charged a 2.75% fee for each payment, to cover the church’s expenses.
For more information, email Kajsa or click here
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 a text to 73256, with "joy2givefcc" in the message.

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