Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project, Via Dolorosa Art Exhibit
The Wings of the Morning
John 3:1-10

8:30 am  Worship in the Chapel
9:30 am  Children’s Choir
9:30 am  Forum Boulder-Nablus Sister City
9:45 am  Chancel Choir Rehearsa l
10:00 am  Confirmation
10:30 am  Worship in the Sanctuary
11:45 am  Youth Choir
11:45 am  Talk With Artist Trine Bumiller

Called Together
As the young people might say, “Be sure to give props to your Stewardship peeps when you see them.” (props, noun: proper respect, recognition, or credit). They are working diligently to bring in the last group of pledges. We are grateful, grateful, grateful for the generosity of the faithful in this fabulous church. Thank you and stay tuned for the results at the March 1 Congregational meeting. The news will be good!
Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project
9:30 am - Standish Room

Come learn about Nablus, Palestine from a man born and educated there. Dr. Numan Mizyed, now lives in Littleton but frequently returns to his home town and the university where he was a professor. First arriving in the US in 1986, he began graduate school at CSU where he met Cindy, the American woman who became his wife. Together they spent 25 years in the West Bank teaching university students. Numan and Cindy will talk and show pictures about life in the West Bank and Nablus.
Dedication of the Wings and Celebrating
McMane Arts Ministry
Join us as we celebrate our ministry of art! Welcome artists George and Melanie Peters and Trine Bumiller who will be with us on Sunday morning. During 8:30 am Worship, we will dedicate the Wings art work by George Peters, now permanently installed in the Chapel. In 10:30 am Worship we will lift up the McMane Arts Ministry as we also celebrate the presence of artist Trine Bumiller, the creator the art installation which currently graces our Sanctuary and surround us while we worship.  
Talk with Artist Trine Bumiller
Via Dolorosa Art Exhibit
Following 10:30 am Worship.

Via Dolorosa, an art exhibit by Trine Bumiller, a Denver artist, will surround us while we worship in the Sanctuary from now until Holy Week. Using natural elements to describe Christ’s last day, she alludes to the expressive and emotional elements of the theme and the period of Lent.
Wednesday Bible Study – Revelation
Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Join this ongoing small group as we begin a new book of the Bible – Revelation. Full of strange and beautiful imagery, Revelation was written as a book of wisdom to bring hope to a Christian community experiencing persecution. Join us whenever you are able as we take a slow walk together through this often misunderstood book. Facilitated by John Bisceglia with alternating company from Chris Braudaway-Bauman and Pedro Silva.
Join FCC’s New Climate Action Ministry
Please respond by Friday, February 21

If you are interested in attending our inaugural meeting, please fill out this form, or email Sarah Schulte. In about 10 days, I will send out a survey to determine a good meeting time. We are considering having our first meeting before or after a Sunday service. We can also provide child care, if needed. At our first meeting, we will discuss our goals, activities, and regular meeting times. Possible activities include supporting Citizen’s Climate Lobby, GreenFaith Circle, Climate Strike, to name a few.
Family Fellowship Potluck
Saturday, February 22 from 5:00 pm

Jessica and Victor will provide gluten-free chicken, cheese, and
veggie enchiladas. Please bring sides, salads, desserts, and drinks! Please RSVP to Jessica Austin, 720-320-3440.
20th Anniversary of the MacKenzie Lectureship
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D.
Lecture: Friday, February 21 at 7 pm - Sanctuary
Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times - The Four Sacred Gifts... The Power To Forgive the Unforgivable, The Power of Unity,
The Power of Healing, The Power of Hope in Action.
Workshop: Saturday, February 22 at 9 am - Plymouth Hall
Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times -
Embracing the Four Sacred Gifts
Worship: Sunday, February 23 at 8:30 am - Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday Dinner Church
Wednesday, February 26 at 6 pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent and our journey with Jesus to the cross. Join us for a simple Supper and Service of Worship which includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion and the ritual of anointing with ashes. All are welcome and no reservations are needed for this intergenerational service. We begin at 6:00 p.m.
Everyone Counts: Boulder County
Faith Leaders Discuss the 2020 Census
Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 - Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

The upcoming 2020 US Census is seen by many as a moral and social justice imperative. Billions of dollars in federal spending and representation in the House of Representatives in the US Congress is based on the count in the census this spring and summer. Join us for a panel discussion and workshop about how individuals and faith communities can activate and advocate for a complete count.
2020 Annual Meeting
Sunday March 1, 2020 after 10:30 Worship

The congregation will gather in Plymouth Hall, fill our plates with lunch, and find a good seat. Along with the business meeting--passing the 2020 budget and electing officers and board members--we will also be hearing updates about changes to our Financial Policy, a new photo directory, Mindful Works Ministry, and reflections on the coming year from Rev Chris Braudaway-Bauman. Everyone is welcome. Voting members are strongly encouraged to attend. Childcare and lunch will be provided. 
Stations of the Cross: A Road to Remember
Sunday, March 1st and 8th at 9:30 am - Standish Room

Contemplating the Stations of the Cross is not a tradition that many
in the Protestant church have experienced. The Art Lectionary class will introduce the origins and development of the Stations of the Cross and prayerfully consider various artwork of the stations.
Men & Friends Retreat 2020
March 6-8 - YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park

All are invited to this year's Men and Friends Retreat. Each year,
we gather for fun, fellowship, food, and reflection. This year's topic is Managing Crossroads. Each topic is designed to help us challenge one another to use the space we’ve created to contemplate, be in wonder, and use our blessings to bless others. To learn more, click here.
20th Anniversary of the MacKenzie Lectureship
Larry Rasmussen, Th.D.
Climate Change and Church Renewal
Lecture: Friday, April 24

Workshop: Saturday, April 25

Worship: Sunday, April 26
Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out to Support Feast, Pray, Love Light...
...and help us reach our fundraising goals for our 2020 Youth Mission Trip to Arizona. We still have room left in our Pick-a-Parties. If you would like to register, follow this link. Each Pick-a-Party is listed as an "Additional Item" within the event of FPL Light and you can pick whichever ones you would like to attend. Thank you so much!
Choir Concert - Central College of Iowa
Tuesday, May 19

The Central College Choir, (50 voices) will give a concert at 5 pm and then spend the night. FCC is providing dinner before the concert. We
are looking for families who can provide overnight accommodations, breakfast on Wednesday, and rides back to the church. Most likely, the students will prefer to be housed in pairs. To sign up as a host family, contact David Skaggs To help out with the coordinating/preparing the pre-concert dinner, contact Joanne O’Keefe Thank you in advance!
Connect – Our Church Community
For years, many in our congregation who serve on Boards, Committees, or Ministries have used the ChurchLife App to find contact information for various people in the church. However, since our move over to Realm (, the ChurchLife App has not been updated. Going forward, if you would like the most up to date Online directory, simply follow the instructions here.
Get On The Train
If you’d like to cook a meal, send a note or card to encourage someone, or give someone a ride, sign up to receive the  Trains of First Cong email list. Information about the MEAL, CARE, AND RIDE  trains can
be found on our website  here.
Do You Use Realm For Your Pledge Payments?
If you have a recurring pledge payment set up in your FCC Realm account, be sure to edit the payment amount to your new pledge amount. You will also need to change the fund paid from “2019 Annual Budget”
to “2020 Annual Budget” so your current payments will be credited
to pay THIS year’s pledge!
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