Consecration Sunday, Living Room Conversation Forum, Mindful Works...
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
Called Together to Live Love
I Corinthians 13:1-13

8:30 am  Worship in the Chapel
9:30 am  Children’s Choir
9:30 am  Forum
9:45 am  Chancel Choir Rehearsa l
10:30 am  Worship in the Sanctuary
10:45 am  SERVE Sunday
11:45 am  Youth Choir
11:45 am Mindful Works at Fellowship Hour
WEEKEND DETAILS
Consecration Sunday
Join us as we dedicate our financial pledges for 2020. Our giving expresses our commitment as individuals and as a congregation CALLED TOGETHER to express and extend God's love in the world. Please bring your pledge card with you, if you have not yet pledged already. There will be a time during worship for you to come forward and place it in a basket. If you have already pledged, thank you! Together we will offer our prayers for the year ahead. If you aren’t able to attend, we would like to include your pledge in our blessing. You may pledge online by following this link, send your pledge card to the church, or call 303-442-1787, extension 0 and leave a message. And, if you haven’t seen Nicole Speer’s Stewardship Witness from last week, you’ll find it here .
Living Room Conversation Forum
9:30-10-15am - Chapel

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. Join Pedro Silva and Mary Gaylord of Living Room Conversation for a brief introduction to this powerful conversational tool.
Mindful Works at Fellowship Hour 
This coming Sunday, our Churchwide Mission Project Partner, Mindful Works will be present in the Link during fellowship hour offering cookies and an opportunity to get to know them better. Stop by the table to greet them and learn more about their work!
Serve on a Board, Committee, or Ministry
11:45 - Heritage Room

Our church cannot function without you! On January 26 our church leaders will convene our annual Nominating Committee. This group is tasked with identifying potential volunteers to fill our board and committee seats for the upcoming year. If you are interested in serving on a board, committee, or ministry, and were not able to attend the Board Fair last Sunday, please email your interest to moderator, Jessica Austin.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mental Health & Wellness Spiritual Support Group
Monday, January 27 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.
The Four Sacred Gifts
Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30 pm in Women’s Spirituality Group
or Thursdays, 6 to 7 pm

Join members of the MacKenzie Lectureship Committee in reading and discussing  The Four Sacred Gifts  by Dr. Anita Sanchez, one of the MacKenzie lecturers for 2020. Drawing on her Mexican American and Aztec heritage, she brings indigenous wisdom into her consulting work. Her book is available at the Boulder Bookstore and on line. To sign up, contact Louisa Matthias for the Tuesday noon group and Carol Green for the Thursday evening group.
Wednesday Bible Study – Revelation
Starting January 29 - 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday 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 together. Facilitated by John Bisceglia with alternating company from Chris Braudaway-Bauman and Pedro Silva.
Making a Place For All
Faith Communities Creating Housing Justice
Wednesday, January 29 from 6:15 - 8 pm at UUCB

All people in Boulder County deserve to live a life of dignity; Affordable Housing is key. We will be focusing specifically on mobile homes as an important part of the housing panorama in the county, including the challenges faced by residents, and the critical role that our local and state government can play in protecting the dignity of all members of our community. Light Snacks, Child Care and Interpretation (for Spanish speakers) will be available. 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
SAVE THE DATES
A Morning with Rev. Lorraine Leist
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lorraine will preach at both Sunday morning worship services and will lead a conversation at 9:30 am on "What is Palliative Care?" Lorraine is a church member and Minister in Covenant with us who recently moved to Seattle to serve as a palliative care chaplain for Swedish Medical Center. She works as part of a care team to provide patients and their families relief from the stress of serious illness and to improve their quality of life.
She is delighted to be back at First Congregational Church Boulder to share more about her passion for this topic.
Feast, Pray, Love, Lite
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Join us for FPL Lite on Sunday, 2/9/20 in Plymouth Hall following 10:30 am worship. Every mission trip attendant and their family will host a Pick-a-Party and there will be opportunities for all to sign up - plus food, music and a raffle drawing for great prizes. Contact Matthew for more info.
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
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
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.
NEWS
MLK Youth Interfaith Event
Thank you to everyone who came out for the MLK Day Youth Interfaith Lock-In and Day of Service. Your work on the projects was inspiring and impressive. If you would like to read more about the event, click here to read a great article in the Boulder Daily Camera.
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!
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.
First Cong is Hiring!
First Congregational is hiring a full-time Office and Facilities Manager. Check out the job description on our website and share it with any well qualified people outside the church that you may know. Please note that we have a policy of not hiring church members. If you know someone who is a great multitasker, would care about our covenants, and would enjoy a job with a lot of variety, please let them know we are looking. 
Meanwhile, we are very grateful to Julie Griffitts for filling in during
this time!
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