FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC
REMINDER
The church building is temporarily closed due to the rise in virus cases.
OUTSIDE WORSHIP SERVICE is held in the parking lot at
10:00AM
Please bring your own chair and wear hats/sun covering. 
We also encourage social distancing and mask wearing. 
If the service needs to be cancelled due to rain, you will receive an email from the church Sunday morning before 9 a.m.
September 12 - September 18, 2021

Sunday, September 12
Worship Video Service
Worship Service Outside 10:00 AM
Sunday School Outside 10:00 AM
 
Tuesday, September 14
Staff Meeting 9:30 AM
Book Study Group Zoom 1:00 PM

Wednesday, August 15
Physical Resources Outside10:00 AM
Human Relations Zoom 1:00 PM

Everyone is invited to attend group meetings.
If you are interested, please contact
Karla (karla@fcchendersonville.org)
or Mark (mark@fcchendersonville.org) for more information.
BOOK STUDY GROUP

Starting Tuesday, September 14th @ 1:00 pm, and continuing weekly through October 5, Mark Acker will be leading a book study on Diana Butler Bass’s most recent book:  Freeing Jesus : Rediscovering Jesus As Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. 

"Freeing Jesus" is an invitation to leave the religious wars behind and rediscover Jesus in all his many manifestations, to experience Jesus beyond the narrow confines we have built around him.

If you would like to participate, please let Mark Acker know by emailing (mark@fcchendersonville.org).

It will be a great way to prepare for our time with her!
MEET SARA OGLETREE
New Director of
CREATION CARE ALLIANCE
September 14, 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC
Event title: A walk in the Garden: CCA Southern Region Gathering
Description: Join us in Hendersonville's beautiful Bullington Gardens for a time of fellowship and flowers. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet CCA's new director Sarah Ogletree and spend time with others in your region dedicated to loving our human and non-human neighbors well. We will walk through the gardens, get to know one another, and think together about what creation care opportunities are blooming in our life and community. Register today to let us know you'll attend. We look forward to being with you.
Time: Tuesday September 14th, 5:30-6:30pm 
Location: Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC
Event title: A walk in the Garden: CCA Southern Region Gathering
Description: Join us in Hendersonville's beautiful Bullington Gardens for a time of fellowship and flowers. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet CCA's new director Sarah Ogletree and spend time with others in your region dedicated to loving our human and non-human neighbors well. We will walk through the gardens, get to know one another, and think together about what creation care opportunities are blooming in our life and community. Register today to let us know you'll attend. We look forward to being with you.
The link to register is:
https://creationcarealliance.org/event/a-walk-in-the-garden-cca-southern-region-gathering/
Time: Tuesday September 14th, 5:30-6:30pm 
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.


Ashley Lecture Series Presents
Diana Butler Bass
October 16-17

Diana Butler Bass is a leading author and lecturer on progressive Christianity. Her most recent book is Freeing Jesus, published March 30, 2021.

Her secular friends often ask her “How can you still be a Christian?” In the book, she explains that her experience of Jesus has changed over the years, viewing him in different ways at different times. And that, though she is still a Christian, she isn’t the same kind of Christian she used to be, or that they many think she is. Freeing Jesus explores the many images of Jesus we encounter and embrace through a lifetime—and how we make theology from the text of our lives in conversation with scripture and tradition. Freeing Jesus invites us to liberate Jesus and free ourselves when it comes to the ever-compelling and yet often-elusive figure at the center of Christian faith.

Three separate lectures on Zoom, FREE:

Saturday, October 16 at 10 AM and 1:00 PM
 Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 PM


Stay tuned for more information on how to register for this wonderful lecture series!

Congratulations to those
celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week
BIRTHDAYS
13: Betsey Parker
13: Nancy Pew
14: Dona Tyler
15: Nolleen Kelly
16: Jacqueline Green
18: Joel Matthews

Anniversaries This Week
12: Bruce Mills & Jim Hollingsworth
16: Susan Bonk & Becky Evans