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A New Heaven and a New Earth
2 Peter 3:8-13

Please see the Sunday morning email for information on how to join and download
a copy of the Sunday bulletin.

Join Deborah for Elementary Sunday
School at 9:45 on Zoom.

Middle and High school will have combined Sunday School from 9:45-10:15 am.
Friday Noontime Poetry
Fridays at Noon - Zoom address:

Join Pedro Silva and Diana Shellenberger at noon on Fridays on
Zoom when we will read and listen to poetry that inspires is in these uncertain times. This week's theme will be "Collaboration ". Feel free to bring or write a poem that you would like to share. Or you can just come in to listen and discuss. For more information visit the churchcs Facebook page.
April Fellowship of the Grape (FOG)
Friday, April 24, from 5–7 pm -

We can keep our physical distance, and still gather for Fellowship of the Grape (FOG) through a Zoom connection. Now that the church has had a busy month of Zoom experience, getting into the virtual FOG gathering should go a little more smoothly this time. We can each sit down at our computers and raise a glass of wine together. All are welcome! Questions? Text Karen at 970-222-0176
Sentimental Journey: From our Home to Yours
Friday April 24 at 7 pm on our youtube channel.

Join Marj and Dean Fowler as they sing jazz standards from the 20s through the 50s. Then have fun singing some well-known favorites.
Print out the lyrics by clicking here.
Temples of Democracy: The Architecture,
Art and Artifacts of America’s Capitols
Sunday, April 26, at 5:00 pm on Zoom -

Think all of our 51 capital buildings look alike with domes and massive Greek columns? Not so. The homes of American democracy take many different shapes, display diverse decorations and have quirky traditions that reveal things about each state’s culture. Join Karl Kurtz, who has been to all 51 American capitols—and counts them as sacred spaces--on a mini-tour of our nation’s beautiful, historic centers of government.
Moderated by David Skaggs, former member of U.S. Congress.
ONLINE EVENTS   Join us to meet, to sing, and to pray!
Happening This Week...
Virtual Hymn Sing with Kajsa - Monday and Wednesday at 9 am

Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness
Monday at 6:30 pm

The Morning Link - Tuesday and Thursday - from 9 to 9:30 am

Evening Prayer Service - Wednesday, April 29 at 7 pm
Church Wide Trivia Night
Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm

Matthew will host a church wide trivia party over Zoom. This will be a great chance for everyone in the church to join in on the same activity. There will be questions about Dora the Explorer and Dwight Eisenhower, so you'll need several generations or a lot of knowledge to score your points. All you will need is paper, pen and a curious mind!
Trivia will be held at this link.
Church Buddies
Like to have a buddy or be a buddy to brighten someone’s day? Connect with church members that you might not even know - possibly much older or much younger - to shine a little extra light on their day. Communicate by phone or email or text, or even - a letter! A suggested topic will arrive each week. Open to all ages, individuals and families! Sign up for our 1st Cong Buddy Program by sending an email to Matthew Benz-Whittington or use this form. When we all go back to church, we’ll have a party to meet and greet our buddies!
Daily eNews for May
Imagine a reminder of the day’s opportunities in your inbox on the morning of the day it’s happening! Imagine locating the Zoom link
you need when you need it! Imagine being able to find the hymns
and the bulletin when you are ready to sing! Starting this Sunday,
watch for a shorter daily email from the church, arriving at 7 am in
your inbox, Monday through Friday and Sunday, with the opportunities
to connect with others on that day and to glance at events coming up
in the days ahead.
Thank You to Mask Makers
Thank you to all those who have contributed to masks being created and delivered to healthcare workers, people in need, and others. A special thanks to Linda Roan-Yager and Marie Schaffner, who have been coordinating volunteers to sew and deliver the masks. There’s no way to calculate just how much of a blessing you all have been to the community.
Soup Kitchen Thank You
Thank you to the volunteers who will prepare and serve grab and go lunches and coffee this weekend to feed and extend care to our hungry neighbors and to Rhee Soo Hyun and Elizabeth Gold for coordinating this effort at our South Entrance. We join our hearts in concern and compassion for our unhoused brothers and sisters who are particularly vulnerable in this unsettling time.
Your Giving
Thank you for the ways we support our life together. To make a payment on your pledge or a contribution to the church, you may:

Write a check to the church and mail it to First Congregational Church Boulder, 1128 Pine St. Boulder, CO 80302
To pay electronically, Click here to sign in to your account in Realm,the church’s database, where you may make an ACH payment from your bank account or contribute by credit card.
Or contribute by Text-to-Give by texting to 73256 with the message joy2givefcc
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