No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
Theology Reading Group, May 17 at 6:30 PM.  Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. Please join us as we read Howard Thurman’s inspiring work that describes how “the religion of Jesus offers us an ‘emancipatory way of living,’ unchained from the pressures of contemporary society, and available to all men and women who hunger for righteousness, especially those 'who stand with their backs against the wall.”  Thurman was a 20th century preacher, theologian and a mystic.  This book, first published in 1949, was a source of insight and inspiration for Martin Luther King.  Vincent Harding described the book as "the centerpiece of the Black prophet-mystic's lifelong attempt to bring the harrowing beauty of the African-American experience into deep engagement with what he called 'the religion of Jesus.” Read more...
"The SDwight Daviscience of Stress Trauma and Its Antidote" by Dwight Davis.  May 8 at 12:00 PM in the Community Hall.  Dwight will lead us in a conversation about how the body and brain are affected by stress and trauma.  He will connect this with the Adverse Childhood Experience study and how it relates to the challenges children in school face when they are also recovering from trauma.  This nurture will provide us with both a greater understanding of the science of stress and offer specific strategies both in our lives and in the lives of others that promote trust and help us move forward after a traumatic experience. Read more...
Holy ConversationsYour voice, your vision, your heart, matters to First Congregational United Church of Christ as we consider our future.  During the upcoming months, the newly-formed Advance Working Team (AWT) will host a series of Holy Conversations.  The AWT has been charged by First Church to do critical preliminary work as we move toward calling a new Senior Minister at the end of January 2018.  Each member of First Church is urged to attend at least one of these three 90-minute conversations. Childcare and light fare will be provided.  Please reserve one of these dates on your calendar now:  Sunday, May 15, 12:00 Noon; Sunday, June 12, 12:00 Noon; Sunday, June 26, 9:00 AM.   Read more...
Seabury Saturday, May 14 (9 am – 12 pm).  On May 14, youth will be participating in a day of service as they volunteer with Seabury Resources for the Aging in Place program.  Seabury provides critical support to help older Washingtonians live in their home.  This program supports residents of Wards 4, 5, and 6 who are on a fixed income.   Not only will we be helping with chores around their home and their yard, but we will also be studying the impact of gentrification on a city and the challenges facing older Americans. Please contact Rev. Sam at mcferran.sam@gmail.com if you would like to participate. Read more...
Break Away!  A 30-minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer, Wednesdays between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are welcome here for a time of silence, to sit with others and meditate. Read more...
Live at 10th and G smallIf you want to keep up with who's having a concert, a lecture, a public forum, etc. in our sanctuary/concert hall/lecture hall, go to the Live! at 10th & G Facebook page and like us.  Then, when cultural and public events get posted to the page, you'll be in the know! Read more...