(Posted on the internet, June 2, 2017)
(Posted in Jerusalem, 33 AD)
Help Wanted: Wonderful start-up opportunity to be on the ground level of a new Spiritual venture. Hiring people of all gifts and talents. Leader has stepped away for a while, and wants us to build his church ourselves until he comes back.
If you possess the following talents we want to speak with you: A knack for talking to people from all over the world about God in a language they understand; a willingness to bring word of the church’s message (joy, compassion, kindness, empathy) to one’s neighbors and even one’s enemies; a zealous sense of purpose that gets you out of bed each morning; a thirst for justice; the ability to forgive those who persecute you for carrying out the Leader’s message; the willingness to build a church with the most meager of material goods.
Compensation: the love and happiness of the people you introduce to Jesus, and the support and inspiration that the Personnel Director will provide you as a trainee. Sinners welcome. Walking on water not required, but a willingness to heal broken hearts a plus. M/F EEO.
Apply to: H. Spirit, Personnel Director
Upper Room # 1,
Pentecost Way, Jerusalem
Come celebrate the Birthday of the Church this Pentecost Sunday!
(Posted June 7, 2017)
It was a year ago, following the June 12 massacre of 49 innocent people at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub that the Danbury Community and the clergy of the Association of Religious Communities gathered at First Congregational Church Danbury UCC to hold a Vigil against hatred and for greater understanding. The participants finished the evening gathered around the church's Peace Pole across from City Hall that repeats in many languages, "Let Peace Prevail on Earth."
On Monday, June 12, at 12 p.m. EDT, First Church will manually toll the bells in its tower to remember those killed or injured by a perpetrator motivated by hatred of the LGBT community and his allegiance to ISIS. The tolling is part of a worldwide movement to remember the victims with love. Especially across the United States, churches are signing on to make the voice of caring ring out across their communities. Houses of Worship who do not have bells are posting the numbers "49" in front of their establishments.
Learn more about the 49 Bells Movement at oneorlandoalliance.org/49-bells/
(Posted June 16, 2017)
I want to thank the sanctuary choir for all their hard work rehearsing for this past Sunday’s anthems. The sermon response was very special, and delivered beautifully, as were the other two anthems. The choir is scheduled to sing on the 25th.
This Sunday is the last of the Jazz Sunday services until September.
Our summer schedule will begin on July 2, when there will be a men’s quartet singing special music related to both the sermon topic and Independence Day. You don’t want to miss this! On July 9th, Beate will be our instrumental soloist playing the recorder. Solos, or duets will fill the other weeks of July.
Preservice music for the month of July will consist of preselected hymns for you to sing. If you have a favorite, please leave a message with the office by the Wednesday prior to the Sunday when you’ll attend church.
Joy and relaxation through music,
First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 744-6177
Monday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thrift Shop Hours:
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–11 a.m.