We did it! Thanks to our webmaster, Aaron Scifres, The Mission Mall, its catalog, cards, inserts and the ability to donate are now all ONLINE! It’s now possible to give anytime, anywhere–in the church office, at the Bazaar, by mail, or online.
You can check out the online Mission Mall on the church website by clicking here. Just in time for the Holly Daze Bazaar! See you there!
Last year we began the process of establishing a new ministry model for our church. Instead of calling another full-time associate pastor, we chose to divide the responsibilities into two part-time positions. Last summer we hired Anne Fuehrer as our Director of Children & Family Ministries. Now the Council has approved the creation of a new position: Pastor of Member Care and Visitation. This person will share with me the responsibilities of making hospital visits and calling on our homebound members, plus will oversee our lay visitation program. This is a part-time position, starting at 10 hours per week and increasing to 15 hours in a few months. Because this is a new staffing model, we will have a trial period to make sure it is what we need in the life of our congregation at this time.
We are blessed to have Rev. Bob Morse, a member of our congregation, taking on this role. For those of you who don’t know Bob, he is a retired minister, serving most recently as the Director of Pastoral Services at Maine Medical Center. The members of Council and I are all confident that Bob will be a wonderful addition to our team.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Peggy Murray, our Moderator. And please welcome Bob to this new ministry among us. –Cindy Maddox
On June 9th, 2013, John McCall led worship at First Congregational Church for the last time as Senior Minister. If you missed it, or would like to see it again, the video from the worship service is now available.
Audio is now available for some of our recent sermons! As of now, all sermons from March 2013 can be listened to as well as read by clicking on the Play button that now appears above the text of the sermon. Over time, we plan to add the audio from earlier sermons for which we have recordings, so if your favorite sermon does not display the audio graphics at top, check back later!