Our Mission

This is a place where families of one or more are always welcome to join hearts, minds, and souls in service to God.

Our ministry reaches far beyond the membership of our congregation. Our building is open for such groups as a quilting club, meetings of the Tomah Area Cancer Support board, and Prayer Quilters. Members are involved in many area organizations as volunteers from Hospice to Habitat for Humanity; from Army Kettle Campaign at Christmas to support of the work of Church World Service. If a need is brought to our attention, we try to find a way to fulfill it.

The members and friends of First Congregational UCC are eager to welcome new individuals and families to join us.

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                           October 25, 2019

            Fall is a busy time of year for everyone, with new activities starting and so much happening. It is also the time of year where we as a congregation need to begin to make plans for the coming year. With one of the changes being a new pastor, we are looking to see not only what our financial health looks like, but what we as a community are able to commit to in terms of our time and talents.

            Jesus called his disciples to drop everything and follow. In the modern world, we often have many concerns that make following Jesus' way so completely an irresponsible move. We have families and businesses, friends and neighbors who depend on our being where we always are, and hopefully remaining stable and secure enough to be a healthy part of their lives. So, what are we to do?

            Over the next several months we need to begin to decide who we are going to be in our community, how we are going to reach out. We need to know what skills we have each been blessed with in order to meet the needs we see in our community. Those skills and talents can cover a wide range, from simply having free time, to crafting skills, tutoring ability, and much more. We are also interested in knowing what you're passionate about. What are some of the things we do for others that perhaps this congregation could be a part of as well.

                God is already working through this congregation by blessing us as individuals, we need to look at how we as a group can accept the calling that God is placing on us as a larger group, and see how we can be a blessing to others by our witness, service, love, and joy!

            What will we be doing new at this time next year? I don't know, but we ask that you take the time to prayerfully fill out the pledge card and the time and talent sheet, consider all of the ways in which you have been blessed and can be a blessing to others. God has a calling and purpose for all of us, we need to seek our calling both together and as individuals. Please drop either or both in the offering plate or mail it to the church. We look forward to dedicating the gifts on Sunday, November 17, 2019.    

   With Grateful hearts, 

The Stewardship Committee