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 First Congregational UCC

Sunday Services

10:00 AM Sanctuary Worship

11:00 AM Fellowship Hour

Sunday School during 10:00 AM service 

Dress code:  Casual, you will see everything from jeans to suits.

There is some street parking, or in the city lot next to the church.  Handicap entrance is in the back of the building, with the elevator entrance

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We are looking for a new church secretary!

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7 Minutes with rev lance

AUGUST 9th worship service

Aug 9 Bulletin

“Earth at the Crossroads:

Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet”

(24 DVD lectures by Prof. Eric Strauss, Boston College; also available via ZOOM)

Thursday Mornings 10:30 a.m. to Noon upstairs in Fellowship Hall

With so much concern and emotion being focused on global climate change, the spread of disease among human societies, and the impact that humans have on our planet, Joyce Murphy and I have chosen this “Great Course” to educate ourselves (and anyone else in our community) about how our “eco-system” is evolving & affecting our bodies. The science of ecology studies the structure of living communities and how they interact and evolve.  We live in a shared habitat on a dynamic planet.  Here are the topics, each session will have two 30-minute lectures:

June 11 –  An Ecological Diagnosis of the Living Earth (2 lectures as an introduction)

June 18  – Ecology’s “Presses” and “Pulses” (and) Twin Crises: Climate and Habitat

June 25  -  Human Society as Ecological Driver (&) Movement of Energy in Living Systems

July 2   —  Humans as Energy Consumers (and) Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems

July 9   -    The Water Cycle and Climate (and) Human Water Use and Climate Change

July 16  -   Rain & Heat, Forces that Shape Climate (&) Ecology of Global Climate Change

July 23  -  How Living Organisms Acquire Food (&) Ecological Consequences of Agriculture

July 30  -   Population Growth & its Natural Limits (&) the Human Shift to an Urban Lifestyle

August 6  – Human Impacts on Animal Migration (&) Cities: Human Demographic Transition

August 13 – Co-evolution among Species (and) The Co-evolution of Human Diseases

Aug. 20 – Strategies for Reversing Ecosystem Decline (&) Sustainable Urban Ecosystems

Aug. 27 – Recovering Ecosystems – Hope for the Future

At this time, worship service is tentatively scheduled to resume on August 23. Stay safe and healthy!

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