Church Alter

Light, Service & Table

Come join our faith community.  We are an open and affirming church.  This means we actively support diversity in all its forms.  See Open and Affirming statement.  We welcome everyone into the fellowship and service of our congregation.   Our Sunday Worship and Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months)

Our mission is to grow in our relationships with God and those around us.  We find God in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures, in service to others, and in the celebration and commemoration of the important milestones in the life of our families and communities.   See our Beliefs.


What’s the BUZZ   at FCC ?         April 12, 2018


“Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey,

                        you are welcome here!”


SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 10:00 AM –
Pastor Carol will be back and preaching.
Deacon of the Month: Carolyn Appelman
Friendship Hour Hosts: Cathy Reed and Gail Menesse


Sign-ups are starting for our small group meetings. This is the next part of our Interim work, “Finding Our Why!” These meetings are a part of providing a context for where we want to invest in our future. We are also gathering important input that will be needed by the Search Team in putting together the church’s new profile. Please try to make the time to participate in one of these meetings. There will be a sign-up sheet in Fellowship after Worship and we will distribute the dates via the Buzz next week. You can email or call to sign-up for a meeting. We are trying to provide a variety of times to give as many people as possible a chance to participate!



On Monday, we ended our 7th year of making hearty, healthy, homemade soup for the Ilse Marks Food Pantry and friends. We take a break for the summer and then start up again in the Fall. We could not do it with out all the support of so many. Some come when they can to chop or pack, others come every week. Some deliver to Ilse Marks, some make donates when they can. It all counts and makes Pantry Soup run so smoothly! You should be very proud that you have warmed the cockles of so many hearts! I would name names but I’m so afraid of forgetting someone. It does take a village to make this work!


BOARD OF DEACONS, April 18th at 7 pm

Thank you to every who donated Lilies for Easter. The church looked very festive and our friends at home greatly appreciated receiving them.


Thank you for your generous donations. Please remember we can not take expired food or packages that have been opened.


• Saturday, April 21st from 8 am to noon – Spring Clean up
• Saturday April 28th, from 8 am to noon – Basement Clean up
• Monday, April 30th 6 pm – Dorcas Spring Fling
• Saturday, May 19th Annual Community Yard Sale

Susanne will be away on April 18th and return on April 25th.



*Re-member has openings for only week 22: July 21-17th

*If you are interested in going, we need an immediate deposit of $550.00 per person

         -My best guess is the balance of the trip will be $1150 per person.

        -This maybe offset by fundraising. “the Yard Sale- May 19th, Car Washes, Yard clean ups”

        -This will include flying into and out of Rapid City to Logan, car rental, and perhaps an

          overnight or two in Rapid City


*****-I must have deposits by check,

payable to FCC with Re-member on the memo line

by Monday April 16th -*****