Monday
Apr112016

FCC Community Garden Party Saturday, April 16  9:30-Lunch

Planting Day and a fun picnic/BBQ will be on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 9:30 until lunch and will be on the smoker/grill; we may have some interesting Japanese dishes!!  So bring something to share and your work gloves. We will plant the Herb Garden; everyone can amend their soil and plant their garden beds. This will also be "Open Garden" day so invite your friends and any potential gardeners (also you garden alumni) to visit.  

Tuesday
Mar152016

Maundy Thursday Service: March 24 at  7:00pm

Our Maundy Thursday service will be less traditional this year as we recall the evening of Christ’s betrayal in an informal way. Rather than gathering in the Sanctuary, we’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is asked to bring a finger food to share with the group.

After a time of refreshment we’ll share in a dramatic reading of the Passion According to Mark. Our time together will conclude with Holy Communion. Please plan on being a part of this special evening. The service begins at 7:00pm on March 24.

Tuesday
Feb232016

“GOSPEL OF FREEDOM; MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL AND THE STRUGGLE THAT CHANGED A NATION”

 Join us in the sanctuary on 

Monday, February 29 at 7:00 pm

for a Faith Panel Discussion, part of the “Beloved Community Dialogue Series” sponsored by Beyond Differences.  

The subject will be Jonathan Rieder’s “GOSPEL OF FREEDOM; MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL AND THE STRUGGLE THAT CHANGED A NATION”.

Review below reprinted from AMAZON.

 

"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely."      

      King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"-a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares. 

    Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963.Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.


Tuesday
Jan192016

2016 Community Garden Plots Available

Join us for the 2016 growing season as we begin our 6th year in the community garden.  Plots are $35 for the entire year.  If you are planning to start seeds indoors, now is the time.  For more information, email the church office at  fccdocingreen@yahoo.com. 

Saturday
Dec192015

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

 Plan to join us on December 24 at 5:00 for our Christmas Eve service. We’ll hear a narrated telling of the Christmas story called The Hope of Christmas by Phil Barfoot. The service will also be filled with lots of singing of your favorite Christmas hymns. And we’ll conclude with communion followed by a candlelight singing of Silent Night. Bring the family and join in a joyous celebration of Christ’s birth.