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Highland Highlights

May 8 - May 15, 2019
First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 
309 Highland Road, Ithaca NY 14850  607.257.6033 
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Foote Lectures

The Foote Lectures are will be held May 18th and 19th at 7:00 p.m. Supper will be at 6:00 p.m  Jim Antal, the national spokesperson on climate change for the United Church of Christ, will be our speaker. The Adult Ed. Committee is encouraging a community read of Antal's latest book Climate Church, Climate World, prior to the Foote Lectures. 
  • Thinking ahead...What changes are you making to help slow down climate change?
Upcoming Events

 Children & Youth

The Baker twins have arrived!  We're so excited to welcome Natalie and Noah to our community: Sign up here  to help provided extra hands on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in May!            

We're excited to participate in this year's IthacaFest parade on Thursday, May 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm. We have found an electric vehicle! Now, we need participants from FCCI willing to carry signs promoting climate action. We'll even have a few animal costumes if you would like to have some extra fun! to get involved.

On June 2nd, we'll hold an "OWL Teaser Session" on from 4:00-5:30 pm in rooms 10/11. Families with students currently in grades 6, 9, or 10 are invited to an informational and interactive session to sample Our Whole Lives, the comprehensive sexuality education program FCCI is offering in the 2019-2020 school year in partnership with the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca. Parents and children will be together in rooms 10 and 11 for this session. Child care for younger siblings is available in rooms 1 and 2. Snacks will be provided.   

 The FMSC Yard Sale
Will be on June 15th from 9-2 p.m. If you are spring cleaning and have furniture, housewares, children toys, and clean clothing please drop off Wednesday June 13th and 14 from 6-9 p.m. at LDS church at 114 Burleigh. All proceeds go to The Ithaca Mobile Pack.
                  Men's Breakfast & Discussion
We will meet again Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m. at The Royal Court Restaurant on Meadow St. across from Tops & Wegmans.
Bible-side Chats (a.k.a Bible Study)
Bible study will meet again at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the parlor (where coffee is served). We read and interpret the week's lectionary texts as a group; we pray and we laugh together. Absolutely no prior knowledge of the Bible is required! Bring your lunch and we'll provide the Bibles. All are welcome!

Yarn Group
Every Tuesday night the Yarn Group will be meeting from 7:00 9:00 p.m. at Lauren Cowdery's home, 108 Brandywine Drive, Ithaca, NY. Everyone is invited to come join us. Please call Lauren Cowdery at 257-2539 with any questions.

Please Note

Council Minutes- Council minutes for March and April (draft) are available at the table near the narthex area. If you would like to have a copy please feel free to pick one up.

More Giving Options- No cash?  Don’t write checks?  No problem! You can now support FCCI through on-line giving at or click on the link on our home page. Check it out!                                                 
  Sign-Up to Volunteer on Sunday

Readers, ushers, coffee servers, greeters, acolytes, offering counters, and flower providers are needed. Please sign up in the narthex or online through SignUpGenius. SignUpGenius link: 
Sign-up Here

Sunday May 12, 2019
Acolytes:  (1 slot open)
Liturgist: Andy Weislogel
Offering Counters:  Eugene Yarussi
(1 slot open)
Reader: Monica Bosworth Viscuso
Ushers:  Sandy Hudler, George Hudler
(2 slots open)

Greeters: (2 slots open)
Flowers: Laura & Bob Andolina
Coffee/Snacks: Joyce Billing, Melanie Weymer 

Thursday, May 9
10:00 a.m.     Press Conference about Becoming
                      a Sanctuary Church
10:00 a.m.     Parenting Book group meeting (Library)
 3:15 p.m.      Kendal Service
 6:00 p.m.      Handbells
 7:15 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal                   
Sunday, May 12

Mother's Day
9:00 a.m.       Women's Ministries
10:00 a.m.     Worship
11:15 a.m.     Coffee & Fellowship
11:20 a.m.     Committee Meetings
11:20 a.m.     Junior Bells Rehearsal
11:20 a.m.     Junior Chimes Rehearsal
Monday, May 13
10:30 a.m.    Women's Book Study
Tuesday, May 14
8:30 a.m.     Men's Breakfast & Discussion
7:00 p.m.     Yarn Group Meeting @
                    Lauren Cowdery's home
Wednesday, May 15
1:00 p.m.     Bible-side Chats (a.k.a Bible Study)
Thursday, May, 16
6:00 p.m.     Handbells
7:00 p.m.     Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, May 18
6:00 p.m.     Foote Lectures-supper meal
7:00 p.m.     Foote Lectures
Sunday, May 19
10:00 a.m.    Worship-Guest Preacher Jim Antal
11:15 a.m.    Coffee & Fellowship
11:15 a.m.    AfterWord-Foote Lecture Presentation
11:20 a.m.    Junior Bells Rehearsal
11:20 a.m.    Junior Chimes Rehearsal
 12:30 p.m.   Lunch Bunch (Ramada Inn)
Monday, May 20
10:30 a.m.   Women's Book Study
Tuesday, May 21
5:15 p.m.    Growth & Membership
6:00 p.m.    Church Council Meeting (Narthex)
7:00 p.m.    Yarn Group Meeting @
                   Lauren Cowdery's home
Wednesday, May 22
1:00 p.m.    Bible-side Chats (a.k.a Bible Study)
Thursday, May 23
 6:00 p.m.   Handbells
 7:15 p.m.   Choir Rehearsal       
Sunday, May 26
10:00 a.m.   Worship
11:15 a.m.   Coffee & Fellowship
11:20 a.m.   Junior Bells Rehearsal
11:20 a.m.   Junior Chimes Rehearsal
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day
10:30 a.m.   Women's Book Study
Tuesday, May 28
7:00 p.m.     Yarn Group Meeting @
                    Lauren Cowdery's home
Wednesday, May 29
1:00 p.m.     Bible-side Chats (a.k.a Bible Study)
Thursday, May 30
 6:00 p.m.    Handbells
 7:15 p.m.    Choir Rehearsal                   
309 Highland Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 607-257-6033
Highland Highlights
First Congregational Church of Ithaca

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