First Congregational United Church of Christ Posts
Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. Our pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment.
Acceptable collection items include:
Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
Large and small pill bottles
Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child-resistant)
Pill bottles are being collected in the church hallway next to the food donation basket. A small donation of a dollar or two is appreciated to help defray the cost of cleaning and shipping bottles overseas.
For more information on Matthew 25 Ministries, click HERE
Virginia May “Ginny” Johnson, age 93, a longtime resident of Cannon Falls, died on Monday afternoon, September 27, 2021 at Cannon Rivers Senior Living in Cannon Falls.
Services will be on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at the First Congregational Church of Cannon Falls, 220 W Main Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Congregational Church (220 Main St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009) or Cannon Valley Senior Center (120 State St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.)
Click HERE for a complete obituary.
Adult Education will begin on Wednesday, October 6th. During our Adult Education time, we will be discussing the book “The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister. The book is rich in guiding us on the spiritual journey of aging. Our gatherings will be on Wednesday from Oct. 6th – Wednesday Nov. 17 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm via Zoom. Pastor Grace will send out the chapters we will cover along with the Zoom invitation each week.
Even if you have not read the assignment, please join us for what may be some interesting conversations! For our snowbirds, please join us wherever you may be and for those without internet access, you may join us as well. Zoom offers the feature to call in via phone. The book is available on Amazon for $12.99. If you would like help in ordering the book, feel free to contact Pastor Grace or through benetvision.org.
TODAY’S SERMON The Strength of Faith
First Reading: Psalm 124
Second Reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
First Congregational Church Worship Service September 19th, 2021
SCRIPTURE: Mark 9:30-37
SERMON: “The Least of These Among Us”
Pastor: Grace Anderson
Music Director: Dawn Husmann
Just a reminder that the Women’s Coffee is Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church of Cannon Falls. All are welcome for coffee and conversation.