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In-person worship: Sundays at 10:00am
Our doors are open for in-person worship each Sunday at 10:00am. Masks are currently optional. Masks will continue to be worn in the areas of the nursery and young children. We are committed to keeping our members and friends as safe as possible. We will also continue to offer for our remote members and visitors the live stream service, listed below.
Online Live Stream Worship Service: Sundays at 10:00 am
Click here to live stream our Worship Services or view our Progressive Christian Bible Study.
Congratulations Rev. Susan Fast!
On Sunday, April 23, we celebrated the ordination of Susan Elaine Fast (3rd from the left) in the United Church of Christ and as our new Associate Minister of Pastoral Care.
We’re hiring a Director of Children and Youth Ministries to manage and oversee the ministries, programs, fellowship, and childcare for young people ages birth to grade 12.
Learn more at our Jobs page and apply today!
Celebration Sunday, June 11th
Come join our Celebration Sunday on June 11th. We will have a special service to recognize our graduates and honor our volunteer teachers. Children will participate in the service and the junior bell choir will perform. The celebration will be topped by a strawberry shortcake fundraiser, sponsored by the Children and Youth team.
Guns to Garden Tools
Church members are working on a creative solution to gun violence. Partnering with RAW Tools we are considering becoming a “disarming site,” which means FCCI-ers would get trained on disarming guns so the pieces can be melted down by blacksmiths and transformed into garden tools. It’s called “guns to garden tools.”
Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance
With the support of the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance (ISA), the First Congregational Church of Ithaca (FCCI) in July 2020 welcomed a teen mother and her young daughter into the apartment they built to provide sanctuary for immigrants at risk of deportation. Drucila Francisco Mateo and Jessie lived at the church for more than two years.
This past fall FCCI and the ISA community celebrated this act of radical welcome, and Drucila and Jessie’s departure from the church and into new independence. They spoke during the church worship and participated in a communal meal where Guatemalan foods were shared.
Read more here
We are open for in-person worship at our Sunday 10:00am service. See above for details. We will continue to offer our worship services online as a live stream each Sunday as well.
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