Join our community online

In addition to our Sunday worship services being live streamed here each week, we have come up with all sorts of creative ways to continue being a community while practicing social distancing. Progressive Christian Bible Study Join Rev. Dr. David Kaden every Thursday at 12 (noon) for a Live Stream Bible Study! Click the "Live" Bible Study link here and join in. Vespers Service: Sundays at 4:30, outdoors at church This short outdoor service will include prayers, silence, readings, and music. We meet...

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Join our community online

We are coming up with all sorts of creative ways to continue being a community while practicing social distancing. Our senior minister is hosting community chats and Bible studies online. We're offering daily online meet-ups for our children and youth to check in, play games, share prayers, and encourage one another. We will be starting up additional discussion groups and book studies online, and we're open to creative new ideas on how to stay connected...

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Handel’s Messiah on Music Sunday

At our next Music Sunday service (date is TBD, postponed from March 15), our choir with perform Part 2 of Handel's Messiah with an ensemble of strings, trumpets, and organ.  Part 2 depicts prophecies of Christ's suffering, death, and triumph over evil, culminating musically with the the Hallelujah chorus.  Its message has underlying resonance with our current season of Lent.  We performed Part 1 of Messiah this past December, and we will complete our cycle with Part 3 later this spring. ...

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Nonviolent Communication Workshop

Saturday, March 7 from 2:00-4:30pm Introduction to NonViolent Communication (NVC) Workshop sponsored by FCCI's Against Hate Action group, Tikkun v'Or, Al-Huda, and ICAH (Interfaith Center for Action & Healing) Through awareness and curiosity, unpack habitual ways of communication and learn to shift your focus from what’s wrong to what matters. Facilitated by communication trainer and life coach Corirose Benitez Anjali, this engaging introductory workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice communication skills that...

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Holiday Services

Please join us for our special services during the Advent and Christmas season.   Music Sunday Sunday, December 15 at 10 a.m. The Senior choir offers the only local presentation of Part I (the Christmas portion) of Handel’s Messiah, with strings trumpets, and soloists, conducted by music director William Cowdery. Service of the Longest Night Wednesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. will be our Blue Christmas Service. Advent and Christmas are not a joyous season for everyone. The recent loss...

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Women’s Holiday Gathering

All women and girls are invited to celebrate the holiday spirit at the home of Andrea Gerding. Tuesday, December 10, 5:00-7:00pm open house 146 Whitetail Drive, Ithaca Beverages and light snacks will be provided. Please bring an appetizer or dessert if you wish. Requests for transportation or information: contact Amy Stoll at scottamy@gotsky.com or 607-272-5335. Sponsored by Women's Ministries

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Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance: Benefit Dinner & Concert

On November 16th there will be a cabaret & dinner that the Ithaca College theater students will be featuring at First Baptist Church. All Proceeds will benefit FCCI Sanctuary Ministries.

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60th Anniversary Celebration & AfterWord

October 24 is the 60th anniversary of the first service held here in Cayuga Heights! We are planning to celebrate this anniversary on Sunday, October 27. It will be a theme during the Sunday service. There will be special food after the service and we will have an AfterWord following the service with three of our members- Donna Bloom, Alice Colby-Hall, and Gene Erickson on a panel moderated by Gary Stewart. The panel will discuss the history...

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Tikkun v’Or High Holy Days at First Congregational Church

Congregation Tikkun v'Or (Ithaca Reform Temple) will be holding its High Holy Days services in our church this year. We are excited about this collaboration, and all are welcome to attend. The list below highlights a few of the upcoming services. For more information and a full listing, click here. Rosh Hashanah evening on Sunday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. (Jewish New Year) Yom Kippur Kol Nidre on Tuesday, October 8, 6:45  p.m.  (Day of atonement, creating...

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Against Hate Action: Film & Workshop

Our church's Against Hate Action group is planning activities for this coming fall to help promote a positive, progressive Christian message in a time when hate-driven speech and actions are on the rise. On Friday, September 13 at 5:30p.m.we will be screening a film by Deeyah Khan titled White Right: Meeting the Enemy, which probes the reasons behind the increase of anti-Muslim propaganda, far-right discourses, hate crimes, and divisive populist rhetoric across western democracies. There will be...

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