The First Congregational Church of Milton,
a member of the United Church of Christ, welcomes you!
While we come from a variety of theological backgrounds and traditions,
we are brought together as we seek to follow Jesus Christ and serve others.
We invite you to join with us on this journey of faith.
2014 Pumpkin Festival
When: Saturday, October 25th 2014 2pm-5pm
Where: First Congregational Church Green (inclement weather Johnson Hall)
What: A family event for all ages. Children will be able to play games, sing, dance, decorate pumpkins and trick or treat bags. We will provide pumpkins, bags, and decorating supplies. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Members are strongly encouraged to invite other families and children.
How to help: We will offer cider, donuts, apples, and other snacks. Please use the sign up genie to volunteer to bring some refreshments. If possible, please also send an email to the church office indicating how many children will be attending.
Confirmation at First Congregational Church
Fifteen young people recently professed their faith and officially joined the membership of First Congregational Church of Milton, UCC. They met regularly with Rev. Jeffrey Johnson and Dr. Ann Searing during the course of the past year, expanding their biblical knowledge, growing in their personal relationship with God, and exploring how to apply their faith to the issues of life.
“Our church has a congregational style of governance, meaning that each member gets to vote on all of the big issues at our Annual Meeting, and also at the issues that arise during the year through our Boards and Committees. The young people are always tickled to discover that they now have some power. I tell them that they could vote to fire the minister—and then I rush to tell them that I am only joking” said Rev. Johnson, laughing.
“At our closing ceremony, I told them that this is a crossing over point for them, something like the rite of initiation in all ancient cultures. We will now view them as those who have left their spiritual childhood behind, and our expectations of them will increase.”
“They will move on with their lives, and few will remain in the Milton area after a few years. But we expect them to carry their love and their faith with them wherever they go, and to express it in their lives.”
Back Row, left to right: Jake Thornton, Matt Nutting, Andrew Pepe, Emmett Kibbee, and Shane Berry;
Front rows: Juliana Viola, Dane Matejka, Olivia Kelly Hannah Solomon, Alyssa Foster, Arielle Solomon, Kristen Mills, Tyler Pike, Jeremie Carpenter, Alex Merrill, and Rev. Johnson.
We encourage you to take a look around and get to know a little bit about us and our congregation.
Of course, the best way to get to know us is to visit! We have Sunday Service every Sunday at 10 am, followed by refreshments and fellowship at 11 am. We would love for you to join us!
10 am Sunday Service
Fellowship Coffee Hour
immediately following worship
Nursery care is provided and children leave for Sunday School following the Children's Message.
Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available.