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Please come and join us every

Sunday for Worship at 10am

Welcome Statement

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Watertown, SD Welcoming Statement

Based on welcoming statement from Prince of Peace Lutheran, Philadelphia, PA

Who is welcome here?

If you are Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Black, White, or multi-racial . . .

If you are three days old, 30 years old, or 103 years old . . .

If you are male or female or transgender . . .

If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or not registered to vote . . .

If you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered . . .

If you are straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual . . .

If you are Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist, agnostic, or a life-long Congregationalist . . .

If you have never set foot in a church, attend only on Easter and Christmas, or attend every Sunday . . .

If you are fully-abled, living with a disability, or a person of differing abilities . . .

If you have or had addictions, phobias, mental illness, or physical illness . . .

If you own your own home, rent, live with your parents, or are homeless . . .

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

This congregation is committed to being a loving and welcoming community.

In faithfulness to God, and to the best of our ability, we work to provide programs, ministries, fellowship, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.

We dedicate ourselves to living the UCC church’s motto:

“No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Pastor's September Message

Siblings in Christ,

 

It’s back to school season!  Public schools started their classes in late August, and First Congregational Church is going to be starting Sunday School on September 17th.

 

Before regular Sunday School classes resume on the 17th, we’re going to have a Sunday School Kickoff event on September 10th.  At the Sunday School Kickoff, we’ll also be discussing confirmation classes and communion classes.  So, if you have young people who might be attending Sunday School, confirmation classes, or communion classes, please come on September 10th.  Bring your young people and your questions!

 

We’ve hired a new Sunday School teacher, Rachel Clendenin, to help with our young people’s faith formation.  Many of you know Rachel already but, if you don’t, you’ll get the chance to meet her at our Sunday School Kickoff.

 

Finally, we’re going to be taking a break from Theology on Tap during the winter months.  So, I’ve decided that September will be the last month of Theology on Tap.  If you’ve enjoyed it, don’t worry!  We’ll pick it back up again in the spring.

 

In the meantime, I’ve also decided to start doing “office hours” at Gather from 9 to noon on Thursdays.  It’s a chance to get together and talk about things outside of the church building.  Please stop by and say hi!

 

Blessings,

 

Rev. Dustin Bartlett

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