Latest First Congregational Church Stories

2008-10-09 15:00:16

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 19, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, United Church of Christ, will celebrate the weddings of couples who have been married since June when California extended the right to marry to same-sex couples. The congregation voted unanimously in September to oppose Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages. Several couples in the congregation have been married since June 16 when...

2008-09-19 21:00:15

By Jerry Turnquist One of Elgin's most historic buildings is about to look even more historic. In the next few weeks, the First Congregational Church of Elgin - a church that traces its roots to the city's founder, and whose building has served as a community center equivalent to the Hemmens Cultural Center - will launch a campaign to restore its 1960s wing. This will result in a building that is a better historical fit on the outside, and more functional on the inside. Looking historic...

2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. I remember marveling at what a collegial and downright democratic personality this world-renowned musician seemed to be. So it's nice, a couple of decades later,...

2008-08-26 15:00:36

NEW GLOUCESTER - The first Farmer's and Crafter's Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the First Congregational Church in the Lower Village. With high gas prices and renewed focus on local food and healthy eating, the Farmer's Market is an effort to build community, support local agriculture and the creative arts and provide a way to have fun and reconnect with neighbors on a fall Saturday morning. Vendors are being sought for this event. For those who provide...

2008-08-18 12:00:55

Allah Prayer, 18 Eastman St., Concord. A Muslim prayer meeting to worship Allah is held Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Info: 568-9341 or 369-4350. The group meets at the East Community Center. All Saints Anglican Church - Traditional Anglican Communion, 211 N. Main St., Concord. Worship with Holy Communion will be today at 5:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Christian Tutor will be the celebrant and preacher. Holy Eucharist will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Meetings: adult Bible...

2008-07-13 15:00:14

Godfrey, Thomas Wilkinson Called Home July 8, 2008, at the age of 74. Born July 1, 1934 to Kneeland A. and Jean W. Godfrey of Elm Grove, WI, Tom always placed family at the forefront of his life; he is survived by his wife Susan (nee Gaikema), daughters; Margaret (David) Douglas and Caroline Godfrey, grandchildren David and Sarah Douglas. He will be greatly missed by his law partners, Masonic brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Tom joined his father in the practice of law in...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'