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Contemplative Worship & Communion, Wednesdays, 5 PM
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Join us for Church in Action Sunday, April 22nd, 10 AM
Jordan St. Community Garden
Led by JAWAM, worship will be held at the Jordan St. Community Garden, 2919 Jordan St, Boise. As part of the service, we’ll work in the garden. Bring work gloves and garden tools. Also, bring a lawn chair to sit on for the service.  In case of rain, service will be held at Boise First in the dining room. Click on the Link to Map for a map & directions to the garden from Boise First UCC.


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An Easter People's Lamentation of Hope
UCC General Minister and President Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all to celebrate the hope of Easter. 
Watch his message by clicking HERE.

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“Me And My Big Mouth:
Buddhist and Christian Insights on Right (Wise, Compassionate and Just) Speech During Volatile Times”

A Collaboration of the Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple and Boise First Congregational UCC

Facilitated by Ministers Anne Spencer and Kathy Chatterton of the Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple - Boise Sangha, and Pastor Kim Mislin Cran of Boise First Congregational UCC 

Schedule
April 17th:  7 – 8:30 pm – United worship service, lecture and discussion
April 24th:  6 pm – United potluck for both communities; 7 – 8:30 pm – United worship service, lecture and discussion.
May 1st: 7 - 8:30 pm - United worship service, lecture and discussion, closure.

We will be referring to the following article throughout the sessions: “How to Practice Right Speech Anywhere, Anytime, and With Anyone, And why right speech begins with good listening”, By Krishnan Venkatesh, from Tricycle.org

For a Christian perspective read: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre's “Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies”.

For more information, contact Pastor Kim.
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Sign up for the Drawdown EcoChallenge!
The Drawdown EcoChallenge is an educational tool for individuals to learn how to reduce their use of carbon. By reducing our carbon usage and greenhouse gas emissions, we can leave a livable world to future generations. Thanks to those who have signed up for the Drawdown EcoChallenge!  You can sign up any time before April 25. To sign up, click HERE.

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Ladies Tea, April 29th, 2 pm, Boise First UCC
There will be a CELEBRATION OF SPRING at the Sunday afternoon ladies' tea on April 29, at 2:00 pm. Hats and white gloves are optional.  Please RSVP by April 22 to Polly Franz.

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ANNUAL PLANT SALE – MAY 12 & 13, BOISE FIRST UCC

The Plant Sale is the fund-raiser for much of our church programs, including Pilgrim Cove Camp and Under the Tent of Abraham. We hope you join us at the sale to purchase lovely items and to enjoy chatting with other church members who LOVE plants and flowers. 
Sat., May 12 from 9 - 4 or Sun., May 13 from 9 - 10 or 11-12.

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Watch Out, We've Got the Acting Bug‎!

The Parabolists are Boise First's drama ministry. We meet on an as-needed basis to do acting exercises, spiritual stretches, scriptural study and rehearse for church-service performances (not necessarily in that order).  

Our next  ‎performance is Sunday, May 20th. If you'd like to be part of it, or want to be included in future productions, contact Eric Ellis or Martha Keener.

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Stewardship: Committed to One Another in Generosity

**You can download a pledge card by scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking on 2018 Pledge card single**


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"Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide"

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: 
Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate?

 “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide” sets out 10 principles for fighting hate in your community. You can read more about it and download a copy by clicking HERE.


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GUIDELINES FOR CONGREGATIONS ON POLITICAL ACTION
From the Southern California Nevada Conference UCC

How can UCC congregations participate constructively in the political process during this election year? What are the opportunities and legal limits to faith-inspired political activity? This guide will help you understand what kind of activities UCC churches can undertake to lift up our concerns and our witness in the elections. The guide is available for download at the bottom of this page:  click on ofovguidelines316.pdf

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PURPOSEFUL PLAN 
The plan was approved in May 2015.  The document is available for download at the bottom of this page.  
 
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For more information about these and other activities, download the current Herald (newsletter) available here.

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