What's Happening


Join us for Worship on February 24th
Preacher: Rev. Truman E Parker
Music: The Chancel Choir led by David Burton, and Derek Schaible, Church Musician
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ADULT EDUCATION, February 24th, 11:15 AM
Boise attorney  Howard Belodoff will discuss Safe Parking Programs. A “safe parking program” would create a place where people living out of their cars could spend the night legally. In some cities, large parking lots are available for those who are living in their cars. Would this work in Boise? Join us for an interesting discussion. 

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NOTE: REHEARSAL IS CANCELLED TONIGHT, FEB. 20TH, DUE TO UNSAFE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Sing the Requiem by John Rutter with the Choir on Good Friday!
Come sing the Rutter Requiem on Good Friday with Boise First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Chancel Choir! We will rehearse from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesdays: Feb. 13, 20 and 27; March 6, 13 and 27; April 3, 10 and 17. We’ll also rehearse the afternoon of April 13 (time TBD) and perform for the Good Friday service the evening of April 19. Contact David Burton, Choral Director, if you have questions.

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Mardi Gras Fundraiser Dinner
March 3, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Boise First UCC dining room
Pasta Bar and Italian Desserts, Festive COMMUNITY Event
Suggested donation $10 ages 10 and up
Reservations: Lois Maple or Martha Keener 

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LENTEN RETREAT, March 16th, 9 AM 
St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral 
"Chiseling with God: Transformative power of the creative process", led by Gretchen Weitemier. Attendees will make a beautiful woodblock print. No experience needed. There will also be Spiritual Reflection sessions led by Christine Merritt. Cost is $68 for new participants; $48 for return participants. Lunch is provided. Registration deadline: February 23rd. To register, contact St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral office at 208-342-5601. For questions, contact Gretchen Weitemier, at Boise First UCC.

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CHURCH WOMEN UNITED MEETING, March 1, 10 AM
Southminster Presbyterian Church 
Diane Schwabe, Diana Borreo-Lowe and Sue Philley will speak about their recent arrest at the border for their stand on immigration at the Friday, March 1 gathering of Church Women United, Southern Idaho. The topic is "Love Knows No Border". Brunch begins at 10:00 AM and the worship service will be at 10:30. Women of Southminster Presbyterian Church at 6500 W Overland Rd., Boise, will be hosting brunch. All are welcome. Do come!

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2019 Conference on Indigenous Peoples of the Boise Valley
March 8 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Light Food, Social Gathering
March 9 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Native Speakers, Lunch, Performance Art
Boise First Congregational United Church of Christ
Conference Registration: $25*/Adults - $10 Students/Seniors
*No one will be turned away for inability to pay
For more information and to register: edkeener@kesslerkeener.org
www.kesslerkeener.org/2019NNNC | www.facebook.com/KesslerKeener/
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Contemplative Worship & Communion, Tuesdays, 5 PM

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Support the Programs of Boise First UCC -- Give a pledge for 2019
Your pledge help provide funds for Sunday School and children's programs, the music program and choirs, JAWAM projects, upkeep of our building and grounds, pastoral care, worship, and more! Thank you. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download and print a pledge card. Thank you.
Stewardship & Finance Board

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ONGOING COLLECTION FOR INTERFAITH SANCTUARY
Items can be placed in the basket labeled “Interfaith Sanctuary” located in Dining Room.

SPECIAL NEED: This month, Interfaith Sanctuary has a special need for the following snack items for the family-side daytime program:  Goldfish, Graham crackers, juice/capri sun, granola bars, fruit bars (nutrigrain), ritz crackers, applesauce, fruit snacks. All you need to do is to leave the items in the basket by the JAWAM bulletin board.  Thank you for your generous donations to Interfaith Sanctuary!  JAWAM’s Sarah McFeeley will deliver them for us.

COLLECTION LIST:
Dental floss, Toothpaste – small, Toothbrushes, Lotions, Razors, Lip Balm, Antiperspirant deodorant, Small bar soaps, Small-sized shampoos, Small-sized conditioners, Q-tips
Tampons, sanitary napkins, Band-aids – all sizes, Shaving cream
Hair items–combs, barrettes, ties, etc.; Socks - Men, Women, Children; Underwear - Men, Women, Children; Diapers - Adults and Kids, especially Size 5 kids
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cough drops


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UNDER THE TENT OF ABRAHAM featured in the Idaho Statesman, 8-10-18: click HERE

UNDER THE TENT OF ABRAHAM featured on Channel 7 News, 8-10-18: click HERE

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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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