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Holy Week Services at Boise First UCC

Maundy Thursday service, April 18th, 7 PM
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a simple Communion service in remembrance of the Last Supper, and the beginning of the Easter Tridium (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday).

Good Friday Service, April 19th, 7 PM
A contemplative service featuring performance of “Requiem” (John Rutter) by the Chancel Choir, guest musicians and instrumental ensemble.

Labyrinth available on Good Friday, April 19th, 12- 9 PM
The labyrinth will be available in the dining room on Good Friday from 12 to 9 PM for those who wish to do a meditative walk. Please encourage friends and family to stop by on Good Friday to walk the labyrinth.


Join us for Worship on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM
Celebrate Easter with a joyous service which includes the Flowering of the Cross by the children and youth.
Preacher: Rev. Truman E. Parker
Music: The Chancel Choir and guests led by David Burton, and Derek Schaible, Church Musician.


Rutter Requiem Rehearsals
April 17th, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on April 17, April 19th, 5:45 PM, before the 7 PM performance that evening. Contact David Burton, Choral Director, if you have questions.

Bring flowers for Flowering of the Cross, Easter Sunday, April 21st
Please bring fresh cut flowers Sunday, April 21 for the children and youth to transform the cross into a symbol of New Life.


Contemplative Worship & Communion, Tuesdays, 5 PM


Church office closed April 22nd.



Worship held at Jordan Street Garden on April 28:
Our congregation will not be meeting at our church building on April 28, because it’s Environmental Justice Sunday and we’ll be at the Jordan Street Garden.  As in years past, we’ll worship at the garden and after worship, those who want to help in the garden are welcome to do so.  Those who prefer not to help in the garden can write letters to lawmakers asking for legislation that will help stabilize the climate or other legislation that is pro-environment.  Coffee, drinks, and refreshments will be available & all are welcome to bring chairs and gardening tools.  On April 28, we’ll be helping our neighbors who use Jordan Street Garden, many of whom are refugees, and we’ll be supporting locally-grown food.

Art Supplies Backpacks for Whittier Elementary Students:
JAWAM is assisting Whittier this spring by providing backpacks filled with art supplies for the children to use during summer vacation. Tracy Cochran is leading this project, and she will be making the purchases for the backpacks. JAWAM requests that Boise First members donate money to help Tracy pay for the art supplies. Donations will be accepted through May 5, please see Tracy or a JAWAM member if you’d like to make a donation.

Adult Education with JAWAM
JAWAM will be leading Adult Education, in the Fireside Room just after worship, on May 5 and May 19.  The topic will be racial justice and we’ll discuss an article written by Erna Kim Hackett: Language, Leaders and White Supremacy.  Printed copies of the article will be available at church, or you can read it at the following link:  http://feistythoughts.com/2017/09/26/language-leaders-and-white-supremacy/.Join the discussion and learn how we can work toward a just world through our language.


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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.
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Items can be placed in the basket labeled “Interfaith Sanctuary” located in Dining Room.

NOTE: Please do not donate any kind of medication, including aspirin, Tylenol, cold remedies, etc. Interfaith Sanctuary cannot accept donations of any kind of medication.

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.

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


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


"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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