Welcome to the First Congregational Church!
Located on the Green in Madison, Connecticut
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24th
5:00 p.m. - Family Candlelight Service
10:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service
Won't you join us?
Thank you for visiting the web page of the First Congregational Church in Madison (FCCM). We hope that you will indeed join us for one or both of our Christmas Eve services. You are always welcome to call our office for more information (203-245-2739, ext. 20).
If you’re looking for an inspirational time-out from the hectic holiday pace, our Adult Ministry has two suggestions. The first is titled “The First Christmas, What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth,” (HarperOne, 2009). Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan challenge the reader to see the stories of Jesus’s birth and life in new ways. The authors cover the two genealogies of Jesus, the fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus’s conception and birth, and the imagery of Jesus as light in contrast to darkness. This is an insightful and hopeful book and presents a way to deepen our faith in our long-held traditions while embracing them in a new light.
Artist and writer Jan Richardson offers daily meditations paired with her original artwork in “Night Visions, Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas.” Richardson’s focus is on Advent themes of darkness, waiting, preparation, hope, and more. In her introduction she says, “I believe that Christ came not to dispel the Darkness but to teach us to dwell with integrity, compassion, and love in the midst of ambiguity.” Masterful storytelling along with insightful reflection and honest yearning combine in the meditations to take us deeper into our own story and receive the season of Advent in a new and refreshing way. The book is available at www.paintedprayerbook.com.
Rev. Patricia L. Liberty
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