Sunday, November 13, 2011


Michelle (Denning) and Kody Asmus were married November 13, at First Congregational Church. It was an intimate occasion as they exchanged their vows before relatives. The people of First Congregational congratulate Michelle and Kody, as they begin their life together as husband and wife. God bless them.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 Hanging of the Greens prep and new hymnals

FCC UCC McGregor began getting ready for Christmas by preparing for the annual Hanging of the Greens Ceremony.  Members and friends came together for a great potluck supper before getting to work on ornaments and cards to be handed out at the ceremony.  Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and the work went easy with so many hands.

As some worked on the preparations for the ceremony others were getting our new hymnals ready to be put in the pews.  FCC is getting ready for another great Christmas.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


First Congregational Church kicked off the healthy living initiative with a free health screening and complimentary massages. Eleven volunteers turned out to begin their journey towards living healthier between the hours of 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM. 

Kathy Wessels, R.N. offered free health screenings for each while Kelli Boylen provided complimentary chair massages to interested parties. This is the first of many health offerings to come at First Congregational, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to our congregation. 

 Health Corner display table in Fellowship Hall
Kelli Boylen of Indigo Sky Massage, offers a complimentary massage to Alice Staples.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Members of the diaconate committee partnered with Jerry Weiss to arrange the baptism of Phyllis Houg of McGregor, IA. The service took place in the Houg residence with members of her family present. Phyllis was graciously received in the church universal and we celebrate her expression of faith and desire to be baptized.
God bless Phyllis and her family.