Music News

Sunday, April 30 • 8:45 and 10:30 AM services

This spring, you needn’t leave the Fox Valley to enjoy a classic masterpiece. Please join us Sunday, April 30, for what some argue to be Joseph Haydn’s “greatest single composition,” Lord Nelson Mass. This performance, part of First Congregational’s Masterworks in Worship series, will feature the First Congregational UCC Sanctuary Choir; soloists from our Lawrence University Scholars Program; and a chamber orchestra of strings, trumpets, organ, and timpani, with Janet Sutter as concertmaster.

A free-will offering will be received.

The church has mice! But they are cute and friendly!

The children of choir parents have been meeting during choir rehearsals since January and we are having a blast! This ministry was started to provide a safe space with some intentional fellowship for the children of  our choir members who were without childcare. We have enjoyed various craft projects, movies, and follow up Church School lessons. Our evening usually begins with 30 minutes of homework time and piano practicing followed by fun.

If the only thing preventing you from joining our amazing choir has been childcare, no more excuses. The Church Mice Youth group is open for students age 4 through grade 6. Students should bring homework or a quiet project for the first 30 minutes of our time together and  parents should be members of the choir to take advantage of this awesome opportunity.