The Full Circle Blog

  • What a joy it is that The Ground Floor is open and serving young people! Every day at the church, our staff excitedly watches from afar as young people find their way to the space. We know they are accessing food, clothing, warm showers and quiet places to rest, and we know that they are also receiving high quality care from well-trained staff and volunteers, connecting them with mental health care, housing resources, vocational training and more.

  • Being Mortal II will happen on Friday January 25 with lunch from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Our Faith Community Nurses and Health Minister will facilitate this meeting to support any who wish help with filling out the Peace Health Advance Directive called Honoring Choices.

  • We are excited to share with you a new way to give to the church — GivePlus Church is a mobile giving app that enables you to make one-time or recurring gifts from your smartphone. Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus Church” to download the app for free and start donating today!

  • Our church is now officially a provider of Hospital to Home Transitional Care with the Health Ministries Network (HMN). Our Faith Community Nurses (FCN) have been offering this transitional care for some years, but we are now signed up as the first faith community provider through the HMN.

  • I'm writing this as I come back to work, after about eight weeks off for parental leave. I want to share some thank you's: Thank you to everyone who prayed for me and Rachael and for Ezekiel (and for poor underappreciated Rutabaga the cat) ... 

  • Trigger warning for sexual assault. October is domestic violence month - this is only one aspect for our contemplation. 

    Sarai could’ve said #MeToo (Genesis 12).

    Dinah could’ve said #MeToo (Genesis 34).

  • In June, our first covenant groups at First Congregational Church will be winding down. These groups have met once a month for 5 months. I am filled with gratitude for the group facilitators: John Green, Julia La Fortune, Dale Kimball, Shelley Ritchie and Cheryl Smith.

  • It's really happening! Construction on Phase 1 has begun! There was a blessing and ceremonial groundbreaking after worship on Sunday, April 22 and the big machines were here the following day to start work! The project is underway!