Pastor Lisa Abb, from First Congregational Community Church of Roscoe, IL (right on the IL/WI border so part of our state association) checked in with me today. Their congregation has focused on filling Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes throughout the year. Instead of just filling boxes at Christmastime, the members stayed focused throughout the year on this very important mission ministry. In addition to this mission, FCCC works alongside the Rockford Rescue Mission.
First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa - In September, twenty members of the FCC congregation visited the Masjid (Mosque) in Brookfield—invited and welcomed to that new place of worship by Shaykh Noman Hussain (who served as one of our keynote speakers at the special symposium on the Muslim faith at FCC in October of 2016). This program was part of our Community Through Understanding initiative, which continues its focus on outreach to, and engagement with, other faith