FACING INTO OUR LITTLE DEATHS
I feel like in recent weeks I have addressed lay leaders about FCC’s immediate future, matters you must attend to.  That might befuddle some of you. Some ask, why bother? ... Read more
LIFE, INTERRUPTED
John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Our ongoing struggle against COVID-19, worsening even now, is a study in life, interrupted. First, this means ... Read more
LOOKING AHEAD FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD
If you didn’t see my message last night announcing my retirement this autumn, you might want to check your email.  A glitz in the system made it look like it ... Read more
GAINING NEW APPRECIATION
We see things differently now than we did six weeks ago.  We will not return to the normal we knew before.  Together we’ll carve out a new normal over the ... Read more
Easter In A Time Of COVID-19
A Message from Dale, April 9th, 2020 As we recalibrated into virtual worship at First Congregational, Darien, my first sermon was, “We’ve Never Been to a Place Like This Before.” ... Read more
Laying Bare our Precious Trust
A Message from Dale, April 3rd, 2020 “Satan: ‘I will cause anxiety, fear, and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause ... Read more
From Dale: Though I Walk the Darkest Valley…You Are With Me
Beginning next week, we will be in “virtual conversations” about these odd life and times we are in. We are thinking of something on the order of a fireside chat ... Read more
WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO FAT SUNDAY
“Sing to the Lord a new song!”  That phrase repeats itself in Scripture from Isaiah to Revelation.  This Sunday we’ll do precisely that with our jazz-themed worship. This is how ... Read more
HOW WE ARE NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE
“That may be all right for other people, but that is not who we are.  We are people of faith.” I know, it sounds like something our mom told us, ... Read more
ARE PEOPLE WORTH IT?
Do you ever grow weary of human beings and feel like quitting?  Let’s face it, we all do.  Do you ever become sick of people and wonder if prickly others ... Read more
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