Tower Tidings for the Week of October 1, 2017
10th Annual Believe Walk this Sunday, please allow extra drive time to church.
Click here for a map!

Come to ALPHA

Wednesday Nights at 6p, starting Oct 4th

Do you have any friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers who might have existential questions about life? Invite them to join you in ALPHA! We have some printed postcards to invite people you know; pick some up from our office or from the welcome table after worship service this Sunday. Who will you invite? To sign up, call the church office at (909) 793-3157, or send an email to

Seekers & Joiners

This Sunday October 1 @ 11:15a

If you missed our discussion last week, come out this coming Sunday for another Seekers & Joiners - learn more about our church! If you are a newcomer to First Congregational, we welcome you! If you are a member, we welcome you to invite anyone seeking to know more about our church. Grab some refreshments from the coffee hour and bring them over to the Lounge after second service. See you there!

Our Church Community

(Click on the links below for more info)
Worship Service
(Your contributions support)
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk
    Tuesdays 6:30a - Basement
  • Adult Bible Study
    Sundays 8:45a - Library
  • Find your S.H.A.P.E.
  • Alpha Classes starting Oct 4
Youth Ministry
  • Anniversaries celebrated the first of each month
  • Praying for our military (A tribute to a fallen sailor)
  • Executive Board of Women's Fellowship, ​Wed Sep 27th 9:30a Church Library. Board members are encouraged to attend, interested ladies are invited to join!
Community of Redlands
A Huge Thanks!
To ​Jenny Smith, Martha Streit, and Betty Jervis for decorating our Sanctuary with beautiful greenery for our chancel.

Women's Book Club
Our current book is “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi. The author tells a powerful story about the clash between his passion for Islam and his growing discovery, almost against his will, of the power of Christianity and the peace he eventually found in Jesus Christ. Our next meeting will be in the church library on November 12th at 11:15a, following second service.

Cooking for YouthHope
As a church outreach, we currently have 3 teams that prepare meals for Redlands' homeless, runaway, and under-served youth, ages 14-24 involved with YouthHope. There is a need to start a fourth group, so we are reaching out to find 4 – 5 people interested in forming it.

Your responsibilities would involve planning a dinner for about 60 youth, buying the ingredients, cooking in our church kitchen, and delivering it on the 4th Monday of the month (December, April, August) to the YouthHope building on Tennessee Street.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact Lisa Soria, or call our church office at (909) 793-3157.  Thank you very much!

Condolence Notice
It is with sorrow that we share with you the passing of one of our former members, Margaret (Susie) Seeger; she passed away on Sunday September 17th, 2017. A graveside service for friends and family will be held on Friday October 6th at 12:15p at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd Riverside, CA.

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Prayer List
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Mary Clegg
Weldon Clegg
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Jan Eickman
Seve Garcia
Pat Gilbreath
Margaret Hartzell
Christina Jensen
William Vander Lugt
Don Nydam
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Frank Warren
Grace Wilson

Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Roy Sheeley
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Bonnie Hoffman—Cindy Grossman's sister-in-law
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Tom Johnson—Shirley Miner’s son
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
Jack Robey—Stepson of Steven Henry
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

October 1:
Marge Deeley

October 2:
John Berry
Jerry Meeker

October 3:
Caroline Soria
October 4:
Robert Rendleman

October 5:
Stacy Moffitt

October 7:
Darla Heringes

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