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nullCrete Backpack Program 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Mile Run

The annual Crete Backpack Fun Run and Pancake Feed will be held on Saturday, October 7th.   All proceeds benefit the Crete Backpack Program that provides backpacks of food for eligible children each week. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the Pancake Feed, you do not need to be a participant in the run to eat pancakes!

Registration Form  https://unite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/tenants/unitedchurchofchrist1stcongregation/attachments/124267/Backpack_run_registration_form-English.pdf

Sponsor Form  https://unite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/tenants/unitedchurchofchrist1stcongregation/attachments/124269/Backpack_run_Sponsor_Forms.pdf

Amazon Smile

Amazon will give 0.5% of your purchase to a charity of your choice.  We are now a registered charity with Amazon.  To designate our church as your charity of choice follow these instructions:

  1. Users go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com and log into your Amazon account as you normally would.
  2. Use the mouse to hover the cursor over "Your Account" then click on "Change Your Charity".
  3. Type "United Church of Christ First Congregational Crete NE" as the name of your charity.  You don't have to type the entire name in, however, there are a lot of UCC and First Congregational churches listed. Make sure you get the correct church and click "Select"
  4. The church is now your default charity and we will receive 0.5% of your purchase.

We hope this is something that you will consider using. It's another way to make a contribution to the church without it costing you anything additional from your own pocket.

 

 

We helped families that suffered a fire, find a place of shelter

http://www.ucc.org/news/nebraska-apartment-fire-12182014.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/church-opens-doors-to-families-forced-out-by-fire/30169996

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/UPDATE-Man-Found-Dead-in-Crete-Apartment-Fire--285402901.html

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY  OCTOBER 5TH, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, we worship with several other congregations at the same time and place! This year Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church from Lincoln, Dios Es Amor, and Grace United Methodist Church, all from Crete worshipped together at 10:30. A potluck meal followed well into the afternoon.null

 

 

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