Outdoor Worship

First Congregational Church, United Methodist and Galilean churches held combined outdoor worship services in beautiful MacGowan Park this summer. Watch recordings here:

Community Cleanup

Church members pitched in for the community during the Earth Day events in April.


Members of the confirmation class and adults teamed up to clean one of the Clear Lake city parks.

Lenten Cantata

CLEAR LAKE – “Holy Week Blessings”, a Lenten cantata, will be presented on Sunday March 28 at the First Congregational Church.

The public is invited to attend socially distanced or watch online on Facebook beginning at 10 a.m. 

Through the readings, songs and instrumentation, the cantata will provide an opportunity to focus on God’s mercy and forgiveness. Specific ways that we can honor the Lord and reach out to others in love and kindness during Holy Week will be presented.

First Congregational Church is located at 923 Buddy Holly Place.   

Elijah Bible Study – March 2021

The public is invited to be personally inspired by the story of how a prophet forged his life purpose in the Bible study “Elijah” starting this Wednesday at First Congregational Church.

The study, which features acclaimed author, speaker and “War Room” actress Pricilla Shirer, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and also at 7 p.m. for the next seven Wednesdays.  The video will be shown in the sanctuary so participants can be safely socially distanced.  Masks are requested.

One of the many benefits of taking part in the study is that participants will learn to trust in the faithfulness of God’s purposes for our lives even in times when we feel tested or discouraged, according to information provided by the production company.

Christ Kidz

Adult Bible Studies – March 2021

Pastor Harlan is conducting Bible studies on the Patriarchs of the Old Testament in the Adult Education classroom at 9:15 a.m. Sundays.

He conducted a several week study on the Psalms in February.

Carols with Cathie Fellowship Gathering – December 2020

Nationally renowned singer Cathie Taylor will discuss her career and faith journey at a First Fellowship meeting at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Clear Lake.

The public is invited to participate online at Facebook at First CongregationalClearLake or socially distanced in the church sanctuary at 923 Buddy Holly Place. 

Taylor’s singing talent was discovered at the age of 12 at a talent contest in California. She went on to  appear on The Breakfast Club, The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show, The Lawrence Welk Show, Five Star Jubilee, The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show in 1962, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Presents. She appeared in the 1963 film Hootenanny Hoot, sang on Shindig! In 1965 and won awards from the Academy of Country Music in 1966 as the Most Promising Female Vocalist and in 1968 as the Best Female Vocalist.

She turned to gospel music in the 1970s and sang on The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network cable network. Taylor released the CD “Praising My Savior” in 2010.

Little Library Books Available to All

Looking for some different reading material to inspire, comfort or entertain during this challenging time?


Everyone is welcome to browse the Little Library outside the First Congregational Church at 923 Buddy Holly Place.    A selection of Christian and general interest books are available for anyone to enjoy.


Some copies of The Red Sea Rules also will be available at the Little Library or in the narthex.  Pastor Harlan Seri’s sermon on Sunday focused on this popular book which provides “10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times.”  The sermon is available on the church Facebook under “videos”.

Winter Outwear Collection/Distribution Point

FCC serves as a collection and distribution point for the annual winter outerwear drive. Please donate
used or new children’s coats, snow pants and boots to help fill requests before winter arrives. Clean and
wearable items are being accepted from October 24-30, 2020.

Operation Christmas Child

Monetary donations are being accepted this year instead of filling shoe boxes because of the pandemic.
We also are collecting a special offering in memory of Harriet Winter which will go toward Operation
Christmas Child.