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    Welcoming Picnic

    Posted on September 3, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link

    Sunday Sept. 9 11:30 AM Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new program year with a picnic after worship. Joan Theuer has graciously agreed to shepherd it, as she did in the Spring. But she cannot do it all. The help she needs includes: Cutting watermelons before picnic Homemade cupcakes and cookies […]

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    2018-19 Children and Youth Events

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Youth

    September Friday 9/07/18, Dusk Movie Night on the Front Lawn (all ages!) Join us for a movie night as we watch “The Greatest Showman” on our 12 foot screen in our front lawn.   Sunday 9/09/18, 10 AM-11:15 AM Welcoming Sunday (all ages 0-110!) This Sunday is the start of the Fall season! Join us as […]

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    Empowering Families and Loved Ones Facing Mental Illness   

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Spire link

    When a loved one develops a mental illness, family members and friends struggle to understand a disease that they know little about while dealing with their own cascade of emotions. Ill equipped to respond, families are further inhibited by society’s stigma towards mental illness and barriers presented by patient privacy laws.  Recognizing these challenges, the […]

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    Ripley Chapel Renovation:  Final Design Set!

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Spiritual Practice, Worship

    The Ripley Chapel Working Group has decided on the Final Design for the renovation of Ripley Chapel. This past March, as you may recall, the Working Group called for a pause in the work with Torrey Architecture, Inc. and Kaplan Construction to finalize a design because the estimated costs of the design we were working on […]

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    Sarah Marino, Holding Us Together!

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Spire link

    The Personnel Committee is Spotlighting different members of our staff this year. Sarah Marino was kind enough to agree to be our first candidate! Sarah has been our office manager for the past 10 years. She is the nuts and bolts of the office and can solve most any problem or issue– She holds our […]

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    Ingredients Needed for the Outdoor Church on September 30

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Outreach, Small Groups, Spire link

    On the 5th Sunday of the month (4 times a year), the First Congregational Church makes and brings sandwiches and other items to the Outdoor Church congregation in Cambridge. Our tradition is to make the sandwiches in the kitchen after worship on “our” Sunday using ingredients donated by the Congregation. Two to five members of the congregation […]

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    Seasons of the Spirit: The Call of Restorative Justice

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    As we enter autumn, the realities of our deeply polarized religious, social and political world become increasingly apparent. As Christians, scripture and tradition call us to be “light in the shadows”: bearers of good news to a broken world.  How do we orient ourselves in such a time as this? Jesus points us toward taking responsibility for doing […]

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    Introduction to the Old Testament

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Community, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    Starting Tuesday, Sept 25 On Tuesday evenings at 7:00-8:30 PM for 6 weeks, we will be offering the second course of the Massachusetts Bible Society’s Exploring the Bible series Introducing the Old Testament. This second course helps you better understand the Old Testament in the context of the world in which it was written. The Old […]

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    Musical Opportunities This Fall – Join Us!

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    “Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in […]

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    Transgender Awareness and Understanding

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Community, Spire link

    Sunday Sep 23rd 11th Hour discussion after Worship (11:30 to 1:30) The Adult Faith Exploration Ministry invites you to attend an 11th hour session on Sunday September 23rd in the Palmer Room to learn about what it means to be transgender. Find out what the letters in LGBTQIA stand for. Learn about gender identities and the myriad […]

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