Category Archives: Community

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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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    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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    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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    New Co-Coordinators for The Dwelling Place

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

    In September, Louise Ritenhouse and Cindy Mahoney will take on the job of Co-Coordinators for FCC volunteers at The Dwelling Place, replacing Linda Alexander, who has served in that job for seven years. Louise and Cindy will work with Lisa Loughlin to enlist and support our church’s volunteers in cooking and serving meals at The […]

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    Puerto Rico Trip News Coverage

    Posted on August 16, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach

    If you haven’t seen it, check out the coverage on NBC 10 of the mission trip to Puerto Rico. Thanks to Sue Howland for pitching the story and for Tom Kahl for being willing to be interviewed on Sunday morning. We are grateful that our team returned safely after a deeply meaningful week of service in Puerto […]

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