Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy in Adult Ed, Community, Latest News, 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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Posted on September 1, 2018 by Nancy 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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Posted on August 16, 2018 by Sarah Marino 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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Posted on August 16, 2018 by Sarah Marino in Community, Latest News, Youth
Friday, August 17 at Dusk Join us with your family for popcorn and a movie on the lawn with our giant 12-foot screen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, snacks, dinner, and friends and enjoy a family movie. This Friday we will be watching “A Wrinkle in Time” starting at dusk.
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Posted on July 9, 2018 by Sarah Marino in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Worship
Our Tuesday evening Embodied Prayer with Yoga and Centering Prayer which was planned for Tuesday, July 31st will be postponed until Tuesday, August 14th. We hope you can join us then! August 14 & 21, 6:30-7:30 PM Tucker Room Join us for some beautiful summer evenings of yoga and prayer. Bring comfortable clothes, mats, meditation […]
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