Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Health Ministry and wellness events/news

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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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    Embodied Prayer

    Posted on July 9, 2018 by 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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    Forest Bathing

    Posted on June 21, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News

    Dear Friends, Yesterday members and friends of Health Ministry participated in the Wright-Locke Farm offering, The Therapy of Being in the Forest. We had a beautiful day to explore the calm and heal qualities of nature. The experience refreshed the spirit and relaxed the body. I wanted to let you know that there are openings […]

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    RIM Annual Walk for Refugees

    Posted on June 14, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Outreach

    Sunday, June 24 4 PM If you want to support our Metro North Cluster of Refugees Immigration Ministry, consider walking in or donating to the RIM Annual Walk for Refugees on Sunday, June 24th, 4 p.m., at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. Bruce and Linda Alexander will be walking. Money will be used to support our […]

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    Relay for Life

    Posted on May 3, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Youth

    Our names are Madi Corvi, Lulu Girotti and Carly Von Halle we are participating in the Relay for Life along with seven of our other friends. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for cancer research.   When the sun goes down at the Relay For Life event, hope shines the brightest. During the Luminaria Ceremony, […]

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    Spring Tradition of Fellowship and Tea

    Posted on April 13, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link

    Wednesday, May 30, 2 PM The Health Ministry is pleased to have the Ministry Team lead an informal discussion of recent church events. Of particular interest are the spring youth trips and the upcoming summer adult mission trip to Puerto Rico. The program will conclude with the music and songs of The Sound of Grace […]

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    Chain of Love

    Posted on April 5, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Youth

    Thanks to all the church members and youth who joined with people across town to make the “Chain Of Love” for the Winchester Library Staff during Library Appreciation Week. Drop into the children’s room at the library to see the completed chain or to add a chain link if you did not have an earlier opportunity to do so.  The community project expresses heartfelt feelings of love, appreciation and […]

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    Ingredients needed for Outdoor Church in April

    Posted on April 5, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Outreach, Small Groups

    April 29, Cambridge The Outdoor Church is a ministry to the men and women who call the streets of Cambridge home. The Outdoor Church provides spiritual and physical sustenance. On the fifth Sunday of the month, the First Congregational Church helps to provide both. We have walkers this month – the youth are representing us. […]

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    Easter Flowers

    Posted on March 23, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News

    We invite you to donate a chancel Easter plant as a memorial or as a gift. The cost of a plant is $20.00 each. All orders are due by Palm Sunday, March 25. Click here for an order form. Attention members and families: Join in our joyful Easter tradition of delivering a lily plant to […]

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    Join Us for Worship This Sunday (March 18) at 10 AM

    Posted on March 16, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News, Worship

    This Sunday is the 5th Sunday of Lent and our annual Health Ministry Sunday when we specifically invite God’s healing power into our corporate and individual lives. This year the Health Ministry and Ministry Team are drawing from our beautiful Lenten Silent Retreat by lifting up the healing power of silence and stillness. The Psalmist […]

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