Category Archives: Latest News

  • Home for the Holidays

    Posted on December 14, 2017 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Youth

    Welcoming Our Young Adults, College Students &  Recent Graduates. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 6 PM in Ripley Chapel This event is for our young adults, college students (freshmen/women through PhDs) and our recent graduates who are home with their families for the holidays. Join Ben, Rev. Judy, Rev. Will, and Kathleen for a Ripley Chapel Service. After the service, we will […]

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  • Join us for Worship December 10th

    Posted on December 8, 2017 by in Latest News, Worship

    Join us for the Second Sunday of Advent this Sunday at 10 am.  We’ll light the Candle of Peace on our Advent Wreath and continue to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ by considering John the Baptist out in the wilderness “preparing a way for the Lord”. Are there crooked ways in our […]

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  • Cookie Walk This Sunday

    Posted on December 7, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Cookie Walk Sunday December 10 at 11:30 down in Chidley Hall Each year the youth group hosts a cookie walk that they split the proceeds between their mission trip and an organization. This year, we will take the half the money to buy socks for the outdoor church.   What do we need from you?  […]

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    Seasons of the Spirit: Are You “Entirely Ready” This Advent?

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link

    December brings us the season of Advent, when we are invited for the four weeks before Christmas to live into a pregnant waiting, an anticipation of the unknown, and a joyful preparation for the coming of the One who offers us a new way of being. Madeline L’Engle reminds us of this in one of […]

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    Lessons & Carols 2017: J.S. Bach’s Magnificat

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    Magnificat, BWV 243 [1723-33], by Johann Sebastian Bach Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 AM Bach is thus a terminal point. Nothing comes from him; everything merely leads to him. —Albert Schweitzer, J.S. Bach, Vol. 1, 1908/1911 Please join us for First Congregational Church’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a beloved tradition from England wherein God’s […]

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  • Ruth Group Poetry Night

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Adult Ed, Community, Latest News

      December 10, 2017    7-9pm  at Susan Sawyer’s House 15 Sheffield West, Winchester Bring a favorite poem or two to share with the group – it can be your own composition, an old time favorite, a new discovery, or a short piece of prose.  Here are some suggestions if you need a place to get […]

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  • Ways to Help the Outdoor Church at Christmas

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Spire link, Youth

    Please lend a hand this holiday season with the Outdoor Church! There are many ways you can make a difference! On December 31, we will receive donated ingredients, make sandwiches and send them with 2 or 3 church members to Cambridge who will accompany the Outdoor Church clergy in serving the Outdoor Church Congregation of […]

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    Christmas/Advent Ripley Chapel Update

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    The Ripley Chapel Working Group has been working steadily since October to carefully study the choices for the renovation of our Chapel and the costs associated with each. The costs estimates were developed by Kaplan Construction company last spring under the direction of our architect, David Torrey. It has been fairly easy to review the […]

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    For Unto Us a Child is Born

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    Welcome to the season of Advent! We are entering into a sacred four weeks together that ideally prepare us for the deeper mystery of Christmas, when the Great Creator of the universe was manifested in the form of a human child. But isn’t every child a manifestation of the Great Creator, one might ask? Biblically […]

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    Service of Light 2017

    Posted on November 30, 2017 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Worship

     A Service of Prayer, Candle Lighting & Music Thursday, December 21, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary “Only in the darkness does the bright light shine through.” Please join us for a special service designed to move from darkness to hope. Held on one of the longest nights of the year, the Service of Light opens us to God’s […]

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