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    First Congregational Church Celebrates and Dedicates Beloved and Restored Fisk Organ, Opus 50

    Posted on September 18, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Worship

    An Organ Concert of Celebration and Dedication Sunday, September 30th at 2 PM In honor of the restoration of First Congregational Church’s beloved Fisk organ, Opus 50, the church offers a delightful and jubilant concert of organ and keyboard music – performed by First Congregational Church’s masterful organist, Jeffrey Mead, along with some of Winchester’s […]

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    Join Us for Worship This Sunday (Sep 9)

    Posted on September 7, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship

    Our new program year begins on Sunday with worship at 10 am! The choir along with Jane and Jeffrey will be back in full voice. Although Stepping Stones doesn’t begin for another week, Ben has returned from parental leave and will offer an engaging Time for the Young for our kids and we’ll have a festive […]

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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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    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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    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, 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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    New Front Handrails

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

    Fabrication is well underway of sixteen handrails to be installed on the front steps down to Church Street. These handrails will be dedicated to lifelong member, Bradley Ross, who, in his last years, was also our Sexton. They are being donated primarily by his family and will be a permanent and welcoming addition to our […]

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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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