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    New and Outgoing Leadership Team Members, and an Invitation!

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link

    The Leadership Team (LT) is delighted to welcome four new members — Sarah Gallop, David Peretti, Cindy Wankowicz, and Jennifer Wilson. We also said thank you and goodbye to three valued members — Patricia Brady, Dina Patel, and Dick Sayre. Our model of lay individuals rotating through varied terms is serving the LT well as […]

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    Transgender Awareness and Understanding

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Community, Small Groups, Spire link

    Save the Date! September 23 after worship What does it means to be transgender? What do the letters in LGBTQIA stand for? Come join us to learn about gender identities and the myriad of terms that are evolving to capture the transgender experience. Explore why the Christian teaching of unconditional love is so important for the […]

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    Introducing the Old Testament

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link

    Coming This Fall! On Tuesday evenings, for 6 weeks in Sep and Oct, 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 understand the Old Testament in the context of the world in which it was written. The Old […]

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    Prayers for Our Mission to Puerto Rico

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Outreach, Spire link

    Twenty-one members and friends of First Congregational Church in Winchester are going to Puerto Rico from August 4 through August 11 with a group called Experience Mission. They will be lending a hand to a local community near Dorado to help in the rebuilding effort. The devastation to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria last year, […]

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    Waking Up

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link

    As we enter the summer, we may find ourselves overdue for taking time for rest, relaxation, and recreation. This is a good thing, for the central part of rest for our well-being is not to be ignored. Healthy living includes rest and activity, stillness and movement, silence and sound, shadow and light. May our summer contain both, offering […]

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    Do Yourself a Favor this Summer

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    If you haven’t come to a summer worship service, you’ve been missing something special. We still gather in the sanctuary at 10:00 AM. But, the service is shorter and more informal than during the program year. People are casually dressed and relaxed. Fellowship following the service is held in the back of the Sanctuary. So […]

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    One Thing Spoken, Two Things Heard

    Posted on June 26, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link

    Psalm 62 ends with the provocative statement: “One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard; power belongs to you, God, and with you is unfailing love.” As Christians, we would say that the one thing God has spoken, God’s word, is Jesus Christ. And Christ’s life, death and resurrection reveal two things: that […]

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  • Cantata Sunday: The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass

    Posted on May 16, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    May 20, 2018, 10:00 AM The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass [2007] Music by Carol Barnett (b. 1949); Libretto by Marisha Chamberlin (b. 1952); Scored for Chorus, Soloists and Bluegrass Band (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and string bass). Please join us for a very special Cantata Sunday! The Choir will present composer Carol Barnett’s and librettist […]

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    NCIS: New-Comers Information Sessions

    Posted on April 13, 2018 by in Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link

    April 29 and May 20 If you’d like to learn more about the First Congregational Church in Winchester, UCC, or are interested in becoming a member, please join us for one of our informal sharing and informational sessions in Rev. Will’s office, immediately following worship. Children are welcome to come and/or childcare will be provided. […]

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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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