Category Archives: Spire link

  • 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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    May Men’s Group

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

    Sunday May 13, 7-9 PM 4 Heritage Drive, Woburn (Paul and Lynne Rahmeier’s house) All FCC men and their guests are welcome We discuss matters that are personal and spiritual. Pot-luck beverages or snacks are welcome but not expected. Questions? Contact Chris Noble.

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    A New Client for RIM and Learning More About Hosting

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Community, Outreach, Spire link

    The Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) Metro North Cluster has a new client—a young man from Uganda who is seeking asylum in the US. He is currently settling in at a host home provided by a member of the cluster. Hopefully, sometime in the next few months we may be able to invite him to our […]

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    Reno Garden: Spring has Sprung! Halleluiah! 

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Community, Small Groups, Spire link

    Sprucing up the Garden is underway and soon there will be new plantings of pachysandra, New Guinea impatiens, columbine, and azaleas (replacements for the ones which did not survive the drought two years ago). Speaking of plantings, are you cleaning out or dividing any white blossoming plants in your garden? If so, consider donating them […]

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    Ruth Group: April, May and June Book Selections

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Community, Small Groups, Spire link

    April 15, May 20, and June 10 We have two books and a planning brunch coming up this spring. Please join us! April 15: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish “An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” Hosted by Karen Roberts, 3 Kenilworth Rd Winchester. Facilitator: Teresa Cader (see book description below) […]

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    Ripley Chapel Renovations: April Status Report

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    The Ripley Chapel Working Group has been working for the past six months to develop the final design for the chapel renovations. In December we re-engaged Torrey Architecture, Inc. to work with us to complete the final design and develop construction ready plans. In January we added Kaplan Construction as our tentative general contractor in […]

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    The End of Our 3-Year Transition

    Posted on April 11, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link

    The 3-year transition is coming to an end – at our May 6th annual meeting. ‘What 3-year transition?’ some may ask! Three years ago, this church voted to suspend, for three years, a portion of the bylaws, to enable us to experiment with a new church structure. This structure was recommended by the Transition Team […]

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    Seasons of the Spirit: A New Thing

    Posted on April 11, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Worship

    As we move through Eastertide (the fifty days between Easter Day and Pentecost Sunday), we reflect upon the words of Isaiah 43: “Behold, I am doing a new thing, do you not perceive it?” It may take us more than 50 days, indeed it make take a lifetime, to perceive in our bodies, minds, and […]

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