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    December Ruth Group

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Community, Small Groups, Spire link

    Poetry Night December 10, 2017, 7-9 PM Susan Sawyer’s home, 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 […]

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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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  • 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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    A Well Directed Thank You to the Signage Ministry!

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

    According to Buckaroo Banzai, “Wherever you go, there you are.” That may be, but it is now a whole lot easier to know where that is in our church, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Anne Hoenicke, Alex Rohall and Keith Russell and their work together as the Signage Ministry. Now anyone who walks into […]

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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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  • Finding your Way This Advent Season

    Posted on November 27, 2017 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Spire link

    Women’s Advent Gathering Monday, December 4, 7:00 PM Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and the Wise Women traveled far and wide to receive the blessing and to bring the news to the world! Travel around the church building with us as we find our way into Advent together. All women of the Church are invited to an […]

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    Refocusing The Spire

    Posted on November 20, 2017 by in Spire link

    Dear loyal Spire contributor, Thank you so much for your articles and ongoing support of The Spire. Its not easy to carve out the time to write content, and your efforts are very much appreciated by our church community. As you know, much of our upcoming and recurring events are well-publicized in our weekly emails, which […]

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    Frozen Turkeys Needed by November 19

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by in Outreach, Spire link, Youth

    Update: The church kitchen freezer is FULL of frozen Turkeys. We mean FULL. You are such a generous group!  If you plan to bring one for the Pilgrim Church, please keep it in your home freezer and bring it on Sunday.  Thank you so much for the great response. Each year we collect frozen turkeys […]

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