Spiritual Formation

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart, in my heart…
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart…
                                           — American folk hymn

The early Christians were called People of the Way because they were known to follow the way of Jesus—the way of justice, mercy and radically inclusive love. How can we learn about this way? How can we come to walk in this way so that we can be more loving, holy and like Jesus?

At First Church, Spiritual Formation is about shaping our whole lives—body, mind and spirit—to follow a particular way of living and being in our world. We approach these questions in various and creative ways at each stage of our lives—for children, youth and adults.


First Church Fall Retreat 2016

Friday-Sunday, September 30 - October 2, 2016
Craigville Retreat Center
Craigville, Cape Cod

Mark your calendars and register now for our annual First Church Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod, September 30 - October 2. Join us for a community gathering that will include time for beach-walking, game-playing, small group sessions, large group worship, music and art-making, and more. 

Registration for the 2016 Retreat has ended - check back in Summer 2017 to register for next year's retreat!