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Join us for our annual workshop of arts and crafts in Margaret Jewett Hall following Morning Worship on the first Sunday of Advent. People of all ages are invited to make an Advent wreath (bring your candle ring from home; a limited number of new rings and candle sets will be available), dip...

On Sunday, December 9, following Morning Worship, you will once again be able to browse the many wonderful gift items on sale at First Church’s Alternative Christmas Fair. Margaret Jewett Hall will be filled with Christmas cheer, and you can be a part of it!

Our Fair is “alternative”...

Join Dan Smith and Nancy Kilburn for a First Church tradition of festive and fireside fun. Come for all or part of the evening. We’ll provide a light meal and holiday spirit(s)! Feel free to bring some holiday cookies or drinks to share, or just bring yourselves and some holiday cheer. We hope...

Our special Choral Music Sunday service on December 16 highlights the incredible heritage of great music composed for the Advent season. This year we will be singing a perennial favorite ― the Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi, for choir and soloists with strings, oboe, and trumpet.  If you...

The traditional First Church Christmas Party will be held following Morning Worship on Sunday, December 16, in Margaret Jewett Hall. Organized and animated with great affection and skill by the Friends of Fellowship! Watch for details, coming soon.

 

When: Sunday, December 16, 12:...

The Un-Pageant is a creative and fun tradition at First Church! On the fourth Sunday of Advent during Morning Worship, we tell the Christmas story together as a congregation by donning costumes and accessories (think halos and wooly sheep ears) that transform us into angels, shepherds, sheep,...

“Come all ye faithful and celebrate” with us at our family-friendly candlelit service of lessons and carols. With a beeswax taper in hand, sing and celebrate this “silent night,” as we give thanks for Emmanuel ― God with us ― and as we fill our Sanctuary with the warmth and light and joy of...

Join us for this First Church Christmas Morning tradition. Greet the new day and the Christ child with an intimate communion service of lessons, carols, prayers. and a special harpsichord offering by Peter Sykes of William Byrd’s The Bells.

 

When: Tuesday, December 25, 11...

Save the date and join us for a simple dinner followed by a candlelit procession through our building, ending in the Sanctuary. This traditional Epiphany celebration is a First Church family-friendly favorite. Details to come in the Epiphany issue of EVENT and in First Glance (...

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a proposed rule changing the definition of what it means to be a “public charge.” These new rules could...

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The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a proposed rule changing the definition of what it means to be a “public charge.” These new rules could potentially impact the life and well-being of millions of immigrant families. Currently...

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...