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    Carrying One’s Faith onto the Public Square: Voting and Faithfulness

    Posted on August 14, 2020 by in Environment, Latest News

    “​Whoever is faithful in a very little, is also faithful in much…” —Luke 16:10 When serving in the parish, I quickly learned that the chief task facing a Stewardship Team was getting folks to pledge. While pledging was important because it aided in budget projections, the more pressing reason had to do cultivating faithfulness in […]

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  • Peach Green Smoothie

    Posted on August 10, 2020 by in Health and Wellness

    Recipe offered by Pam Budner Full of peach flavor, this smoothie perfectly masks the spinach that gives it a green hue. Ingredients 1 cup soy milk, or plant-based dairy 2 scoops vanilla Life Shake Fistful baby spinach 1 green apple, chopped 1 cup frozen peaches Place all ingredients into blender in the order listed. Blend […]

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    50th Anniversary of Earth Day

    Posted on March 12, 2020 by in Environment, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News

    Sunday, April 26, 2020 On Sunday, April 26, First Congregational Church will be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  Worship including participation by our youth, will be followed by a light luncheon and an 11th Hour Presentation focused on Renewable Energy by Professor Dan Kuchma of Tufts University. Given the urgency of climate change, […]

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  • Lent: An Invitation To A Deeper Spirituality

    Posted on March 10, 2020 by in Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    Our Lenten season began on February 26, forty days before Easter, this year celebrated on April 12. Interestingly, Easter is a “moveable feast” whose date is calculated by the lunar calendar. Our world is more accustomed to the “fixed” solar calendar, so Easter offers us a challenge from the beginning, since it cannot be “nailed down” […]

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    Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Vigil

    Posted on March 10, 2020 by in Spiritual Practice, Worship

    April 9-10 Jesus asked his disciples to stay awake and pray with him during his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his death. We respond to Jesus’ call by holding vigil in our still and darkened Sanctuary, being present with Creator, Christ, and Spirit overnight from Maundy Thursday into Good Friday.  After the […]

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  • Ripley Presents: Hank Wonder

    Posted on December 23, 2019 by in Community, Latest News, Ripley

    Where the twang of Classic Country meets the grit of Southern Soul! Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:30 PM A Special Coffee House concert, featuring Hank Wonder, in celebration of the renovation of Ripley Chapel. Somewhere on the musical map, where the twang of Classic Country meets the grit of Southern Soul, Hank Wonder marks a […]

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  • Service of Light 2019

    Posted on December 11, 2019 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Spire link, Spiritual Practice, Worship

    The Service of Light is one way our church family remembers those who experience a loss of joy this holiday season. Designed to move from darkness to hope, the music, readings and candle lighting in the warmth of community open us to God’s quiet presence. We pray that our lives will be graced with the true gifts of the season, a peace which surpasses all understanding; Love Divine and encouragement that sustains us though the longest night.

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  • Cookie Walk

    Posted on December 6, 2019 by in Community, Giving, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News, Outreach, Volunteer Opportunities, Youth

    December 22, 2019, After worship Each year the youth hosts a Cookie Walk during Advent. We would love to have you donate your favorite cookies (that are of course NUT FREE). Bring them to church with you on December 22nd with the list of ingredients. After church, everyone is encouraged to grab a dozen cookies […]

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  • Outdoor Church on December 13 and 14

    Posted on December 6, 2019 by in Ministries/Task Force News, Outreach, Spire link

    The second Friday of every month the youth gather after school to make 50-75 sandwiches for the Outdoor church. They join forces with Temple Shir Tikvah and deliver them to the people of Cambridge. Click the following to sign up to donate items or to make sandwiches (Ingredient Donations) To sign up to hand out […]

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  • Introduction to the New Testament

    Posted on December 6, 2019 by in Adult Ed, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News, Small Groups, Spire link

    Coming Soon in January and February, Starting Jan 14 Tuesdays Jan 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4, 11, 18 Day Time Class – 11:30 AM-1 PM, led by Rev. Will Burhans Evening Class – 6:30 PM-8 PM, led by Rev. Judy Arnold For six weeks, we will be offering both an evening class and a […]

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