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    Jazz Blessing of the Animals 2018

    Posted on October 4, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Worship

    Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 AM Rain Location: Chidley Hall Please join us on the Town Common where we will swing, celebrate and give thanks for all of God’s creatures, blessing our animal companions. We welcome all pets – furry, scaly, hairy, feathery and even plush! Photos of beloved pet companions are welcome in place […]

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  • 2018-19 Spire Publication schedule

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by in Spire link

    What’s your team up to? Have a ministry update to share? Mark your calendars!    

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    First Congregational Church Celebrates and Dedicates Beloved and Restored Fisk Organ, Opus 50

    Posted on September 18, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Worship

    An Organ Concert of Celebration and Dedication Sunday, September 30th at 2 PM In honor of the restoration of First Congregational Church’s beloved Fisk organ, Opus 50, the church offers a delightful and jubilant concert of organ and keyboard music – performed by First Congregational Church’s masterful organist, Jeffrey Mead, along with some of Winchester’s […]

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    Welcoming Picnic

    Posted on September 3, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link

    Sunday Sept. 9 11:30 AM Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new program year with a picnic after worship. Joan Theuer has graciously agreed to shepherd it, as she did in the Spring. But she cannot do it all. The help she needs includes: Cutting watermelons before picnic Homemade cupcakes and cookies […]

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    2018-19 Children and Youth Events

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Youth

    November Saturday 11/03/18, 7 PM-Sunday 11/04/18,  11:30 AM High School Overnight (9th-12th grades) Join us for our annual Daylight Savings Overnight. Each year we get together and celebrate the extra hour!  Our evening consists of playing games, a midnight service, and lots of bonding. The next morning we will all head to the worship service. […]

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    Empowering Families and Loved Ones Facing Mental Illness   

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Spire link

    When a loved one develops a mental illness, family members and friends struggle to understand a disease that they know little about while dealing with their own cascade of emotions. Ill equipped to respond, families are further inhibited by society’s stigma towards mental illness and barriers presented by patient privacy laws.  Recognizing these challenges, the […]

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    Ripley Chapel Renovation:  Final Design Set!

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Spire link, Spiritual Practice, Worship

    The Ripley Chapel Working Group has decided on the Final Design for the renovation of Ripley Chapel. This past March, as you may recall, the Working Group called for a pause in the work with Torrey Architecture, Inc. and Kaplan Construction to finalize a design because the estimated costs of the design we were working on […]

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    Sarah Marino, Holding Us Together!

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Spire link

    The Personnel Committee is Spotlighting different members of our staff this year. Sarah Marino was kind enough to agree to be our first candidate! Sarah has been our office manager for the past 10 years. She is the nuts and bolts of the office and can solve most any problem or issue– She holds our […]

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    Ingredients Needed for the Outdoor Church on September 30

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Community, Outreach, Small Groups, Spire link

    On the 5th Sunday of the month (4 times a year), the First Congregational Church makes and brings sandwiches and other items to the Outdoor Church congregation in Cambridge. Our tradition is to make the sandwiches in the kitchen after worship on “our” Sunday using ingredients donated by the Congregation. Two to five members of the congregation […]

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    Seasons of the Spirit: The Call of Restorative Justice

    Posted on September 1, 2018 by in Latest News, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    As we enter autumn, the realities of our deeply polarized religious, social and political world become increasingly apparent. As Christians, scripture and tradition call us to be “light in the shadows”: bearers of good news to a broken world.  How do we orient ourselves in such a time as this? Jesus points us toward taking responsibility for doing […]

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