There are many ways to walk towards the cross. How will you this Lent? This Sunday, we focus on just one of the paths to the cross: Jesus’s call to simplicity in his radical ministry of community care. In the spirit of our Lenten tradition, we will hold a candlelit prayers of the people. We […]Continue Reading...
First Congregational Church’s Leadership Team is the strategic decision-making body of our church community which is charged with the task of ensuring the achievement of the mission and purpose of the church on behalf of the wider congregation. In our congregational church, the Leadership Team is made up of lay members who are invested in […]Continue Reading...
Come join us for worship as we walk through Lent beginning this Sunday, February 18th reaching our destination on Palm Sunday, March 24th. Last week Rev. Will preached on the spiritual journey which moves from the past where we’ve experienced God’s action in our lives towards a promised future where God redeems us. Each Sunday of Lent we’ll be taking […]Continue Reading...
This year Transfiguration Sunday lands on SuperBowl Sunday. What is the connection between the two? We’re not sure there is a connection… but Rev. Will might be able to find one in there somewhere. More importantly, come and prepare for the Lenten season which begins later in the week, Wednesday, Feb 14th as we join Jesus […]
You may have heard of the seven corporal works of mercy found in Matthew 25: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. But, what if we also added giving and receiving the mercy of rest to Jesus’s list? In […]
Live in-person ONLY from the stunning Ripley Chapel at First Congregational Church, Winchester. First Congregational Church offers a poignant and meditative Ash Wednesday service, featuring the ecumenical prayers and music of France’s Taizé community. All denominations are welcome. As Lent begins, please join us for this simple service – of Scripture, prayer, silence, meditative singing, […]
There is much we fear about the future these days but the Bible tells us the proper object of our fear is, actually, God. Proverbs 9:10 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That sentiment is repeated throughout the scriptures many times and appears in the Psalm we are given for this week, Psalm 111. […]
A fascinating little biblical story greets us this Sunday whose central character is one of God’s amazing sea creatures. The story of Jonah was important enough to be directly referenced by Jesus himself in referring to his death and resurrection. It’s a story that might ask of us: what is God calling us to, are we […]
This week, in light of MLK weekend, we consider the question Nathanael asks Jesus: “How do you know me?” How does God know you? How do others know you? How do you know yourself? During the service, we will also celebrate the Sacrament of Communion by intinction. All are welcome to Christ’s table. We hope […]
This Sunday is our EPIPHANY celebration during worship to close out CHRISTMASTIDE with the final carols of the season and the story of the MAGI coming to see the CHRIST CHILD. The service will be in the sanctuary and live-streamed, however please note that if there’s a SNOWSTORM we might decide to do the service on […]