Category Archives: Youth

  • Youth Mission Trip

    Posted on February 14, 2019 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    This Sunday, 13 youth and 4 adults are heading down to Tuskegee, Alabama to work with the Alabama Rural Ministry or ARM for a week. ARM focuses on helping families make their houses warm, safe, and dry, and that is exactly what the youth will be doing there. Some of them will be skirting a […]

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  • Build a Bed Workshop

    Posted on February 4, 2019 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 AM A Bed for Every Child is program of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless created five years ago to provide beds for children whose families could not afford separate beds for their children resulting in tired and unfocused children who could not learn adequately in school. To meet the […]

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  • Epiphany Celebration Sunday January 6

    Posted on December 21, 2018 by in Community, Small Groups, Spiritual Practice, Youth

    Join the Wise Men in Searching for the Baby Jesus Most people know that the Wise Men brought gifts to the Christ Child. What you might not know is that those gifts were given, not on Christmas Day, but on Epiphany. Epiphany is January 6th – the 12th day after Christmas. That’s right – the […]

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    Cookie Walk Sunday Dec 9 at 11:30 AM

    Posted on December 3, 2018 by in Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Join the youth for their annual Cookie Walk happening on December 9th after the service in Ripley Chapel.  For those who are new to the Cookie Walk here’s what it is all about!  We ask people to bake their favorite (nut free) Christmas cookies and drop them off before the service starts on 12/9.  After […]

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    Giving Tree

    Posted on November 26, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Every year for Christmas we as a church give presents to those who are in need.  This year we will be giving to boys and girls from the community-based program YVLifeSet (formerly Germaine Lawrence Residential Program in Arlington), boys and girls from the Council of Social Concern and people at the Lowell Transitional Learning Center. 2018 Giving Tree Signup Please bring your gift, unwrapped […]

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  • Bean Soup Community Supper

    Posted on November 20, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Youth

    Thursday, December 6, 5:00-7:00 It’s the new and improved Bean Supper, now called the Bean SOUP Supper! It’s healthy and simple and a completely free gift from us to the wider community. We’ll welcome folks into Chidley Hall on the town Tree Lighting Night, and offer three delicious soups (meat, vegan, gluten-free), bread, cider and […]

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    Thanksgiving Basket Drive

    Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Saturday, November 17 from 9:30-11:30 Am in Chidley Hall In the spirit of giving this season, we are teaming up with FAN of Winchester for the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive We are looking forward to bringing the community together and gathering food items to provide local families in need with a full Thanksgiving meal. We […]

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    Join Us This Sunday for Worship at 10 am. (Nov 4)

    Posted on November 2, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship, Youth

    This Sunday is Pledge Sunday, the culmination of our Stewardship Pledge Drive, when we encourage you to bring your pledge cards and place them in the offering plate during worship. We’ll also reflect together upon the Greatest Commandment and share in the sacrament of communion. Our children will start off the morning together in Chidley […]

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    Stronger Than Hate

    Posted on October 31, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Spiritual Practice, Youth

    Dear Congregation, On Friday night (November 2) at 6:30, clergy from around Winchester will lead an Interfaith Vigil at Temple Shir Tikvah (34 Vine St) in response to the violence in Pittsburgh.   We hope you as congregation members of First Congregational Church will consider joining us as an expression of solidarity with our Jewish […]

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    Frozen Turkeys Needed for Pilgrim Church in Dorchester

    Posted on October 30, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Youth

    Each year we collect frozen turkeys and the youth delivers them to the Pilgrim Church in Dorchester.  This year is no different. The turkeys are donated to their shelter so that everyone can have a happy Thanksgiving. Please bring in a turkey and put it in the freezer in the Chidley Hall kitchen by Sunday, […]

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