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| With Adults | With Children and Youth | Through Worship |
| Through Fellowship | Through
Service to the church and its mission can
take many forms. Giving of one's time and talent by serving with boards and
committees, teaching Sunday school, helping in the church office, and
assisting with groups and special events are just some of the opportunities
for people in our fellowship to be involved.
This participation in the Church's mission and operation can give
many rewards: new friends, opportunities for growth, and the joy of knowing
that you are making a positive difference.
Come join us in worshipping, caring,
serving, growing, and enjoying! New members are always
Through the Arts & Music
First Parish Church
The First Parish Church Choir presents music for
our morning worship service.
Our Church encourages adults to continue
growing spiritually as they apply their faith everyday. We believe in the
relevance of the Bible for Christian living without the need to interpret it
Spaghetti suppers frequently complement other
events and programs, and have been found to be stimulating, enjoyable times
for Church members and friends.
Other programs on family relationships,
personal maturation, and spiritual growth and transformation are available
throughout the year.
Children and Youth
Children of all ages are welcomed into our Christian fellowship
where trusting relationships are developed through the loving care of our teachers. Infant and toddler care is provided during
worship services and during special events. The children go to Sunday school
where they learn about the Bible and the Christian faith through active involvement including games, crafts, drama, and music.
They also participate in services especially designed for children.
The pastor and congregation provide a Sunday morning worship celebration held weekly at 10:00 AM
(9:30am throughout the summer) in our
Sanctuary. The First Parish Choir
brings musical inspiration and added energy to our morning worship. Opportunity is given each Sunday for worshippers to share Joys and Concerns to
be included in the morning's prayer. Each Sunday sermon is based on Scripture
and brings worshippers spiritual insights for living a Christian life in
today's complex world.
Worship for All Ages, specially planned to
include the church school children, takes place at various times each year at
the regular worship hour. On most Sundays, children participate in a
Children's Message before leaving worship for Christian
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is
celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, and the Sacrament of Baptism is joyfully
administered to infants and adults as requested. Weddings, Renewal of Vows,
Funerals, and Memorial Services also take place in our Sanctuary. These services are available for people from our community
as well as church members. Special worship opportunities are held throughout
A rich variety of programs is offered for the social
life of church members and friends. The Fellowship Hour is held in
Fellowship Hall following the morning worship service. Light
refreshments are served, and periodically, arts and crafts exhibits, or other
displays of interest, add sparkle to the friendly conversation
Spaghetti suppers are organized
on the 4th Saturday of most months [excluding December, June, July, and
August] and are served from 4:00 to 6:00pm Cost:
Adults $7, Children 3-12 is $3.50, and Children
under 3 eat Free!
An All-Church Camp is a spirit-filled
experience for all ages. Families with children, and singles, as well as
couples, share in the fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth, with the beauty
of the location adding to the significance of the weekend.
Other fellowship activities, such as
Christmas caroling, Holly Daze Fair, Church Yard Sale, and other special events are held throughout
the year. These are publicized in our church newsletter, "First Parish
groups start spontaneously, reflecting a current need of church
The mission of the First Congregational
Church is expressed in many forms as we share the good news of Jesus Christ.
As a congregation, we regularly support others in our community, as well as
throughout the world, in giving time, talent, and