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Justice and Peace Team

As a congregation, we are committed to the struggle against injustice, discrimination, violence and hatred. We seek to foster a world of peace and wholeness. We need to immerse ourselves in being one with the people who are victims of wrongful justice rather than just helping them. Justice-seeking is not charity. It is a process of education, experience, self-knowledge and awareness of…

Justice and Peace Team is Here!

Congratulations! You have just found the new Justice and Peace blog for First Church. We hope that you will come to this blog often for education and action as we advocate for equality, justice, and peace for all people. Our group is loosely structured. Anyone can share concerns and promote causes by contacting a member of our team. This blog is for communicating…

Mardi Gras Sunday

Join us on Transfiguration Sunday, February 26, right before the beginning of the season of Lent for a celebratory Mardi Gras jazz worship service in the Meetinghouse at 11am with Canton-based Dixieland Jazz Band Not Quite Saints. Before worship we’ll be serving a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in Fellowship Hall with fun activities for the…

Women’s March on Washington

Waking up in the middle of the night, showering and dressing quietly so as not to wake the rest of my household, I tiptoed onto the porch to wait in the unseasonably warm damp until I saw Sarah’s lights winking up the road as her car navigated the slick dips of the bricked street. On…

Make the Story Yours!

Hello friends, I’m sorry that this picture isn’t great — we were all too busy getting into the story to plan good pics! But I hope it manages to convey what a great time we had last year at First Church’s first Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant. I hope you will join us this coming Sunday morning…

Advent and Christmas 2016

All are welcome! First Sunday of Advent Sunday, November 27 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 4 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Holy Communion shared during both services Advent Workshop for all ages following 11am worship Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 10, 9-11am Fun, safe, family-friendly pancake breakfast with a Santa photo-op and crafts for kids. Free and open to the…

Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer

Heavenly Father/Mother, on Thanksgiving Day we bow our hearts to you and pray. We give you thanks for all you’ve done especially for the gift of Jesus, your Son. For beauty in nature, your glory we see for joy and health, friends and family, for daily provision, your mercy and care these are the blessings…

Winter Labyrinth

Thursday, December 1, 6:30pm Come down to the Fellowship Hall for an evening of relaxation and meditation. Live music and candles accompany our 36 sq. foot labyrinth that is laid out on the floor. The journey you walk on the labyrinth can represent many different metaphorical journey’s – a journey toward the heart of God, a pilgrimage of prayer, or walking into…

Advent Begins

The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar each year and begins on Sunday, November 27, this year. The Latin word “advent” means arrival or appearance, the coming of something or someone. Each year Christians set aside four weeks as we anticipate and prepare for Christmas, our celebration of Christ’s coming into…

On days when things scare us

Today Deborah Anderson, a church member who works with me in the church office, shared this helpful prayer: Prayer for Protection The Light of God surrounds me. The Love of God enfolds me. The Power of God protects me. The Presence of God watches over me. The Mind of God guides me. The Life of…