Look Up and Listen Closely – Walking Toward the Sunrise A Devotional Word from Our Renewal Consultant Rev. Robert Naylor (The physical distancing realities have caused me to be unable to complete a key element in our shared renewal process, The Teaming and Dreaming event. However I will soon be sending along to you the
From our Music Director: There is so much music available on the internet now through the generosity of musicians looking to enrich people’s lives. People are also experimenting now, and we get zoomed and edited versions of music sung by high school choirs, adult groups, kids and soloists. It is fun and inspiring and addictive
“Envy & Pride” by Rev. Meade Sermon Summary: Today’s sermon focuses on the sins of Envy and Pride False pride stymies our spiritual growth as it leads us to focus on ourselves and gets in the way of our relationship with God. False pride can make us “stiff-kneed” and unable to humble ourselves to pray.
“Sloth” by Rev. Meade Sermon Summary: In today’s sermon Pastor Fred continues his series on the Seven Deadly Sins with the topic of Sloth. This is a time of social distance and isolation and a time when we need to listen to the voice of God in our lives in order to make lemonade from
A message from our Music Director: Sometimes a song is all we need to make it through the day or through a night of doubt. This piece by Pepper Choplin reassures us that “We Are Not Alone.” Click here (skip the ad’s) In “You Are Mine”, Lloyd Kaufman reminds us of God’s promise, “Do not
“DEALING WITH FEAR” by Rev. Meade Sermon Summary: Today’s sermon (which was live streamed for the first time) was appropriate for the time in which we live. It was on the subject of stress and anxiety. Mark 4:35-40 tells the story of Jesus traveling with his disciples across a lake. As he sleeps a great
An Irish Blessing May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright happy hours That stay with you all year long.
Take steps to protect yourself · Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. · If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of
Today's sermon continues with the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins and is about the sin of greed. The title is "Coveting and Greed."
The CE Team received a thank you note from Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund for the hats that the children and parishioners made and donated last year. Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful project. This year, our community project is to donate to the Pembroke Food Pantry. We are asking all of the
Pastor Fred is continuing with his series of sermons on the Seven Deadly Sins. Today he spoke about "Lust."
Some Important Thoughts A Helpful Blog from our Conference Minister: Dear Friends and Members of First Church, The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a daily headline this winter. And the Center for Disease Control is increasing their concern level. We’ve seen the impact on everything from travel to the stock market. And we wonder about what
“GLUTTONY” by Rev. Fred Meade
Greetings from the Diaconate! It’s March – although spring doesn’t officially begin this month, it is the month in which we welcome meteorological spring. Spring is a time for new beginnings and with that in mind we ask you to join with us on March 21 as all members and friends of our church join
“Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth” Isaiah 45:22 A roll of blanket (rescue and survival) material was donated by the U.S. Felt Co. Inc. With the help of the ladies from our Thursday night crafting, we were able to cut the roll into 4X5 blankets. The blankets were
Time, Talent, and Treasure Time, Talent, and Treasure are the three vital components of Stewardship. We urge everyone to consider how we can contribute in any and all these ways. Making a pledge allows the church to make plans for the future. The Stewardship Team thanks everyone who has submitted a pledge for this year
The Trustees met on 2/18/20 January financial report was presented in draft form with more updates to be made as figures are received from the bank records. · Changes to the copier machine are finalized and will result in a new copier and lower cost to the church. · Replaced the sink in a classroom
Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday is the official start of the season of Lent, six and a half weeks in total, consisting of 40 weekdays as an act of repentance prior to Easter or Resurrection Sunday. The institution of the day, or the season, is not in your Bible. It was set up by the early