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Annual Laurel Park Worship Service

Annual Laurel Park Worship Service

There will be no 10 am Worship at First Churches on Sunday, August 24th. We will congregate at the Laurel Park Assosication on North King Street in Northampton. Rev. Sarah Buteux preaching and Heather Williams as the musical accompaniment. See www.laurelparkarts.org for directions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Music at the Meeting House Presents….

Music at the Meeting House Presents….

MUSIC AT THE MEETING HOUSE PRESENTS: Abigail Adams on violin, accompanied by Lior David on Piano Sunday, June 15th at 4 pm In First Churches Sanctuary Reception in Lyman Hall to follow. Please join us to celebrate Abby’s Graduation recital   Program Includes: J.S. Bach Partita No.3 in E Major, Saint Saens Violin Concerto No.3 in […]

Pentecost Evening Worship and Dinner

Pentecost Evening Worship and Dinner

And they all heard in their own language… Pentecost 2014 – June 8 @ 6:00 PM This year we can celebrate Pentecost in at least three languages – English, Quichua, and Spanish-gathering with Iglasia Bautista Quichua Nueva Vida in their chapel Sunday night. (10 AM services will still take place.) We will share in a […]

MIssion and Outreach

Humanitarian Action for Children at the US Border

Humanitarian Action for Children at the US Border

http://nyti.ms/1mrxpLL News headlines often focus on the loud and divisive voices, like angry protesters shouting at school buses carrying some of the 57,000 children who have crossed the Texas border.  Churches and volunteers seeking to relieve this humanitarian crisis may not be as interesting to the media, but there are hundreds of people showing the […]

Join the Carbon Fast on Facebook or by Email

Join the Carbon Fast on Facebook or by Email

JOIN THE CARBON FAST DAILY INFORMATION POST TODAY! You can find daily environmental posts on the web or Facebook by following the highlighted links.  Here is an excerpt explaining the Carbon Fast from the UCC Massachusetts Conference Website: An invitation to you AND to your congregation:  Please Join Us in a Lenten Fast . . […]

“THE VIGIL”  with Film Maker Jenny Alexander

“THE VIGIL” with Film Maker Jenny Alexander

  Join us for a screening of the new film, THE VIGIL A moving film about faith and immigration reform in the U.S. Part of the MA Trust Act Week of Action: Tuesday, February 11 First Churches of Northampton enter on Center Street 6:30pm:  Gathering and introduction by filmmaker Jenny Alexander 7pm:Film, with Spanish subtitles. […]

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Worship

It Should Make a Difference, Laurel Park, August 24, 2014

It Should Make a Difference, Laurel Park, August 24, 2014

Matthew 5:13-20 What are the four things you never talk about in polite company? First one starts with R. Religion. Second one starts with M.  Money.  Third one starts with P. Politics. And the forth one starts with S. Sex. Yes, sex. Oh my gosh, I just said “sex” in a sermon, though in all […]

Annual Laurel Park Worship Service

Annual Laurel Park Worship Service

There will be no 10 am Worship at First Churches on Sunday, August 24th. We will congregate at the Laurel Park Assosication on North King Street in Northampton. Rev. Sarah Buteux preaching and Heather Williams as the musical accompaniment. See www.laurelparkarts.org for directions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jesus Knows His Weeds!

Jesus Knows His Weeds!

Sermon by Rev. Todd Weir July 20, 2014 Matthew 13: 24-30   I learned more about weeds than I ever wanted to know growing up in Iowa.  Walking through the soybean fields to rid it of weeds was my summer job from age 13.  A wise farmer once taught me that all weeds were not […]

Education

Field Trip to Heifer farm

Field Trip to Heifer farm

Don’t miss out on this wonderful adventure. We hope you and your friends will join us!! Saturday April 12th Field Trip Heifer Farm in Rutland MA, Please sign up by March 23rd. – $10/adult CE is covering cost of children/youth – All are Welcome, invite your friends! – RSVP to Eric at CE@firstchurches.org – See […]

Lord’s Prayer Series Weekly Notes

Lord’s Prayer Series Weekly Notes

Lord’s Prayer I –  Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…  Opening Meditation Opening Meditation:  Musical meditation on where is heaven for you?  What does it look like to you? Share in groups of three or four, and see what the different views look like. 1)  Heaven in scriptures Read Genesis 1:1 […]

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Spiritual Readings of Devotional Classics: Sunday Morning Adult Education during Lent

Spiritual Readings of Devotional Classics: Sunday Morning Adult Education during Lent

8:45 AM starting March 9 in the Parlor   This Lent experience reading with the mind and heart together through an exploration of five spiritual classics about living a life with God.  Each week we will read a short sample and share together how the words impact our spiritual journeys.  We invite you to come […]

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Children’s Sunday Sermon

Children’s Sunday Sermon

Sermon by Rev. Todd Weir June 15, 2014   A few weeks ago I was part of a team engaging in a leadership retreat with a Latino student group at Springfield Tech.  The school has noted that they have poor retention rates of getting students to complete their degrees, especially from low-income and new immigrant […]

Pentecost Sunday – June 8, 2014

Pentecost Sunday – June 8, 2014

“Gifts Among Us” Preached by Rev. Todd Weir June 8, 2014 When you hear the story of Pentecost and the dramatic outpouring of the Holy Spirit, complete with rushing wind and tongues of fire, everyone hearing in their own language-it sounds both very exciting and-lets be honest-out of control.  Onlookers came to the conclusion that […]