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The Church at TwilightGood Friday night crossOur Mission Statement

The purpose of this church shall be to worship God, preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the sacraments; to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church universal; to render loving service towards this community and to the world; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

Recent News

From the Pastor’s Pen

October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther published his “95 Theses” or points of disputation with the practices of the Roman Catholic Church, which sparked the Reformation. Chief among Luther’s complaints against the Church was the sale of Certificates of Indulgences, more »

Walk. Give.   Change the world.

  Date: Sunday, October 22 Location: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742 To make a donation online go to www.crophungerwalk.org/concordma , click on Donate and follow the prompts. To make a donation or register as a walker see Bill Crutchfield of the Outreach Committee. Church World Service and 9 local food more »


From the Pastor’s Pen Pentecost (which will fall on June 4 this year) reminds us that the grace of God is made known, not only in what God does for us, but also in what God does through us. At the first Christian Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples, empowering a more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

Jesus had a knack for never being where you would expect to find him. It was an unnerving habit he seemed to have developed even before he was born. I mean, what could be more unexpected than a child who was conceived in the womb of a virgin. Soon after Jesus was born, a paranoid more »

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.

Isn’t it about time we put that saying to rest? Because words do hurt. And underestimating the destructive power of words has a price. The language we use translates into concrete realities with all the attendant consequences. Bullying in schools creates despair that swallows young lives. Homophobic insults give rise to L.G.B.T. harassment. Racial slurs, more »

Every day is Christmas

I used to know this guy who, whenever you asked him how it was going, would come back with the same response – “Every day is Christmas.” I still don’t know exactly what he meant by that. But, what I do know is that I wish every Christmas could be on a Sunday, like it more »

Recent News Archives


Thrift Shop Open

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Second Saturday of the Month 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group will meet in the Parlor on the 4th Monday of each month from 7-8 PM.

An invitation to Contemplative Prayer Practices

All are welcome on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, to a gathering in the church parlor, from 7 until 8 PM, for anyone interested in learning to listen for God’s voice using the Christian Contemplative Practices of Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer.

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Teach Us to Count November 17, 2017
    John A. Nelson My late father was fond of quoting a 19th century statistician and explorer who wrote, "Whenever you can, count."
  • In Hiding November 16, 2017
    Kaji Dousa "Kertyschoo!" sneezed naughty Peter as he hid from the angry gardener, Mr. McGregor, in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
  • In the Ups and Downs, God Levels Things Out November 15, 2017
    Lillian Daniel People who are facing a serious illness tell me they have a new respect for how changeable life is.
  • Dinner for Trespassers November 14, 2017
    Matt Laney For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.
  • Trail Maintenance November 13, 2017
    Vince Amlin We've only just met Ruby, but now we're piled into her SUV on our way to the trailhead. 
  • Cities of Refuge November 12, 2017
    Jennifer Brownell In ancient times, cities of refuge like Bezer were designated as safe places to await trial for those who had mistakenly caused another's death.
  • What You are Getting Into November 11, 2017
    Molly Baskette Last month, four American soldiers died, ambushed on a routine mission in Niger.
  • Risky November 10, 2017
    Quinn G. Caldwell Esther is a Jewish woman living in the Persian Empire.
  • Old and New November 9, 2017
    Mary Luti Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a Congregational minister, entrepreneur, and antiquarian. Appalled by the shoddiness of machine-made things, he championed old things made by hand. 
  • Truth and Tradition November 8, 2017
    Kenneth L. Samuel My Pentecostal/Holiness upbringing was full of religious traditions and restrictions.