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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 Some holidays…

From the Pastor’s Pen Some holidays have special traditions attached to them. Easter has eggs, Christmas has trees and Thanksgiving has turkeys. Epiphany isn’t usually considered one of those holidays. But there is an old Epiphany tradition that can be celebrated by families. It’s called “Chalking the Door.” In Deuteronomy 6:9 God tells the people more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

On the first Sunday in December, we begin our celebration of Advent. On the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will rejoice in the great gift that is ours in Jesus Christ. To help us celebrate, we will be lighting the candles of the Advent wreath. The candles signify that Jesus is the Light more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

From the Pastor’s Pen The Hand Thanksgiving Day was near. The first grade teacher gave her class a fun assignment — to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful. Most of the class might be considered economically disadvantaged, but still many would celebrate the holiday with turkey and other traditional goodies of 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 »

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Thrift Shop Open

SEEKING THRIFT SHOP COORDINATOR Looking for someone who is willing to coordinate volunteer hours and oversee the operation of the thrift shop. The thrift shop will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. After considerable thought, I will need to give up this job in January. Please contact me more »

An Invitation to Contemplative Prayer Practices

On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. God is Still Speaking. Are We Listening? 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 more »

Call to Meeting

You are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in the sanctuary, following worship. In addition to the vote on the 2018 Budget and the Reports of the Boards and Committees there will be a request from the Stewardship Committee to change the name of that committee to more »

Communion Sunday

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the every month

Scout Sunday

The next family Sunday is February 4, which is Scout Sunday.

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Giving What You Have January 23, 2018
    Kenneth L. Samuel One Sunday, an irate woman announced to some members of our congregation that she would be leaving our church and changing her membership.
  • Written By Committee January 22, 2018
    Jennifer Brownell "Ok, ok," I've heard said (or said myself) in more than one committee discussion about written policies or procedures,  "Can someone volunteer to work on this and bring it back next time?
  • Fishing in the Anthropocene January 21, 2018
    Donna Schaper The Anthropocene age – the one now, where humans are dominant to a self-destructive degree – is forcing us to reconsider animals.
  • Untouchable January 20, 2018
    Tony Robinson A cruise ship passenger emerged onto the deck.
  • Scorched by Holy Fire! January 19, 2018
    Richard L. Floyd The prophet Jeremiah wasn't the kind of guy you would invite to your Christmas party.
  • Follow Me January 18, 2018
    Donna Schaper The W-2 forms are filling up the mailboxes.
  • Paragons, Problems, and Possibilities January 17, 2018
    John A. Nelson We've heard this one, more than once.
  • Truth and Power January 16, 2018
    Kaji Douša He was there for the inauguration, standing before him for the prayer service.
  • You Can Keep Your Cheap Gratitude January 15, 2018
    Lillian Daniel Have you ever noticed that the authors of gratitude books have pretty awesome lives?
  • Holy Spirit Who? January 14, 2018
    Matt Laney That Paul could size up a church in no time.