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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.

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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 »

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 »

Recent News Archives


Longest Night Service

The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. It is a time for family to gather and for churches to worship in the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child. However, this time of joy and expectation can often overshadow the pain and hurt many experience more »

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 »

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

December 12 (We will not be meeting Christmas week) 7:00 – 8:00 PM 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 more »

Communion Sunday

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the every month

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Are You the One? December 15, 2017
    Vince Amlin Over the last few years, Christmas has gotten political.
  • Desire December 14, 2017
    Mary Luti Waiting is the hallmark of Advent, yet the Advent psalms and prophets speak more about longing than waiting.
  • Preaching to the Choir December 13, 2017
    John EdgertonThe Psalms often have signature lines at the top, things like "a psalm of David" or "a song of ascents."
  • "Pant" for God? December 12, 2017
    Kaji Douša You've got this.
  • I and Thou December 11, 2017
    Donna Schaper Are the rich an I or a Thou?
  • The Someones December 10, 2017
    Jennifer Brownell In the grocery line, a magazine cover catches my eye. Someone Beautiful is leaving Someone Glamorous to begin a relationship with Someone Powerful.
  • Predator December 9, 2017
    Quinn G. Caldwell Are you prepared for a world without bacon?
  • Scoff Not December 8, 2017
    Donna Schaper This Advent series is about animals.
  • Enemies No More December 7, 2017
    Richard L. Floyd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on this day to honor the 2,403 victims of the surprise attack in 1941 by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the U.S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • St. Nicholas December 6, 2017
    Mary Luti When his wealthy parents died, Nicholas of Myra gave away a fortune and gave himself to the church.