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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

It feels like an unusual number of calendar dates have been pulling double duty this year. Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday, which meant worship in the morning, early evening and late night. Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day doubled up for the first time in almost 75 years. And now Easter and April Fool’s Day more »

From the Pastor’s Pen Years ago, in…

From the Pastor’s Pen Years ago, in the city of Muenster, Germany, a strange love story unfolded. A female black swan who was given the name Petra, became so attached to a paddleboat shaped like a great white swan, that she refused to leave its side. If you look closely at this picture, you can more »

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 »

Recent News Archives


Women’s Fellowship Meeting — March 13, 2017

The Women’s Fellowship is getting a group of crafters together to make items for our 2018 Hollyberry Fair! We will meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays in March and April (3/5, 3/19, 4/2 and 4/16). Please contact Sandi Thibodeau 978-874-0734 or Lee Ann Gikis 978-874-5860 for more information if you are interested in joining us. 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 »

Talent Show

Do you sing, play an instrument, tell funny jokes, dance, juggle, do magic, or entertain in another way? Then the Welcoming Committee needs you to be in the CHURCH TALENT SHOW on Saturday, March 24th at 6 PM. Some of you may remember the Talent Show years ago. Fellowship Hall was packed with an enthusiastic more »


Palm Sunday


Caregiver Support Group

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

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Lazarus is Dead March 18, 2018
    Talitha Arnold Lazarus was dead: to begin with.
  • The Morning Watch March 17, 2018
    Kaji Douša Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.
  • On Death March 16, 2018
    Quinn G. Caldwell One way that many talk about what happened in the Garden of Eden — which is to say, one way to talk about the human condition, why it's so fraught and difficult — is to say that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their disobedience, their sin, made death enter the […]
  • Living Word; Living World March 15, 2018
    John Nelson The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.
  • Viriditas March 14, 2018
    Molly Baskette I remember the first time I realized, about 32 winters in, that the trees where I lived in New England lacked foliage fully six months out of every year.
  • We Make too Much of this Poor Life March 13, 2018
    Matt Fitzgerald Jesus is demanding.
  • Diving Deeply March 12, 2018
    Donna Schaper I live a very safe life and am white enough to trust the police.
  • The Enemy at the Table March 11, 2018
    Vince Amlin There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh called Conflict Kitchen.
  • Billy March 10, 2018
    Matt Laney Mark doesn't name the guy so let's call him "Billy" because he's a combination of Bill Gates and the late Billy Graham.
  • Grief's Binoculars March 9, 2018
    Jennifer Garrison Brownell My favorite nine-year-old tells me it freaks him out to look at his friend through binoculars held backwards.