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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


Caregiver Support Group

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

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

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.

Communion Sunday

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the every month

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Our Blessed Guides October 19, 2017
    Richard L. Floyd Our culture prizes originality. No one wants to be considered an imitation!
  • Blessed are the Broken October 18, 2017
    Marchaé Grair I walked into a bar eager to go to a storytelling event, where people volunteer to tell their most personal stories to strangers.
  • Holy Pique October 17, 2017
    John A. Nelson Really? That's the take-away?
  • Lasting Peace October 16, 2017
    Kaji Dousa I knew a form of these words before I'd even heard of Philippians.
  • Seven Deadly Apps October 15, 2017
    Lillian Daniel It seems that for every ancient sin, there is a social media app. 
  • Excellence is Not the Most Excellent Way October 14, 2017
    Matt Laney In her book, Overachievers: The Secret Life of Driven Kids, Alexandra Robbins documents an unhealthy culture of excellence and overachievement among middle and upper class American youth.
  • Look to the One October 13, 2017
    Vince Amlin Stop. Wherever you are. At work. On the train. Checking email in bed. Whatever you are worried about – whatever you're fearing, dreading, planning – that thing that you can't get out of your head: Have you prayed about it?
  • Ruinous Empathy October 12, 2017
    Molly Baskette In her new book Radical Candor the management guru Kim Scott (a veteran of Google, Apple and Twitter) gives us a new framework for how to be the best boss: care personally, and challenge directly.
  • Prey October 11, 2017
    The Psalm doesn't say why, exactly, the deer is panting, so the hymn writers fill in the blank: the deer is being hunted.
  • God Has Already Chosen. Now It's Your Turn. October 10, 2017
    Jennifer Brownell I've walked the nature trails around our neighborhood pond many times and seen rabbits, birds, even the occasional deer.