Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN

The day of Pentecost will fall on the fourth Sunday of May this year. Pentecost is typically referred to as the “Birthday of the Church” because that was when the Holy Spirit transformed a group of leaderless Jesus followers, into a vibrant body of believers who would boldly change the world. In the second chapter of the Book of Acts we are told that, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.” Hearing that…

April COVID 19 Update

The Response Team which is made up of the Pastor, Moderator, Staff, and representatives of Diaconate,   Trustees, and Safe Church have been meeting regularly since the beginning of the pandemic.  We monitor trends in the progression of the virus thru various agencies such as the CDC, Southern New England UCC Conference, and Federal and State covid Safety Standards.  We are currently reviewing the information, forms, and protocols that we have been working on since the onset of the virus in…

From The Pastor’s Pen

During 2005, torrential rains battered California, leading to massive floods and mudslides that did billions of dollars in damage and took a toll on human life, as well. But in nearby Death Valley, instead of death and destruction, the rain brought new and unexpected life. Death Valley’s name is well deserved because it is one of the least hospitable environments in North America. Death Valley normally sees an average of two inches of rain in a year. But that year…

From The Pastor’s Pen

It was the First Sunday of Lent, and the minister called all the young people to the front for the children’s    sermon. She asked if anyone could tell her what Lent is. One young boy raised his hand and said, “Yes, it’s what we get out of our pockets.” Which is not such a bad answer, actually. Lent is a time for reaching deep into our pockets and cleaning out what has collected there without our noticing. Not the lint…
One Great Hour Of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing – 2021

  This year’s theme for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is “Let Love Flow.”  March 14, 2021 is the date we will be receiving the offering.  “Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty” is the hope of God in Isaiah.  It is also the hope of this One Great Hour of Sharing and caring.  With the gifts of our hearts, we let love flow, like new well-water to a thirsty village; for crops, for cooking, for life! Prayerfully consider how you may give.  God…