Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

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…

Say Please and Thank you!

Notes from Generous Giving Ministry As a new committee member and incoming chair of the Generous Giving Ministry committee, I want to express my immense gratitude to the current members and its past chair, Jim Tamulen. His leadership and commitment have led this church through many, many successful Generous Giving campaigns through the years, and as incoming chair, I seek to listen and learn from him and the current committee about how to best serve this church and this community in this…
Ash Wednesday

From the Pastor’s Pen

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. The forty days of fasting (not counting Sundays) includes the offering of the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of the faithful who desire it. The virtual Ash Wednesday Service will premiere at 10 am on February 17. This year, there will be two options available for receiving ashes while following the pandemic guidelines. 1.     There will be a “drive-through” imposition of ashes at the office entrance to the church, following the Virtual…

Proposed Bylaws

Please review the proposed Bylaws revisions for a vote on January 24, 2021. To view the next page of the document, hover your mouse over the document and a menu will appear at the bottom. Use the arrow facing down to proceed to the next page.