Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

Posts by First Congregational Church Of Westminster, MA

New Hearing Assistance Devices

Jesus said, “My sheep HEAR my voice…and they       follow me.” But many of us who suffer from hearing loss find hearing what is spoken in worship to be problematic. So, a few years ago, when goals were set for the Capital Campaign, improving the hearing assistance devices for the sanctuary were high on the list. Thanks to generosity of those who contributed to the Capital Campaign and the faithfulness of the    Trustees in working to achieve that goal, the new devices…

Gifts For Children

      This year we will be giving gifts to children and families that will provide the same smiles as we have in past years.  Once again, this holiday will look different. Nothing feels the same as it has in previous years.  We are still in the planning stages.

Food Collection

We are fast approaching the holiday season when we count our blessings and thank God for all that we have in our lives.  It is a great time to reach out to those who do not have as much as we do. This year there will be a box in the hall as you enter the church where we will be collecting food that will be distributed to families in the community before the Thanksgiving holiday. The members of the…

Christian Ed Update

Hi families! It’s been so nice to have church school in person and to see all of your smiling faces!! As we head into the advent season we have a few announcements. If you have a child in the nursery or the preschool/ kindergarten classroom we are asking you to please send me a message by Fridays at 6 pm to let us know if your child will be attending church school for that Sunday.  We love to see each…

Poinsettia Orders

Orders will be taken from November 1st through November 30th. Please fill out the form below. If you need additional forms, they will be available at the Church Office.” and later on “Last date to order Poinsettias will be Tuesday, November 30th.”  The price of $10 per plant is fine to use. The plants will be delivered to the church (we will provide the date), and Cauley’s will have a bill ready at delivery. The plants can be red, white…

From The Pastor’s Pen

Jesus once said that “you cannot put new wine into old wineskins, or they will burst.” He meant that the new dimensions of knowing God and being God’s people that he was revealing, were too expansive to be fully contained in the former traditions and rituals. As we have been transitioning from the fully virtual worship format used during the pandemic state of emergency, through the Summer Open Air Worship services and now to our Regathering in the sanctuary for…

Big Basket Raffle

Update on Basket Raffle for the Westminster Cracker Festival: In light of the scaled-back 2021 Cracker Festival plans under a new Covid variant shadow, a decision has been made that the church will not be participating in the basket raffle this year.  A few baskets have been lovingly made by you and were delivered to the church, and for that we are deeply grateful. These donations will be put to good use as we all work to function and fundraise…

From The Pastor’s Pen

Jesus once said that “you cannot put new wine into old wineskins, or they will burst.” He meant that the new dimensions of knowing God and being God’s people that he was revealing, were too expansive to be fully contained in the former traditions and rituals. As we have been transitioning from the fully virtual worship format used during the pandemic state of emergency, through the Summer Open Air Worship services and now to our Regathering in the sanctuary for…

Update on Mums

 We would like to celebrate the beauty of Fall with our annual display of chrysanthemum plants given in memory or in honor of loved ones. The mums will be placed in front of our church decorating the front steps. The Westminster Pharmacy is looking for a provider for mums which they don’t have as of this writing.  When we know a price for the mums we will send out a MailChimp as well as including it in the bulletin.

From The Pastor’s Pen

In the Epistle to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul lends some sage advice to Churches for persevering as Christian communities in the face of great challenges. Paul counsels them to put on the Whole Armor of God for the protection they need to continue their ministry in hostile environments. It is advice that takes on new meaning for us as we confront the challenges posed to society in general, and the Church in particular, under the prolonged shadow of the…

Steadfast Hope

Focus on the Why As this year’s Generous Giving Ministry will focus on Steadfast Hope, why do you choose to give? What has this past year of pandemic life taught you about your own giving practices? Everyone has their own, personal reasons for why they give, or times when they can’t give. Wherever you are in your giving journey, focus on your why. Here are some ideas to help you think about your why: It’s where I experience the transforming…