Our church office will be closed between Monday, Christmas Day and Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Pastor James will be in the Sanctuary most of the day Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Worship on Sunday, December 31st will be shared with other congregations at Zion Lutheran Church on First Street @ 10 am.  For more information:  http://zionlutheranpittsfield.org

Sunday, January 7, 2018 will include Holy Communion and a Festival of Christmas Carols to mark the close of the season and the light of Epiphany.  Later that day, we will host the “Songs and Sounds of Solidarity” concert – an inter-faith/inter-racial celebration of compassion and justice @ 2 pm.  For more information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-sounds-of-solidarity-tickets-41296421709

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 12 noon is our Retirement Party for Pastor James and Dianne @ Zucchini’s Resturant on North Street.  Please call the church office for reservations. For directions:  http://www.zucchinisrestaurant.com

Sunday, January 14, 2018 the singer/song-writer Hal Lefferts will be featured during 10:30 am worship. A series of songs re: truth-telling in a fear-based culture will shape worship.  For more on Hal, please go to:  https://hallefferts.bandcamp.com. After worship, there will be a time for more music, conversation and refreshments with Hal, too.

 

 

15665566_559927004206706_984474097989861973_nOn Saturday, January 7, 2017 First Church hosted over 1400 citizens in our Sanctuary – and another 400 in the Fellowship Hall – to stand up for freedom. It was a powerful witness to our call to justice and compassion.

First Church participated in the community-memorial gathering on Park Square after the horrific Orlando shootings.  Here are few pictures of our pastor and others playing leading roles in that moving event.

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On Sunday, June 26, 2016 we confirmed five young people into the membership of our faith community. We give thanks to God for Aidan, Maxx, Cate, Colin and Ella.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 Robert Henry Hyde was ordained into the Christian ministry at First Church. It was a joyous time and we return thanks to God.

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Enjoy another First Church performance here:

The song concludes here:

This clip comes from our January 2015 “Fighting Off the Winter Cold” concert that raised $2,000 plus for emergency fuel assistance funds in the Berkshires.