Sunday, September 24th – October 8  The Season of Creation – honoring God’s gift and wisdom in the land, the water, the wilderness and the forest.  Holy Communion celebrated each week.  NOTE:  After worship, there will be an old fashioned Ice Cream Social @ 11:45 am.

Autumn Remembrance of the Protestant Reformat at 500 years:  Beginning Sunday October 8 and running for four Sunday mornings @ 9:30 am, John Messerschmitt will lead a conversation re: the main themes of this important event that changed the world.  Our Sunday worship will include insights from the Reformation, too.

Considering the Spirituality of the Seasons:  a November series using Parker Palmer’s guide to the wisdom of nature will shape worship. Each week we will consider what the seasons are teaching us about living into a sacred rhythm. We begin with Spring and conclude with Winter in anticipation of Advent/Christmas in December.

Summer Worship Series:

Many times people in the progressive church never learned to pray or grow personally closer to God. We may have learned prayers in our childhood, but never found ways to ripen as adults. Throughout the summer, Pastor James will lead a practical teaching series on three spiritual practices to help us mature in God’s loving presence.  First, is the assurance that we are God’s beloved. Second, is a way to listen for God’s love each week in gratitude and hope.  And third involves a new/old way of listening for God’s love for your life in Scripture.

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.



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.


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.










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.