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This Sunday in our Church--December 17 The Third Sunday of Advent
10:00 a.m. Service
Lighting the Candle of Joy
A Service of Readings and Carols Come and let your soul be stirred and heart be moved as we journey through the Advent and Christmas scripture passages. Music sung by the congregation, music sung and played by the choirs, and scriptural lessons by several lay readers from the congregation, all combine to repeat the timeless story of this blessed season. Children's Message by Pastor Jonathan Music Ministry The First Parish Choir The First Parish Ringers
Child Care is available during the service
All are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service.
Christmas at First Parish Church December 24th ~ The Fourth Sunday of Advent 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Lighting the Advent Candle of Love Message by Pastor Jonathan Carey Goodell Music by First Parish Choir Our service will conclude with the traditional singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.
Christmas Eve Services 5:00 p.m. Candlelight Service for Families Lighting of the Christ Candle Message for all God's Children by Pastor Jonathan Carey Goodell Music by Joyous Ringers and Youth Choir Sharing of the Light/Silent Night
7:00 p.m. Festival Candlelight Service of the Word Lighting of the Christ Candle Candlelight Procession of the Choirs Christmas Message by Pastor Jonathan Carey Goodell Music by First Parish Choir and First Parish Ringers Sharing of the Light/Silent Night
Christmas Day 5:30 p.m. Community Christmas Dinner Served by Men's Group--All are welcome!
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First Parish Church is Open and Affirming, welcoming all to participate fully in the life of our church family, its ministries, fellowship, leadership, rites and sacraments, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, social or economic situation, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our Sunday School program begins each week with FIRST Kids Gathering time at 9:30 a.m. in Nazareth Hall for children and their families. At 9:55 a.m., all move upstairs to the sanctuary for worship. Following the Children's Message during the service, kids and teachers return downstairs for their classes and activities.
FPC Kids in Action: Our Sunday School has begun collection for our November/December mission to benefit the Dover Head Start program. 77 children ranging in age from infancy to preschool. We need to fill shoeboxes with: Wipes, Onesies, Socks, Blankets, Hats, Pacifiers, Picture Books, Small Stuffed Animals, Socks, Hats, Mittens, Clothing, Small Toys, Crayons, Washable Magic Markers, Glue Sticks, Small Books.
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