Our first friendship gathering was filled with lively conversations, storytelling and laughs, and a spread of snacks and beverages. We had so much fun hanging out that we barely had time for the games and puzzles! There’s always next time. We meet on Wednesdays in the church parlor from 10:30am – 12noon once a month. Upcoming dates are: November 9th and December 14th. Please join us – the more the merrier!
Enjoy these highlights of our worship on October 2nd, celebrating Sunday Fellowship’s 40th Anniversary!
Amidst dramatic life events and scathing condemnation, the Prophet Jeremiah finds time for Lament. A sermon on Jeremiah 8:18-9:1.
Check out the pictures from our gorgeous afternoon at Carver Hill Orchard! The apples were plentiful, the cider donuts were delicious, and the fun time with friends was fantastic. One of our favorite fall traditions!
Our Mission Partners at Concord Prison Outreach (CPO) held a community event on September 25th to remember where the organization has been and consider where it’s headed. Pastor Hannah was invited to offer an opening prayer rand share a part of WCUC’s history with the Concord Reformatory. Did you know that WCUC was started by Reformatory staff and their families?
Image: Pastor Hannah, Executive Director Mr. Sam Williams, Interim Senior Minister of First Parish Concord Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd, and CPO Board President Ms. Liz Rust
We’ll get a chance to hear more about CPO at our next Service Sunday on October 23rd, when Executive Director Mr. Sam Williams will attend and we will participate in CPO’s new backpack project, preparing resources for people who are released from incarceration.
View CPO’s anniversary video below!
What is the story of Babel really about? A sermon on Genesis 11:1-9 for September 18th, 2022.
A return to weekly walking prayer is one of the many “back to normal” blessings experienced by our church members this fall. Alternating between the path at Walden Pond and the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail path in West Concord, the prayer walkers enjoy a time of sharing followed by a walk in nature that is meant to connect us more deeply with God and one another. Both paths allow for short or longer walks, and for those who prefer something a little more stationary, the Labyrinth in the Welcome Garden at church is also an option.
Walking Prayer meets every Monday morning @ 9:30 a.m. in person as weather permits. In case of inclement weather, we also now have a Zoom option – a silver lining left over from more intense pandemic days. Newcomers are always welcome! If you’re interested, please be sure to email email@example.com to get on the weekly mailing list.
Enjoy these throwback pictures of walking prayer throughout the seasons…
What is your place in the community? A sermon on Luke 15:1-10.
The Welcome Garden was filled on Sunday as we celebrated the end of our summer worship season outside. A very festive fellowship time followed with food, drink, games, and the creation of a huge mandala in the center of our labyrinth. Check out the pictures from the beautiful day!