The First Congregational Church of Marion, Massachusetts

Where All Are Welcome!


28 Main Street Marion, MA

Office: 144 Front Street Telephone: 508-748-1053Hours: Sun-Mon, Closed; Tues 9am-1pm; Wed-Fri, 9am-2pmEmail: marionfirstchurch@comcast.net

Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”

Creator God, we pray for our world now facing a global pandemic. We ask for wisdom in making decisions to help lessen any harm the Coronavirus may bring. Grant us the strength to be a force of good in combating this disease. We seek ways to be of help to our neighbors, and all people who may be affected. May we be mindful to walk in faith and act in love, both in times of joy, and in times of challenge. Amen.

Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:30 am via Zoom.

Announcing

Rev. MaryAnn Purtill Farewell Recognition

A Farewell Recognition for Rev. MaryAnn Purtill will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 after the church service. Although we cannot all attend church in person, or gather together afterwards, we will have the opportunity to give MaryAnn our thanks and well wishes virtually.

Rev. MaryAnn Purtill will conduct the worship service as usual at 10:00 AM. Due to Covid restrictions, church attendance is limited. But you are invited and encouraged to attend the service through Zoom. Immediately following the worship service, President Carl Correia and Janet Reinhart will represent all church members and friends with a gift presentation to Rev. MaryAnn.

At 11:30 AM, please join the Vestry Café through the Zoom link, to share memories and extend thanks and well wishes to MaryAnn. This will give us the opportunity to gather together (virtually) as a congregation and extend our blessings to MaryAnn.

The following Sunday, January 31, 2021, is Rev. MaryAnn’s last Sunday with our church. This is also the date of our Annual Meeting.

Our sincere gratitude and thanks to Rev. MaryAnn Purtill for serving The First Congregational Church of Marion as Designated Term Minister for three years. MaryAnn, we wish you Godspeed and best wishes for your journey ahead.

WORSHIP:

The First Congregational Church of Marion, MA welcomes you to join us for a Virtual Worship Service, each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Email the office for a Zoom link or to subscribe to our Daily Devotions which will include the link and bulletin in the Friday edition under the Steeple Lites link. In-person service is also available at present with Covid-19 restrictions in place: attendance kept for tracing, hand sanitizer available at the door, masks required, preservice high contact wipe-downs, distanced family seating, and compliance with state capacity guidelines. Our church has installed an air purification as an added precaution, not a replacement for Covid-19 restrictions. We hope all our worship offerings will provide some spiritual well-being and sense of community. These worship services are being recorded on Zoom or prerecorded and will be posted on the church's YouTube channel. Find the link to the YouTube channel at the bottom of the page.

COMMUNITY GATHERING:

We invite you to join us each Sunday at 11:30 am for Vestry Cafe, a time of coming together as a community for sharing and companionship. Discussion is open and interesting. It is also wonderful to see so many familiar faces! Call the office or check the Friday Daily Devotions under Steeple Lites for the Zoom link.

EDUCATION:

A weekly Bible study, via Zoom, is open to all. It is held each Tuesday from 10:00.

Many of these offerings are happening via Zoom, which requires you to receive an invitation. If the church does not have your email address please contact the church office at office@marionfirstchurch.org or contact Pastor MaryAnn Purtill at pastor@marionfirstchurch.org.

CHECK IT OUT

YouTube

The church now has a YouTube page. Our YouTube link at the bottom of this page. We intend to post weekly worship opportunities there along with other content. If you would like to be notified of new posts, SUBSCRIBE to the channel (click the red box on the YouTube homepage) and click on the BELL ICON beside it. Or just visit the channel to check for new posts. Remember, just click the YouTube icon at the bottom of the page!


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